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9,707 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.
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.
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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