Whey Protein...How much to take?

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  1. LOtown

    LOtown Active Member

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    I'm a noob to the whole supplement thing, and just recently got back into working out regularly...I started taking Whey Protein to help with recovery, but was not sure on what amounts I should use...1 serving size is 30g of protein...Should I drink 1 serving every day? On workout days only? 1 on regular days, more on workout days?

    I'm 5'11", 220lbs...One of the archive/stickies I read said something about .88grams of protein per pound of body weight...I assume that's total daily protein intake...
     
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    b21bballer Active Member

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    Your protien intake should be around 1.5 grams per lb of lean body mass.
     
  3. TZ

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    i personally have 3 servings per day everyday
     
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    250g a day should be fine
     
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    :werd: but that's total protein, not just protein from shakes
     
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    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    I take 7 scoops a day
     
  7. Pommy

    Pommy Pose. Click. Fashion

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    even on the off days?
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    Yes, your body is fixing what you did to it on these days.
     
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    Read the stickies?
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    I do 2 shakes with each each shake containing 2 scoops. So 4 servings a day.

    I eat A LOT of meat tho.
     
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    not just how much protein but also When.

    pre workout post workout, spread thru day so body has enough protein at all times and some slow digesting protein before bed.

    (i eat tons of fucking chicken so i only have about 2 protein shakes per day 1 pre workout 1 post workout and the rest is chicken breasts usually.)

    oh and 1.5 g - 2 g per day for me (mostly with food)
     
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    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    yeah
     
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    You want to keep protein up even on off days. What you do on the day before you lift and on the day after you life matter a lot. Look to get in ~ 250g of protein daily. Def. take one preworkout and one post workout. Then a third at some point in the day where your body will likely need protein, but you cannot eat.... Like maybe 3-4 hours after your postworkout meal/shake or before bed.
     
  14. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Ive taken up to 10scoops of difffrent proteins before
     
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