Monday 7.7.14

Jul 7th, 2014

Category: CDR Community

Monday 7.7.14

It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.

-Anonymous 

Blonyx: HMB Sport

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  • What is HMB?: HMB or Beta-Hydroxy Beat-methyl-butyrate is the by-product of the the breakdown of the branch-chained amino acid Leucine. 
  • What are the benefits? It has been used in scientific studies to purportedly increase muscle mass and decrease muscle breakdown. In a review by the scientific journal, Nutrition & Metabolism, it proposes several mechanisms of action for HMB in the body:
  1. Increased muscle fiber integrity
  2. Enhanced protein synthesis
  3. Inhibition of protein degradation
  • Will HMB Sport increase athletic performance?: Blonyx created HMB Sport to slow down muscle breakdown after intense exercising, leading to a decrease in soreness. It also speeds up protein synthesis in order to get stronger and fitter more quickly. Blonyx created HMB Sport as a clean product, containing no additives, preservatives, or fillers and is for the athlete concerned about what goes into their body. 
  • How much can I take?: Our bodies produce .2-.4 grams per day, and research studies suggest that dosages between 1.5-3.0 grams per day to be most therapeutic. HMB Sport provides 1 gram of HMB and 1.3 g of Calcium per two capsules. 

Workout of the Day

Strength: 3 RM Back Squat with 3 Sec Pause at Bottom

WOD: 4 R.E.F.T

10 Burpee Box Jump Overs #24/20

Row 200 M/180 M

Rest 1:1

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References

Wilson GJ, Wilson JM, Manninen AH. (2008). “Effects of beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate (HMB) on exercise performance and body composition across varying levels of age, sex, and training experience: A review.”Nutrition & Metabolism 5: 1.

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