Acute beetroot juice administration improves peak isometric force production in adolescent males.

  title={Acute beetroot juice administration improves peak isometric force production in adolescent males.},
  author={David Bender and Jeremy R. Townsend and William C. Vantrease and Autumn C. Marshall and Ruth N. Henry and Stephen H Heffington and Kent D. Johnson},
  journal={Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism = Physiologie appliquee, nutrition et metabolisme},
  volume={43 8},
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of acute beetroot juice (BR) administration on repeated sprint performance and isometric force production in adolescent males. Twelve male adolescents (age, 16.8 ± 1.0 years; height, 178.8 ± 9.2 cm; mass, 74.8 ± 12.5 kg; peak height velocity, 2.53 ± 1.2 years) participated in this double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover designed study. Participants consumed 2 × 70 mL of BR (∼12.9 mmol NO3-; Beet It Sport) or a nitrate-depleted placebo (PL… 

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