Unformatted text preview: • 130 lb.- 72-90 grams/day, 200 lb.- 208-135 grams/day 5. *WHY do active people/athletes require more protein. Give 3 reasons.* • more protein to balance increased protein use for energy (endurance athletes) • more protein needed to increase lean tissue (mainly strength/power athletes) • more protein needed for repair of muscle damage (endurance and strength/power) 1. Lets say you have a sedentary person who weighs 60 kg, eats 2000 kcal/day and gets 12% of their energy from protein. 12% of 2000 kcal = 240 protein kcal = 60 grams = 1.0 grams protein / kg /day = more than the RDA 6. What about an athlete who also weighs 60 kg and gets 12% of energy from protein but who eats 3000 kcal/day? Do they get the recommended quantity of protein? • 360 protein kcal= 90 grams= 1.5 g protein/kg/day • YES they get the recommended amount of protein/day...
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2011 for the course KIN 110 taught by Professor Lass during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).
- Spring '08