PHS grad McBride is co-author of story on dietary protein, athletes

The name of Princeton High School (PHS) graduate Isaiah McBride, 22, is listed with two others as co-authors of a story in this month’s strength and conditioning journal put out by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. The story is titled “Dietary Protein and Strength Athletes.”

The other two authors are James F. Edel, who holds a BS degree, like McBride, from Winona State University (WSU), and Lonnie Lowrey, an assistant professor at WSU who holds a doctorate degree. The three are associated with WSU’s Department of Health, Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences.

McBride, who majored in exercise science and minored in nutrition, also gave a presentation earlier this year with Prof. Lowrey in San Antonio, Texas, on the subject of sports nutrition for the high school athlete.

The journal story is copyrighted so the Union-Eagle story comes out of an interview last week with McBride, who is now studying for a master’s degree at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. It will be a two-year program in kinesiology sports studies and human performance.

McBride says the story he co-authored is basically about the over and under consumption of protein by athletes and why protein is necessary for rebuilding muscles. This is a new focus, he said, adding that when he attended PHS he didn’t feel he was given the necessary information about the subject.

McBride, who played mostly basketball, and some football while at PHS, said his protein intake at that time was insufficient. He recalled long PHS school days, starting at 5 a.m., including school classes and then sports practice where he just “trained, trained, trained,” with “no focus on nutritional access.”

A body is like a car, McBride continued, explaining that enough protein is vital to the active body like fuel is to a motor vehicle. And not just protein, but also the amount of calories are important, he said.

McBride, who played intramural basketball at WSU, has set a goal of becoming a strength and conditioning coach at a major university.