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ERGOGENIC AIDS Ergogenic Effects of Sodium Bicarbonate

  title={ERGOGENIC AIDS Ergogenic Effects of Sodium Bicarbonate},
  author={L. Mcnaughton and J. Siegler},
MCNAUGHTON, L.R., J. SIEGLER, and A. MIDGLEY. Ergogenic effects of sodium bicarbonate. Curr. Sports Med. Rep., Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 230—236, 2008. Athletes use many different strategies to enhance their performance, including clothing and footwear, training regimes, diets, and ergogenic aids. The use of ergogenic aids is believed to be widespread, with a variety of legal as well as illegal substances being used previously and currently. Among the more popular ergogenic aids is the use of sodium… Expand


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The results of this study suggest that NaHCO3 ingestion can improve intermittent-sprint performance and may be a useful supplement for team-sport athletes. Expand
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Metabolic effects of induced alkalosis during progressive forearm exercise to fatigue.
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Effect of acute induced metabolic alkalosis on 800-m racing time.
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