Berardi vs Phillips, Protein requirements in strength sports

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  • February 5, 2006 at 2:24 am #466

    G’day, you kids might have already read these, but thought I would post it anyway. Just to quote the first journal to kick things off:

    “A review of studies that have examined the protein requirements of strength-trained athletes, using nitrogen balance methodology, has shown a modest increase in requirements in this group. At the same time, several studies have shown that strength training, consistent with the anabolic stimulus for protein synthesis it provides, actually increases the efficiency of use of protein, which reduces dietary protein requirements”

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=15212752

    Then Berardi and Phillips have a discussion about this:
    http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=615251

    It’s a long article, just wondering other peoples opinion on this? is it actually significant?

    February 8, 2006 at 5:10 am #2259

    Strange thing about Protein for body building is that the body uses it at a much bigger rate directly after a workout, than either of those guys said. And further even if you adapt the ratios of Protein, Carbs and Oils to swing toward Protein as the main source, the body still manages to consume it.

    As far as Im concerned, the amount that satisfies my current food eating rates is all that matters, and this tends to vary as time goes by.

    So, whatever seems right, that later will proves wrong, and be surpassed by another rate that seems right – yada, yada, is OK by me. DA

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