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Protein for Young Male Athletes

Content by: Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD

What is necessary to "bulk up"? Review this basic guide for the amount of protein necessary in your diet to increase muscle mass.

Protein for Young Male 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: 4,000-6,000 (depending on body size and position played)
• Protein needs, based on 0.8 g protein/lb body weight (about 1.8 g protein/kg)
• 175 lb player needs about 140 g protein/day; 220 lb player needs about 175 g protein/day

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