Consuming protein can improve building muscle mass. Proteins are made of amino acids, and leucine is the most powerful amino acid for stimulating muscle protein synthesis. When consuming leucine, some parts of it are metabolized into HMB. Moreover, HMB can be produced as a supplement. Previous studies illustrate that HMB leads to an extraordinary increase in muscle mass; five times greater than what has been reported for similar protein supplements and amino acids. However, these outcomes have been questioned. This study analyzed the effect of HMB and leucine supplements on muscle growth during 12 weeks of powerlifting exercises. It is worth noting that the method of this survey is like the previous study that claims a significant growth of muscle mass after the consumption of HMB. HMB does not improve the size of muscles more than leucine did. Both groups built only 2-3 kg of muscles that are remarkably lower than 7-9 kg of what has been reported for HMB. Therefore, it does not seem that HMB is an extraordinary supplement for building muscle mass. Generally, do not completely rely on studies that are so strange, fantasy, and exaggerated. Wait until some other prominent researchers verify that study. In conclusion, the HMB supplement doesn’t improve the size of muscle mass more compared to leucine.
Amir Hossein Manzouri Biography and BFit team
BFit is a fitness team and managed by Amir Hossein Manzouri, a sports physiologist and international fitness trainer in 2014, started and run with a scientific sports approach and healthy society perspective. Amir Hossein Manzouri has obtained the degrees of applied sports physiology, IFBB international coaching, ABBF Asian coaching, first-class Iranian bodybuilding federation coaching, international physique and TRX, national teams coaching records, trained in Tehran university, the head of 90-days fitness workers’ sports federation, with many championship records for bodybuilding teams. He with BFit company was able to express and apply the innovative system in the field of healthy, amateur, and professional sports which leads to a high level of satisfaction for many clients and champions. In other fields of professional sports, different athletes in various levels from basic to national teams, under the supervision of BFit team have been able to achieve many national and international championships and gain pride for our beloved country.