CREATINE SUPPLEMENTATION MAY DELAY NEUROMUSCULAR FATIGUE IN FEMALES
Stout, J., Eckerson, J., Moore, G., Ebersole, K., Perry, S., & Bull, A. (1999). The effects of creatine loading on neuromuscular fatigue threshold in female athletes. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 31(5), Supplement abstract 358.
Female rowers were placed into a placebo (N = 8; 80 g/day glucose) or creatine group (N = 7; 20 g/day creatine monohydrate and 80 g/day glucose) for five days. Before and after the period, Ss performed an incremental cycling test.
It was found that creatine supplementation was associated with a delay in neuromuscular fatigue (the type of fatigue that alters technique).
Implication. Creatine loading may delay the onset of neuromuscular fatigue.
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