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Protein Intake: Effect of Timing.

Hoffman, Jay R. PhD, FACSM, FNSCA
Strength & Conditioning Journal: December 2007
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summary: Differences in protein requirements for athletes and nonathletes, and different types of athletes (i.e., endurance vs. strength/power) are well acknowledged. This has led many athletes to use protein supplements as a means of achieving required protein intakes. Recent research has begun to examine the importance of protein timing. Specifically, does it make a difference when the protein is ingested in regards to augmenting the acute physiological response to a training session or in enhancing recovery from exercise. This review focuses on the timing of protein intake and its effects on skeletal muscle remodeling.

(C) 2007 National Strength and Conditioning Association