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Table 2 Total lean body mass and lean soft tissue mass of the legs on the different days of testing with either NaHCO 3 or placebo ingestion

From: Multiday acute sodium bicarbonate intake improves endurance capacity and reduces acidosis in men

  NaHCO3 Placebo
  Day 1 Day 3 Day 5 Day 1 Day 3 Day 5
Total lean soft tissue (kg) 60.7 ± 4.8 61.7 ± 5.3*†† 62.0 ± 5.3*†† 60.5 ± 5.3 61.3 ± 5.4†† 60.6 ± 5.0
Lean soft tissue legs (kg) 21.1 ± 2.5 21.3 ± 2.9 21.4 ± 3.0 21.0 ± 2.9 21.2 ± 2.9 21.0 ± 2.9
  1. Values are mean ± SD (n = 8). *P < 0.05 relative to placebo; ††P < 0.01 relative to day 1.