Episode 4: Protein, Diet and Exercise – Dr Lee Hamilton

Podcast with Lee Hamilton

Dr Lee Hamilton from Stirling University chats with Dr Richard Mackenzie about what happens to your muscles with muscle mass, growth and breakdown when you eat and exercise. They take a look at how muscles change with age and explain protein synthesis, protein breakdown and amino acids for non-scientists.

More in details, some of the key topics are:

How it is possible to prevent muscle mass loss as we age and what is the best strategy to stay above the disability threshold;

What protein synthesis and breakdown means and the role of amino acids in muscle mass.

Are supplements useful to gain mass? Is there a specific time window when it is best to get your proteins supplements/meals to optimize muscle gain?

The role of mTOR and AMPK pathways in muscle growth

The role of type two fibers linked to muscle power

 

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