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The European College Of Sports Medicine   

The European College of Sports Medicine meets annually. This year they met in Liverpool, England along the banks of the River Mersey.  The Scientific Community heard presentations from leading European scientists as well as other notable scientific investigators from around the Globe.

One interesting topic was the use of protein sport drink ingestion shortly after resistance exercise. The thought has been that this enhances muscle growth to a greater extent than exercise alone.  However, there appears to be a limit to the rate of protein synthesis. Excess amino acids that are not used are simply oxidized.

Human Anatomy

The study had the resistance trained athletes consume either a drink containing protein 20 minutes post exercise or a placebo. Exercise began 3 hours after a high protein breakfast.

After careful examination of the data through chemical analysis and muscle biopsies upwards of 4 hours post exercise, the results indicated that any extra protein following exercise had no benefit beyond a good breakfast with adequate protein.  The researchers concluded that there is a limit to the rate of protein synthesis and additional post exercise intake does not affect the results of the exercise regime if an athlete eats a well balanced diet.

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