Smoking away those gains! Does smoking affect your muscle building?

We all know that smoking is bad for many reasons but how does it affect muscle building?

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  • Petersen, Anne Marie Winther, et al. “Smoking impairs muscle protein synthesis and increases the expression of myostatin and MAFbx in muscle.” American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism 293.3 (2007): E843-E848.

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