One of my sons is a swimmer at a university. His coach is telling him he only needs 0.5 grams of protein per pound of body weight. I?ve been telling him it?s more like 1 to 1.5 grams and probably more for elite athletes.
It?s a good program, very competitive, and I do respect the coach. He?s done rather well for years. However, his recommendations on this seem old and out of date.
My son weighs 190 lbs. His coach is telling him to take no more than ½ scoop of protein powder per day. I was telling him to take 2 to 4 scoops at various times during the day (spread it out).
What do you all think? Does anyone know any links to formal studies that show protein requirements? I'd like to send them to the coach. That seems better than just telling him he's wrong. Or maybe I'm wrong. Any suggestions are welcomed.
Thanks in advance for your help.