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How much protein should i eat to gain muscle ?

I've been going to the gym daily because I'n trying to lose weight. I've lost about 15 pounds so far but my legs look so skinny! I heard protein helps rebuild muscles after a work out, how much protein should I be eating if Im 5'7 and weigh 157. Any other information would be helpful! Thank you.

Asked By: mz_soriano_503 - 6/30/2011
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You're getting a big dose of the usual bad information about protein. The fact is, unless you have a terrible diet, you are getting all the protein you need. Few people in the developed world don't. And, if you do have a terrible diet, fix it. Don't look to supplements. Bodybuilders don't need 1 gram or protein per... More
Answered By: ClickMaster - 6/30/2011
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Running may be better than gym workouts for those legs. Maybe both. Just take a scoop of protein powder dissolved in water, once a day, right after exercise, drinking it while you are stretching, which is key... More
Answered By: xaxorm - 6/30/2011
 
You dont want protein only after a work out. If you are wanting to gain muscle then you need it in pretty substantial amounts every day. A good rule of thumb is a gram of protein per pound of your body weight. Also you are going to want quite a bit of carbs they are another key in gaining muscle. Remember you don't... More
Answered By: Brandon Coffman - 6/30/2011
 
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