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Study Title:  “Effects of Advantra Z Supplementation on Acute Resistance Exercise Performance”

Study Title: “Effects of Advantra Z Supplementation on Acute Resistance Exercise Performance”


Study Overview—-While weight loss is the primary goal of many athletes and fitness enthusiasts, the preservation of muscle mass is crucial to maintaining both peak performance and an optimal physique. Advantra Z supplementation possesses the potential to accomplish both of these objectives by promoting the preferential utilization of stored body fat for energy. Increased mobilization of fat stores provides the additional energy necessary to perform intense exercise while preventing the breakdown of skeletal muscle as fuel. We are studying a comprehensive, acute resistance exercise test battery and oxygen consumption to highlight the potential benefits of Advantra Z supplementation across a spectrum of performance, physiological, biochemical, and perceptual parameters. The study began in May 2014 and will be completed mid-November 2014 with 13 subjects in total completing 4 different trials including the control and three experimental supplementation sessions.  

The study is using undergraduate students assisting with the research project performing multiple tasks—-assisting with acute resistance exercise protocol, analyzing blood samples, performing surveys, diet record analysis, oxygen consumption data collection and analysis, and profile of mood states survey data collection and analysis. This study is also used as a hands-on practical research assignment for some HES courses.  

$51,000 grant awarded from Nutratech, Inc. to Dr. Nicholas Ratamess, Professor, Health and Exercise Science, Dr. Jie Kang, Professor, Health and Exercise Science and Dr. Jill Bush-Wallace, Associate Professor, Health and Exercise Science.




Strength training does a young body good, too

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