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The Enhancing Role of Post Exercise Protein for Muscle and Bone Development
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The Enhancing Role of Post Exercise Protein for Muscle and Bone Development

Educational Webinar, presented by Wayne Westcott, PhD

When: 5/23/2013
2:00 PM
Where: Online Webinar
Contact: Stephanie Marquart

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"The Enhancing Role of Post Exercise Protein for Muscle and Bone Development"
Presented by Wayne Westcott, PhD
Thursday, May 23, 2:00pm EST
Learning Objectives:
  • To realize that following a strength training session muscle protein breakdown exceeds muscle protein synthesis, resulting in several hours of net negative protein balance.
  • To recognize that ingesting supplemental protein before and/or after a resistance workout is essential for attaining a net positive protein balance that enhances the potential for muscle development.
  • To summarize relevant research findings related to the effects of supplemental protein on muscle strength, muscle hypertrophy, and bone density.
  • To present research-based recommendations for sensible and effective pre/post resistance training protein supplementation.
Inactive men and women lose muscle mass at an alarming rate (3% to 8% per decade for adults and 5% to 10% per decade for older adults), resulting in reduced bone density, decreased resting metabolism, and increased fat accumulation. Resistance exercise is essential for adults and older adults to counteract the progressive muscle loss, bone loss, metabolic decline, and fat gain associated with the aging process. Progressive resistance exercise provides the stimulus for strength development, but muscle hypertrophy requires a net positive protein balance. An effective means for attaining post-exercise net positive protein balance is supplemental protein (approximately 10 to 40 grams) consumed in close time proximity (one hour or less) of the strength training session. Several studies have shown enhanced resistance training results from pre-workout/post-workout protein intake. This webinar summarizes the pertinent research findings and presents practical recommendations for sensible and productive protein supplementation.

About Dr. Westcott
Wayne L. Westcott, Ph.D., directed fitness research programs at the South Shore YMCA in Quincy, MA for more than 25 years. In 2006, he developed an Exercise Science Major at Quincy College, where he now teaches and conducts strength training research studies. Wayne has been a strength training consultant for numerous organizations, including the United States Navy, the American Council on Exercise, and the YMCA of the USA. He has authored/co-authored 24 books/textbooks, and more than 60 peer-reviewed papers. Wayne serves as an editorial advisor/reviewer/writer/columnist for many publications, including The Physician and Sportsmedicine, ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal, ACSM’s Certified News, On-Site Fitness, Prevention, and Shape. He has been the keynote speaker for national meetings of the American College of Sports Medicine, the American College of Nutrition, and the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association. Wayne has served on the Executive Committee for the New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, as well as on the Advisory Boards for the International Council on Active Aging and for the International Association of Fitness Professionals. He has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Fitness Professionals, the Healthy American Fitness Leader Award from the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Governor’s Committee on Physical Fitness and Sports, and the Alumni Recognition Award from the Pennsylvania State University.

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