Creatine: the Power Supplement: The Power Supplement / Edition 1

Creatine: the Power Supplement: The Power Supplement / Edition 1

by Melvin Williams, Richard Kreider, J. David Branch
     
 

ISBN-10: 073600162X

ISBN-13: 9780736001625

Pub. Date: 05/19/1999

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

Learn how creatine supplementation affects performance with this authoritative source drawn from the latest research findings. Creatine: The Power Supplement is the first book to provide scientific analysis of creatine supplementation on exercise performance and athlete health and safety.

The subject of numerous studies

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Overview

Learn how creatine supplementation affects performance with this authoritative source drawn from the latest research findings. Creatine: The Power Supplement is the first book to provide scientific analysis of creatine supplementation on exercise performance and athlete health and safety.

The subject of numerous studies during the 1990s, creatine is a naturally occurring substance necessary for synthesizing phosphocreatine that is used by the muscles during high-intensity exercise. Supplementation programs significantly increase the body's supply of creatine and phosphocreatine, resulting in the muscles' capacity to quickly re-energize after exertion.

Creatine: The Power Supplement presents a detailed analysis of:

- Scientific literature discussing the effects of creatine supplementation on various forms of exercise, sport performance, and on body mass
- Creatine requirements and metabolic functions
- Supplementation protocols and the effects on muscle creatine stores
- Possible adverse effects of creatine supplementation
- Legal and ethical considerations regarding creatine use by competitive athletes
- The historical evolution of creatine use

Creatine: The Power Supplement is the most comprehensive book available on one of the most popular supplements in sports.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736001625
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
05/19/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
- Brief History
- Chapter Summary

Chapter 2. Creatine Requirements and Metabolic Functions
- Daily Creatine Requirements
- Dietary Sources of Creatine
- Dietary Intake
- Intestinal Absorption of Creatine
- Tissue Uptake of Creatine
- Endogenous Synthesis
- Storage in the Body
- Metabolic Functions
- Other Functions of Creatine
- Catabolism and Excretion
- Chapter Summary

Chapter 3. Creatine Supplementation: Theory, Protocol, and Effects
- Human Energy and Fatigue
- Theoretical Ergogenic Benefits
- Theoretical Ergolytic Effects
- Sport Performance Implications
- Forms of Creatine
- Supplementation Protocols
- Effects of Supplementation
- Chapter Summary

Chapter 4. Research Considerations With Nutritional Sports
Ergogenics

- Experimental Research
- Epidemiological Research
- Research-Based Recommendations
- Chapter Summary

Chapter 5. Ergogenic Effects of Creatine Supplementation on Anaerobic Power
- Laboratory Studies
- Field Studies
- Chapter Summary

Chapter 6. Ergogenic Effects of Creatine Supplementation on Anaerobic Endurance
- Resistance-Exercise Tasks
- Laboratory-Based Cycle Ergometer Studies
- Running Performance
- Swimming Performance
- Miscellaneous Exercise Tasks
- Performance Studies Including Biochemical Markers of Creatine Supplementation
- Chapter Summary

Chapter 7. Ergogenic Effects of Creatine Supplementation on Aerobic Endurance
- Laboratory-Based Cycle Ergometer Exercise
- Laboratory-Based and Field-Based Running Exercise
- Miscellaneous Submaximal Exercise Performance Tasks
- Performance Studies Including Biochemical Markers Reflecting Metabolic Effects of Creatine Supplementation
- Chapter Summary

Chapter 8. Creatine Supplementation: Effects on Body Mass and Composition
- Creatine Supplementation and Body Mass
- Chapter Summary

Chapter 9. Health and Safety Aspects of Creatine Supplementation
- Effects of Creatine Supplementation on Markers of Clinical Status
- Medical Uses of Creatine and Phosphocreatine
- Anecdotally Reported Side Effects
- Long-Term Safety
- Chapter Summary

Chapter 10. Legal and Ethical Issues Regarding Creatine Supplementation
- Legal Aspects
- Ethical Aspects
- Chapter Summary

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