Role of Cytomax Beverage among Elite Female Badminton Players in Iran

Abstract

Nowadays, one of the main factors that plays a vital role in sports is beverages that have a great contribution on athletes’ food style and nutrition. The present study analyzed sports beverages based on performance indicators of elite female badminton players in Iran. This study lasted eight weeks, supplying sport drinks and water to two different groups: one with Cytomax and one with water (79 participants). The data was obtained based on a 24-hour recall questionnaire in three different days every week. Additionally, skin folds brachial triceps index was used for body fat percent assessment. To measure peak of oxygen uptake (VO2max), the shuttle run submaximal test was applied. Additionally, to control the fluid intake, 150 ml of liquid for each 70 kg body weight every 15 minutes was recommended for each group; to control the blood volume changes related to plasma, the blood glucose, hematocrit, hemoglobin, sodium, and potassium were measured during three time periods of zero, 30 min and 90 min after the start. Finally, to measure performance, standardized tests measuring aerobic power, speed, flexibility, agility, muscular strength, and endurance indicators were used. The findings showed that supplying enough water, fluids, energy, carbohydrate, protein, and fat during exercising plays an imperative role in increasing the level of female badminton players’ performance.

https://doi.org/10.15174/au.2019.1897
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