Endurance Athletes Probably Need Less Protein Than You Think

When it comes to protein for athletes, you've no doubt heard these same recommendations over and over again:

"Athletes need more protein."

"Protein is crucial for muscle repair and recovery."

"Eat plenty of lean protein."

While you certainly need amino acids from protein for muscle repair and recovery, neurotransmitter formation and to avoid muscle wasting, the importance of protein is often blown way out of proportion.

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