Building skeletal muscle is important to sports nutrition consumers looking for some combination of a leaner, stronger physique and improved athletic performance. Exercise taxes and damages muscle, but the body repairs and builds new muscle during recovery from exercise. Several dietary ingredients can support various aspects of muscle recovery, thereby promoting muscle growth. Protein and amino acids are required, often along with carbohydrates, to increase muscle protein synthesis (MPS).
No Pain, No Gain? Muscle damage and recovery
No Pain, No Gain? Muscle damage and recovery are crucial to muscle development