(Also posted in supplement section...not sure if there's a way to cross link these)
As part of my PhD (in exercise physiology) I am researching the effects of betaine supplementation on strength, power, and body composition in highly trained men. I need at least 20 subjects, and thought I would extend an invitation to the members of AM to participate.
Here's what I need from you:
Live within an hour or two of Hartford CT (I will drive to meet you or pay for your gas).
18 - 35 years of age and free of injury
Be lifting for at least 2 years consistently.
Be able to squat 1.25 body weight and bench press body weight.
Be willing to stop using sport supplements during the 6 week study. (Protein, vitamins, fish oil, and some stimulants are ok. No creatine or AAS)
Here's how the study will go:
We meet, I go over everything in detail, you sign paper work.
I measure height, weight, skin fold thickness, and arm and thigh girth. From this you will learn your body fat, the muscle cross sectional area in your arm and thigh, and how it changes over a 6 week period.
We then do the strength and power testing.
I'll measure vertical jump, bench press and squat 1 rep max
You'll then receive a 6 week supply of betaine at 2.5g per day.
You continue to train over the next 6 weeks as you normally would (or you can follow my hypertrophy based program) so long as you bench press and squat each week. You'll email me your squat and bench press volume on a weekly basis
We meet again in 6 weeks and remeasure.
Please pm or post here if you want in or want more details.