Originally Posted by You're Pretty Good
I did BJJ for about 2 1/2 years, and 2 months of Mauy Thai. The fucking soccer kids killed in that class, because their shins were built up already. They get calcium deposits on the bones around there so they can start off kicking harder. Wait till you get shin splints and the instructor tries to massage your leg and rub them out (no homo, seriousness). Hurts like a bitch!
Like Rush said, 1.2 - 1.7 grams per lb of body weight. However, I am 190 lbs, and I am only getting in maybe 120 grams a day (at most!) and haven't noticed any strength lose whatsoever. I kind of half and half the whole USDA vs Athlete case study thing.
1.2-1.7 grams per kilogram
120 grams for 190 pounds is within ACSM guidelines.
Thats where a lot of confusion lies tbh, when people confuse lbs for kg and visa versa.