Protein supplementation has been a topic of debate among athletes and fitness enthusiasts. But a new study(1) published in 2020 has shown that protein supplements can have a positive impact on endurance training.
The study, titled "Protein Supplementation Increases Adaptations to Endurance Training: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis," aimed to determine the effects of protein supplements on aerobic capacity, body composition, and exercise performance during chronic endurance training.
The researchers conducted a systematic search of databases for randomized controlled trials that evaluated the impact of protein supplements during endurance training. The meta-analyses showed that the protein supplementation group demonstrated greater improvements in aerobic capacity, lean mass gain, and time trial performance compared to the control group.
The study also found that protein supplementation provided an additional 26.4% gain in peak oxygen uptake (V̇O2peak) compared to endurance training alone.
Peak oxygen uptake refers to the maximum amount of oxygen a person can utilize during exercise. Improvements in V̇O2peak can increase endurance performance, allowing athletes to perform for longer periods.
The study's results indicate that protein supplementation can have a positive impact on endurance training and improve athletic performance.
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