protein for performance training

The Importance of Protein in Performance Training

Protein is widely known for its role in muscle contraction and development, two things that are of utmost importance for athletes. As a general recommendation, endurance athletes require 1.2-1.4g/kg (grams of protein per kilogram of body weight) and strength/power athletes require 1.2-1.7g/kg for performance nutrition. For a 200-lb. athlete, that equates to 110-155 grams of…
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