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