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Table 6 Changes in vertical jump (cm), Back squat 1RM (kg), and Bench press 1RM (kg) for Placebo (n = 12) and Betaine (n = 11) for pre- and post-treatment

From: Effects of betaine on body composition, performance, and homocysteine thiolactone

  Pre Post P
Vertical Jump
Betaine 68.1 ± 8.4 68.8 ± 8.4 0.8 ± 3.3 .45
Placebo 65.5 ± 10.4 63.0 ± 9.9 −2.5 ± 4.0 .09
Bench Press
Betaine 118.2 ± 19.3 120.0 ± 20.3 1.8 ± 4.3 .20
Placebo 137.7 ± 25.0 140.0 ± 24.5 2.3 ± 6.0 .31
Back Squat
Betaine 148.6 ± 26.7 151.4 ± 26.4 2.7 ± 4.5* .09
Placebo 159.1 ± 38.8 164.5 ± 38.1 5.5 ± 4.0 .01
  1. * Non Significant Time × Treatment Interaction: p = .18.