Do Post-Exercise Hormones Increase Muscle Strength?
Working out may boost your testosterone and growth hormone naturally, but does that lead to increased muscle strength?
Not according to two new studies by researchers at McMaster University. While the levels of those hormones in the blood do jump after resistance exercise, they don’t play a large role in stimulating muscle growth.
The muscles of both men and women, however, built new muscle proteins at about the same pace.