Effect of dietary protein content during recovery from high-intensity cycling on subsequent performance and markers of stress, inflammation, and muscle damage in well-trained men.

@article{Rowlands2008EffectOD,
  title={Effect of dietary protein content during recovery from high-intensity cycling on subsequent performance and markers of stress, inflammation, and muscle damage in well-trained men.},
  author={David Stephen Rowlands and Karin R{\"o}ssler and Rhys M Thorp and David F Graham and Brian W. Timmons and Stephen Robert Stannard and Mark A Tarnopolsky},
  journal={Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism = Physiologie appliquee, nutrition et metabolisme},
  year={2008},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={39-51}
}
Nutrition is an important aspect of recuperation for athletes during multi-day competition or hard training. Post-exercise carbohydrate is likely to improve recovery, but the effect of protein is equivocal. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of post-exercise dietary protein content imposed over a high-carbohydrate background on subsequent performance. Using a crossover design, 12 cyclists completed 3 high-intensity rides over 4 days. Day 1 comprised 2.5 h intervals… CONTINUE READING