Improve Muscular Endurance - Genki Bar® boosts exercise metabolism and helps you fight the crash!
To compare the performance of Genki Bar® with that of another leading sport performance bar, 11 well trained athletes were put through rigorous testing in a recent scientific study at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. The study included 75 minutes of cycling at a consistent intensity, followed by an all-out 7 km time trial.
The study demonstrated that consuming a Genki Bar® before exercise enhanced exercise metabolism while maintaining endurance performance.
The leading sport performance bar resulted in higher pre-exercise glucose levels (i.e. a higher glycemic index) after consumption, compared to the Genki Bar®.
Glucose is the body’s main fuel source during exercise. The glycemic index (GI) measures how fast and how much a food raises blood glucose levels. A high GI response causes your blood sugar level to spike early giving you a quick burst of energy but then fades quickly, resulting in early onset of fatigue… “the crash”.
Foods with a low glycemic index release glucose slower and at a more sustained rate, and can offer a more lasting energy source during endurance exercise.
Genki Bar® exhibits the characteristics of a low glycemic index carbohydrate.
* Blood glucose levels were measured immediately before and 5, 15 and 30 minutes after consumption of food as well as at 0, 30 and 60 minutes of exercise and post exercise
High carbohydrate oxidation depletes glycogen, resulting in quicker fatigue, while high fat oxidation delays fatigue and improves muscular endurance. Genki Bar® has a lower carbohydrate oxidation and a higher fat oxidation during exercise, thereby sparing carbohydrates and maintaining energy stores for optimal muscular endurance.
Muscular endurance is the ability of a muscle or group of muscles to maintain repeated contractions against a resistance for an extended period of time.
The best way to improve muscle endurance is through exercise and proper nutrition to fuel the muscles. Exercise has a positive effect on muscle endurance because over time, muscles gain more flexibility with greater resistance to fatigue. Additionally, the increased blood supply to the muscles means an increase in oxygen that is stored within the cells. Aerobic respiration uses oxygen to break down glucose into a form that muscles can utilize. More oxygen means more ATP created. More ATP results in greater muscle endurance. Simply put, greater muscle endurance leads to longer runs, longer swims and longer biking sessions.
What's need to achieve effective muscle endurance this is the right nutritional mix. Potassium and sodium ions are needed for muscles contraction. The ions change the electrical current within the muscles cells to trigger the contraction. Without adequate levels of potassium and sodium, our muscles will not function to its potential. Genki Bar ® contains 230mg, that's 7% of your daily recommended intake of potassium in one 40g bar. That's more potassium that a medium sized apple. Genki Bar® also has 20mg of sodium to complete the mix. With Genki Bar® and proper exercise you’ll be going on your long run in no time.