Vitamin D deficiency is shockingly common in athletes, and low levels are associated with reduced strength. A recent meta-analysis suggested that vitamin D supplementation failed to enhance strength in athletes, but there’s more to this paper than meets the eye. Read on to figure out if vitamin D supplementation might be worth considering.
It’s commonly believed that myonuclei – the “control centers” of muscle fibers – are added to muscle fibers when fibers grow, but aren’t lost by fibers when they shrink, facilitating muscle re-growth. This is a proposed mechanism for the phenomenon of “muscle memory.” However, a recent review suggests that the data is less conclusive than people may realize.
This is a special episode featuring the entire team of MASS research reviewers. Greg and Eric are joined by Dr. Eric Helms and Dr. Mike Zourdos to discuss their favorite studies from volume 4 of the MASS Research Review, which covers the most notable exercise and nutrition studies that have come out in the year 2020.
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