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Whey Protein Promotes Muscle Hypertrophy


A literature review published in Nutrition Metabolism, concluded that consuming whey protein supplements before or after weight training promotes protein synthesis and muscle growth. The amino acids from proteins act as building blocks for muscle hypertrophy. Also, specific amino acids, such as leucine act as chemical signals to turn on muscle protein synthesis. Whey protein supplements may decrease muscle damage and delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) due to weight training, and may allow athletes to increase training volume and prevent overtraining. However, other studies found that whey protein supplements do not promote muscle hypertrophy beyond the effects of training alone.


Author: veefitness

A qualified REPS Level 3 Personal Trainer who is passionate about helping others to achieve their goals of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Also a qualified Level 1 football and cricket coach.

5 thoughts on “Whey Protein Promotes Muscle Hypertrophy

  1. “Nice Post. It’s really a very good article. I noticed all your important points. Thanks”

  2. Yes! Finally someone writes about muscle gain.

  3. Very useful info. Hope to see more posts soon!

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