Hey guys, just wanting to ask a quick question regarding the dangers of consuming higher levels of protein to support weight training. Its a fact that various studies have shown people carrying out resistance training with free weights require higher levels of protein in their diets than other athletes. So far i have read 1.4g/kg in mens fitness, 1g per lb on bb.com and 3.4g per lb on ironaddicts.com!!! Wesley silvera (the founder of Iron Addicts) insists lack of progress is essentially due to inadequate protein intake. He put a friend of mine (when he was recieveing his training services) on 3g/lb and my friend did see real progess, with all oh his "big 3" going up and he gained weight. Basically i know "experts" insist on saying that increased protein puts stress and damage on the kidneys, that additional protein is unnecessary, and that apparently it causes your blood to become more acidic thus forcing your body to take calcium from bones to even out the inbalance. I just returned from the doctor after feeling a weird sensation in my left kidney a few times, worrying my high protein diet could of caused it i had it checked out. No problems, my kidneys are fine. What are your thought on such theories? Will eating 1g/lb of BW cause health problems in the long term? Is that and adequate level of intake for an Ectomorph?