My son is now nearly 15, stands 6'1.5 and weighs 94kg. He is in the very early stages of selection for the Ospreys U16s (long, long way to go yet). We had another nutrition presentation the other evening and we were told that he has to put on as much lean muscle as possible over the next 4 years (16-20 is the optimum time for adding muscle?). We were told that he needs 2grams of protein for every kg of body weight (94 x 2 = 184). He has a good diet (scrambled eggs for breakfast, eats wholemeal bread, fruit, veg, pasta, chicken and tuna etc), has a protein bar on training/game days and a shake after said sessions. We have sorted out the shed as well so he can get back to using his weights. We were also told that we should only buy products that are on the Informed Sport website - www.informed-sport.com
. I have looked at the things on there and if I follow that advice, I can only buy Maximuscle (expensive - paying for name?) PAS Phase 3 (expensive, but I do have a discount code http://pasonline.co.uk
) and Kinetica.
I did a quick comparison to see the cost per serving and the protein per serving...
Phase 3 - 40g protein £1.05 per serving (also has extra vitamins)
Promax - 24.3g protein £1.00 per serving
Kinetica - 23g protein £0.53 per serving
Hurricane Evo - 34.6g protein £0.67 per serving (this has Creatine - not supposed to take U18)
Total Protein - 46.5g protein £0.64 per serving
Do I buy the expensive Phase 3 or the cheaper but possibly not as effective Total Protein?