Builds Muscle Following Exercise
Consuming whey protein can help with muscle-building even if this dairy based substance is ingested a whole day following a workout session, according to the results of a new study.
Scientists at McMaster University Canada and also scientists at the University of Nottingham England enrolled fifteen young men, all of who are experienced with carrying out resistance based exercises.
These volunteers went through testing procedures to determine the amount of muscle growth as based on two specific conditions: after consuming fifteen grams of whey protein at rest and twenty-four hours following a session of resistance exercises.
Throughout the exercise section of this study, each volunteer carried out these exact activities: lifting heavy loads on the leg extension machine up to the point of fatigue; lifting a light-weight load until fatigue; or lifting a light load where the resistance session was ended before the onset of fatigue.
Whey Protein Post-Workout
Each of the young men came back to the science lab twenty-four hours later and consumed fifteen grams of whey protein powder, a type of protein that many body builders and athletes believe is among the best protein powders for building muscle.
The results revealed that irrespective of the kind of exercise load used, muscle growth genuinely increased after consuming whey.
These conclusions advocate that muscle could make greater use of amino acids in the diet if consumed twenty-four hours following exercise, irrespective of exercise load provided that the exercises are performed to fatigue. Or at least these this indicated that this is the case with the amino acids in whey protein. Further tests are needed to measure the results of other types of protein.
The scientists state that these results provide insights in relation to how resistance exercises can offer benefits for lean muscle development, maintenance and growth.
The result of this study will be released in the April 2011 publication of The Journal of Nutrition.