oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - The effect of protein supplementation on muscle strength and body composition in body-builders
|Article Title||The effect of protein supplementation on muscle strength and body composition in body-builders|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 *MRC/UCT Bioenergetics of Exercise Research Unit, Department of Physiology, University of Cape Town Medical School, Observatory|
|Publication Date||Feb 1987|
|Pages||25 - 28|
|Keyword(s)||Anthropometric technique, Bioelectrical impedance, Body composition, Creatinine excretion, Densitometry, Experimental procedure, Isoenergetic carbohydrate supplement, Muscle function, Statistical methods, Training volume and Urinary urea|
In spite of little scientific evidence, there is a belief among bodybuilders and other sportspersons that a diet high in protein promotes the development of muscle hypertrophy and strength. To examine whether this is indeed true we randomly assigned 22 body-builders, who trained 6 hours per week and who ingested less than 2.0g protein kg1 day, to either an experimental group (n = 12) or a control group (n = 10).
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