Even if you’re in good shape, you can still build more muscle, shed more fat and improve your performance. Many adults actively engaged in these pursuits place their emphasis on the training aspect of the journey, but there might be another way. Consider the findings of new research from Skidmore University.

Fifty physically fit women and men between the ages of 30 and 65 who had exercised at least 4 days a week for 45 minutes per session for 3 years took part in the 12 week study. All subjects consumed the same amount of calories and followed the same strength and aerobic training program. Some got the recommended amount of protein while other received slightly more protein along with antioxidant supplements.

While all subjects showed improvements, subjects in the higher protein group experienced greater gains in upper body muscular endurance and power, core strength and aerobic power.

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