The effects of glycine-arginine-alpha-ketoisocaporic acid calcium on maximum strength and muscular endurance
Harris, Mareio Cortez
Glycine-arginine-alpha-ketoisocaporic acid calcium (GAKIC) is a product advertised to increase muscular endurance during exercise via metabolic intervention. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of GAKIC ingestion on maximum strength and muscular endurance. Methods: Utilizing a double-blinded, crossover design, participants completed an upper and lower body resistance exercise protocol once using 11.2gs GAKIC, and the other with a placebo. Results: An increase in maximum strength was observed in the 1RM portion of the lower body protocol phase with statistical trends in the lower body TLV portion of testing. No significant differences were found in upper body 1RM, upper body TLV, HR, BLa, and Glucose between conditions. Conclusion: We concluded that in this protocol, GAKIC increased maximum strength in the 1RM leg press exercise. Further research is encouraged in resistance exercise.