In a study conducted by Wilson et al. (2014), highly trained men underwent an intense 12-week workout program, which included an overreaching phase in weeks 9 and 10. Over the study, BetaTOR-supplemented participants increased their total strength as measured by the sum of their 1-RM (repetition maximum) in bench press, squat, and deadlift by 77.1 kg (170 lbs.) while the placebo-supplemented participants gained only 25.3 kg (56 lbs.). This was an increase in strength gained of over 200% with BetaTOR.
Beginning an exercise program, or taking your exercise program to the next level induces stress and causes muscle damage. BetaTOR has been proven to blunt muscle damage to help recovery when beginning your training. The study by Wilson et al. (2013) showed that BetaTOR reduced the increase in serum creatine kinase (CK) in highly-trained participants performing a rigorous training program. Serum CK rose 329% in the placebo-supplemented participants 48 hours after initiating training while the increase in BetaTOR-supplemented participants was only 104% indicating much less muscle damage with BetaTOR. During weeks 9 and 10 of the training, an overreaching phase was implemented and the training frequency and intensity was again increased. BetaTOR again blunted the rise in serum CK and muscle damage seen with this change in intensity of training (Wilson et al., 2014). BetaTOR protects your muscle during intense training and helps you recover faster.
The study also measured Perceived Recovery Status (PRS). In this subjective measure, participants are asked to rate their recovery and readiness to train again on a scale of 1 to 10. Consistent with the objective measure of serum CK, PRS scores showed that BetaTOR-supplemented participants were significantly more ready to train in the next session than the placebo-supplemented participants. BetaTOR helps your muscles recover faster, so you can train harder in your next session.
BetaTOR increases Wingate Peak Power by 54%
The development of muscle power is important in virtually every sport. In the 12-week study by Wilson et al. (2014), power was measured using a modified Wingate peak power cycling test as well as through the vertical jump test. Over the 12-week study, BetaTOR supplementation resulted in an 18% increase in Wingate power compared with only a 12% increase in placebo-supplemented participants. BetaTOR resulted in a 54% increase in Wingate power over training alone.
BetaTOR increases Vertical Jump Power by 58%
Vertical Jump power is another measure of the explosive power of muscle contraction. Similar to the Wingate peak power test, BetaTOR supplementation also increased Vertical Jump power by 19% while placebo-supplemented participants only saw a 12% increase resulting in a 58% increase in Vertical Jump power with BetaTOR over training alone.
A recent study conducted by Robinson et al. (2014) examined the effects of BetaTOR in men and women undergoing a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) program on indicators of aerobic performance. Over the 4-week study participants taking BetaTOR had increased oxygen uptake (VO2peak) and increased ventilatory threshold when compared with placebo-supplemented participants. The authors concluded that HIIT combined with BetaTOR supplementation resulted in greater benefits in improving indicators of aerobic metabolism than HIIT alone.
Supplementing with BetaTOR has shown to improve body composition by increasing both lean muscle mass gain and body fat loss.
Body composition in strength-training men was measured using dual x-ray absorptiometry (DXA, the gold standard) over a 12-week study (Wilson et al., 2014). BetaTOR-supplemented participants gained 7.4 kg (over 16.3 lbs.) of lean body mass compared with placebo-supplemented participants who gained 2.1 kg (4.6 lbs.), a 250% increase in lean muscle mass gain. Not only did the participants build more lean muscle mass, they lost more fat mass. BetaTOR supplementation resulted in a 5.4 kg (11.9 lbs.) fat mass loss while placebo-supplemented participants lost only 1.7 kg (3.7 lbs.) of fat mass, a 210% increase in fat loss.
Studies have shown that BetaTOR also boosts muscle thickness.
Muscle thickness is another measure of muscle hypertrophy. Quadriceps thickness was measured by ultrasonography, and BetaTOR-supplemented participants had a 14.3% increase in quadriceps thickness compared with placebo-supplemented participants who only had a 4.8% increase in thickness. BetaTOR supplementation resulted in a 200% increase in muscle thickness compared with placebo supplementation over the 12-week study.