Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/7558
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport Journal Articles
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Protein and amino acids for athletes
Authors: Tipton, Kevin
Wolfe, Robert R
Contact Email: k.d.tipton@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: amino acids
hypertrophy
muscle
protein
strength
training
Issue Date: Jan-2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: Tipton K & Wolfe RR (2004) Protein and amino acids for athletes, Journal of Sports Sciences, 22 (1), pp. 65-79.
Abstract: The main determinants of an athlete's protein needs are their training regime and habitual nutrient intake. Most athletes ingest sufficient protein in their habitual diet. Additional protein will confer only a minimal, albeit arguably important, additional advantage. Given sufficient energy intake, lean body mass can be maintained within a wide range of protein intakes. Since there is limited evidence for harmful effects of a high protein intake and there is a metabolic rationale for the efficacy of an increase in protein, if muscle hypertrophy is the goal, a higher protein intake within the context of an athlete's overall dietary requirements may be beneficial. However, there are few convincing outcome data to indicate that the ingestion of a high amount of protein (2-3 g · kg-1 BW · day-1, where BW = body weight) is necessary. Current literature suggests that it may be too simplistic to rely on recommendations of a particular amount of protein per day. Acute studies suggest that for any given amount of protein, the metabolic response is dependent on other factors, including the timing of ingestion in relation to exercise and/or other nutrients, the composition of ingested amino acids and the type of protein.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/7558
URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0264041031000140554
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0264041031000140554
Rights: The publisher does not allow this work to be made publicly available in this Repository. Please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study.
Affiliation: Sport
University of Texas

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
0264041031000140554.pdf254.76 kBAdobe PDFUnder Embargo until 31/12/2999     Request a copy

Note: If any of the files in this item are currently embargoed, you can request a copy directly from the author by clicking the padlock icon above. However, this facility is dependant on the depositor still being contactable at their original email address.

This item is protected by original copyright



Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact library@stir.ac.uk providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.