CREATINE PROLONGS MAXIMAL POWER OUTPUT IN RUNNING AND JUMPING
Bosco, C., Tihanyi, J., Pucspk, J., Kovacs, I., Gabossy, A., Colli, R., Pulvirenti, G., Tranquilli, C., Foti, C., Viru, M., & Viru, A. (1997). Effect of oral creatine supplementation on jumping and running performance. Journal of Sports Medicine, 18, 369-372.
The effect of creatine monohydrate ingestion (20 g daily for five days) on the performance of 45 seconds of continuous jumping and a maximum effort treadmill run at 20 km/h (5 degree slope, approximately 60 seconds duration) was investigated. Ss were trained sprinters and jumpers.
In the jumping test, performance in the first 15 seconds improved by 7% and in the second 15 seconds by 12%. There was no improvement in the last 15 seconds of the 45-second test. The time of intensive running to exhaustion improved by 13%.
Implication. Creatine supplementation prolongs the duration of maximal power output in running and jumping.
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