The Cost of Being Big

Many guys who are on the quest for being huge must shell out a lot of cash each month to support their size.  I weigh 185 pounds at 4% body fat.  Just to maintain the amount of muscle I already have to spend a bit of money. I couldn’t imagine being 200+ pounds at 4% body fat. That would mean that I would have to earn more money to purchase more food.  That is one advantage of being a smaller person.  Smaller bodybuilders weighing 100 pounds to 185 pounds don’t have to buy as much food to maintain their size.  They can get away with eating 100 to 200 grams of protein a day.  Purchasing this much protein is not as bad as paying for 220-350 grams of protein a day.  It gets more expensive the bigger the person gets.  So if a 6′ 5″ 250 pound bodybuilder wants to maintain all of his muscle he has to spend an average of thirty to forty dollars a day to buy protein.  Multiply that by 30 days and the cost of building muscle adds up.  Protein sources cost more than carbohydrate sources.  If you purchase all the best protein sources then you could be spending up to $ 80.00 a day.  Bodybuilding is not a cheap sport.  Building muscle and keeping it costs money.  The moment you can’t afford to supply the body with ample amounts of protein is the time that your hard earned gains melt away.

Bottom line: It costs a lot of $$$ to maintain muscle mass.

Daryl Conant, M.Ed

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