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One gram of protein contains 4 calories. If a 150 pound person followed this, then he/she would take in 4 x 150 = 600 calories.

What type of protein are we talking about??I've never heard of the 150 body builder class. Not to say that one doesn't exist, I just don't know about it. More on this later.

A very rough rule of thumb says that a moderately active person will burn about 9 to 10 calories a day per pound of body weight. So lets say our hypothetical person needs about 1500 calories to maintain his/her weight normal active weight plus whatever number of calories is taken off with exercise.

Burn 9-10 calories per pound of body weight or (lbm) lean body mass??Body builders take in many more calories to maintain than an average person.

Your average steak contains about 7-grams of protein depending on size.For a 240lb body builder, that's a lot of steak. What most do is digest MRP's (meal replacement packages) such as Myoplex which uses whey protein. One packet contains about 45 grams of protein and is between 200-300 calories.
Body builders load up on protein in the off season, then lower their caloric intake during competition.Since their lean body mass is so large, they burn a lot more calories resting than most people since muscle is where fat is burned.It's not unheard of for a body builder to take in 3000-4000 calories a day (and sometimes higher) and lift 2-3 hours a day.

I am at work, but I have myoplex at home. I may post the nutrition info later. I does have carbs in it too.


J.P.



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