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Posted by: Lest | 2005/07/26

High Protein Diet

Diet 17 year old boy, plays "lock" in rugby and does rowing

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Dear Lest,

The recommended protein requirements for a 17 year old boy who competes in both rugby and rowing are between 1.2-1.7 grams of protein per kilogram of bodyweight per day. This amount is sufficient to keep the body in positive nitrogen balance and allow the repair of damaged muscle tissue without complications. With those types of activity, the carbohydrate requirement should approximate close to 60% of the total caloric requirement to sustain energy throughout exercise and the day.

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