creatine

Biologically active food supplements for sport

To the professional qualities of athletes every day put forward strict requirements: to improve endurance, increase your muscle mass, and with it the power to lose weight. For the sake of achieving professional athletes work out hard, sometimes for years. The consequences of such activities: depreciation and depletion of the body, occupational diseases, etc. In such harsh conditions, the athlete is not able on his own to cope with high loads and stress.

Resulting in a large professional sports, is an increasing emphasis on sports nutrition. And all the more contentious issues appears. Increasingly, the question is: ‘is it possible the use of bioactive food supplements Continue reading

Can creatine increase strength

Can creatine increase strength?

Today we talk about such a popular sports Supplement, creatine. Athletes, especially bodybuilders often use creatine. It is a natural chemical compound found mostly in muscles, it has an effect on increasing muscle strength and size (volume). This sports nutritional Supplement is mostly known for its efficiency for high intensity exercises such as sprinting, powerlifting and weightlifting. Evidence of its usefulness for endurance training, very vague.

Experts say that rather no than Yes

Many athletes are looking for ways to increase your speed, strength and endurance, for this purpose, often turn to creatine. However, while many authoritative sources the National Institute of health, USA, the site of the University of Maryland indicate that creatine can have Continue reading

Where does the energy for muscular activity

During the life of the body, whether it’s metabolic processes, muscle activity, etc. going on the energy consumption. ATP (adenosine triphosphate) is degraded to ADP (adenosine diphosphate), releasing energy that is used in all life processes.

ATP ADP + energy

The ATP content in muscle minor. During intense muscle activity, the ATP consumed in the 2C. However, within the muscles, there are several support systems that continuously regenerate ADP to ATP.

There are three main systems of resynthesis of ATP: phosphate, lactate and oxygen.

Phosphate system

KrF + ADP → ATP + creatine

— creatine (ECOP), which reserves in the muscles are limited to 6-8 with intensive work.

At maximum load the phosphate system Continue reading

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