An Interesting Anecdote shared by Bret Contreras
I have an interesting anecdote to share.
I've been trying to convince one of my clients to consume more protein for the past six months. She weighs around 120 lbs and probably consumes 30-50 grams of protein per day. She couldn't perform the same workouts as the other ladies because she would experience nausea and excessive fatigue; I had to scale back the volume in her sessions dramatically.
Two weeks ago, she finally gave in and started supplementing her diet with an additional 30 grams of whey protein. She's still not consuming optimal protein levels (personally, I like 1 gram per pound of lean bodymass per day, but .8 would suffice), but since this time, her stamina and strength have increased dramatically and her nausea has diminished. She's now able to complete the same workouts as the other girls, she's now setting PR's every session, and I expect her physique to start making rapid improvements.
Make sure you're consuming adequate protein to support your training!
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