BodyRecomposition Support Forums  

Go Back   BodyRecomposition Support Forums > General information > General diet questions
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 03-18-2017, 05:37 PM
krk24 krk24 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 17
Default Where did the idea that we need protein for muscle growth begin?

Hi.

I was interested and so was looking into the origins of protein study and where it began.
I found out (apparently) that for quite a while it wasn't researched as the other two macronutrients were during the 70s, but by the 80s and 90s a lot of new developments started taking place.
The idea that protein was important for muscle gain had been known to bodybuilders before this boom in research came about in the mid 80s from what I read, so I was wondering when and how it happened that we came to realise protein was significantly important for muscle growth in the scientific world?

Does anyone know of the first studies or key figures in this area?

Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Unread 03-19-2017, 02:59 AM
BigPecsPeter BigPecsPeter is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 2,094
Default

Ummm... Anabolic steroids were synthesized in the 30s, on the notion that they could increase protein within cells. Of course, the aim of this was to increase it within muscle cells to counteract wasting disease etc.

That protein is the building block of muscles has been known for ages. As for having a 'notion' that meat etc was important for growing big and strong, this would have been empirically observed and acknowledged even in ancient times. Just not with any complex research to understand how or why
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Unread 03-19-2017, 06:57 AM
krk24 krk24 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 17
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigPecsPeter View Post
Ummm... Anabolic steroids were synthesized in the 30s, on the notion that they could increase protein within cells. Of course, the aim of this was to increase it within muscle cells to counteract wasting disease etc.

That protein is the building block of muscles has been known for ages. As for having a 'notion' that meat etc was important for growing big and strong, this would have been empirically observed and acknowledged even in ancient times. Just not with any complex research to understand how or why
Interesting, thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Unread 03-19-2017, 08:07 AM
lylemcdonald lylemcdonald is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 847
Default

You must be joking
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Unread 03-19-2017, 08:04 PM
w1cked w1cked is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,339
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lylemcdonald View Post
You must be joking
This question boggled my mind but then I thought "Is this question so smart that I'm dumb for thinking its dumb". I guess not.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Unread 03-20-2017, 08:44 AM
lylemcdonald lylemcdonald is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 847
Default

I am sure that if you look back, the Greek's were of the idea that eating animal meat helped their athletes
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Unread 03-20-2017, 10:11 AM
billb7581 billb7581 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 540
Default

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n...ic_food_2.html
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Unread 03-20-2017, 11:00 AM
david's Avatar
david david is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,485
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lylemcdonald View Post
I am sure that if you look back, the Greek's were of the idea that eating animal meat helped their athletes
Also, wrestling naked.
__________________
"When I die, if there are no dogs in Heaven, I want to go where they went."---Will Rogers
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Unread 03-20-2017, 03:58 PM
lylemcdonald lylemcdonald is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 847
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by david View Post
Also, wrestling naked.
I am disappointed in myself for that incorrect apostrophe in Greeks
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Unread 03-20-2017, 07:43 PM
david's Avatar
david david is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,485
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lylemcdonald View Post
I am disappointed in myself for that incorrect apostrophe in Greeks
Trolling your own typo is disturbing.
__________________
"When I die, if there are no dogs in Heaven, I want to go where they went."---Will Rogers
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.