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What does protein do?

Aug 29th 2010 at 2:54 PM

What does protein do? 

A firm, powerful body with good muscle definition is the aim of all strength trainers. There are many forms of strength training and they are all effective in building muscle, but only with the correct nutrition. Protein is essential for muscle building and repair. It is also vital for healthy bones, cartilage, skin and blood as well as the development of enzymes, hormones and vitamins in the body.

When you exercise, muscle fibers are placed under stress and this causes micro tears. That’s why muscles can ache a day or two after an exercise session. The body immediately sets out to repair the damage using nutrients including amino acids, which are made available by the metabolism of protein. The muscle proteins created are myosin and actin and during the repair process these build up in the fibers to create stronger muscles.

The importance of protein in this process is evident and it might seem reasonable to assume that eating more protein will result in more effective muscle development. However, this is not true and later in the another article we will look at the reasons why.


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Nov 22nd 2010 at 6:33 PM by judyhwright
Hello, thanks for sharing about protein. it added to my stores of knowledge. Sometimes we forget the basics. jhw
Sep 2nd 2010 at 5:10 PM by philjansen
Thank you for a well informed article, I will check it out. God Bless - Phil Jansen - Who I am makes a difference -
Aug 30th 2010 at 12:38 AM by Siamak
Hello dear Marina! It seems that the article has been published not completely. You lastly said this is not true and later in this article we will look at the reasons why. SO?

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