HMB has been shown to improve aerobic performance by increasing maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max) and improving the respiratory compensation point (RCP). Research suggests that HMB may reduce metabolic acidosis and help athletes tolerate high-intensity activity over a long period of time.
Research also shows that HMB prolongs the time to the onset of blood lactate accumulation (OBLA). HMB improves the training status of endurance athletes for positive effects on endurance performance.
A recent study conducted by Robinson et al. (2014) examined the effects of myHMB Perform in men and women undergoing a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) program on indicators of aerobic performance. Over the 4-week study participants taking myHMB Perform had increased oxygen uptake (VO2peak) and increased ventilatory threshold when compared with placebo-supplemented participants. The authors concluded that HIIT combined with myHMB Perform supplementation resulted in greater benefits in improving indicators of aerobic metabolism than HIIT alone.
- Improves endurance by:
- Increasing maximal oxygen consumption/aerobic capacity (Lamboley, 2007)
- Improving respiratory compensation point (Lamboley, 2007)
- Lengthening the time to the onset of blood lactate accumulation (Vukovich, 2001)
- HMB improves mitochondrial biogenesis and energy metabolism (He et al., 2016)
- Shortens muscle recovery time following distance running (Knitter et al., 2000)
- Enhances muscle protein synthesis while reducing breakdown (Wilkinson et al., 2013)
- HMB protects resistance and endurance athletes from exercise-induced muscle damage (Knitter, 2000; Jówko, 2001)