Protein for distance training!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

New British study reveals protein loading rather than carb loading may be best for endurance athletes prior to an event. Researchers followed cyclists thru 3 weeks of training, 1 group following a protein regimen of 1.4 g/lb of BW and the other group only half that number. The study revealed that the higher protein group clocked more consistent time trials and recovered faster than the lower protein group. They also scored better on a daily psychological evaluation indicating the intense training had less of a negative affect on their daily lives.-- Muscle & Fitness August 2011

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  • MARLIE13
    Oooh that's very interesting. Thanks for sharing!
    3334 days ago
    Great information, but I'm curious- Do you know how many g/lb body weight of carbs and fat they ate?
    3334 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6388650
    good to know for my 5k coming up :) Thanks Ruben!!!
    3334 days ago
    I agree Big man. I have actually been playing with the macro set for distance athletes with their knowledge of course and was having great success with a higher protein intake and strangely enough I was keeping it at 1.6-1.7g/lb of lean body mass rather that body weight so its comes out to pretty much the same numbers.
    3334 days ago
    Thanks Ruben! Very good info for my up coming MudRun.

    3334 days ago
    I'm not surprised by that Ruben considering the amount of amino acid catabolism that can occur with intense and prolonged endurance training. Props for protein!

    Thanks for sharing info.
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