CREATINE AND CYCLING SPRINT PERFORMANCE
Myburgh, K. H., Bold, A., Bellinger, B., Wilson, G., & Noakes, T. D. (1996). Creatine supplementation and sprint training in cyclists: Metabolic and performance effects. Medicine and Science in Exercise and Sports, 28(5), Supplement abstract 483.
This investigation determined if creatine supplementation (20 gm/day for 7 days) and creatine maintenance (2 gm/day) would attenuate muscle ATP loss associated with intense sprint training, and improve performance after sprint training. Effects were compared to a placebo group in a double-blind study.
The following conclusions were reached.
Implication. Creatine supplementation apparently has a differential effect depending upon the muscle characteristics of the individual. Performance effects are limited to short-term anaerobic activities.
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