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Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31823a4e90
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Dietary Supplements Used in Combat Sports

Campbell, Bill I PhD, CSCS1; La Bounty, Paul M PhD, MPT, CSCS2; Wilborn, Colin D PhD, CSCS, ATC3

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Abstract

COMBAT SPORT ATHLETES IMPROVE COMPETITION PERFORMANCE PRIMARILY BY IMPROVING THEIR SPORT-SPECIFIC SKILLS. IN ADDITION, BY IMPROVING STRENGTH, POWER, POWER ENDURANCE, AEROBIC ENDURANCE, AND SPEED, COMPETITION PERFORMANCE CAN BE ENHANCED. ENHANCING RECOVERY IS ALSO A PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF COMBAT SPORT ATHLETES. SEVERAL DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS HAVE BEEN DOCUMENTED TO ENHANCE BOTH PERFORMANCE AND RECOVERY. THESE DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS INCLUDE, BUT MAY NOT BE LIMITED TO, CREATINE MONOHYDRATE, β-ALANINE, PROTEIN, BRANCHED-CHAIN AMINO ACIDS, AND CARBOHYDRATES.

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