I talked to a friend of mine who was contemplating increasing her protein in her diet and trying a strictly high protein diet. Now, she’s not a bodybuilder but wants to change the way her body looks.
She asked one of the young employees, who is a professional bodybuilder, at the Racquet Club how much protein he takes a day for his sport. He told her 200+ grams a day. This shocked my friend for she could not fathom how to get that much protein her body.
Obviously, protein a requirement of a bodybuilder is vastly exceeds those of the sedentary individuals. The reason being is that bodybuilders are relentlessly taxing their muscles by diet and training. Hence, they must be aware of proper nutritional balance for recovery and growth.
Protein Powder does that easily. It’s important to use strictly protein powder with no fillers, no carbs and no sugar. Based upon what my friend told me above make sense. The young man must weight 175; I believe he is a light-weight. So, he aims for 1 ½ to 2 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight per day.
Now some might say per pound of “lean body weight” per day. Since most bodybuilders try to stay on the lean side even during the bulking phase, this adds up. All in all, protein powder is a necessity for any bodybuilder.