HMB supplement benefits may not be so significant for trained athletes
The supplement beta-hydroxy betamethylbutyrate (HMB) has featured many times in the pages of Peak Performance, so here are the latest research findings on this relative newcomer to the market. HMB has been linked with gains in muscular strength and lean body mass in untrained individuals. And researchers from the
Their study involved eight men with experience of resistance training, who completed 45-60 minutes on three days per week for 28 days, supplemented with either HMB or placebo. Post-training checks showed no improvement in 1-RM bench press or in muscular endurance in the men taking HMB and there were no significant differences in fat-free mass between the two groups.
The study suggests that HMB may not offer any performance-enhancing benefits for trained athletes. But watch this space for future developments!