chapter  5
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Dietary Supplements for Strength Power Athletes

For a dietary supplement to be valuable for a strength power athlete, or to enhance strength and power in an athlete with other primary sporting objectives, it must

Introduction ..............................................................................................................87 Dietary Supplement Behaviors of Strength Power Athletes ....................................88 Creatine Monohydrate ............................................................................................. 89 Buffers ......................................................................................................................92 Protein and Amino Acids .........................................................................................95 β-hydroxy β-methylbutyrate (HMB) ........................................................................96 Caffeine ....................................................................................................................97 Carbohydrate ............................................................................................................99 Conclusion ...............................................................................................................99 References .............................................................................................................. 100

enhance performance of high-intensity exercise or improve training adaptations. Additionally, the benefit-to-risk ratio must be acceptable and the supplement must not contain any ingredients banned by sporting organizations. Where possible, this review will focus on data derived from human studies. Although studies that employ animal models offer unique perspectives, species differences in response to dietary supplements can confuse the interpretation of available research. We hope to provide the most practical recommendations possible, and so will focus on clinical trials.