BICARBONATE LOADING DOES NOT ASSIST 800-m RUNNING
Rodbell, B. L., Shepherd, T., Taylor, W., & Marley, W. P. (1998). Bicarbonate loading and performance enhancement in half mile sprinting. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 30(5), Supplement abstract 345.
The effects of bicarbonate loading on 800- running times were investigated. NaHCO3 and placebo tablet and no-tablet conditions were compared. Dose size was 300 mg/kgbw and ingestion occurred one-hour before and immediately following each trial.
There were no differences in run times or post-run measures.
Implication. Bicarbonate loading does not assist 800-m running.
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