How Much Protein Do You Need Per Day?

This is all based on body weight and what your goals are but in theory they say the average protein consumption to maintain your muscle structure is 0.5G per day per pound of body weight. So if you weigh 200lbs you need to consume 100G of protein per day. Now if you are trying to gain weight that’s a different story. It is closer to .8-1G of protein per pound to do just that. So if you aren’t getting the necessary protein you need in your diet it is going to be very hard to gain muscle. You are more likely going to improve your strength in the gym but will gain mostly fat if you’re only eating an excess of carbs. When I was a collegiate athlete and I was trying to go from 170-180lbs I would try to consume 35-40G of protein with each meal and then 2 shakes that had 30G of protein in them. This was the best results I got as far as muscle gains. I think it is close to impossible to gain muscle once you pass a certain weight without being on a protein powder. Some of us don’t have time to plan out 5-6 meals everyday because you are either a student athlete, work full time or are busy with other obligations. If you want some info a whey isolate protein powder that we offer which is easy to mix and perfect for athletes who are on the go, checkout the link below! ⬇️⬇️