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Lean muscle protein Calculator

tylenzer1258tylenzer1258 Posts: 5Member Member Posts: 5Member Member
Does anyone know how to calculate how much protein one needs or have a accurate calculator they have used online. I am 165 lbs male 5’9, 21 yrs excersise using weights once hiit once and 15 minute run daily and am a mechanic and once I punched all of this into bodybuilding.com’s calculator said I need 206 -232 seems like a lot to want gain lean muscle not bulk any help would be great thx

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  • amusedmonkeyamusedmonkey Posts: 9,499Member Member Posts: 9,499Member Member
    This page has protein recommendations based on scientific evidence. See which category you fit into and calculate your allowance. Yes, 200+ grams does sound like a lot and probably unnecessary.

    https://examine.com/nutrition/how-much-protein-do-you-need/
  • Riff1970Riff1970 Posts: 137Member Member Posts: 137Member Member
    I’m no expert but everything I’ve read says .8-1.5 g/lb. Thats what I try to stick to and it seems to be working. I’m usually right at 1g/lb or a little below.
  • ChieflrgChieflrg Posts: 7,834Member Member Posts: 7,834Member Member
    Depending on your age and medical history, anything in the 165-185g range is a reasonable goal.
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