Outfield football player’s second half performances considering different half time supplement ingestion.

Davidson, R. (2018) Outfield football player’s second half performances considering different half time supplement ingestion. Undergraduate theses, University of Chichester.

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There are well known traditional drinks used within football half time intervals, orange juice with water (OJ), Lucozade (CHO) and water (CON). One drink not used traditionally would be chocolate milk (CM) and the aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of all four drinks after half time consumption. Male university football players (n=10) (Mean ± SD: age, 20 ± 2; height, 178 ± 3; mass, 74 ± 4) took part in a randomised cross over design where they were under the influence of one of the drinks (500ml) from half time onwards. Recordings of distance covered, heart rate (HR), rating of perceived exertion (RPE), match score, urine hydration and gut fullness were taken over a course of four 90 minute matches, with one week separating each match. There was a significant difference between, OJ and CM (p=0.021) and OJ and CHO (p=0.028) for distance covered, OJ and CM (p=0.007), CM and CON (p=0.001) and CHO and CON (p=0.006) for RPE and CM and OJ (p=0.001), CM and CHO (p=0.001) and CM and CON (p=0.001) for gut fullness. No significant changes were found in HR and urine hydration measures between the four drinks. The four drinks did significantly effect second half performances in variables distance covered, RPE and gut fullness. To conclude it can be said that out of the four drinks OJ performed the most beneficially when wanting to consider an improvement or maintenance of performance in the second half.

Publication Type: Theses (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BA (Hons) Physical Education and Sport Coaching
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV201 Physical education and training
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Academic Areas > Institute of Sport > Area > Physical Education
Student Research > Undergraduate
Depositing User: Ann Jones
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2019 17:37
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2019 17:37
URI: https://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/4084

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