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ANTONIO JOSE; SANDERS, MICHAEL S.; KALMAN, DOUGLAS; WOODGATE, DEREK; STREET, CHRIS
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research: February 2002
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ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to determine if high-dose glutamine ingestion affected weightlifting performance. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study, 6 resistance-trained men (mean ± SE: age, 21.5 ± 0.3 years; weight, 76.5 ± 2.8 kg-1) performed weightlifting exercises after the ingestion of glutamine or glycine (0.3 g·kg-1) mixed with calorie-free fruit juice or placebo (calorie-free fruit juice only). Each subject underwent each of the 3 treatments in a randomized order. One hour after ingestion, subjects performed 4 total sets of exercise to momentary muscular failure (2 sets of leg presses at 200% of body weight, 2 sets of bench presses at 100% of body weight). There were no differences in the average number of maximal repetitions performed in the leg press or bench press exercises among the 3 groups. These data indicate that the short-term ingestion of glutamine does not enhance weightlifting performance in resistance-trained men.

The purpose of this study was to determine if high-dose glutamine ingestion affected weightlifting performance. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study, 6 resistance-trained men (mean ± SE: age, 21.5 ± 0.3 years; weight, 76.5 ± 2.8 kg-1) performed weightlifting exercises after the ingestion of glutamine or glycine (0.3 g·kg-1) mixed with calorie-free fruit juice or placebo (calorie-free fruit juice only). Each subject underwent each of the 3 treatments in a randomized order. One hour after ingestion, subjects performed 4 total sets of exercise to momentary muscular failure (2 sets of leg presses at 200% of body weight, 2 sets of bench presses at 100% of body weight). There were no differences in the average number of maximal repetitions performed in the leg press or bench press exercises among the 3 groups. These data indicate that the short-term ingestion of glutamine does not enhance weightlifting performance in resistance-trained men.

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