How Much Protein Is Needed To Build Muscle? There is a lot of misconception about the intake of protein. The most common one would be – gym freaks only need protein. That’s the lamest one I have heard yet.
- Your body needs protein even if you are not doing any physical activity. An average body burns 1300 cal every day.
- Even if you spend all day doing just the needful movement, still you would need – (.8-1) gms of protein/kg of your body weight.
How much protein is needed to build muscle?
Now you can’t build muscles solely by consuming a certain amount of protein. You really need to get involved in physical activities and weight training to gain muscle. Proteins just repair your broken muscles and heal your body that gets broken in rigorous activity.
Here is a simple calculation of how much protein you should consume:-
If you are a beginner in weight training
Step 1 – You must first find out your ideal weight as per BMI, Let’s suppose your ideal weight is 50kgs.
Step 2 – Now convert your ideal body weight in lbs that is, POUNDS (1kg = 2.205 pounds).
Step 3 – 50 kgs is 110 lbs, Now you should ideally consume 110 grams of protein to gain muscles. 1lbs = 1 gram of protein
If you have trained for 4-6 months
then you can increase the ratio to 1lbs = 1.3 grams. Given, your level of training should also increase with time.