Did You Know?
Protein is a word we are all very familiar with right now… but does anyone know how much they need to eat a day? For the general population, the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) is 0.8g per kg of body weight!
And what about athletes?
According to the American College of Sports Medicine an intake of 1.2g – 1.7g of protein per kg of body weight per day is sufficient for most athletic people. The lower range would be a sufficient intake for those who are resistance training at a moderate intensity 3 times a week.
Another piece of useful information is when to eat foods high in protein and the amount to eat after a resistance bout. After the session, the sooner the better, a window of 2 hours is recommended. Also, the amount of protein to ingest is seen to be ranging between 15g – 25g which covers across the typical range of athlete body sizes.
So there you have it, Protein in a concise nutshell. Work out your weight and work out how much protein you need for your training and progress your results to the optimum!