Ransome, J. W., Neighbors, K. L., Adams, T. B., Jacobson, H. H., & LeFavi, R. G. (2000). The effect of B-hydroxyl B-methylbutyrate supplementation on muscular strength in collegiate athletes during a strenuous exercise program. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 32(5), Supplement abstract 137.

The dietary supplement, B-hydroxyl B-methylbutyrate (HMB), has become popular as a potential ergogenic aid. This investigation found that it did not affect strength performance in male-collegiate athletes (N = 35).

Implication. HMB, in conjunction with a brief, strenuous exercise program, does not impact muscular strength in well-trained athletes.

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