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Table 1 Vertical jump height, thigh and calf circumference before and up to 96 h after the damaging bout of exercise

From: Exercise-induced muscle damage is reduced in resistance-trained males by branched chain amino acids: a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study

   Pre 24 h 48 h 72 h 96 h
Vertical Jump (cm) BCAA 61.8 ± 7.4 57.4 ± 7.9 58.2 ± 8.5 60.5 ± 7.9 62.3 ± 7.6
  Placebo 65.3 ± 5.2 60.3 ± 3.3 61.5 ± 4.1 63.3 ± 4.2 64.1 ± 4.5
Thigh Circ. (mm) BCAA 55.7 ± 6.2 56.8 ± 5.6 57.1 ± 5.7 55.8 ± 6.1 55.7 ± 6.2
  Placebo 57.9 ± 5.3 58.4 ± 5.1 58.3 ± 5.2 57.9 ± 5.3 57.9 ± 5.3
Calf Circ. (mm) BCAA 38.1 ± 1.8 38.6 ± 1.5 38.8 ± 1.6 38.2 ± 1.8 38.1 ± 1.8
  Placebo 37.9 ± 1.3 38.3 ± 1.3 38.3 ± 1.4 37.9 ± 1.0 37.9 ± 1.0
  1. Values are means ± SD; N = 12.