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Nutrition for Athletes

Posted by @audreylaine in Healthy Living, Nov 10, 2016

Erica Goldstein, RDN, LD/N, discussed nutrition and hydration for athletes.

Learn more about:

  • nutrition during endurance training
  • carbohydrate and protein
  • recovery feeding

Erica answered questions live during the event.

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gailfaith

Posted by @gailfaith, Nov 14, 2016

I was Dx with Myotonic Dystrophy type 2 at Mayo in Dec '13. I have been in weekly PT since. I do a lot of walking besides PT. Do I understand correctly that ingested protein is best utilized immediately after exercise (walking?) to rebuild/maintain muscle quality? @ gailfaith

Posted by @audreylaine, Nov 15, 2016

@gailfaith I sent your question to Erica and she's going to answer it during her presentation!

gailfaith

Posted by @gailfaith, Nov 15, 2016

She did not address my question on the presentation. Yes she talked about protein, but my situation has to do with eating protein to help,,,if possible...regenerate muscle tissue with my Dx of Myotonic Dystrophy type 2.. I read somewhere that eating protein RIGHT AFTER exercise (I do a lot of walking) is the best time to consume protein to help rebuild muscle tissue. That was my question. Can she maybe answer the question on CONNECT????? or email me directly? @gailfaith

Posted by @audreylaine, Nov 15, 2016

Yes, I'm sorry we ran out of time at the end. Here is the answer to your question...
Yes, protein intake post-training is important for recovery to replenish amino acids used as a result of protein breakdown during continuous exercise. It's possible that dietary protein intake after training also contributes to both the repair of existing and production of new proteins in the body that support performance.
Protein Intake After Training – How Much Do You Need?
• 20-25 g: amount is needed to jumpstart the pathway for stimulating new protein growth, especially skeletal muscle
• 20-25 g contains the necessary amount of one specific type of branched chain amino acid known as leucine
• Leucine in combination with exercise is central to stimulating muscle growth

Posted by @JustinMcClanahan, Nov 15, 2016

Hello gailfaith, I edited your comment to remove your email from the view of the public. We do this for your safety and privacy. Thank you for your participation in the live Q&A. It appears that Audrey was able to have Erica address your question, did you find the answer you were looking for?

gailfaith

Posted by @gailfaith, Nov 15, 2016

Thanks Justin and Audrey and Erica. It was a little round about, but eventually I got the was looking for.

gailfaith

Posted by @gailfaith, Nov 16, 2016

Yes.   Thanks Justin.  Will share with my PT this morning. Gail

gailfaith

Posted by @gailfaith, Nov 16, 2016

Hi Justin……right after I just sent my response, I scrolled down to see what appears to be an answer to my question (since it says sorry we didn’t get to your question.)  However, if you are  referring to the connect just below where she talks about sports drinks?   NO, NO, NO.  That  was far from my question .  The answer,  not included with your post sent by audreylaine, where near the end she refers to 20-25 gms of protein, and leucine DOES answer my question. Thanks for following up.  As mentioned, I will be sharing THAT !!!!!  with my PT this morning.  Gail gailfaith

agoldstein1

Posted by @agoldstein1, Nov 15, 2016

Question: Would it be ok to use a sports drink even if only exercising for 60 minutes

Posted by @audreylaine, Nov 15, 2016

@agoldstein1, I'm sorry we didn't get to your question during the broadcast. Here's Erica's answer: “A sports drink is not necessary for exercise lasting less than 60 min. You are likely not losing enough sodium or water. However, if it is hot enough and of high enough intensity, a sports drink would not be harmful, especially if you haven’t eaten well before the onset of exercise and don’t have time to eat following (e.g., if exercising in the morning and no plans to eat until later in the day).”

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