Protein is essential for building, maintaining and repairing muscles. And protein requirements for endurance sport athletes, like runners, cyclists and triathletes, can be from 25 to 50% greater than for non-active individuals. Did you know the most complete proteins come from animal sources, like eggs?
How Much Protein do You Need?
Competitive athletes require anywhere from .5 to .72 grams of protein per pound of body weight daily. To calculate your daily protein requirement, just follow this simple equation:
Protein x Your body weight = Grams of Protein per Day