SODIUM BICARBONATE INGESTION NOT FOR STRENGTH
Webster, M. J., Webster, M. N., Crawford, R. E., & Gladden, L. B. (1993). Effect of sodium bicarbonate ingestion on exhaustive resistance exercise performance. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 25(5), Supplement abstract 1086.
Six trained males were studied prior to, during, and in recovery from exhaustive resistance training, 105 min after ingesting 300 mg/kgLBW of NaHCO3. Exercises were on a universal machine with five sets of 12 repetitions, the last being to fatigue. The usual load was 70% of 1 RM.
While NaHCO3 has been shown to improve running, cycling, and swimming performance, it was not shown to enhance exhaustive resistance exercise performance in strength training.
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