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Table 1 Potential ergogenic benefits of creatine supplementation

From: International Society of Sports Nutrition position stand: safety and efficacy of creatine supplementation in exercise, sport, and medicine

• Increased single and repetitive sprint performance

• Increased work performed during sets of maximal effort muscle contractions

• Increased muscle mass & strength adaptations during training

• Enhanced glycogen synthesis

• Increased anaerobic threshold

• Possible enhancement of aerobic capacity via greater shuttling of ATP from mitochondria

• Increased work capacity

• Enhanced recovery

• Greater training tolerance

  1. Adapted from Kreider and Jung [6]