PROTEIN RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 50+


Muscles are built with amino acids from protein, but as people age and consume less protein this metabolic mechanism can become less efficient. The recommended daily allowance (RDA) for healthy adults is currently 0.8 grams per kilogram of body weight a day, or around 62 grams for a 170 pound person. A study published in…

BUILDING ECCENTRIC KNEE STRENGTH


Strong legs can give team sports athletes and other competitors an edge over weaker players. You’ve probably worked a number of different exercises on leg day during the off-season, and a study published in the International Journal of Sports Medicineoffers a surprisingly simple strategy for strengthening the knee extensors. Researchers had 22 men walk downhill…