What Are Protein Recommendations for Endurance Athletes

Bodybuilders, power lifters, and football players recognize high protein intakes as an avenue to achieve and maintain enhanced muscle mass. Contrarily, endurance athletes recognize a relatively higher protein (total grams) intake as a means of replacing the body protein used for fuel during training, competition, and recovery and adaptation. Although individual protein requirements will vary with the level of intensity and duration of the activity, some sport nutritionists recognize that 1.4 to 1.75 grams of protein per kilogram body weight will provide adequate protein along with a little extra padding. This is pretty much the same recommendation discussed previously for weight trainers; however, because of differences in body weight the resulting protein quantity is lower for endurance athletes.

Protein requirements are increased for people who seriously engage in regular aerobic exercise.

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