• Pomegranate Juice: A New Recovery Drink?
    See how this antioxidant-packed juice helps decrease muscle soreness. From the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.
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  • PomegranateSynopsis
    In a recent study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, several members of the Human Performance Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin looked into the effects of pomegranate juice, a polyphenol supplement, on the recovery of skeletal muscle strength after eccentric exercise.

    Resistance trained men (n=17) were randomized into a crossover design with either pomegranate juice or a placebo. Pomegranate juice was supplemented twice daily after bouts of high-intensity eccentric exercise involving both the arms and the legs. Strength and muscle soreness measurements were made at baseline and six predetermined time periods post-exercise. 

    While arm strength was significantly higher post-exercise with pomegranate juice compared with the placebo, leg strength was not significantly different between the two groups.
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