Muscle Stiffness In Sports

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The competitiveness of sports has dictated that the athletes become faster, stronger, and bigger to keep up with the demands of their sport. The Nutritional Supplement is one such area that has been shown to decrease fatigue in athletes. Various sports such as volleyball use this as to Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness (Phyllis, 2006). Volleyball players are required to compete weekly, leaving limited time for full recovery before the next training session or competitive event. One potential limiting factor after a competitive match is muscle soreness and damage, with the resultant skeletal muscle stiffness, swelling, reduced range of movement, muscle fatigue and loss of strength, all contributing to performance decrements. Unaccustomed exercise causes muscle damage. The sensation of muscle damage is often referred to as delayed onset muscle soreness…show more content…
2001). Creatine, when supplemented for short-time periods, improved performance during repeated bouts of high intensity exercise (Kreider, 2003). Creatine is not the only dietary supplement that may provide ergogenic and health benefits. Ginseng (Korean ginseng) has been shown to have similar properties under certain circumstances. (Michael et al. 2006) noted an increase in pectoral strength, quadriceps strength, and post-exercise recovery following dietary supplementation with ginseng root powder. (Phyllis et al, 2006) found that many supplement manufacturers add ginseng to combination products, because ginseng is beneficial for fatigue. Creatine and ginseng both components are important to recovery. Therefore, The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of branched chain amino acid and a combination of ginseng-creatine monohydrate on delayed onset muscle soreness and muscle damage for volleyball

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