I received a number of questions about some types of creatine recently; even though we know it works for most users (research shows about 75% of users see results), there are a number of other questions aside from “will it increase my bench.” I also included a study on nutrient oxidation since my mailbox has also been flooded with questions about getting in shape for summer.
Caffeine Is Ergogenic
After Supplementation Of Oral Creatine Monohydrate
Although a majority of studies have tested caffeine’s effects on endurance performance, some research protocols have also measured caffeine’s effects on short-term high-intensity exercise.
The purpose of the study was to determine if supplementation with creatine monohydrate would negate the known ergogenic effects of caffeine, as one previous study had demonstrated.
Fourteen male subjects were tested on four different occasions. A preliminary test was first utilized to obtain a VO2 max (maximal oxygen uptake).
Next, during the pretreatment period, all subjects were provided with creatine and underwent a loading regimen for 6-days (0.3 g/kg bodyweight taken at 4 regular intervals throughout the day) and completed a test at a running speed of 125% of their previously measured VO2 max.
Next, 12-24 hours after the completion of the creatine loading phase, subjects were provided with caffeine (5mg/kg) or placebo and completed the same abovementioned VO2 max test.
VO2 Max Calculator: Enter the total distance covered in meters in 12 minutes and then press the ‘Calculate’ button.
* 1600 meters = 1 mile
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