Definition: "An ergogenic aid is any substance or phenomenon that enhances performance "
The medical term is subacromial impingement syndrome, but in the gym it's usually just called impingement: an injury which causes pain when you raise your arm sideways, lie on your damaged shoulder and sometimes even when just wearing a heavy jacket.
Physiologists at the University of Jyvaeskyla in Finland did an experiment with 31 subjects in their twenties, which reveals exactly what you can expect from protein supplements.
Footballers and rugby players probably react well to strength training programmes that include hip thrusts, while volleyball and basketball players benefit more from front squats.
By supplementing daily with 400-1600 milligrams of vitamin C, you might be able to delay the appearance of wrinkles, a Korean animal study suggests.
Epidemiological studies have already shown that moderate alcohol consumption does not have a positive health effect. Recently, a molecular study was published in Scientific Reports that came to the same conclusion.
After reasonably fit students have eaten healthily for 4 days, they run the 5K significantly faster than after having eaten for 4 days in a typical Western way.
For longevity purposes, power training is likely to be more useful than other forms of strength training, this study suggests.
If you believe in doing cardio training on an empty stomach as a way of losing fat, then you'll be interested in this human study. It says that the amount of fat that you burn during and after a short interval training session increases significantly if you take green tea capsule an hour before starting the workout.
This is evident form a study that Olga Stavrova, a social psychologist at Tilburg University, published in Psychological Science.
NASA scientists discovered that the synthetic antioxidant Eukarion-134 prevents the body from breaking down muscles during extended periods of inactivity.
According to this American meta study, probiotics do indeed improve the human immune system. These benign microorganisms cause immune cells to attack cancer cells and germs more agressively.
You train big muscle groups first and then the smaller ones. That's the way most standard training schedules are put together. Sports scientists at the University of Kurdistan in Iran have discovered why the standard approach isn't so crazy.
If you do not use your muscles, your body breaks them down. Fish oil and curcumin supplementation can inhibit or maybe even stop this breakdown.
Fascinating animal study, from which you could deduce that an effective daily human dose of arctigenin would be a couple of dozen milligrams.
Do you suffer from stress? Go into nature. The longer you stay in a natural and green environment, the further your cortisol level drops. And if you are short on time, try to stay at least 20-30 minutes in a park or forests.
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