BETA ALANINE: THE SECRET POWER TO EXPLOSIVE PERFORMANCE
There’s nothing more frustrating than an under powered workout or burning muscles that kill the pump. Peak performance is required to maximize your results and aesthetics. Rather than fight through, it’s possible to hack your way to outstanding results using an approach that’s harnessed by elite athletes…
Beta Alanine is the secret power that reduces lactate (often called lactic acid) build up, delays fatigue, empowers explosive performance, and increases lean muscle mass.
How Does Beta Alanine Work?
As an article published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise said, “Intramuscular acidosis has been attributed to be one of the main causes of fatigue during intense exercise.” As acid within skeletal muscle elevates, working hard (or at all) becomes impossible. You can literally run out of oomph…
And if you’re not pushing, you’re not building.
But there is an effective bandage to the poor performance that acid build up brings; carnosine, an under-appreciated workout weapon.
Carnosine is made from two amino acids; Beta Alanine and Histidine. This compound plays an important role in regulating muscle pH. While both are important, Beta Alanine (BA) availability is the rate-limiting factor for synthesis. If there is an insufficient level of this amino acid, it is impossible to produce the buffering effects of carnosine.
Why Does This Matter?
Let’s take a look at the science…
Beta Alanine reduces lactic acid build up in skeletal muscles so you can push harder.
If you’re a gym devotee or love to push your body in another arena, you’ll already have an intimate relationship with lactate. The burning sensation felt during intense exercise arises courtesy of this organic acid.
It’s role is to slow down or stop exercise so you can rest and recover. Evolutionary design aims to prevent overuse in order to ensure adequate reserves. But, as we modern humans face little risk of a sudden attack that requires an explosive response, we want to harness our power when and how we want to…
Beta Alanine allows us to do this.
By supplementing with this amino acid you take the brakes of carnosine production. This supercharges the manufacture of this soothing balm and allows you to push harder.
Performance is renewed… just like when you first get your teeth into exercise, prior to the lactic acid build up.
Through this process, supplemental Beta Alanine increases exercise capacity.
A study published in the journal Amino Acids compared those who took Beta Alanine with those who took a placebo. The authors noted that there was improvement in exercise lasting 60-240 seconds and exercise lasting longer than 240 seconds. Exercise lasting less than 60 seconds was not enhanced, which points to lowering lactic acid as the reason for its effect; you need sufficient time for this organic acid to mount. So, the beneficial effects of Beta Alanine and so carnosine kick in later, too.
Delays Muscle Fatigue
Muscle fatigue is defined as “a decrease in maximal force or power production in response to contractile activity.” As acid increases, muscles tire.
A study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology investigated the effects of Beta Alanine supplementation in a placebo-controlled, double-blind study. Fifteen male athletes took either BA or placebo. Performance was assessed in various ways; over five sessions involving 30 maximal voluntary knee extensions, by endurance during isometric contractions, and by 400 meter running times.
Supplementation increased carnosine concentration within skeletal muscles and “significantly attenuated fatigue in repeated bouts of exhaustive dynamic contractions.”
It’s not surprising. As fatigue drops, performance increases.
Maximizes Exercise Power And Capacity
Other than alleviating exhausted muscles, how else can BA max your workout and results?
A study published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition looked to answer this question.
Researchers investigated the impact of Beta Alanine supplementation in 30 strength-trained individuals over a period of five weeks. The study program involved three sessions per week. Three leg exercises were performed as a circuit; squats, step ups and loaded jumping lunges. Training volume was gradually increased.
After analysis, the authors found that beta alanine supplementation effectively increased power at maximum output. They noted “a greater load lifted, or strength gain, in response to training in the participants who took this supplement.”
Significantly Increases Lean Body Mass
If you can reduce lactic acid build up, delay fatigue and push harder, it makes sense there should be benefits for lean body mass, right?
A study published in the International Society of Sports Nutrition found this to be true. Forty-six participants were randomly assigned to daily Beta Alanine supplementation or placebo. They then undertook six weeks of high intensity interval training (HIIT) via cycling work.
Supplementation worked, and became more effective as time passed. The authors said that ongoing beta alanine supplementation “may further enhance HIIT, improving endurance performance and lean body mass.”
Exercising to create a pumped, gorgeous body takes time and precise effort, knowledge and hard work. But there is no point to thumping your head against a wall. Where a shortcut exists, you should embrace it. Beta Alanine is one such shortcut. That’s why it forms a primary ingredient in HyperLoad.
By reducing lactic acid build up, delaying fatigue, and empowering explosive performance you can push harder, for longer. This results in an increase in your lean muscle mass. As your lean muscle increases, you can lift heavier and stronger. This creates a virtuous cycle and a better body.
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