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Protein Synthesis Following Strength Training


Does anyone have any studies or graphical data that shows when protein synthesis peaks following strength training? I thought I heard somewhere that it was between 24 and 36 hours following strength training but I am not for sure.


Just drink a protein shake within about a half hour of lifting and don't worry about the science.


I know and do that. It's more for my own curiosity and I also think it would be useful to get an idea of when the muscle building effects of exercise begin to taper off.