Journal article

Creatine supplementation enhances muscle force recovery after eccentrically-induced muscle damage in healthy individuals

Matthew B Cooke, Emma Rybalka, Andrew D Williams, Paul J Cribb, Alan Hayes

JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF SPORTS NUTRITION | BMC | Published : 2009

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Eccentric exercise-induced damage leads to reductions in muscle force, increased soreness, and impaired muscle function. Creatine monohydrate's (Cr) ergogenic potential is well established; however few studies have directly examined the effects of Cr supplementation on recovery after damage. We examined the effects of Cr supplementation on muscle proteins and force recovery after eccentrically-induced muscle damage in healthy individuals. METHODS: Fourteen untrained male participants (22.1 +/- 2.3 yrs, 173 +/- 7.7 cm, 76.2 +/- 9.3 kg) were randomly separated into 2 supplement groups: i) Cr and carbohydrate (Cr-CHO; n = 7); or ii) carbohydrate (CHO; n = 7). Participants consumed t..

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We would like to thank the participants that participated in this study as well as my fellow colleagues at Victoria University who assisted with data collection. This study was funded by AST Sports Science Pty Ltd (USA). All researchers involved independently collected, analyzed, and interpreted the results from this study and have no financial interests concerning the outcome of this investigation. The results from this study do not constitute endorsement by the authors and/or their institutions concerning nutrients investigated.