Cermak, N. M, Res, P. T, de Groot, L. C, Saris, W. H & Van Loon, LJ. (2012). Protein supplementation augments the adaptive response of skeletal muscle to resistance-type exercise training: A meta-analysis. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,96(6), 1454-1464. United States: American Society for Nutrition. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.3945/ajcn.112.037556
Protein ingestion after a single bout of resistance-type exercise stimulates net muscle protein accretion during acute postexercise recovery. Consequently, it is generally accepted that protein supplementation is required to maximize the adaptive response of the skeletal muscle to prolonged resistance-type exercise training. However, there is much discrepancy in the literature regarding the proposed benefits of protein supplementation during prolonged resistance-type exercise training in younger and older populations.
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