How Much Protein Do You Really Need?

How Much Protein Do You Really Need?

It really doesn’t have to be as complicated as you are making it out to be.


First thing is first.


When deciding how much protein you should be in-taking so that you can be assured you are going to be able to continually build muscle and allow muscles to recover,


anything from 0.5g to 2g per 1lb of bodyweight is sufficient enough.


2g is more on the heavier side but there are some people who would require a little more.

But as long as you are getting protein within that range, and I can guarantee you most people are because protein is pretty much in everything you either eat or drink, then you are fine.


you really don’t need more than that and of you take more then chances are your body will just store it as fat anyway.

But this brings me to my next point.


More often than not, you will generally intake more protein then you need because of the foods you are eating.

we don’t need to monitor every single amount we take in.


as long as we are getting what we need that’s fine.

another question I get asked a lot is.

“If I have more protein will I build muscle faster?”

And the answer is no.


I wish you could just stock up on protein and eat more to build more muscle but that is not how it works.

the intensity and techniques you use when working out will decide how much tearing you create when it comes to building muscle.


and then you are to eat protein, and also other calories to help the muscles recover and grow very microscopically over time.

But the more you eat won’t add up to you just gaining more muscle.


The more someone weight trains over time will increase the amount of protein needed to sustain the growth of the muscle you have squired and also to allow for more growth.


But again this happens very minimally over time and is also varied by a number of factors such as peoples strength levels, their technique, form, nutrition, if they are consistently working out and don’t stop, injuries, etc.

there are a number of variables.


so don’t get to hung up on it and just have your protein day in and day out and get ready for the long ride of putting in the work consistently everyday and watch it come to fruition in months and years.

yes years.


it takes time, more than you may think.


So just remember don’t sweat over this to much

as long as you are putting in the work and getting the right supplementation of protein then you are on your way to building a better version if yourself.


Disclaimer: Adam is not a doctor nor a nutritionist. This is all from the experience Adam has gained through himself and through schooling. Through his videos, Adam shares his personal and educational experience that he has acquired over the past years of training individuals through fitness and nutrition. Adam would strongly recommend you see your physician before starting or completing any exercise program. You should be in good physical condition to participate in the exercises which are why consulting your physician would be recommended.


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