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