Effect of creatine supplementation on muscle damage markers and physical performance in volleyball athletes (Efecto de la suplementación de creatina sobre marcadores de daño muscular y desempeño físico en atletas de voleibol)


  • Maicon Chigachiaraguti Santi
  • Bryan Steve Martínez Galán
  • Sara Ivone Morhy Terrazas
  • Flávia Giolo De Carvalho
  • Tales Sambrano Vieira
  • Glauber Cerizza Silveira
  • Rafael Deminice
  • Ellen Cristini de Freitas



Palabras clave:

DOMS, muscle injury, jumping, performance (DOMS, lesión muscular, saltos, desempeño)


Given that creatine supplementation may attenuate exercise-induced damage and directly influence the ATP-CP system, predominant in volleyball, the purpose of the study is to evaluate the effects of creatine (Cr) supplementation on muscle damage markers; creatine kinase (CK) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and physical performance in volleyball athletes.Fourteen volleyball players (under- 20 y) were divided into 2 groups: Creatine supplemented and Placebo. Double-blind controlled supplementation was performed using (0.3 g/kg) creatine or placebo for 7 days (loading phase) and (0.1 g/kg) for the next 4 days (maintenance phase). Before and after the supplementation phases, the players underwent Physical Performance Testing and blood sample collection to evaluate CK, LDH, and plasma creatine concentration.===Dado que la suplementación con creatina puede atenuar el daño inducido por el ejercicio e influir directamente en el sistema ATP-CP, predominante en el voleibol, el propósito del estudio es evaluar los efectos de la suplementación con creatina (Cr) sobre los marcadores de daño muscular como creatina quinasa (CK) y lactato deshidrogenasa (LDH), dolor muscular de aparición tardía (DOMS) y rendimiento físico en atletas de voleibol. Se realizó un estudio controlado con modelo doble ciego, en el que catorce jugadores de voleibol (menores de 20 años) se dividieron en 2 grupos: creatina y placebo donde suplementaban (0.3 g/kg) de creatina o placebo durante 7 días (fase de carga) y 0.1 g/kg) durante los siguientes 4 días (fase de mantenimiento). Antes y después de cada fase de suplementación, los jugadores se sometieron a pruebas de rendimiento físico y recolección de muestras de sangre para evaluar CK, LDH y la concentración de creatina en plasma.


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Chigachiaraguti Santi, M., Martínez Galán, B. S., Morhy Terrazas, S. I., Giolo De Carvalho, F., Sambrano Vieira, T., Cerizza Silveira, G., Deminice, R., & Cristini de Freitas, E. (2020). Effect of creatine supplementation on muscle damage markers and physical performance in volleyball athletes (Efecto de la suplementación de creatina sobre marcadores de daño muscular y desempeño físico en atletas de voleibol). Cultura, Ciencia Y Deporte, 15(45), 377-385. https://doi.org/10.12800/ccd.v15i45.1515



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