ADVANTAGES OF HAMSTRING STRENGTH


One of your hamstring muscles is probably stronger than the other, an imbalance caused by the fact that most active adults have a dominant side – whether that’s the right or left. A study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exerciseexamines whether this imbalance and hamstring weakness are risk factors for…

HOW TO OPTIMIZE PROTEIN SYNTHESIS


Protein synthesis is an important process involved in muscle recovery and performance adaptations. It can be triggered by consuming protein, but how much is needed to maximize gains has been a matter of debate. A study published in the journalMedicine & Science in Sports & Exercise adds to the conversation with research involving experienced distance…

BUILD MUSCLE WHILE YOU SLEEP


Muscle is built bigger and stronger during recovery, a process requiring rest and amino acids from protein. While many weight training adults know how a rapidly digesting post-workout protein shake can help kick-start the recovery process, not nearly as many have first-hand experience with slowly digesting protein shakes used right before bed. A study published…