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Effects of creatine loading on electromyographic fatigue threshold during cycle ergometry in college-aged women

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, November 2007
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Title
Effects of creatine loading on electromyographic fatigue threshold during cycle ergometry in college-aged women
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Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, November 2007
DOI 10.1186/1550-2783-4-20
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Abbie E Smith, Ashley A Walter, Trent J Herda, Eric D Ryan, Jordan R Moon, Joel T Cramer, Jeffrey R Stout

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of 5 days of Creatine (Cr) loading on the electromyographic fatigue threshold (EMGFT) in college-aged women. Fifteen healthy college-aged women (mean +/- SD = 22.3 +/- 1.7 yrs) volunteered to participate in this double-blind, placebo-controlled study and were randomly placed into either placebo (PL - 10 g of flavored dextrose powder; n = 8) or creatine (Cr - 5 g di-creatine citrate plus 10 g of flavored dextrose powder; n = 7; Creatine Edge, FSI Nutrition) loading groups. Each group ingested one packet 4 times per day (total of 20 g/day) for 5 days. Prior to and following supplementation, each subject performed a discontinuous incremental cycle ergometer test to determine their EMGFT value, using bipolar surface electrodes placed on the longitudinal axis of the right vastus lateralis. Subjects completed a total of four, 60 second work bouts (ranging from 100-350 W). The EMG amplitude was averaged over 10 second intervals and plotted over the 60 second work bout. The resulting slopes from each successive work bouts were used to calculate EMGFT. A two-way ANOVA (group [Cr vs. PL] x time [pre vs. post]) resulted in a significant (p = 0.031) interaction. Furthermore, a dependent samples t-test showed a 14.5% +/- 3.5% increase in EMGFT from pre- to post-supplementation with Cr (p = 0.009), but no change for the PL treatment (-2.2 +/- 5.8%; p = 0.732). In addition, a significant increase (1.0 +/- 0.34 kg; p = 0.049) in weight (kg) was observed in the Cr group but no change for PL (-0.2 kg +/- 0.2 kg). These findings suggest that 5 days of Cr loading in women may be an effective strategy for delaying the onset of neuromuscular fatigue during cycle ergometry.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 3%
Unknown 34 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 9 26%
Student > Master 7 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 9%
Professor 2 6%
Other 5 14%
Unknown 4 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 10 29%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 26%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 14%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 6%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 4 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 19. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 April 2016.
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#1,216,416
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Outputs from Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
#325
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#16,223
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
#33
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