Christopher D. Jensen, PhD, MPH, RD
Myth #1: The more protein you eat, the more muscle you will gain.
False. Yes, muscle tissue is made up of protein, and athletes do need a bit more protein than non-athletes. However, most athletes already meet their daily requirements for protein intake from the foods they already eat. Extra protein beyond that is just extra calories you don’t necessarily need.
Focus on protein intake around your training and events instead of on the amount you consume each day. Eating protein after your workouts helps to ensure an ample supply of amino acid building blocks the body needs to repair and build muscle tissue. Try consuming 15-25 grams of protein as part of your recovery. As a rule of thumb, try going by the 20/20 rule: take in 20grams of protein within 20 minutes of completing your training.  Visit site for more information