Protein requirements for strength training

Christoph Szedlak, Anna Robins

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This review examines the literature on protein requirements for strength training and provides practical suggestions with regards to the amount and timing of protein intake. By analyzing the effects of resistance exercise on protein metabolism, excessively high protein requirements for strength training may be expelled. Furthermore, an examination intothereliability of protein turnover measurement models, including the nitrogen balance method and tracer methods, underlines thelackofscientificevidence for the habitual high protein intake currently established within those who undertake strength training. Copyright © National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-91
Number of pages7
JournalStrength and Conditioning Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Muscle protein synthesis
  • Protein requirements
  • Protein turnover
  • Resistance exercise


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