In collaboration with Payame Noor University and Scientific Association of Sports Management of Iran

Document Type : Research Paper



The purpose of this research was to investigate the effect of endurance training and garlic consumption on VO2max. For this purpose, 33 non- active men with, average age (25.7±2.5 yr) randomly divided into four groups: placebo, supplementation, training-placebo and training-supplementation. The Placebo and supplement groups recieved each day for a month 500 mg of starch and garlic powder each each day formonth. Groups daily intake of starch and garlic in addition to three sessions  of exercise per week for a three and four had month to run on a treadmill endurance training began. Bruce protocol and gas analyzer was use to determine VO2max. Results showed that VO2max in groups: supplements (1.75±1.), training-placebo (2.62±0.74) and training-supplements (3.55±1.23) were significantly increased compared to placebo (p≤0.05). Also during the exercise test in two groups training-placebo (41.62±12.77 s) and training-supplements (55.55±28.68 s) were significantly increased compared to placebo (p≤0.05). Therefore, endurance training and garlic supplementation was effective on VO2max. But, garlic supplementation had additional effect on increased VO2max in non-active subjects who participated in endurance training.