We live in the Internet Age, so we have all probably seen pop-up ads that make claims like “Slee
own that sleep increases muscle protein synthesis rates after exercising. However, it was unclear if similar “gainz” would be made after resistance training.
But “gainz” were, indeed, made.
From the Journal of Nutrition
Muscle strength increased after resistance exercise training to a significantly greater extent in the protein-supplemented (PRO) group than in the placebo-supplemented (PLA) group (+164 ± 11 kg and +130 ± 9 kg, respectively;P < 0.001). In addition, quadriceps muscle cross-sectional area increased in both groups over time (P < 0.001), with a greater increase in the PRO group than in the PLA group (+8.4 ± 1.1 cm2 vs. +4.8 ± 0.8 cm2, respectively; P < 0.05). Both type I and type II muscle fiber size increased after exercise training (P < 0.001), with a greater increase in type II muscle fiber size in the PRO group (+2319 ± 368 μm2) than in the PLA group (+1017 ± 353 μm2; P < 0.05).
ProPeas and Red Rush
For exercise, we have Red Rush to help with stamina and recovery.
For post-workout, pre-bedtime protein, we have ProPeas. Take it before slumber. It has no sugar, so it won’t keep you from your hard-earned “gainz.”
p Yourself Slim” or “Snooze to Lose Weight” or maybe even “Yawn to Make the Pounds Gone.” I can’t personally vouch for my made-up headlines, but I do know that a good night’s sleep is important for maintaining a healthy metabolism.
But what if I were to tell you that you can build muscles while you sleep? I know. I know. That really does sound like the midnight ramblings of an infomercial huckster. However, according to a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition, it’s completely possible. Of course, you still have to exercise. So there is that.
The study looked at forty-four young men who underwent 12 weeks of resistance training. Some supplemented with protein before bedtime. Others did not. Previous studies have sh