Training Volume

Training volume refers to the amount of physical work that can be conducted in one session, either by enhancing recovery between sets or increasing the amount of work performed in one set. Supplements that enhance training volume may improve gains from exercise.


Research analysis by and verified by the Examine.com Research Team. Last updated on Apr 29, 2017.

Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect training volume

Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Outcome Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
Notes
Caffeine
All comparative evidence is now gathered in our ​A-to-Z Supplement Reference.
The evidence for each separate supplement is still freely available ​here.
Sodium Bicarbonate  
HMB  
Citrulline  
Trimethylglycine  
Astaxanthin  
Choline  
Creatine  
Methylsulfonylmethane  
Ornithine  
Pyruvate  
Quercetin  

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"Training Volume," Examine.com, published on 5 July 2013, last updated on 29 April 2017, http://examine.com/topics/training-volume/