The efficacy of protein supplementation during recovery from muscle-damaging concurrent exercise

Eddens, Lee, Browne, Sarah, Stevenson, Emma, Sanderson, Brad, van Someren, Ken and Howatson, Glyn (2017) The efficacy of protein supplementation during recovery from muscle-damaging concurrent exercise. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 42 (7). pp. 716-724. ISSN 1715-5312

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This study investigated the effect of protein supplementation on recovery following muscle-damaging exercise, which was induced with a concurrent exercise design. Twenty-four well-trained male cyclists were randomised to three independent groups receiving 20 g protein hydrolysate, iso-caloric carbohydrate or low-calorific placebo supplementation, per serve. Supplement serves were provided twice daily, from the onset of the muscle-damaging exercise, for a total of four days and in addition to a controlled diet (6 g·kg-1·d-1 carbohydrate, 1.2 g·kg-1·d-1 protein, remainder from fat). Following the concurrent exercise session at time-point 0 h; a simulated high-intensity road cycling trial and 100 drop-jumps, recovery of outcome measures was assessed at 24, 48 and 72 h. The concurrent exercise protocol was deemed to have caused exercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD), owing to time effects (p<0.001), confirming decrements in maximal voluntary contraction (peaking at 15 ± 10%) and countermovement jump performance (peaking at 8 ± 7%), along with increased muscle soreness, creatine kinase and C-reactive protein concentrations. No group or interaction effects (p>0.05) were observed for any of the outcome measures. The present results indicate that protein supplementation does not attenuate any of the indirect indices of EIMD imposed by concurrent exercise, when employing great rigour around the provision of a quality habitual diet and the provision of appropriate supplemental controls.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Concurrent training, exercise recovery, protein supplementation, EIMD, muscle soreness
Subjects: C600 Sports Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2017 13:06
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 05:04

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