Effect of nutritional intervention on body composition and performance in elite athletes.

@article{Garthe2013EffectON,
  title={Effect of nutritional intervention on body composition and performance in elite athletes.},
  author={Ina Garthe and Truls Raastad and Per Egil Refsnes and Jorunn Kaiander Sundgot-Borgen},
  journal={European journal of sport science},
  year={2013},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={295-303}
}
Strength training and positive energy intake are the most important factors related to lean body mass (LBM) gain. Most studies investigating weight-gain interventions are based recreationally active subjects and less is known about optimal weight-gain protocols in elite athletes. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of nutritional guidance in an 8- to 12-week weight-gain period in elite athletes. Thirty-nine elite athletes were randomised to either a 'nutritional counseling… CONTINUE READING