Training and Protein Needs

Research suggests that protein breakdown increases during and immediately after exercise, and that protein manufacture slows down at the same time. The more intense the exercise, the greater your protein breakdown will be, and the greater your needs will become. If you train to increase muscle mass, your protein needs will be greater still. Extra protein will be needed not only to compensate for protein breakdown but also for new protein to be made and for muscle growth. It is important to realise that a high-protein diet alone will not lead to any increase in strength or muscle size. It is only when it is combined with heavy resistance exercise that additional protein can cause this to happen.

Research over the past 10 years has indicated that athletes engaged in intense training need to ingest 1.5 to 2 times the recommended intake in order to maintain a positive protein balance. Bear in mind that excess protein is converted to fat and stored.


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