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BY MICHAEL SCARBROUGH | FEB. 01, 2016, 6:32 P.M. (ET)Every athlete reaches performance plateaus, and as we age, we experience longer recovery and ebbing performance. Is that the inevitable consequence of aging, or is there more we can do? I’d like to share some recent advances in our understanding of aging’s impact on recovery, and challenge your thinking about how you manage protein nutrition for some answers.Why protein? It plays a vital role in our bodies’ adaptive response to training, transforming hours of sweat into hard-won performance gains. Once considered the domain of strength athletes, emerging research demonstrates protein’s crucial...

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