Muscle protein synthesis is the process of building muscle mass.
Muscle protein synthesis is essential for exercise recovery and adaptation. As such, it’s a really popular topic in the fitness community.
But the methods used to measure muscle protein synthesis in studies are very complicated. Some basic knowledge on the various methods is essential to draw proper conclusions from the research you’ll read.
The purpose of this article is to provide a comprehensive guide on muscle protein synthesis: what is it, how is it measured, what are the strengths and limiations, how to draw proper conclusions from muscle protein synthesis research, and of course practical guidelines how to optimize it.