Publication details

The effects of 32 weeks of beta-alanine supplementation on CrossFit-specific performance, body composition and dietary habits in CrossFit athletes

Authors

KUMSTÁT Michal ŠIRC Petr STRUHÁR Ivan KAPOUNKOVÁ Kateřina HRNČIŘÍKOVÁ Iva GRMELA Roman HLINSKÝ Tomáš

Year of publication 2019
Type Conference abstract
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Sports Studies

Citation
Description Beta-alanine (BA) has been proposed to enhance performance in high-intensity exercise via increase of intracellular acid buffer carnosine content in muscles. CrossFit is an attracting form of exercise performing numerous forms of high-intensity workouts of the day in which high glycolytic demand and acidosis may limit performance. Therefore, athletes may benefit from BA supplementation. The purpose of the study was to investigate the longitudinal effects of BA supplementation on CrossFit performance, body composition and dietary habits.