Tag - strength

caffeine

Does caffeine increase strength?

Caffeine Caffeine is a popular supplement used to improve performance and increase alertness. Americans consume 200-300 milligrams of caffeine per day. As one of the most widely used ingredients in pre-workout supplements, it's important to verify its efficacy in improving exercise outcomes. The Supplement Database: Caffeine The Supplement Database currently rates 15 [...]

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glutamine

Is glutamine effective in improving performance or enhancing recovery?

Glutamine Glutamine is one of the conditionally essential amino acids1. Under normal circumstances, the body makes enough. In certain instances, such as a critical illness, the body's requirement exceeds its production capability. In these times, the body needs an external (dietary/supplement) source, to meet its needs2. The Supplement Database: Glutamine The Supplement [...]

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creatine and strength

Does creatine make you stronger?

Creatine and Strength Creatine and strength training go together like (insert your favorite pair). Creatine works by providing additional phosphate groups, making it easier for the body to recycle ADP back into ATP. This should theoretically improve performance in exercises which have high, short-term energy demands. We are lucky in [...]

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creatine

What is creatine?

Creatine Creatine is one of the most popular supplements available on the market with sales estimated at $400 million annually1. This popularity comes for a good reason; creatine is one of the few supplements that consistently demonstrates its effectiveness in a high number of research articles. This series will go [...]

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BCAAs

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 [...]

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creatine and strength

Creatine and Strength

What is creatine? Creatine is one of the most popular supplements in the fitness industry. It plays an important role in energy metabolism and supplementation provides many benefits including increased muscle mass, strength, and improved body composition. The Supplement Database: Creatine Monohydrate The Supplement Database currently rates 20 creatine monohydrate claims and [...]

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