To maximize athlete performance and enhance recovery, the competitive athlete needs to ensure adequate energy and protein consumption. Differences in protein requirements for athletes and non-athletes, and different types of athletes are well acknowledged. Athletes use protein supplements to achieve the recommended protein intakes, and often exceed the recommended amounts. Recently, a number of studies have focused on whether the timing of protein ingestion, as it relates to a workout, enhances protein synthesis and muscle recovery. This lecture focused on protein requirements for athletes, and whether protein timing provides any advantage on affecting performance gains and recovery.
Jay Hoffman, Ph.D., FACSM, FNSCA, Dir. Institute of Exercise Physiology and Wellness, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Educational and Human Sciences, University of Central Florida speaking on “Protein Supplementation: Athlete Perfromance” at the 2016 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar.