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DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (58,536)
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3/24/13 8:39 P

I agree with BUNNYKICKS. Protein is needed to help build muscle, and recover, but without adequate strength training and a calorie surplus, you're not going to build muscle just by eating more protein.

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BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,393
3/24/13 6:25 P

To build muscle, you need to do some sort of resistance/strength training. Diet alone will not build it.

To support your exercise regime and goal to build muscle, just aim for the high end of your protein range.

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CANDYGIRL822 Posts: 3
3/24/13 5:12 P

So I'm already in the normal weight range (about 6 lbs from my ideal weight) and I'm really looking to build some muscle. Spark people recommended for me to eat between 60 - 136 grams of protein a day as part of my weight loss program. I feel like that is a very large range so I was wondering how much I really should be eating to promote muscle gain? Also, are there any other nutrients or vitamins I should concentrate on to help build muscle? Thanks!

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