Will Taking Caffeine Increase Muscle Power?

Will Taking Caffeine Increase Muscle Power?

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Background On Caffeine  Caffeine is a natural alkaloid present in the leaves, fruits, and seeds of various plants (coffee, kola, tea, mate, etc.) or can be artificially synthesized. Caffeine is the most commonly used ergogenic drug in the sports world with reports of 75% consumption of elite national and international athletes prior to competition obtained from urine samples. Caffeine used …

Swim Practice Protein Intake

Swim Practice Protein Intake

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Take-Home Points on Swim Practice Protein Intake: Ingesting protein during training can minimize muscle breakdown from training. Protein should be ingested in smaller quantities (10-20g) than carbohydrate (up to 80g) because they are digested slower. Consume this amount of protein and carbohydrate with large amounts of liquid (1L/32oz) to prevent a hypertonic training drink that can lead to dehydration and …

Is Chocolate Milk an Adequate Recovery Aid for Swimmers

Is Chocolate Milk an Adequate Recovery Aid for Swimmers?

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In recent years chocolate milk has emerged as a popular recovery beverage for athletes.  A while back, USA Swimming partnered with milk in a marketing campaign with many elites making a pitch to the swimming community.  Popular science publications have also made the public aware of milk’s benefits, or at least its comparability (and perhaps superiority) to expensively engineered supplements …

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Vegan diets: practical advice for athletes and exercisers.

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With the growth of social media as a platform to share information, veganism is becoming more visible, and could be becoming more accepted in sports and in the health and fitness industry. However, to date, there appears to be a lack of literature that discusses how to manage vegan diets for athletic purposes. This article attempted to review literature in …

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International society of sports nutrition position stand: nutrient timing.

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The International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) provides an objective and critical review regarding the timing of macronutrients in reference to healthy, exercising adults and in particular highly trained individuals on exercise performance and body composition. The following points summarize the position of the ISSN: Nutrient timing incorporates the use of methodical planning and eating of whole foods, fortified foods …

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How Much Protein to Consume During Swim Practice

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Take-Home Points on Swim Practice Protein Intake: As an athlete exercises, skeletal muscle is broken down, this is known as catabolism.  Conversely, when protein is ingested, skeletal muscle is synthesized, or grown. This is known as anabolism. The catabolic/anabolic balance, or the balance between break down, and growth, determines long-term muscle gains or losses.  In essence, you never have exactly the …

Hyperoxic Recovery in Elite Swimmers

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Hyperoxic Recovery in Elite Swimmers Oxygen is essential for recovery and breathing more frequently is believed to improve endurance capacity. In swimming, repeated exercise bouts are typically performed in meets and practice requiring a lot of oxygen for recovery. Hyperoxia (respiration of air containing a higher partial pressure of oxygen than regular air) enhances the level of arterial hemoglobin saturation …

Acute Effects of Ammonia Inhalants on Strength and Power Performance in Trained Men.

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Abstract on Acute Effects of Ammonia Inhalants on Strength and Power Performance in The aim of the present study was to investigate the influence of ammonia inhalants on lower body power and maximal isometric strength in trained men. Twenty experienced resistance trained men (age = 26.7 ± 3.7 y; body weight = 80.59 ± 9.0 kg; body height = 179.5 ± …