Muscle Protein Synthesis

Muscle protein synthesis refers to your body’s process of repairing and building muscle tissue.

There’s a constant cycle between muscle protein breakdown (MPB) and muscle protein synthesis (MPS). About 1% of muscle protein is turned over daily.

Hard training is catabolic. Meaning that it inflict damage on muscles breaking down your muscle tissue.

After training, your body turns the corner and becomes anabolic and starts healing the damage from the workout. That’s why many recommend consuming high quality protein after a workout.

Having a pre-workout or post-workout shake, or a solid meal with adequate carbs and protein around training, helps with protein synthesis. This activity is a short-term marker of muscle hypertrophy.

Jeff Nippard & Jorn Trommelen Explain Everything You Need To Know About Muscle Protein Synthesis


This is a long video. Skip to the 6 minute mark for basic explanation of Muscle Protein Synthesis

To maximize your muscle-building response, make sure you get about 3 grams of leucine per serving. It’s not too much of a problem if you consume 30-40 grams of dietary protein in your meals.


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