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Table 1 Summary of protein requirements for weightlifters

From: Protein timing and its effects on muscular hypertrophy and strength in individuals engaged in weight-training

Research study Recommendation for protein intake Type of study
Lemon[1] 1.6-1.7 g.kg-1 Review of literature
Lemon et al.[2] 12-15% total energy intake Review of literature
Kreider[3] 1.3-1.8 g.kg-1 Review of literature
Phillips[4] 12-15% total energy intake Review of literature
Lemon[5] 1.6-1.8 g.kg-1 Review of literature
Lemon[6] 1.5-2.0 g.kg-1 Review of literature
Campbell et al.[7] 1.4-2.0 g.kg-1 Review of literature