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Top Myths About Recovery

  • By Marty Munson
  • Published Jul 12, 2013
  • Updated Jul 16, 2013 at 6:06 PM UTC


Myth: I need extra protein after a hard workout.

Truth: “Most workouts for triathletes are about spending glycogen. A really long bike ride might dip into muscle protein for a little bit of fuel,” says Ryan. Eating a normal amount of protein takes care of it. And that’s not a couple of steaks—0.5 to 0.8 grams per pound of your body weight should do it. For a 150-pound athlete, that’s about 75g protein a day. One 3-ounce chicken breast gets you a third of the way there.

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