Artikel door Asker Jeukendrup
During sleep, protein synthesis rates are normally very low. Professor Luc van Loon from Maastricht University in the Netherlands argued that sleep is a period of 7-10 hours that is normally not utilized to adapt to training. Peter Res in van Loon’s research group performed a study a few years ago that showed that providing protein before bed time increased protein synthesis during the night. This week, the same reserach group published a new paper in the Journal of Nutrition that demonstrated that this can also result in strength gains over time. This is potentially very important and exciting news for serious athletes who are looking to optimize training adaptation. Lets have a look at some of the details of the study and see what practical recommendations come out of this.
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