PROTEIN SUPPLEMENTATION COULD BE NEEDED IN HEAVY TRAINING
Pavlou, K. N., Likomitros, V., Papadokonstantaki, M., Paxinos, T. & Mitsou, A. (2000). Protein needs in elite rowers during high intensity training. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 32(5), Supplement abstract 1665.
The protein needs of male rowers (N = 17) were assessed during daily high intensity training and during three times per week supplemental resistance training.
It was found that protein needs far exceeded formal recommended daily allowances when undergoing both forms of training.
Implication. Protein supplements might be necessary when athletes experience heavy training.
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