GAKIC delays muscle fatigue during intense exercise in untrained men

November 04, 2011

The quadriceps femoris also called simply the quads, is a large muscle group that includes the four prevailing muscles on the front of the thigh. It is the great extensor muscle for the knee, forming a large fleshy mass which covers the front and sides of the femur. It is the strongest and leanest muscle-group in the human body. In this study fatigue of the quads was measured in untrained men over a 23 day period while performing an exhaustive anaerobic workout.  They were supplemented with GAKIC or placebo in a cross-over fashion in this double-blinded, randomized study.

GAKIC increased average resistance to fatigue by 28 % versus placebo. The overall gain in muscle work translated was significantly greater on GAKIC. GAKIC increased muscle performance, muscle strength and the output of muscle. GAKIC increased muscle performance and delayed muscle fatigue during the early phases of intense-acute anaerobic exercise. The study was performed at the University of Florida, Gainesville and is published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.