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23 January 2012

Beef up like a man

Protein is needed for strength, to build and maintain muscle, to aid recovery and in the case of a younger rugby player, protein is also essential for growth and development.

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  Protein is needed for strength, to build and maintain muscle, to aid recovery and in the case of a younger rugby player, protein is also essential for growth and development.

However, one of the biggest myths in rugby nutrition is that large amounts of protein are required to build muscle. Although there is some truth in this, your muscles can only use a limited amount of protein, and the rest will be stored as fat or wasted. Moreover, there has to be enough carbohydrate to fuel the strength training required for your muscles to grow.

Click here to get particle tips on how to beef up.

(Health24, January 2012)

 
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