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Fig. 4 | Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition

Fig. 4

From: Post-exercise branched chain amino acid supplementation does not affect recovery markers following three consecutive high intensity resistance training bouts compared to carbohydrate supplementation

Fig. 4

Serum myoglobin, perceived soreness, and training volume throughout the study. A main time effect was observed for myoglobin (p = 0.027), but pairwise comparisons (both groups collapsed over time) only revealed a tendency for this value to increase at T2 relative to T1 (p = 0.055) (panel a). A main time effect was observed for perceived soreness (p ≤ 0.001), and pairwise comparisons revealed increases 24 h post-bout 1 (p ≤ 0.001), 24 h post bout 2 (p ≤ 0.001), and 48 h post bout 3 (p ≤ 0.001) relative to T1 (panel b). There was a main time effect for total lifting volume (p ≤ 0.001), and pairwise comparisons revealed decreases at bout 2 (p ≤ 0.001) and bout 3 (p ≤ 0.001) relative to bout 1 (panel c). Abbreviations: BCAA-CHO, branched-chain amino acid and carbohydrate-supplemented group; CHO, carbohydrate only-supplemented group

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