While exercise buffs have long used protein supplements to gain muscle, new research from McMaster University suggests one protein source in particular, whey protein, is most effective for seniors struggling to rebuild muscle lost from inactivity associated with illness or long hospital stays. The study, published online in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition , compared the impact of different forms of protein supplements on older adults, a growing population challenged by the loss of muscle and strength, or sarcopenia, which in turn can affect balance, gait and the ability to perform the simple tasks of everyday life. Researchers found that protein did not stop lean muscle loss caused by inactivity, however, whey supplements helped to rebuild muscle once the participants activities resumed. Whey is one of the highest quality proteins and is ideal for older persons," says Stuart Phillips, senior author on the paper and a professor of kinesiology at McMaster. Researchers set out to compare the impact of whey versus collagen protein on muscle loss during periods of inactivity and then recovery. Whey is considered a high-quality or complete protein, meaning it is rich in all essential amino acids and is higher in leucine, one of the essential amino acids the body cannot make itself and therefore, must derive from food.
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The 4-Week Workout Plan to Gain 10 Pounds of Muscle | Muscle & Fitness
What is the best workout for people over 60? There are many men and women over the age of 60 either trying to build up their physique or simply trying to be more active. Here are some great tips, workouts and more. Find out more.
Best Gym Workout Routine for Men over 50
By: Holly Smith, M. This is not just a myth. But hopefully, these muscle building workouts for men over 50 can change that for you.
But none of this matters. With the right type of training, you can still build muscle and get strong well into your forties, fifties, and beyond. You can start by trying out a new routine, like the Men's Heath MA40 program. The 8-week regimen from trainer David Jack is specifically designed for guys who have logged plenty of miles over the years — but still have plenty of gas left in the tank.