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Modifying Set Numbers: 1, 3, or 5 Sets - How Many Shall We do per Exercise in 2015? First Study to Investigate Potential Benefits of 5 Sets in the Long (6 Months) Run

I have to admit. I am surprised that the total lean mass didn't but the sleeve size of the subjects did benefit from increasing the number of sets from 1 to 3 and from 3 to 5 sets. For legs this would have been something I would have expected. For arms, which are trained with almost every other exercise? No, not really. With their latest study, scientists from the University of Rio Grande do Sul, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and the Federal Universities of Rio de Janeiro and Maranhão tried to fill the gap that exists with respect to studies comparing the effects of multiple sets, greater than 3-sets, on strength and muscle hypertrophy over long training periods. Accordingly, the aim of the study was to compare the effects of 1, 3 and 5-sets on the changes in the muscle strength and endurance, muscle hypertrophy, vertical jump performance and body composition over the course of a six months standardized training regimen. The hypotheses of the study was that multiple

3g Taurine Improve Post-Workout Glycogen Resynthesis, Protect the Testes of Doping Sinners & Battles Alzheimer's

Taurine - A useful supplement for chemical, natural athletes and even sedentary slobs who are afraid of diabetes. Taurine, or 2-aminoethanesulfonic acid, as Wikipedia says, is an organic acid widely distributed in animal tissues. It is a major constituent of bile and can be found in the large intestine, and accounts for up to 0.1% of total human body weight. That does not sound like much, but taurine has many fundamental biological roles, such as conjugation of bile acids, antioxidation, osmoregulation, membrane stabilization, and modulation of calcium signaling. It is essential for cardiovascular function, and development and function of skeletal muscle, the retina, and the central nervous system and you were thus probably not too surprised, when you've recently read on the SuppVersity Facebook Page that taurine may help with Alzheimer's disease . You can learn more about taurine & other amino acids at the SuppVersity Taurine Pumps Up Strength & Recovery?

The Overfeeding Overview: High Fat, Carb, Protein, MCTs, Leptin, Testosterone, T3 & Reverse T3 - Get an Overview of the Consequences of Short- & Long-Term Overfeeding

High fat + high carbohydrate foods like mini doughnuts are exactly what you should not eat on a refeed day, let alone during weeks of bulking. Do you want to know what happens during days and weeks of gluttony? How the effects "bulking" will have on your body weight and composition, depending on where those extra calories come from? Have you wondered what the optimal nutrient composition on refeed days may look like? And are you concerned about the potential the health consequences of bulking? Yes? In this case, I would suggest you take a closer look at the following overview of the research. An overview that is probably not complete, but it should suffice to provide preliminary answers to the aforementioned questions. Learn more about the effects of your diet on your health at the SuppVersity Only Whey, Not Soy Works for Wheytloss Taste Matters - Role of the Taste Receptors Protein Satiety Shoot-Out: Casein vs. Whey How many Carbs Before Fat is Unhea

Will 2015 Be the Year You Pick up The Kettlebells? Find Out If Your Strength, Fitness & Physique Would Benefit

2015 may offer a chance to get spice up your routine with kettlebells. "Moderate evidence indicates that kettlebell training may be safe and effective for increasing certain functional strength and power measures and may show positive results with postural control in young, healthy populations," says a recent review of the literature in Physical Therapy Reviews (Girard. 2014) and does thus sound positively optimistic, but by far not as euphoric as some kettlebell warriors on the Internet. Those of you who know me are probably aware that I am not a fan of kettle bells, but I am true to the motto of being open to good scientific evidence, like the one from the previously cited review by Girard et al. (2014). I won't lie to you: I believe there are better muscle builders than kettlebells Tri- or Multi-Set Training for Body Recomp.? Alternating Squat & Blood Pressure - Productive? Pre-Exhaustion Exhausts Your Growth Potential Full ROM ➯ Full Gains -

Glycerol, An Overlooked Ergogenic Supplement? 10-12g of Glycerol May Increase Lean Mass Without Training. Plus: Effects on Adrenals & AST + Lactate Response to Exercise

Interestingly, the study at hand suggests that glycerol may make you more musclar, even if you don't life. Crazy, but true (photo by awesomebody). As a SuppVersity reader the potential ergogenic effect of the backbone of triglycerides are no news to you. The number of studies investigating the effects of glycerol on exercise performance and/or the adaptive response to exercise is yet low. Against that background, even a rodent study like the one by Eric Francelino Andrade from the Federal University of Lavras is worth its own SuppVersity article, I guess. In said study, the Brazilian researchers evaluated the training adaptation and physical performance parameters in rats orally supplemented with glycerol,glucose, or saline, and submitted to moderate aerobic exercise. Glycerol can be used in conjunction with creatine to hyperhydrate ( Easton. 2007). Creatine Doubles 'Ur GainZ! Creatine, DHT & Broscience Creatine Better After Workout ALA + Creatine =
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