Thanks for that. This article raises some additional questions:
Layne Norton talks about the level of protein at a meal required to obtain the maximum benefit for muscle building and states "at a protein intake above this level the body would merely oxidize the excess amino acids for energy".
But then later on in the article, suggests "it is better to consume larger protein doses spaced further apart and maximize protein synthesis" which doesn't equate with the first point.
So, I theorise that if you ate more protein than the required level for MPS at a single meal, and you aren't in an energy deficit, either of these scenarios would occur:
1. Excess would be stored as fat, or
2. Excess would be excreted, or
3. The larger size of the meal would take longer to digest and thus you would have a more sustained release of aminos over a longer period of time
What do you guys think? Is there any evidence of which of these scenarios occur in trained men?