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Using Supplementation Legally to Enhance Performance

Riewald, Scott PhD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT

Strength & Conditioning Journal: October 2008 - Volume 30 - Issue 5 - pp 39-40
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181882c9a
COLUMNS: Research Digest

WITH ALL OF THE PUBLICITY ILLEGAL PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUGS HAVE RECEIVED OF LATE, IT SOMETIME IS FORGOTTEN THAT THERE ARE LEGAL SUPPLEMENTS AVAILABLE THAT CAN HELP ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE. THIS COLUMN SUMMARIZES A REVIEW/COMMENTARY ON BUFFERING WITH SODIUM BICARBONATE OR SODIUM CITRATE AND HOW IT CAN BE USED TO ENHANCE PERFORMANCE.

USOC Performance Services, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Scott Riewald is the Performance Technologist and Biomechanist for the US Olympic Committee's Endurance Sportfolio.

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