ANALYSIS OF THE ANABOLIC WINDOW BEHAVIOUR IN PHYSICALLY ACTIVE INDIVIDUALS: A LITERATURE REVIEW

  • Josu Huarte Prieto Universidad del País Vasco, Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte, Spain
  • Javier Yanci Irigoyen Universidad del País Vasco, Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte, Spain http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8965-5024
Keywords: Supplementation, protein, carbohydrate, anabolic window, post training

Abstract

The purpose of this review was first to determine whether there is enough evidence in scientific literature to insure the existence of the anabolic window subsequent to training sessions to improve muscle adaptations of hypertrophy and strength by ingesting certain nutrients during a period of time. The review was also aimed at establishing if there is a limited time of action for such an anabolic window and finally at analyzing which are the appropriate nutritional recommendations for the training sessions given in the various scientific papers. Information was searched using the PubMed search engine (in English) and Google scholar and Dialnet (in Spanish). The search was narrowed to only articles directly related to training and articles with healthy subjects with no pathologies. Given that the studies analyzed present mixed and contradictory results, it is difficult to determine the existence or non-existence of the anabolic window and its time of action.

Author Biographies

Josu Huarte Prieto, Universidad del País Vasco, Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte

El autor es graduado en Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte, Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU). Anteriormente se desempeñó como Personal Trainer & Wellness Coaching. En la actualidad trabaja en la Facultad de Educación y Deporte, Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU)

Javier Yanci Irigoyen, Universidad del País Vasco, Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte

El autor es Doctor en Ciencias de la Actividad Fisica y del Deporte. Trabaja como Profesor universitario en la Facultad de Educación y Deporte, Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU), España. El Doctor Yanci es miembro del Cómite de Ética para la investigación con Seres Humanos de la Universidad del País Vasco y ha participado como revisor científico de revistas nacionales e internacionales.

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Published
2016-06-03
How to Cite
Huarte Prieto, J., & Yanci Irigoyen, J. (2016). ANALYSIS OF THE ANABOLIC WINDOW BEHAVIOUR IN PHYSICALLY ACTIVE INDIVIDUALS: A LITERATURE REVIEW. MHSalud: Revista En Ciencias Del Movimiento Humano Y Salud, 13(1). https://doi.org/10.15359/mhs.13-1.1

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