Definition: "An ergogenic aid is any substance or phenomenon that enhances performance "
Ginsenoside Rg1, probably the primary active substance in Chinese and Korean ginseng, has an anabolic effect. If you give the substance to mice, their muscles will become more compact and stronger.
Imagine: you're a careful user of anabolic steroids. You occasionally take a course of oxandrolone only, and that's all you want. If this is your way of doing things, then Portuguese doping researchers may have discovered something that'll interest you
A modest dose of an extract of Phyllanthus amarus prevents the hangover after a substantial intake of ethanol. Human study.
Psychologists at Leeds Metropolitan University discovered that caffeine makes physical exertion more pleasurable.
An American EMG study.
Brazilian researchers at the Federal University of Lavras came to this conclusion after comparing the bench-press with the pullover.
French epidemiologists, affiliated with the Sorbonne discovered this. Their study, involving more than one hundred thousand French internet users, appeared in BMJ.
Spanish researchers at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health report this in Environmental Health Perspectives.
If the calculations that Dutch scientists made are correct, you burn more than 5 grams of fat extra for every cup of green tea you drink.
When obese people ingest 3 pills with an extract of alga Gelidium elegans every day, they slowly lose body fat - without having to change their way of life.
If you're interested in strengthening your knee ligaments - or patellar tendons as your physiotherapist would call them - then you'll probably be interested in this study as well.
Knee wraps may help you to use heavier weights for squats and leg presses in the gym, but regular use might not be such a good idea.
At least, that's what researchers at the University of Exeter in England claim.
If men who have been training for some time with weights also do time-restricted feeding, they lose body fat but do not sacrifice muscle mass. The benefits of time-restricted feeding are less evident among female strength athletes.
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