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Muscle gain: increase calories 48 hours after workout?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 15, 2013 at 9:56 PM

I'm considering consuming more food 48 hours after a work out for muscle gain. What do you guys think about this plan? Will I able to get some mass, or do I have to heighten caloric intake on all days? What will the effects be when you compare these approaches?

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really good advice!

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on June 16, 2013
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Consuming protein right before and after a workout increases muscle growth compared to not consuming protein right before and after. Calories don't have much to do with it, its more related to Leucine (an amino acid which acts like a growth hormone) and having substrate for muscle growth.

"When's the best time to drink a protein shake? Although it can vary by brand, most experts recommend taking protein in two servings: one an hour or so before your workout to tank off your body's energy reserves, and another dose immediately after you work out to help repair muscle damage and fuel the growth of new muscles."

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on June 16, 2013
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really good advice!

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on June 16, 2013
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I have built loads of lean muscle mass over the last 5 weeks by eating around 170-180 grams of lean meat a day and by having a decent protein shake post workout! This works for me!

I don't calorie count as i eat well 24/7 ! :)

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