Beta-alanine improves sprint performance in endurance cycling.

@article{Thienen2009BetaalanineIS,
  title={Beta-alanine improves sprint performance in endurance cycling.},
  author={Ruud van Thienen and Karen Van Proeyen and Bart Vanden Eynde and Joke Puype and Thomas Lefere and Peter Hespel},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  year={2009},
  volume={41 4},
  pages={
          898-903
        }
}
PURPOSE Recent research has shown that chronic dietary beta-alanine (betaALA) supplementation increases muscle carnosine content, which is associated with better performance in short (1-2 min) maximal exercise. Success in endurance competitions often depends on a final sprint. However, whether betaALA can be ergogenic in sprint performance at the end of an endurance competition is at present unknown. Therefore, we investigated the effect of 8-wk betaALA administration in moderately to well… CONTINUE READING

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