How to Gain Optimal Lean Muscle Mass

Building lean muscle mass has health benefits that extend far beyond the aesthetic. Lean muscle boosts your metabolism—allowing you to burn more calories at rest—increases strength, reduces the risk of injury, helps combat obesity and disease, and contributes to strong bones.

There are two essential phases in the process of building muscle or muscle protein synthesis: the breakdown phase while you’re training and the growth/synthesis phase while ingesting food – particularly protein-based foods.

Let’s go through some pointers on gaining optimal lean muscle mass.