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Eat Like a Champion by Jill Castle

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CHAPTER 7

Foul Play—Supplements and Performance Aids

If it works, it’s probably banned. If it’s not banned, it’s probably useless.

—Ron Maughan, sports nutrition scientist and member of the International Olympic Committee Expert Panel on Nutrition

David was a sophomore rower who was working hard over the summer to lower his erg score (the time it takes a rower to cover a set distance on an ergometer or rowing machine), rowing every day and doing strength training. “He wants to take a dietary supplement containing branched-chain amino acids [BCAAs],” said his mom, Janet. “He thinks this will help his muscles recover and prevent the buildup of lactic acid [a by-product of exercise that builds up in muscle and blood, causing temporary muscle ...

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