Protein Synthesis and Muscle Growth

Many muscle building supplements market the concept of increasing ‘protein synthesis’. The assumption is that protein synthesis = muscle growth.

This is half right.

For a muscle to grow larger two things have to happen

1) An increase in protein synthesis (anabolism)

2) A decrease in protein breakdown (catabolism)

Regular weight training workouts can stimulate and net increase in protein synthesis and some research labs are measuring exactly what happens in your muscles after a workout.

In todays  audio lesson I interview a friend of mine Dave Gunderman who is doing his research on the protein synthetic effect of working out.

Dave will walk you through what it’s like to be in one of these studies, the basics of muscle protein synthesis and the type of workouts  that he suggests are best for maximizing protein synthesis.


About Allen Elliott

Allen is the Editor-In Chief of the Adonis Index Blog, bringing you weekly articles on contest prep, transformation testimonials' and much more!

Additionally he is a published Fitness Personality, Certified Personal Trainer, and National Competitor in the NPC Men's Physique Division.

Last but not least, as an Adonis/Venus Index Transformation Coach, he works to provide guided solutions for people who sincerely strive to meet their fitness goals.

Being a fitness model and competitor gives him a lot of valuable insights that nobody else talks about. Among other things, he will teach you how to prepare for a live show or a fitness photoshoot yourself.

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