No. That still requires digestion and uptake - aka assimilation. Now can AAS use double retention? Not on their own.How about with PED use? I would imagine that in extreme cases the body could assimilate twice as much or more? GH and test together probably require much more protein.
Think about it from a medical point of view first. We KNOW many AAS increase nitrogen (protein) retention. But only under extreme circumstances like a full body burn, cancer etc. Very few studies work with athletes and 99% of nutritionists agree with an increase in protein but not to 300+g a day. One study used retired older people. Others medical patients and so on. Even then occasional high use of AAS in those conditions does not include the benefit of more muscle.
The kind of training required to stress the body even close to a burn does not exist and if it did you'd end up in hospital after a session. You certainly wouldn't do it again the next day lol.
The truth is (if I recall well) it's on the order of grams per day. You're not, for example, breaking down pounds of muscle (it may well feel like that as we all know) and yes you need to repair and maintain first (hence the base number) before allowing for growth.
So protein requirements (as well as other macros) only need to be increased on a day by day basis minimally. That's not to say that a lean 200lb bodybuilder needs the same as an average joe. He has more lean mass so needs more protein just to maintain his mass.
I've also said many times that the reason why many lose their gains is they do not tweak their diet to support the new lean mass gains.
Now I agree 1000% that I, for one, need more than an average Joe and even my equal as a strength athlete if they weighed 200lbs vs me at 300+
I'd ask the guys to post what amounts of protein in grams per day they consume typically. You've seen 200-300g bandied about. Yet we all vary in how hard we train, how tall we are, how much muscle we carry and so on. Ergo the 'science' or logic is off. If we use the higher 0.9g per lb how come those using 300g don't weigh 300lbs?? Or, to put it another way, I've even said myself to eat for what you wanna be not who you are. But if I weighed 200 and ate 200g of protein etc and upped that to 250g etc etc I will not quickly hit 250lbs and be as lean as before. And we know, regardless of training or AAS use growth is gradual (and for very good scientific reasons) - esp for those who have been training a while.