Ask the Experts: How Much Protein Do I Need?

November 17, 2011

Q: How much protein should I be eating on a daily basis?

A: Protein is a crucial macronutrient for athletes. It is the key building block for muscle development and repair, so it is important to make sure you are getting the right amount of protein at the right times. Check out the video below with Kristen Steele from the Gatorade Sports Science Institute to learn how much protein you need to consume daily to support your athletic development and performance.

Josh Staph
- Josh Staph is the Senior Vice President, Content at STACK Media and joined the company shortly after it was founded in 2005. He graduated from...
Josh Staph
- Josh Staph is the Senior Vice President, Content at STACK Media and joined the company shortly after it was founded in 2005. He graduated from...

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