Exercise Nutrition - Lecture 2

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In this study, subjects took a placebo supplement (8 of them) and 5 individuals took creatine over a period of 3 days: 10 to 15 times the creatine you could normally eat with just meat and fish. Over a few days, there was no change in muscle volume. In the placebo group, there was 100 percent muscle volume (baseline normal, pre-study measure: any variation from this would indicate either a decrease in muscle volume or an increase in muscle volume. The placebo group sustained no change in their muscle volume (expected) The experimental group sustained a drastic (statistically significant) increase in muscle volume following the creatine consumption: due to the retention of water, chronic/regular ingestion of creatine and training. develop more muscle protein because the water retention triggering protein synthesis making bigger muscles over 6-8 weeks of chronic use.

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