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Steele
10-01-2006, 04:23 PM
Which of the above plays the biggest role in protein synthesis? Increasing energy intake or protein? Or a mixture of the two?

-Steele

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
10-01-2006, 04:23 PM
I think protein plays the biggest role in protein synthesis. :)

And enough calories.

Steele
10-01-2006, 04:26 PM
Both then?

-Steele

Steele
10-01-2006, 04:28 PM
Seeing as protein synthesis takes lots of energy, if the energy is not available then the protein will be used elsewhere, surely?

-Steele

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
10-01-2006, 04:32 PM
Everything takes energy, so you need energy for you body to keep synthesizing tissues.

Steele
10-01-2006, 04:36 PM
So both then :p

-Steele

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
10-01-2006, 04:40 PM
Yes.

Davidelmo
10-01-2006, 04:49 PM
Both.
You need the energy to start and sustain the process
You need the dietary protein as the building blocks

You can't have one without the other. I WISH our bodies could burn fat to release energy to be used in protein synth but it just doesn't happen :(

Steele
10-01-2006, 05:00 PM
Cheers chaps =)

-Steele

TheGimp
10-02-2006, 08:37 AM
Once you are consuming the usual recommended intake of 1g / lb of bodyweight in protein, the limiting factor in muscle building is (most likely) going to be energy.

Holto
10-02-2006, 02:44 PM
I WISH our bodies could burn fat to release energy to be used in protein synth but it just doesn't happen :(

Recomposition?

Davidelmo
10-02-2006, 02:50 PM
Recomposition?

Too slow! Dammit this is the modern age - I want everything NOW! If my food isn't cooked in under 120 seconds and an expensive supp doesn't give me 20lbs of pure muscle in a month i'm going to be unhappy!

Seriously though, recomp is really really slow for me. I've held the same weight for a while now and it's taken me months and months to reduce my BF by about 2%.

Holto
10-02-2006, 04:55 PM
Too slow!

Too true!