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Eleven subjects performed a graded exercise test after 1 week of protein supplementation (PRO) or glucose polymer placebo (CON), randomly assigned in a double blind fashion. The exercise consisted of 3-min graded exercise bouts separated by 10 min of active recovery at zero pedal resistance. Subjects then performed a 30-sec Wingate test (WIN) to assess performance during supramaximal exercise. Blood samples were obtained in the last 15 sec of each exercise and recovery period. PRO resulted in a decrease in blood lactate following 120%
Vukovich is with the Human Performance Laboratory at Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306. Sharp, King, and Kershishnik are with the Exercise Physiology Laboratory at Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50010. Request reprints from M.D. Vukovich.