Increase Your Endurance Threshold

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) has been used as a relatively quick and efficient path to weight loss and fitness enhancement. But what if you could push past the burn and keep working? Research published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition published a study on this hypothesis.

The muscular burn you feel toward the end of a taxing workout is caused by an accumulation of metabolic byproducts and beta alanine has been shown to boost the intramuscular buffering system, helping athletes push beyond this 'burn' threshold. Scientists had 47 recreationally active college aged men supplement with beta alanine or a placebo during 6 weeks of HIIT. Both groups lost weight and improved their aerobic performance, with the beta alanine group recording more significant increases in endurance and lean body mass.

The Bigger Picture: Beta alanine can serve as an effective muscle fatigue fighter when used as a stand-alone pre-workout supplement or 'stacked' as an unflavored powder into your protein shake. If you've been looking for some assistance with pushing past a training plateau, it might be the supplemental edge you're after.
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