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Table 2 Timeline to investigate the effects of prior exercise and antioxidants on muscle injury and oxidative stress.

From: Prior exercise and antioxidant supplementation: effect on oxidative stress and muscle injury

Group Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5
No Prior Exercise Paperwork, Baseline Measures & Familiarization Supplementation Supplementation Eccentric Exercise Protocol (assessment pre, 0, 24, 48 hours post ex.)  
Prior Exercise Paperwork, Baseline Measures & Familiarization Prior bout of eccentric exercise Supplementation Supplementation Eccentric Exercise Protocol (assessment pre, 0, 24, 48 hours post ex.)
  1. Study Flow in Sequential Steps:
  2. 1. Baseline Assessment
  3. Anthropometrics, 1RM, familiarization (Week 1)
  4. 2. Group Assignment
  5. No prior exercise:
  6. Start supplementation (Week 2)
  7. Prior exercise:
  8. Perform prior bout of eccentric exercise (Week 2)
  9. Start supplementation (Week 3)
  10. 3. Eccentric Exercise Protocol
  11. No prior exercise:
  12. Week 4
  13. Prior exercise:
  14. Week 5