The Science of Perfect Pumps and Peak Performance
Let’s face it, few things feel as good as having a tremendous nitric-oxide-facilitated muscle pump peaking just as you step out onto that gym floor for your first set of reps. Your veins are bulging, vascularity is surging, muscle tissue is suffused with oxygen and fuel, waste is being shuttled away from muscle tissue efficiently, and you’re ready to embark on a truly productive workout. But how does nitric oxide (NO) work? How does the potentiation of nitric oxide translate into enhanced performance? Do pre-workout nitric oxide potentiators work? Do nitric oxide supplements have their drawbacks? Let’s take a closer look.
How Is Nitric Oxide Produced In The Body?
Joseph Priestly first identified nitric oxide as a gas in 1772, when it was described as a p...