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creatine and cardio

Does creatine improve cardio?

Aerobic and Anaerobic Energy Pathways Before we get into whether creatine and aerobic exercise/cardio are a good fit, we need to understand the basics of how the body produces ATP. ATP, or adenosine triphosphate, is the main energy currency in the body. Regardless of whether you eat fats, carbohydrates, or [...]

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Do sports drinks improve performance?

Sports Drinks Commercially available sports drinks such as Gatorade and Powerade contain carbohydrates, electrolytes, and other nutrients. These products claim to improve rehydration and provide energy to keep workouts going longer. This presumably leads to increased strength, endurance, and overall performance gains. Given these claims, do we really need to consume [...]


The Final Verdict – BCAAs

Branched Chain Amino Acids We've come to the end of our series on the effectiveness of BCAAs. Since we started, we've gone over potential benefits of supplementation including: strength & aerobic training applications, ability to increase protein synthesis, decrease body fat, improve recovery, and aid in weight loss. The current [...]

BCAAs and aerobic exercise

Do BCAAs help with aerobic exercise?

BCAAs and Aerobic Exercise In the previous post (BCAAs and Strength Training), we discussed whether BCAAs were effective in increasing strength. The same reasons BCAAs SHOULD increase strength are the same reasons they SHOULD increase aerobic performance. In this post, we'll go over research specifically looking into BCAAs and aerobic [...]

creatine and aerobics

Creatine and Aerobic Performance

Creatine and Aerobic Performance Creatine is one of the most popular supplements available. When thinking of its possible benefits, we typically imagine gaining muscle, strength, and overall size. Rarely do we think creatine has the potential to increase cardiovascular or aerobic performance. The Supplement Database: Creatine Monohydrate The Supplement Database currently rates [...]