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Building muscle can seem like a confusing process.

Some people say you need to use high reps in your workouts, others say you should just focus on getting strong.

Some say you need to eat a high-protein diet, others say it doesn’t matter.

Some say you need to eat a meal immediately before and/or after your workout, others say you just have to eat enough calories throughout the day.

How are you supposed to know who’s right?

Well, one way to sift through this muddle of facts, opinions, and pap is to zero in on exactly what you’re going for.

And if your goal is to build muscle, then you need to understand that all of these strategies are really aimed at one thing: muscle protein synthesis.

What’s that, you wonder?

Well, that’s what you’re going to learn on this podcast.

You’re going to learn what muscle protein synthesis is, why it’s so important for building muscle, the six best ways to increase muscle protein synthesis, and how to avoid the things that decrease muscle protein synthesis.

Let’s get started.

Time Stamps:

3:41 – What is muscle protein synthesis?

10:31 – How do calories impair muscle protein synthesis?

14:43 – Why is protein so important to muscle protein synthesis?

23:06 – Which supplements help with muscle protein synthesis?

28:13 – How does sleep affect muscle protein synthesis?

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