Resistance Training Supplements and their Potential Benefit
- *Corresponding Author:
- Julien S Baker
Professor, Institute of Clinical Exercise
and Health Science
University of the West of Scotland
Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: September 18, 2013; Accepted Date: November 20, 2013; Published Date: November 27, 2013
Citation: Hayes LD, Baker CE, Bickerstaff GF, Baker JS (2013) Resistance Training Supplements and their Potential Benefit. J Sports Med Doping Stud 3:131. doi: 10.4172/2161-0673.1000131
Copyright: © 2013 Hayes LD, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Resistance Exercise (RE) is a widely practiced activity both in leisure time and in training periods for competitive athletes. Recent advanced in molecular biology and muscle physiology has elucidated some of the mechanisms that regulate muscle growth. As a result of these biochemical advances, an increased number of supplements claiming to enhance adaptations to Resistance exercise have become available. Essentially, the aim of these supplements is to influence protein synthesis and therefore gradual protein accretion leading to increased muscle size and strength. The aim of this review is to discuss the most commonly consumed supplements associated with RE and make recommendations with regards to timing, volume and combinations of supplementations.