Contractile and nutritional regulation of human muscle growth

Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2003 Jul;31(3):127-31. doi: 10.1097/00003677-200307000-00005.


Resistance exercise and nutritional provision are two independent and major stimuli of muscle protein synthesis and overall muscle growth. The focus of this review is on the regulation of muscle anabolism in humans after resistance exercise, nutritional provision, and a combination of the two.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acids
  • Animals
  • Endocrine Glands
  • Exercise
  • Hormones / physiology
  • Humans
  • Insulin / physiology
  • Muscle Contraction*
  • Muscle Development / physiology*
  • Muscle Proteins / biosynthesis
  • Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*


  • Amino Acids
  • Hormones
  • Insulin
  • Muscle Proteins