CHO BEVERAGES DO NOT AFFECT ALL-OUT EXTENDED SPRINT PERFORMANCE
Robinson, E. M., Graham, L. B., Moncada, J., Jensen, B., Jones, M., & Headlley, S. A. (2000). Carbohydrate-electrolyte ingestion has no effect on sprint performance following high intensity running. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 32(5), Supplement abstract 1074.
The effect of carbohydrate-electrolyte solution ingestion on time to exhaustion in treadmill running was investigated. Male competitive runners (N = 10) performed two treadmill runs (100% VO2max) to exhaustion. Before each run, Ss ingested a placebo or a carbohydrate-electrolyte beverage.
There was no performance difference between the two beverage conditions.
Implication. Carbohydrate-electrolyte beverages do not affect short duration all-out sprint performances.
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