Dietary creatine supplementation and muscular adaptation to resistive overload.

@article{Stevenson2001DietaryCS,
  title={Dietary creatine supplementation and muscular adaptation to resistive overload.},
  author={Saskia Stevenson and Gary A. Dudley},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  year={2001},
  volume={33 8},
  pages={1304-10}
}
PURPOSE This study examined the influence of dietary creatine (CR) supplementation upon mechanical and hypertrophic responses to a well-defined conditioning stimulus provided by electromyostimulation (EMS). METHODS Eighteen resistance-trained subjects were assigned CR or a placebo (PL) in a randomized, double-blind fashion. After CR loading (20 g x d(-1) for 7 d), CR supplementation (5 g x d(-1)) or PL was continued for 8 wk. During supplementation, EMS (3--5 sets of 10 coupled eccentric and… CONTINUE READING