STUDY OF PRE-WORKOUT & CARB
The purpose of the study was to see the differences of the effects of four weeks of heavy resistance training performed together with either carbohydrate or NO-Shotgun[R] before and NO-Synthesize[R] after each exercise session on muscle strength, body composition, markers of protein synthesis, and clinical safety signs in men.
This article is based on a peer-reviewed scientific study on the difference between carbohydrates and pre-workout towards muscle strength and mass. Before we get into the good stuff, I just want to say that I in no way am endorsing the supplement products mentioned in this article. The pre-workout that the study used was NO-Shotgun[R] and NO-Synthesis[R] and the amount of carbohydrate before and after workouts was 27 grams. The study involved nineteen male participants that were recreationally active.
Websites all across the internet stress the importance of eating right around your workout session, but it has been proven that you could take your supplements (protein, creatine, and glucose) in the morning and evening more than a few hours away from your workout and still achieve the same benefit from the supplement.
To save you time I just decided to start with the results:
Total body mass in both groups (supplement & carb) increased at the same rate; however, fat mass was lessened in the pre-workout group while the carb group remained the same. The participants of the study completed a workout program that involved upper and lower body exercises. They worked out four days a week lifting twice for upper and lower body muscles. The heavy resistance training for 28 days with the pre-workout taken pre and post workout significantly improved body composition and also increased muscle mass and performance without negatively affecting the participants.
SO WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
I’m not going to tell you that you have to buy pre-workouts or supplements, but the studies have shown increased benefits for strength by using these supplements pre and post workouts. So if you’re trying to find new ways to get the most out of your workouts you should try adding a supplement to your diet as long as you have considered your personal health risks.
I wouldn’t advise people to start using supplements until they have done the research and have done resistance training for at least a few months. As long as you follow the proper usage for the supplements you’re using, then you should see some increased muscle and strength gains than before according to the study I examined. Choosing supplements that occur naturally such as protein, creatine, and glucose (sugar) are the safest and easiest to apply to your fitness plan.
INTERESTED IN PRE-WORKOUTS?
One of the pre-workouts that I have found work pretty well is the C4 brand. It contains some creatine nitrate as well as a load of other energy boosting vitamins. If you’re interested in trying pre-workout, then this would be the product to start with to see how you like it. Interested? Find what you need —> [amazon asin=B005TKVE5Q&text=here]
To see the report of the study click the link here http://www.nutritionandmetabolism.com/content/8/1/78