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    Default Calculating Protein required per day

    Hi there - first time poster long time reader! I am finally taking action to gain muscle and bulk up a bit.

    I am trying to work out how much protein I need to take in a day in order for muscle growth and to bulk out. Is there an auto calculator or a good thread here that explains this?
    [I am 56kg and 5foot 8inches high if that helps]

    How do I work this out?

    -thanks in advance, theactor
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    I would recommend 150-200 grams a day at your weight.
    PRs:

    Squat - 485 lbs
    Bench - 315 lbs
    Deadlift - 635 lbs
    Total - 1435 lbs
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    If you google your question you'll find a fair few websites, all in roughly the same ball park. In essence though everyone is different in goals, body & lifestyle so I'd suggest finding out what suits you throughout your cycles.

    Some quick links:
    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/maki1.htm

    http://weighttraining.about.com/od/n...in_howmuch.htm

    http://fitness.stackexchange.com/que...at-on-off-days
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    Thanks Totentanz - appreciate the advice!

    Quote Originally Posted by Totentanz View Post
    I would recommend 150-200 grams a day at your weight.
    If you or anyone else knows or a good article or thread here on any best practices on when to intake the food, how often etc etc I would be grateful for a point in the right direction?
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    Timing and frequency of feeding doesn't matter. Numerous studies have already disproven that notion. The one and only time-frame that it is pretty critical is around your workout. That's about it. Take at least protein (ideally protein and some carbs) prior to workout, get some protein after workout. The rest... just get it whenever you can. Whatever eating schedule works for you so that you can get the calories you need on a daily basis.
    PRs:

    Squat - 485 lbs
    Bench - 315 lbs
    Deadlift - 635 lbs
    Total - 1435 lbs
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