The Way to Recover • 31/12/2021How is protein used in the body?
To achieve muscle growth an athlete needs to take in more protein than they break down on a daily basis. During heavy-weight training sessions, your muscles are forced into protein breakdown. Protein is needed by the body to repair damage caused during exercise (recovery) and the building of new tissue in the response to training stimulus (build muscle). Muscle growth relies on adequate protein being available.