Post Weight-Training Protein Supplements Increase Muscle SizeJul 20, 2016 | by: Team A8
Protein supplements high in the amino acid leucine promote muscle protein synthesis. Dutch researchers combined the results of 22 students that included 680 people, using a statistical technique called meta-analysis.
Results were very encouraging.
Post-exercise protein supplements increased fat-free mass (mainly muscle) and leg press strength. The results were similar in younger and older people. Consuming a supplement after weight training containing approximately 25 grams of protein is an effective way to increase muscle mass and strength in people of any age. (American Journal Clinical Nutrition, 96: 1454--1464, 2012)