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  1. There are times in the evidence-based fitness industry when a certain study does the rounds and makes a bold claim of a certain legal compound or drug proving to be as efficient as anabolic androgenic steroids to increase muscle mass or make a person lose body weight. The HMB study was one such dubious study which did the rounds last year. A week ago, another such study has come to the surface where it has shown that Sildenafil has been touted as potentially anabolic as 200 mg shot of Testosterone for muscle building. Study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4076819/ What Is Sildenafil? The Active Compound In The Blue Pill We Know As Viagra © Pinterest So does Viagra really have as much potential as a 200 mg shot of testosterone for muscle building? Whenever such a study makes the rounds, it is always better to get into as much detail as possible before you start supplementing or investing in any such supplements or muscle aids. Though the spike in muscle protein synthesis is impressive, as you can see in the above table, there are a few pointers which raise skepticism about the findings of this study. 1. The sample size and the period of the study. This study had 11 men and the duration of the study lasted only 15 days with the placebo vs. Viagra ingestion only lasted on an average of 8 days. 2. The average age of the men in the study. The placebo group had an average age of 44 ± 9 and the group that received Sildenafil was 55 ± 11. 3. Higher BMI and body fat ranges. The average BMI was 26.5 and the average body fat percentage was 30 to 33%. 4. The study only looked at mixed muscle protein synthesis. Not myofibril muscle protein synthesis where the actual answer would be found as to if Viagra does have any benefits in terms of muscle building. 5. You see similar increases in muscle protein synthesis on consumption of adequate protein alone. Now when you put things into context, though the study shows some significant increases in muscle protein synthesis, a few questions need to be answered: © Pinterest 1. What if the control group was changed? Would it change the impact of the Sildenafil? 2. What if you compare the spike in muscle protein synthesis to that of subjects who have an adequate protein consumption alone? 3. How long did the elevation in muscle protein synthesis last? Especially when you compare it with testosterone as testosterone spikes muscle protein synthesis lasts for days. 4. What if this study was replicated in healthier men or better, men who watch their diet and engage in regular resistance training as well? 5. Does it have any direct implication on myofibril muscle protein synthesis? All these questions need answering before a conclusive yes or a no as to does Sildenafil actually help with muscle building or not? And again, Viagra has been shown to have certain side effects as well which could impact certain individuals. Though the study shows some promising data and opens the doors for more controlled studies to be done in this area, the current body of evidence does not point towards benefits in terms of muscle growth. So do not yet go popping the pill before the workout as it may or may not have any confirmed benefits on muscle growth but it can definitely lead to some awkward moments at the gym. Author bio: Pratik Thakkar is the co-founder and director of GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company. He is regarded as someone who will make it easy for you to understand the process by putting things in the right context and providing science-based recommendations for natural bodybuilding. You can reach out to him at pratik@getsetgo.fitness and follow him on Instagram and Facebook.
  2. A group of teens check their smartphones outside a museum in Washington in April 2015 - a new study suggests excessive phone use could be linked to a "modest" but significant rise in symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)....
  3. US President Donald Trump. Photo: ReutersUS President Donald Trump is by far the most followed world leader on Twitter, with the Pope trailing him by some 4.5 million followers, a study showed Tuesday.The number of Trump's followers has "more than...
  4. View this quiz Pakistan Quiz - Study Base Quiz This is Study Mode Quiz. There is no time limit. Give your answers and check history that answer if its correct. Well this quiz is only about Pakistan and History of pakistan for gain or know how much knowledge you have :) If you like this quiz please do not forget to give your views below. Play quiz and give your remarks. Submitter waqas dar Type Study Mode Total Questions 17 Category General Knowledge Submitted 05/03/2018
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    This is Study Mode Quiz. There is no time limit. Give your answers and check history that answer if its correct. Well this quiz is only about Pakistan and History of pakistan for gain or know how much knowledge you have :) If you like this quiz please do not forget to give your views below. Play quiz and give your remarks.
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