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Unformatted text preview: their diet. Essential amino acids, such as leucine, can help with simulating protein synthesis within the body. Many athletes consume various protein supplements or shakes, these supplements contain the amino acid leucine to help the human body build and repair muscles at a much faster rate than people who do not participate in athletics on a regular base. Some athletes will consume protein immediately after strenuous activity to help promote the synthesis process within the body sooner, repairing any muscle tissue that may have been damaged before the effects become troublesome or prevent further activity for any length of time. Reference "Muscle Protein Synthesis." World of Sports Science . Ed. K. Lee Lerner and Brenda Wilmoth Lerner. Vol. 2. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2007. 483-484. Gale Virtual Reference Library . Retrieved September 4, 2009 from http://go.galegroup.com.ezproxy.apollolibrary.com/ps/start.do?p=GVRL&u=uphoenix...
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2012 for the course AAIT SCI taught by Professor Pearlman during the Summer '10 term at University of Phoenix.
- Summer '10