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INSIDE SCOOP

RECOVERY ESSENTIAL OR PROVIDER OF UNWANTED BULK? FOR LEAN-OBSESSED RUNNERS, THERE’S STILL A SLIGHT STIGMA AROUND PROTEIN, BUT IS IT JUSTIFIED? MR’S NUTRITIONIST MICHELLE NEWITT POSITS PROTEIN’S POSITIVES

RUNNER’S DIGEST

One of the most talked about subjects in the field of sports nutrition is: how do we know how much protein to consume and what type is best?

We know for a fact that an adequate protein intake accelerates muscle growth and speeds recovery, by helping rebuild muscle fibres damaged during a run. Protein is what keeps your body healthy under all that strain, and an adequate intake means you’re less likely to get injured.

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Give your running a boost with the April issue of Men’s Running – our nutrition special. Whether you’re in need of a reliable mid-marathon energy gel, a pre-run pick-me-up or a recovery-boosting shake, this month’s Best in Test is your go-to guide for the best sports nutrition products on the market – as decided by our team of independent runners. Elsewhere, spring marathoners can take advice from our very own marathon man, Steve Way, who tells you exactly what you should be doing with two months to go. Or, if off-road is your thing, resident trail guru Matt Maynard’s ‘Trail Skills’ feature explains how to hone the skills you’ll need to excel when the going gets muddy. All that, plus the usual training advice, race reports and nutrition know-how to help you run stronger than ever this spring.