Table 1. Effects of supplementation on 1-RM muscle strength. Data are means (±SD).
Creatine Creatine + BE Placebo
n = 15 n = 14 n = 15
Pre
(kg)
Post
(kg)
Pre
(kg)
Post
(kg)
Pre
(kg)
Post
(kg)
Leg Press 1 RM 77.3
(33.6)
122.7 *
(43.2)
82.5
(30.8)
137.8 *
(54.7)
68.4
(26.0)
99.4
(33.9)
Knee Extension 1 RM 57.8
(25.6)
93.4 *
(42.0)
63.0
(31.8)
104.7 *
(48.7)
50.5
(16.6)
64.5
(28.6)
Knee Flexion 1 RM 36.9
(14.2)
57.3 *
(22.2)
41.1
(20.4)
68.0 *
(32.4)
31.8
(12.6)
44.5
(16.6)
Bench Press 1 RM 35.1
(14.9)
58.3
(23.7)
38.3
(18.8)
70.9 *
(36.0)
31.5
(11.3)
50.6
(17.6)
Lat Pulldown 1 RM 40.3
(12.5)
57.0 *
(19.6)
45.1
(16.5)
63.3 *
(22.4)
34.8
(10.5)
45.7
(15.8)
Arm Curl 1 RM 23.6
(7.4)
29.4 *
(9.8)
26.2
(10.2)
32.9 *
(13.0)
23.3
(6.9)
25.2
(7.2)
* p < 0.05 compared with Placebo Group
† p < 0.05 compared with Creatine Group