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14.06.2023


Calisthenics plus fenugreek = more strength, more muscle, less body fat

When men start training their muscles for the first time in their lives, they build more muscle mass and strength when they use a supplement with a fenugreek extract. At the same time, supplementation with fenugreek induces the loss of fat mass.


When men start training their muscles for the first time in their lives, they build more muscle mass and strength when they use a supplement with a fenugreek extract. At the same time, supplementation with fenugreek induces the loss of fat mass.


Study
Researchers from the University of Sydney in Australia had 98 men of 25-47 men complete a calisthenics workout at home 2-3 times a week for 8 weeks. The men were active and healthy, but had not done any form of strength training before.

Some of the men used a placebo daily. Another part took 300 milligrams of fenugreek extract daily, another part took 600 milligrams of fenugreek extract daily.

The extract the researchers used was Testofen, a product of Gencor. Gencor sponsored the study.

Results
Supplementation with 600 milligrams of fenugreek extract per day resulted in an increase in lean body mass and a decrease in fat mass by 1.6 and 1.3 kilos, respectively. This was accompanied by a significant increase in strength.

In the placebo group, which only did calisthenics but did not use an active ingredient supplement, the researchers were unable to detect any significant changes.

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Calisthenics plus fenugreek = more strength, more muscle, less body fat


Calisthenics plus fenugreek = more strength, more muscle, less body fat


Supplementation with fenugreek also caused a modest increase in testosterone levels. It was too small to translate the increase in muscle mass and strength.

Impressive accomplishment
What the placebo group has achieved in this study is certainly impressive. No experience with strength training or fitness, 8 weeks of calisthenics without building muscle mass, losing fat mass or building strength. Well done.

Source:
Transl Sports Med. 2020 March 10;3(4):374-80.

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