POST-EXERCISE CHO DRINKS MIGHT HAVE ADVERSE PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS
Bloomer, R. J., Baldewicz, I. I., Keller, H. A., Vukovich, M. D., & Sforzo, G. A. (2000). Alterations in mood following acute post-exercise feeding with variance in macronutrient mix. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 32(5), Supplement abstract 121.
The role of post-exercise feeding patterns on mood state were investigated in resistance-trained men (N = 10). Two to four hours following a standardized exercise routine, Ss were given: whole food (35 g protein, 75 g CHO, 7 g fat), a supplemental drink, an isocaloric CHO beverage, or a placebo. The POMS was used to measure mood states.
Results suggested that excessive liquid CHO consumption following resistance exercise night cause acute feelings of fatigue, irritability, and mental dullness.
Implication. Following resistance exercise, the consumption of a balanced mixed meal might be psychologically more beneficial than a CHO drink.
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