Definition of ergogenic in English:


Pronunciation /ˌərɡəˈjenik/ /ˌərɡəˈdʒɛnɪk/


  • (not in technical use) intended to enhance physical performance, stamina, or recovery.

    ‘ergogenic supplements’
    • ‘However, there is no ergogenic effect (improving physical performance and reduced fatigue) of ginseng saponin extract in human subjects with 1 week of pretreatment.’
    • ‘Carefully evaluate any vitamin-and-mineral or herbal supplements, ergogenic aids, or performance-enhancing drugs an athlete wants to use.’
    • ‘Sodium citrate has been used as an ergogenic aid to enhance exercise performance.’
    • ‘It's one of the most thoroughly researched and proven ergogenic supplements available.’
    • ‘Twenty-seven percent of the athletes surveyed felt they would do better in sports, although there is very little documented evidence to support the ergogenic effect of dietary supplements.’
    • ‘Numerous ergogenic aids that claim to enhance sports performance are used by amateur and professional athletes.’
    • ‘As the research and interest in sport nutrition have increased, so has the sale of ergogenic aids, supplements, herbal preparations, and diet aids, all aimed at improving sports performance.’
    • ‘Many other dietary supplements have been advertised for their purported ergogenic properties, and the list grows each year.’
    • ‘No ergogenic effects were demonstrated, including no change in maximal oxygen consumption, exercise time, workload, plasma lactate level, hematocrit, or heart rate.’
    • ‘Caffeine appears to offer ergogenic benefits during prolonged exercise, but not during short-burst, high-intensity activities.’
    • ‘A critical review of the literature reveals that most of these products offer no nutritional or ergogenic benefits for normal young athletes.’
    • ‘More well-designed studies are probably needed before making the firm conclusion that this is an effective ergogenic aid.’
    • ‘As the competitive demands get greater and the opposition tougher, one might expect the usage levels of ergogenic aids to increase.’
    • ‘Consistent with previous studies, both recreational and ergogenic substance use was self-reported.’
    • ‘One study has shown transient increases in serum testosterone levels but no ergogenic benefit has been demonstrated.’
    • ‘Thus all ginsengs are not equivalent as far as ergogenic potential.’
    • ‘Like most ergogenic aids, caffeine's effects vary from person to person.’