CARBOHYDRATE/PROTEIN SUPPLEMENTATION IMPROVES SOME FEATURES OF HOCKEY PRACTICE
Olson, B., & Siefert, J. (2004). The effects of a carbohydrate/protein drink on skating performance in collegiate hockey players. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 36(5), Supplement abstract 121
This study evaluated if ingesting a carbohydrate/protein (CHO/P) beverage at ice-hockey practice would improve performance. Male collegiate ice-hockey players (N = 5) served as Ss. A CHO/P and placebo beverage were consumed, each on two successive 90-minute practice days. Shooting and skating performances were measured.
Skating improved 8% and goalie hand reaction time improved when CHO/P was ingested.
Implication. A CHO/P beverage consumed in concert with hockey practice improves some aspects of performance.
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