Question: For an
athlete who trains with weights, how much protein should I consume
a day and what type of protein is the best?
Answer: Protein intake is very important for weight-training athletes and
we believe require much more than a sedentary person does. We recommend
a protein intake of 1-1.5 grams of quality protein per pound of
bodyweight per day. For example, if you weigh 200 lbs. we recommend
consuming 200-300 grams of protein a day.
protein can be found in whole foods like eggs, milk, beef, fish,
cottage cheese, etc. Because it is difficult to get all of your
daily allowance from just foods we recommend supplementing your
diet with milk and egg protein, soy, beef, even vegetable, protein.
Out of all these different protein supplements, we feel whey protein
is the best. Whey protein has a very high biological value (yielding
more usable grams of amino acids than other protein supplements),
and it's very low in lactose. Whey protein also has an especially
high concentration of essential amino acids including glutamine,
which is the most abundant amino acid in muscle tissue.
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