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Fitness Tip of the Month – Maximize Muscle Building

The more protein your body stores in a process called protein synthesis the larger your muscles grow. But your body is constantly draining its protein reserves for other uses making hormones, for instance.

The result is less protein available for muscle building. To counteract that, you need to build and store new proteins faster than your body breaks down old proteins, says Michael Houston, Ph.D., a professor of nutrition at Virginia Tech University.