HMB+ Creatine is a high quality, clean, paleo friendly supplement that speeds strength development and muscle repair in training athletes. It is made to be simple, additive free and easy to understand while also being safe to take and independently shown to be effective.
1. HMB works better in athletes who regularly get sore (muscle damage)
Anyone who CrossFits regularly knows that the constantly varied nature of training means regular stressing of the body’s systems. Across a number of studies, HMB has been shown to reduce muscle damage and the perception of muscle soreness (10) whether it’s longer workouts aimed at increasing aerobic capacity or regular weight training.
Reduced muscle damage and soreness means you can train harder and feel fresher when you get back in the gym the next day.
2. HMB works across different training modals
In study after study, HMB has been shown to improve your performance in the training you are doing. Strength athletes increase strength, endurance athletes improve VO2 max, for example (18)
For CrossFitters, this means HMB is a supplement that will impact all aspects of your performance, making you a better all-round athlete.
3. Published human research studies back it
HMB has a large body of research on athletes training in various modals, similar to those of CrossFit movements.
The published studies on HMB have training protocols that often involve movements like squats, deadlifts, sprints, presses and interval sprints on rowers and bikes (3, 9, 12, 18)
How do you know if a supplement works? Test it out on athletes doing the same training as you!
To dig into the research, see references and links at the bottom of the page.
4.HMB works extremely well in Master's athletes
A 2016 study found that as we get older, the amount of HMB we have in our body decreases. On top of this, taking HMB regularly is also shown to slow muscle wasting as we age.
For Masters athletes, the natural age-related decline in musculature is obviously not something the doctor (or coach) ordered. HMB could be a great supplement for this ever increasing CrossFit athlete population. If it means we'll be doing muscle ups in our 80s, then we’re all for it.
5. HMB helps speed recovery from injury
OK, so the topic of injuries in CrossFit can be a controversial one, but let’s face it, it’s physical activity at high intensity and sometimes injuries happen. Whether it’s shoulder impingement, a lower back injury or torn up hands, being unable to train sucks, and so does the time it takes to return to the level you were at before you got injured.
HMB has an anti-catabolic effect, meaning it slows muscle breakdown in conditions like inactivity and bed rest (18). For the injured athlete, this means that taking HMB may be a great way to slow the muscle wastage due to inactivity. Get your hands on some HMB for the next time you get that wrist strain from heavy cleans.