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.
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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
7 Dietary supplements: Recommendations for dietary supplements
When we completed the 10-kilometer race, I was approached by a runner. It was all red and complained of severe itching. I asked if he any supplements or medications before the competition. He replied that he took a large dose of Niacin before the race. His girlfriend worked in the health food store and told him about the dietary Supplement, which could expand blood vessels and improve performance. Runner not only experienced the unpleasant symptoms during the race, but finished with one of its
The COMMITTEE ON NUTRITION AND HEALTH USA recommends that people avoid taking vitamin and mineral supplements that exceed 100% of the recommended daily needs for nutrients (the nutrients). Most people can get these vital nutrients without dietary supplements* 5 due to the variety of food.
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Although most studies which were athletes involved in power sports, prove the positive effects of creatine, this cannot be said about the tests, during which attempts were made to identify its influence on the development of endurance. In fact, creatine affects mostly the type 2 fibers (fibers responsible for strength and power) and not of type 1 fibers (fibers responsible for endurance). Moreover, creatine promotes weight gain, which is unacceptable for athletes engaged in sports that
require endurance, but also for swimmers who may have problems with buoyancy.
However, prolonged physical exertion in very rare cases are composed entirely of endurance. At certain stages, particularly at the end of the race, the athletes have to speed up the pace. Numerous studies have proven that creatine can affect the results, if during the test of endurance should be made, and repeatedly, intense efforts.
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