RIBOSE HAS ERGOGENIC POSSIBILITIES FOR SPRINT CYCLING
Raue, U., Gallagher, P. M., Williamson, D., K., Godard, M. O., & Trappe, S. W. (2001). Effects of ribose supplementation on performance during repeated high-intensity cycle sprints. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 33(5), Supplement abstract 251.
Healthy males completed an 11-day supplementation period of either ribose (20 g/d; N = 8) or placebo (N = 8). Seventy-two hours after supplementation was completed, Ss performed 5 days of high-intensity exercise (15 x 10-sec sprints) twice a day.
The ribose group had a larger change in mean power and a significantly improved peak power output at the last session when compared to the first. No differences or changes were observed in the placebo group.
Implication. Ribose supplementation may provide an ergogenic aid for high-intensity exercises.
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