How Protein Turns Into Muscle

Chelsea Geach |

Every gym bro knows the importance of protein when building muscle.

Lift heavy, then smash a protein-rich meal to fuel your muscle growth. It’s the most basic advice out there for guys looking to grow their guns.

But what is actually going on in your body after you toss back that post-workout protein shake or tuck into some chicken breasts? Behind the bro-science of “workout + protein = gainz” is an astonishing biological mechanism. Watch this video with the sound turned up and you’ll appreciate your next plate of eggs on a whole new level.

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