SHORT-TERM CREATINE SUPPLEMENTATION DOES NOT IMPROVE MULTIPLE SPRINT PERFORMANCES
Glaister, M., Lockey, R. A., Abraham, C. S., Staerck, A., Goodwin, J. E., & McInnes, G. (2005). Creatine supplementation and multiple sprint running performance. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 37(5), Supplement abstract 209.
Ss (M = 42; F = 12) performed three indoor multiple sprint running trials (15 x 30 m with 35 s rest intervals). After the first two trials (familiarization and baseline), Ss were matched for gender and fatigue score and then randomly assigned to either of two groups. One group received five days of creatine supplementation and the other received a placebo.
There were no performance differences between groups.
Implication. Five days of creatine supplementation did not improve repeated spring performances.
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