Swim Practice Protein Intake

Swim Practice Protein Intake

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Take-Home Points on Swim Practice Protein Intake: Ingesting protein during training can minimize muscle breakdown from training. Protein should be ingested in smaller quantities (10-20g) than carbohydrate (up to 80g) because they are digested slower. Consume this amount of protein and carbohydrate with large amounts of liquid (1L/32oz) to prevent a hypertonic training drink that can lead to dehydration and …

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How Much Protein to Consume During Swim Practice

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Take-Home Points on Swim Practice Protein Intake: As an athlete exercises, skeletal muscle is broken down, this is known as catabolism.  Conversely, when protein is ingested, skeletal muscle is synthesized, or grown. This is known as anabolism. The catabolic/anabolic balance, or the balance between break down, and growth, determines long-term muscle gains or losses.  In essence, you never have exactly the …