Protein Metabolism - Sports Nutrition - Paul T. Reidy

Recent literature demonstrated that protein intake to maximize muscle growth during strength training should be around 1.6 g per kg body weight per day. However, several recent papers suggest a higher protein intake is needed (~2 1.6 g per kg body weight per day), yet strength athletes individuals typically consume more than either recommendation. This commentary speculated as to the fate of that excess ingested protein.

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