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    how long after a workout will muscle growth occur?

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    When I work out a specific muscle, it's often sore for a week, sometimes slightly more. For the first 2 or 3 days after the workout, I'm very good about trying to take in lots of calories and especially protein. But then I find I usually slack off and stop taking my whey shakes. This results in several days where I'm still sore but not taking in the protein I usually do right after a workout. My question is, if I keep myself in positive nitrogen balance for as long as I'm sore, will my muscles continue to grow, or does this only occur for a day or two after the workout regardless of how sore I am?
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    If you are still sore, your muscles are still repairing. Being sore for over a week is a pretty long time. By your post, it sounds like you work out only once a week.
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    DOMS is a sign of muscle repair i believe, as the fluid which helps repair the fibres puts pressure on the nerves hence the 'soreness'.

    saying that though, feeling muscles grow is not a good indication. even when you dont have DOMS they could still be growing.

    if at the very least, have your whey straight after a workout, then a shower or whatever, then a good protein based meal with carbs.
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    Once you have a consistant workout plan and diet, the only times your mucles wont be growing are times of catabolism
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    Originally Posted by skarotum View Post
    If you are still sore, your muscles are still repairing. Being sore for over a week is a pretty long time. By your post, it sounds like you work out only once a week.
    I workout 3 times a week and sometimes my muscles still hurt almost till the next workout. He probly doesnt do the same body parts more than one time a week.

    But anyway.. Protein shakes are best in the morning and after a workout.. As long as you eat a substantial amount of protein throughout the week, you really dont need to drink those shakes. I still do though.. Just out of habit. Shakes are good for almost instant protein delivery to the muscles. But eating chicken and some rice an hour or 2 later is more important for muscle growth than the protein shake cause it gets delivered overtime.
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