LACTATE BUILDUP DURING 3 SETS


When you exercise with intensity, lactate builds up in your bloodstream. This occurs at different rates depending on the individual and their level of fitness, and a new study published in the Journal of Sports Science & Medicine suggests that rate of lactate accumulation can vary between sets depending on whether you’re working upper body or lower…

LEUCINE-ENHANCED WHEY VS. MILK


It’s been said that a glass of chocolate milk is the perfect recovery drink, and that might be true for endurance athletes who need the carbs. But if protein’s your priority, a study published in the Nutrition Journal suggests 20 grams of whey protein enhanced with 3 grams of the Branched Chain Amino Acid (BCAA) Leucine does…

COST OF BREAKING WITH BREAD


We’re well enough along into diet season for even the most dedicated adults to really be missing a few forbidden foods. Because bread is one of the most common items to be sliced from any diet, a study published in the journal Clinical Nutritionoffers timely research for those who’ve chosen this path or are thinking about…

SIMPLIFIED PROTEIN CALCULATION


There are more than a few grams per pound and grams per kilogram protein recommendations out there for you to calculate. But an easier to hit target was presented in an education session at SupplySide West. According to the research, the average daily protein recommendation of 0.8 grams per kilogram of body weight works out…

Glutamine & Immune System Health


Harvard Medical School weighed in with tips for maintaining a healthy immune system. Today we offer supplemental assistance in the form of L-Glutamine.Glutamine accounts for about 60% of the amino acids present in skeletal muscle, so its role in during workout muscle contractions and post-workout muscle rebuilding is obvious. Glutamine also helps support your immune system….

PRE-SEASON WEIGHT LIFTING PROGRAM


Elite athletes start preparing for competition long before opening day of their sport’s training camp. If you want to play at the top of your game, consider the findings of a study recently published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research before mapping out a pre-season resistance training program. Twenty first year Division I college football…

GLUCOSE VERSUS FRUCTOSE


Glucose and fructose are both rapidly digesting carbohydrates used by endurance athletes to refuel during extended duration training and competition. Does it make a difference which one you choose? If maintaining hydration is a consideration, the answer is yes according to a study published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Researchers had…