Comparison Of Creatine Ingestion And Resistance Training On Energy Expenditure And Limb Blood Flow
Notes for this study:
||Calf and forearm blood flow increased by 30% and 38% respectively in the training plus creatine group. No changes were seen for creatine alone or training without creatine.
|Number of Subjects
30 healthy but untrained male volunteers were given either placebo or a loading dose of creatine (5 g four times a day for 5 days) followed by a maintenance dose (5 g twice a day) for 28 days and underwent 5 hours of resistance training a week or remained on creatine without training. Creatine plus resistance training improved calf and forearm blood flow. Fat-free mass, strength, and resting metabolic rate also increased.