Of all the nutritional debate in the fitness world, few things stir controversy and public concern like pre workout supplements.
Lifting nutrition resources for bodybuilding, powerlifting, and weightlifting.
What is Beta-Alanine?
Beta-alanine is a version of alanine that turns into carsonine after ingestion. Carsonine is an acid buffer that is stored in cells within the body and released when pH levels drop down, reducing the effects of lactic acid. In turn, this helps reduce muscular fatigue and soreness. Muscular fatigue is reduced in the 60 to 240 second range, which makes it directly applicable to reducing fatigue during a lifting set. These results have been observed consistently.
What is Curcumin?
Turmeric, a ginger root popular in India and Southeast Asia as a flavoring and coloring agent, has become quite popular recently for one of its chemical components: curcumin. Curcumin is a polyphenol, which have been studied for many years due to their potential antioxidant capabilities.
What Does Curcumin Do?
So: turmeric is a root that is ground into a spice and curcumin is one of the chemicals found within it. Where it gets interesting is curcumin’s potential effects as [Read more…]
Why Caffeine Pills?
Caffeine is a well researched supplement for improving energy, sharpening focus, and having more successful workouts. [Read more…]
Below you’ll find all you need to know about whether a mass gainer protein powder is right for you and how to order the best ones from Amazon Prime. [Read more…]
Branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) are three proteins (leucine, isoleucine, and valine) that promote muscle protein synthesis and muscle growth. They can also help novice athletes prevent fatigue, increase aerobic capacity, and increase fat oxidation. See a complete summary of all scientific research at Examine. [Read more…]
Pre-workout is a great way to get an extra edge in your workouts. Its ingredients can give you an extra boost of energy (caffeine), expand your blood vessels (L-citrulline), and increase muscular endurance (beta alanine).
Unfortunately, pre workout can also get a bad reputation [Read more…]