Muscle metabolism remains elevated for as much as 24 hours or more after a strenuous training session. This is reflective of muscle protein building which is very energy costly.
Post training meal protein targets are influenced by length of time of previous meal and protein level as well as the breadth of a workout.
Roughly two-thirds of our body protein is in skeletal muscle. The remaining third is found as the basis of bone, skin, heart, digestive tract and other organs.
Ensuring that muscle protein turnover favors building is important in predicting positive progression towards building muscle strength and mass. The keys are effective training and ensuing ample diet protein.