I am trying to understand how a muscle such as the bicep grows step-by-step. For example (but not limited to):

  1. How nutrients line up?
  2. Which are essentials?
  3. What exactly do they do?

It's hard to make sense of the process when potein, bcaas, glutamine, amino acids, complexe carbs, simple carbs, con-cret creatine, mono creatine, calories, weight gainer, pre, intra, post workout supplements all seem to promote lean muscle.

I'm looking for a physiological answer.

  • Wow, I think this question is asking a lot of things here. A high-level answer (with enough details) would probably suffice, but keep in mind that questions that require an entire book (note that this is in the faq) shouldn't really be asked.
    – Matt Chan
    Feb 26, 2012 at 23:54
  • I've been a SE user for quite some time now and I've seen long and high quality answer before :), take a look: security.stackexchange.com/questions/11234/…. Feb 27, 2012 at 14:30

1 Answer 1


I found a relatively deep article here

I hope it can help you

  • Can you summarize the points of that article here instead of just providing a link?
    – Matt Chan
    Feb 29, 2012 at 11:55
  • sorry my english is not as good to make some shortened version of relatively scientific article
    – Zavael
    Feb 29, 2012 at 13:11
  • You could at least try.
    – Matt Chan
    Mar 1, 2012 at 3:43

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