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Nutrient timing revisited: is there a post-exercise anabolic window?

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, April 2022
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Title
Nutrient timing revisited: is there a post-exercise anabolic window?
Published in
Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, April 2022
DOI 10.1186/1550-2783-10-5
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Authors

Alan Albert Aragon, Brad Jon Schoenfeld

Abstract

Nutrient timing is a popular nutritional strategy that involves the consumption of combinations of nutrients--primarily protein and carbohydrate--in and around an exercise session. Some have claimed that this approach can produce dramatic improvements in body composition. It has even been postulated that the timing of nutritional consumption may be more important than the absolute daily intake of nutrients. The post-exercise period is widely considered the most critical part of nutrient timing. Theoretically, consuming the proper ratio of nutrients during this time not only initiates the rebuilding of damaged muscle tissue and restoration of energy reserves, but it Does So in a supercompensated fashion that enhances both body composition and exercise performance. Several researchers have made reference to an anabolic "window of opportunity" whereby a limited time exists after training to optimize training-related muscular adaptations. However, the importance - and even the existence - of a post-exercise 'window' can vary according to a number of factors. Not only is nutrient timing research open to question in terms of applicability, but recent evidence has directly challenged the classical view of the relevance of post-exercise nutritional intake with respect to anabolism. Therefore, the purpose of this paper will be twofold: 1) to review the existing literature on the effects of nutrient timing with respect to post-exercise muscular adaptations, and; 2) to draw relevant conclusions that allow practical, evidence-based nutritional recommendations to be made for maximizing the anabolic response to exercise.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 7 <1%
United Kingdom 5 <1%
United States 5 <1%
Netherlands 3 <1%
South Africa 2 <1%
Germany 2 <1%
Denmark 2 <1%
Japan 2 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
Other 5 <1%
Unknown 731 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 187 24%
Student > Master 172 22%
Other 67 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 66 9%
Researcher 57 7%
Other 139 18%
Unknown 78 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 249 33%
Medicine and Dentistry 121 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 102 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 74 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 41 5%
Other 80 10%
Unknown 99 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1057. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 January 2023.
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