Started taking protein 2 weeks ago and

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  1. IPAman

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    I have already gained 5lbs. I have been working out forever and in the last year I have felt worse and worse during workouts. My body was not going anywhere. In fact I think I was shrinking. After talking to a friend and realizing that I was eating about 50 grams of protein on average I took action. I eat about 150 - 190 grams a day and my muscles are noticeably harder. I am starting to feel a little thick in the waist though so I am going to watch my carbs and fats in my meals also. Any advice?
     
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    read the fucking stickies
     
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    *sigh*

    Yep, you need protein, at least 1 to 1.5g/lb. If you're getting "thick in the waist" you need to reassess your calories, and/or just realize in order to put on muscle you'll probably end up putting on some fat.
     
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    I wanted to do some chatting fuck head. :fawk:
     
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    whats your body weight? I think 1g per lb is enough for most people.
     
  6. IPAman

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    I started at 182 and am up to 187. I have had at least 150 grams a day and usually around 180-190. I can't believe the difference in my strength and energy. I have got to remember that eating is a huge part of muscle building and just going to the gym dosn't do it. Feels good to have some strength again.
     
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    you trained for over a year before you realized you need protein?

    ouch
     
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    Huge Evil Robot Must not sleep, must warn others

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    you should really go back to lurking for another 2 years
     
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    Water weight....
     
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    no srsly though, everyone will tell you this.

    go read the stickies and save EVERYONE sometime, its not like the information is bad, ive learned a lot more than expected from there
     
  12. IPAman

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    Okay guys I agree with you, but as I look at the first few threads I see topics that have obviously been covered. Such as back/bi's vs chest/tri's, best time to drink protein, bulk first then cut, and bench question. So, why has no one called them out?
     
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    What the fuck do you need advice for? What do you propose we are gonna say to you thats a fucking secret and make you mr olympia in two days? Nothing. All we can say is if you dont want to gain too much fat increase protein decrease carbs/fat, eat cleaner and add a bit of cardio. It aint fucken rocket science. Im sure you know most of this already. Lift heavy, eat heavy, drink heavy, and get big. There ain't that much to it.
     
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