THE ANS PERFORMANCE BLOG

Muscle HP: Horsepower!

Muscle power and muscle strength are often used as interchangeable terms. However, power actually refers to the ability to generate force quickly; think of the clean and jerk action, a baseball swing or the explosion of a vertical jump as examples that would measure muscle power output. Muscular strength on the other hand is the […]

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Testimonial: Garnet Peirson – National Level Alpine Skier

As a member of the Canadian National Masters Alpine Ski Team, Garnet Peirson knows he has to be at his best both physically and mentally to compete at the highest level. He competed last year in the 30th Annual Peak to Valley Race in Whistler, BC, Canada. The Peak to Valley race is the longest and most […]

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The Power of Trimethylglycine (TMG) Supplementation

So what is Trimethylglycine? Trimethylglycine or TMG is also more commonly referred to as betaine (BEET-ah-een). For the chemists, as the name implies it is a trimethyl derivative of the common amino acid glycine. TMG is commonly found in our diet in beets (that’s where the name betaine came from), whole grains, spinach and shellfish. […]

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Get The ANSwer on BCAA’s

What are BCAAs? BCAA stands for branched-chain amino acid. The name comes from the fact that the amino acid ‘side chain’ is structurally forked or branched, which is part of the reason for their unique function amongst amino acids. There are three amino acids that comprise the BCAAs: leucine, isoleucine, and valine and all 3 are considered ‘essential’ […]

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