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Examining the Efficacy of a Novel Method of Creatine Delivery for Improving Human Exercise Performance

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Title: Examining the Efficacy of a Novel Method of Creatine Delivery for Improving Human Exercise Performance
Author: Whinton, Alanna
Department: Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences
Program: Human Health and Nutritional Sciences
Advisor: Burr, Jamie
Abstract: This thesis investigated the effects of acute and chronic application of a novel topical creatine cream prior to performing five sets of 15 maximal leg extensions (per leg) to evaluate the changes in peak power (W), average power (W) and muscle fatigue index (%). Sixty-two healthy participants (23±3 yr, 71±11 kg, 172±8.4 cm) were randomized into either an acute (study 1) and/or chronic application (study 2) of the experimental creatine cream. Effects were observed over time for peak power (p=0.01) and muscle fatigue index (p=0.007) for all groups in study 1 by null hypothesis testing. An effect of time was also observed for muscle fatigue index (p=0.04) in study 2 for all groups. Using a magnitude-based inference (MBI) approach, negligible increases were observed in peak power and muscle fatigue for both studies. The results provided suggest limited effect of the experimental topical creatine cream with acute and chronic application.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/11561
Date: 2017-08
Rights: Attribution-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada
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