Advisor

Wax, Ben

Committee Member

Kavazis, Andreas

Committee Member

Vickers, Brad

Committee Member

Webb, Heather

Date of Degree

8-1-2011

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Exercise Science

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

College of Education

Department

Department of Kinesiology

Abstract

Glycine-arginine-alpha-ketoisocaporic acid calcium (GAKIC) is a product advertised to increase muscular endurance during exercise via metabolic intervention. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of GAKIC ingestion on maximum strength and muscular endurance. Methods: Utilizing a double-blinded, crossover design, participants completed an upper and lower body resistance exercise protocol once using 11.2gs GAKIC, and the other with a placebo. Results: An increase in maximum strength was observed in the 1RM portion of the lower body protocol phase with statistical trends in the lower body TLV portion of testing. No significant differences were found in upper body 1RM, upper body TLV, HR, BLa, and Glucose between conditions. Conclusion: We concluded that in this protocol, GAKIC increased maximum strength in the 1RM leg press exercise. Further research is encouraged in resistance exercise.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/15481

Comments

Muscular Endurance||Maximum Strength||GAKIC

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