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Training volume, androgen use and serum creatine kinase activity.
  1. K Häkkinen,
  2. M Alén
  1. Department of Biology of Physical Activity, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.


    Serum creatine kinase (CK) activities were investigated in elite male strength athletes (n = 20) during normal weight training and bodybuilding training (one training session per day), during high volume strength training (two sessions per day) and during strength training (one session per day) with the use of high dose synthetic androgens (five athletes in each subgroup). The findings demonstrated that the increase in serum CK was highest in the subgroup using androgens. These results suggest that strength training with the use of androgenic steroids leads to higher serum CK activities than normal strength training.

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