Interactive effect of manipulations of muscle creatine and glycogen stores on endurance performance and Dual energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) derived measurements of lean mass

Published May 4, 2018

The project will focus on the application of recent knowledge regarding creatine and glycogen loading in sports nutrition. Whereas creatine supplementation has previously targeted intermittent-high intensity sports, the current study will investigate the functional outcome of recent findings of enhanced glycogen storage in a muscle that has previously been creatine loaded by measuring performance of a glycogen-limited exercise task that is weight-sensitive (uphill riding). The methodology will also allow examination of the systematic manipulation of muscle creatine and glycogen content on DXA-derived estimates of lean mass in athletes to enhance the reliability of undertaking physique measurements in active populations


Australian Catholic University Program Grant




Professor Louise Burke, ACU and AIS

Professor John Hawley, ACU



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