Title

The effects of Tribulus terrestris on body composition and exercise performance in resistance-trained males.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-2000

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of the herbal preparation Tribulus terrestris (tribulus) on body composition and exercise performance in resistance-trained males. Fifteen subjects were randomly assigned to a placebo or tribulus (3.21 mg per kg body weight daily) group. Body weight, body composition, maximal strength, dietary intake, and mood states were determined before and after an 8-week exercise (periodized resistance training) and supplementation period. There were no changes in body weight, percentage fat, total body water, dietary intake, or mood states in either group. Muscle endurance (determined by the maximal number of repetitions at 100-200% of body weight) increased for the bench and leg press exercises in the placebo group (p

Publication Title

International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism

Volume

10

Issue

2

First Page

208

Last Page

215

ISSN

1526-484X