The ingestion of combined carbohydrates does not alter metabolic responses or performance capacity during soccer-specific exercise in the heat compared to ingestion of a single carbohydrate

N. D. Clarke, I. T. Campbell, B. Drust, L. Evans, T. Reilly, D. P.M. Maclaren

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    Abstract

    This study was designed to investigate the effect of ingesting a glucose plus fructose solution on the metabolic responses to soccer-specific exercise in the heat and the impact on subsequent exercise capacity. Eleven male soccer players performed a 90 min soccer-specific protocol on three occasions. Either 3 ml · kg -1 body mass of a solution containing glucose (1 g · min -1 glucose) (GLU), or glucose (0.66 g · min -1) plus fructose (0.33 g · min -1) (MIX) or placebo (PLA) was consumed every 15 minutes. Respiratory measures were undertaken at 15-min intervals, blood samples were drawn at rest, half-time and on completion of the protocol, and muscle glycogen concentration was assessed pre- and post-exercise. Following the soccer-specific protocol the Cunningham and Faulkner test was performed. No significant differences in post-exercise muscle glycogen concentration (PLA, 62.99 ± 8.39 mmol · kg wet weight -1; GLU 68.62 ± 2.70; mmol · kg wet weight -1 and MIX 76.63 ± 6.92 mmol · kg wet weight -1) or exercise capacity (PLA, 73.62 ± 8.61 s; GLU, 77.11 ± 7.17 s; MIX, 83.04 ± 9.65 s) were observed between treatments (P > 0.05). However, total carbohydrate oxidation was significantly increased during MIX compared with PLA (P < 0.05). These results suggest that when ingested in moderate amounts, the type of carbohydrate does not influence metabolism during soccer-specific intermittent exercise or affect performance capacity after exercise in the heat.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)699-708
    Number of pages10
    JournalJournal of Sports Sciences
    Volume30
    Issue number7
    Early online date6 Mar 2012
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2012

    Bibliographical note

    This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of sports sciences on 06/03/12, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/02640414.2012.665941

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    Keywords

    • Fructose
    • Glucose
    • Muscle glycogen
    • Soccer

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
    • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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