Effect of 10 week beta-alanine supplementation on competition and training performance in elite swimmers

Weiliang Chung, Greg Shaw, Megan Anderson, David Pyne, Philo SAUNDERS, David Bishop, Louise Burke

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Abstract

Although some laboratory-based studies show an ergogenic effect with beta-alanine supplementation, there is a lack of field-based research in training and competition settings. Elite/Sub-elite swimmers (n = 23 males and 18 females, age = 21.7 ± 2.8 years; mean ± SD) were supplemented with either beta-alanine (4 weeks loading phase of 4.8 g/day and 3.2 g/day thereafter) or placebo for 10 weeks.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1441-1453
Number of pages13
JournalNutrients
Volume4
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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