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dc.contributor.authorAhmun, Robert Patrick
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-11T13:18:32Z
dc.date.available2016-02-11T13:18:32Z
dc.date.issued2002
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/7692
dc.descriptionMSc Sport and Exercise Sciencesen_US
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To determine the effects of acute creatine loading on repeat cycling and multiple sprint performance in rugby players. Method: A group of 14 highly trained male rugby players (age 20.6 ± l.2yt.; stature 181.6 ± 4.7 cm; mass 88'7 ± 13'1 kg1; sum of four skinfolds 43.2 ± 18.5 mm: percent body fat 18.6 ± 8.1 %) performed a 10 x 6 s Wingate test and a 10 x 40 m sprint test on separate days. They were then split into two equal groups and received, in a single blind manner, two supplementation regimens (20 g . d x 5 d) of either Pl→Cr or Cr→Pl. Testing was repeated immediately after the five days of supplementation and again aftet a washout period of 28 d when the supplementation regimes were reversed. Results and Conclusion: Acute Cr loading caused no significant group x test interactions for peak power output, minimum power output, total work done, fatigue index, peak running speed, slowest running speed or body mass respectively. However, it should be noted that this regimen did cause a number of improvements that would be beneficial to rugby players. For example, an increase in peak running speed coupled with an increase in body mass (86.5 kg to 90.0 kg) would afford players to carry more momentum into tackle situations.en_US
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dc.publisherUniversity of Wales Institute, Cardiffen_US
dc.titleThe effects of acute creatine loading on repeat cycling and multiple sprint loadingen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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