VITAMIN E DOES NOT AFFECT RESISTANCE EXERCISE RECOVERY
Volek, J. S., Avery, N. G., Sharman, M. J., Love, D. M., Scheett, T. P., Gomez, A. L., Kaiser, J., & Kraemer, W. J. (2002). Effects of vitamin E supplementation on recovery from repeated bouts of resistance exercise. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 34(5), Supplement abstract 1314.
This study examined the influence of vitamin E supplementation on recovery after repeated bouts of resistance exercise. Active non-resistance trained men were matched and assigned to a placebo (N = 9) or vitamin E (N = 9) group. After three weeks of supplementation (1200 IU/d), Ss performed three resistance exercise sessions with three days of recovery between each session.
Soreness after exercise dissipated by the third session. Performance decreased after sessions 2 and 3 when compared to session 1. Generally, there was no difference in recovery between the two conditions.
Implication. Vitamin E supplementation does not affect recovery from multiple bouts of resistance exercise.
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