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Protein for Young Female Athletes

Content by: Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD

Protein is important for young female athletes! This download offers great information to get the right balance of nutritions. Learn more...

Protein for Young Female Athletes





Although protein is important in your diet, it is equally important to consume enough carbs. You build muscle through weights and exercise. Carbs are necessary muscle fuel for a strong workout.

Key Information:
• Calories: 2,500-3,200 (depending on body size and position played)
• Protein needs, based on 0.8 g protein/lb body weight (about 1.8 g protein/kg)
• 115 lb player needs about 92-115 g protein/day; 130 lb player needs about 104-130 g protein/day

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