CREATINE DOES NOT AFFECT ARM OR LEG POWER
Green, M., McLester, J. R., Smith, J. F., & Mansfield, E. R. (1999). The effects of creatine loading on repeated upper and lower body Wingate performance. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 31(5), Supplement abstract 364.
Physically active males (N = 19) supplemented their diet with either 20 g/day creatine monohydrate or placebo for six days. Before and after the supplementation period, Ss performed three consecutive arm-Wingate tests and three leg-Wingate tests. Each test repetition was separated by two minutes.
There were no significant differences between the groups for mean or peak power.
Implication. Creatine supplementation does not affect power measured in the arms or legs with a Wingate protocol.
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