Protein Requirements of an Average Man

Protein Requirements of an Average Man

Men often opt for high protein diet plans for getting big muscles. However, the fact is that consuming extra protein can contribute little to building of muscles; muscles are built though carbohydrate ingestion and thorough strength training. An average man i.e. a man with average height and body weight gets the daily requirement of protein by consuming a regular American diet.

Protein for men
Protein for men

Men, who lead a sedentary life i.e. the men who get little time for exercising, must consume 0.36 grams of protein for each pound of their body weight. For example, a man with body weight of 200 lb should consume 72grams of protein every day if he is not involved in any serious activities or does not exercise regularly. For men requiring 72 grams of protein per day, consuming a 5oz lean beef piece and a chicken breast will be enough for getting their daily protein requirement.

Men associated with sports on the other hand need to consume protein in higher quantities. For example, a man who lifts weights daily or runs long distances or goes for fast bicycle rides every day or perform other activities for strength training must consume 0.63 grams of protein for every pound of their body weight. So, a man weighing 200 lbs and practicing one or more of the above mentioned physical activities regularly must consume 126 grams of protein every day. The daily protein requirement per pound of body weight is 0.77 grams if the man is training for taking part in a marathon or playing competitive sports like hokey or basketball frequently. This means a man with body weight of 200lb need to consume 154 grams of protein every day if he is involved in a competitive sports or preparing for participating in marathons.

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