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Should You Consume or Recommend the Use of Energy Drinks?

Antonio, Jose PhD, FNSCA1; Muñoz, Colleen MS2

Section Editor(s): Brown, Lee EdD, CSCS*D, FNSCA

Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e318253f143
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Abstract

SUMMARY: THE USE OF SPORT SUPPLEMENT DRINKS IS POPULAR AMONG THOSE TRAINING FOR PERFORMANCE. HOWEVER, DO YOU NEED THEM? DO THEY INCREASE PERFORMANCE, RECOVERY, STRENGTH, OR POWER? THIS COLUMN WILL PRESENT BOTH SIDES OF THIS DISCUSSION.

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Author Information

1Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida

2University of Connecticut, Department of Kinesiology, Human Performance Laboratory, Storrs, Connecticut

The purpose of the Point/Counterpoint Column is to provide a respectful and balanced discussion in relation to controversial or current topics in the fields of strength and conditioning, nutrition, and human performance.

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COLUMN EDITOR: Lee Brown, EdD, CSCS*D, FNSCA

Jose Antonio the CEO of the International Society of Sports Nutrition

Colleen Muoz is a doctoral students in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Connecticut.

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