Plasma levels of glycine decrease after endurance exercise, possibly due to increased uptake by musculoskeletal tissue. This suggests that glycine supplementation might support connective tissue synthesis and remodeling after exercise.
Counteracting anabolic resistance for the aging athlete
Some level of anabolic resistance generally occurs with aging, typically around the age of 40. Meaning, it might take more of a given nutrient or stimulus to yield the anabolic response (e.g. building muscle tissue) as it did when you were younger. So how much protein do Master’s athletes need to offset the anabolic resistance…
Are Women’s Recovery Nutrition Needs Different from Men’s?
Given potential differences in fuel utilization, are women’s post-exercise recovery needs different from men’s? In general, endurance athletes are advised to take in carbs, fluids containing sodium, and a small amount of protein as soon as possible following exercise to restore glycogen and hydration status, and to prevent muscle protein breakdown and increase protein synthesis.
Are BCAAs worth the hype?
Provided an athlete is ingesting adequate protein in their diet and eating high-quality proteins that provide all EAAs, there should be a sufficient amount of BCAAs available in the AA pool for the body to use when needed. In theory, supplementing with BCAA during endurance efforts could support BCAA oxidation, possibly delaying fatigue and improving…