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Protein Intake: Effect of Timing

Hoffman Jay R. PhD FACSM FNSCA
Strength & Conditioning Journal: December 2007
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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.

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