Protein For Strength & Endurance

Carbohydrates and proteins used to be separated between endurance and strength athletes like oil and water. The runners, rowers and bikers used carbohydrates for fuel while the bodybuilders, shot putters and football linemen preferred protein for maximum size and strength. As recent research demonstrates, there's a time and place for both macronutrients regardless of your application.

A study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise had competitive male runners and cyclists go 8 km at 80% maximum heart rate and then get on a treadmill until completely exhausted. Subjects consumed either a carbohydrate beverage, a carb drink with 17 grams of protein hydrolysate or a carb drink with 35 grams of the same protein. All of the drinks contained about 90 grams of carbohydrates. In the end, both the carb and protein fueled groups ran harder and lasted about 3 minutes longer than the carb-only group.

The Bigger Picture: Carbohydrates are more than just quick-burning fuel. They replenish muscle glycogen stores. And protein can be used as an energy source as well. With 35 grams of protein and 70 grams of fast carbs, ON's new 2:1:1 Recovery can fuel your next workout by helping you refuel after today's workout. Give it a try, whether you're into cardio, resistance training or both.
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Leo Swartwood
Mar 03, 2008
Just signing on with your products. This is the kind of basic info I need.