In its most recent position stand on protein, the International Society of Sports Nutrition, or ISSN, wrote that exercising individuals need approximately 1.4 to 2.0 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day (1).
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If you’re an athlete, or someone who lifts weights, the amount of protein your body can use may be much more than the average daily requirements, a recent study reports (1).
If you’re a runner, drinking a protein shake after an exhaustive workout can help protect your bones, reduce your risk of a stress fracture, and help you train multiple times a day. Long, grueling bouts of exercise can be pretty tough on your skeleton.
The actual size of your muscle comes down to a simple equation called “protein turnover,” which is the sum of muscle breakdown and synthesis. When you deprive your body of dietary protein and stop providing a weight-bearing stimulus, you have a negative protein balance, leading to the breakdown of muscle (1).
An increasing number of athletes are choosing plant-based nutrition to fuel their bodies. Their reasons can range from health concerns to taste preference. A few athletes even choose a vegetarian diet for performance, considering it a “cleaner” way to fuel their workouts.
If you’re a runner limiting your protein intake, you may be limiting your performance. A high-protein diet isn’t just for athletes who lift weights. The goal for the majority of runners is to improve running performance, whether by total distance or by time. During the recovery phase after a run, consuming the right nutrients is necessary for quicker recovery and performance gains.
For years, there has been a stigma associating a high protein intake with muscle building and athletic performance. While many sports nutritionists today would agree that optimal protein intake is of prime importance, the fact is that more protein in the diet does not necessarily mean you will build more muscle or see results at a faster rate.
Getting a good amount of protein, like the protein found in IsaPro®, after a hard training session is the first step to faster muscle recovery. Did you know that your body has an elevated demand for protein a full 48 hours post-workout?
We get it. You love IsaLean Pro and IsaPro, but you can’t just rely just on our delicious shakes as your sole source of muscle-building, recovery-boosting protein. You need to combine these products with other protein- and nutrient-rich foods as part of balanced diet. We are often asked what athletes should do for other meals and which foods they should be consuming on a regular basis. Here’s our advice on how to start: First and foremost, you should understand how many total calories