The amount of protein that you need in order to gain muscle is a topic of hot debate amongst experts. Some experts claim that protein intake is really not a big deal for muscle gains while others claim that you need as much as 3 grams a day for each pound of body weight that you carry.
Based on research and on my own personal experience in training myself and many others, I have found that 1 gram per pound of lean body weight (fat free weight) is perfect for most of us. If you are training hard 6 days a week you can go as high as 1.5 grams per pound of bodyweight. However, any more than that is just excess calories that your body does not need.
For more information on bodybuilding nutrition and on how to design a proper bodybuilding diet, please take a look at the sample diets presented on this website => Sample Diets Page.
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Hugo Rivera is an International best selling fitness author certified in personal training and nutrition with a computer engineering degree from the University of South Florida. Hugo is owner of www.hugorivera.net, an informational, free fitness and nutrition website. He is author of over 10 fitness books (with over a million copies sold) including his best sellers: Body Re-Engineering, The Body Sculpting Bible for Men, The Body Sculpting Bible for Women, the Weight Training Diary, and the Hardgainers Handbook of Bodybuilding. Today via his website HugoRivera.net, numerous articles, book publications, TV and radio appearances Hugo continues to educate the public on how to achieve the body of their dreams via the use of weight training exercise, good nutrition and correct supplementation. You can follow Hugo at his YouTube channel here: www.youtube.com/hugoriverafitness