Lesson series

Protein: Adaptation vs recovery

In this course, Oliver Witard will cover the process of muscle building. What is the role of protein in both recovery and adaptation?

You will learn about:
  Muscle plasticity and muscle protein turnover
  The metabolic basis of muscle adaptation to exercise training
  The important of MPS and mTOR for muscle adaptation
  The regulation of MPS with protein feeding and exercise
  Protein for recovery in both strength and endurance athletes
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Author

Dr. Oliver Witard

Number of lectures

3

Video time

1.5 hours

Key readings

1

Exams

1

Testimonials

Dr Oliver Witard

Dr Oliver Witard is a Senior Lecturer in Exercise Metabolism and Nutrition in the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine. His multi-disciplinary research spans two research groups within King’s: (i) Muscle: Form and Function in the Centre for Human & Applied Physiological Sciences, and (ii) Diet and Cardiometabolic Health in the Department of Nutrition. He is also Deputy Programme Director for the undergraduate programme in Sport and Exercise Medical Sciences. Oliver’s main research focuses is protein metabolism. He is a board member of The Nutrition Society and an elected member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Young Academy of Scotland.

Oliver is a board member of The Nutrition Society and an elected member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Young Academy of Scotland. He helped develop the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) consensus statement 2019 on Nutrition for Athletes. In 2011, Oliver was the recipient of the Young Investigator of the Year (First prize) at the European College of Sports Sciences (ECSS) and was nominated for the Rank Prize in Sport Nutrition.
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