Athletes, both elite and “weekend” warriors seek to maximize the benefits of their workouts. Certain strategies have been shown to be effective and one backed by much support is the use of protein to augment muscle mass gains and likely to aid in muscle repair. Evidence-based guidelines will be reviewed and the science of mechanisms underpinning the actions of these proteins will also be covered. Additionally, populations are aging both in North America and worldwide. While some seek longevity, most would be happy in older age with a good quality of life. The ethos of good quality of life is based in a healthy mind and a healthy body and the ability to move; the two are not mutually exclusive! This presentation will discuss how age-related declines in muscle mass (myopenia) and strength (dynapenia) can be alleviated and how this can improve a number of other markers of health.
Professor Stuart M. Phillips Ph.D., FACSM, FACN, Department of Kinesiology, Exercise Metabolism Research Group, McMaster University, Canada & Visiting Professor, School of Exercise, Sport Science, and Health, Loughborough University, UK speaking on “Protein in Support of Skeletal Muscle Health” at the 2014 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar.