Member Question: Soy or Whey?

author : mrakes1
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Athletes are using all varieties of protein products, from bars, drinks and powder, and not seeing significant results, consequently recovery time and risk for injury increases.

Member question from Cyclingmaniac

I'm wondering if anyone can provide some insight on the benefits of soy and/or whey protein and the differences between the two of them. This will help members make educated decisions on what is best for them. 

 

Answer from Marni Rakes

Master of Science- Exercise Physiology
Certified Sports Nutritionist
USAT Level-1 Coach

 

Contrary to the belief that carbohydrates are the missing link to avoiding fatigue, sore muscles and exhaustion, athletes are really in need for a considerable amount of high quality protein. Even if you have ample fuel (carbohydrates) for your training sessions, a diet low in good sources of protein will cancel the effects of all your hard workouts. [.....]

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date: December 22, 2008

mrakes1

Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. I am a certified sports nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition,I teach spinning and I am CPR certified. I have finished the 2006 Boston marathon, 2006 IMFL, 2007 Ironman world Championship and I am qualified for the 2007 Ironman 70.3 World Championship. I write for Triathlete magazine and I love writing for BT.com!

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Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. I am a certified sports nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition,I teach spinning and I am CPR certified. I have finished the 2006 Boston marathon, 2006 IMFL, 2007 Ironman world Championship and I am qualified for the 2007 Ironman 70.3 World Championship. I write for Triathlete magazine and I love writing for BT.com!

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