Effect Of Post-Workout Protein

Effect Of Post-Workout Protein If you've been drinking whey protein shakes within an hour of finishing weight training workouts for a while now, you've probably seen results. But what's the secret to whey's post-workout potential? A study published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology takes you beyond the effortless mixing and great taste to show what goes on when that shake is consumed after training.

Fifteen untrained male subjects did four sets of knee extensions for six reps each. Afterward, they received water, a shake containing 10 grams of whey protein or a shake containing 20 grams of whey protein. Muscle biopsies taken before and an hour after exercise showed no changes in mTOR signaling with water. Whey protein significantly increased mTOR activity in a dose dependent manner.

True Strength Moment: mTOR signaling helps regulate cell growth and protein synthesis – an important component of the muscle building process. This study showed that 20 grams of whey protein worked better than 10 grams, which was still superior to water. After putting in the hard work, make sure to adequately fuel your recovery.
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