2017, Vol. 2, Issue 2
Effect of selected micronutrient supplementation on sprint and endurance running performance of varsity students
Author(s): Dr. Saikot Chatterjee, Prasenjit Roy, Susmita Dey
Competition in sport has created an environment of rivalry and antagonist attitude among sport persons. The acute competitiveness indulged sports persons to the use of illegal ergogenic materials or drugs for unusual development of performance. This approach has led to the formation of anti-doping legislation and related penalizations. Hence presently the situation has changed and the athletes to a great number are shifting towards use of legal vitamin and mineral supplements for better performance. Several research studies have been conducted in the very area but the scientists are of the view that more studies are required in this area to bridge the gap in knowledge. The above concept gives rise several queries related to supplementation of vitamins and minerals and their effect on athletic performance. Considering the importance the author designed to conduct the study entitled “Effect of selected micronutrient supplementation on sprint and endurance performance of varsity students”. In the study the author selected 30 boys and 30 university females of the department of Physical Education as subjects, as a screening the investigator conducted a preliminary test for them and based on the result of that the boys were supplemented with Vitamin C and the girls with Mineral iron for 2 weeks. The study was experimental in nature and an initial test was conducted for speed and endurance running at the beginning followed by the same tests after 2 weeks supplementation program. From data analysis it was observed that the supplementation had positive effect on performance in speed running but did not show positive impact on endurance running ability.
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Dr. Saikot Chatterjee, Prasenjit Roy, Susmita Dey. Effect of selected micronutrient supplementation on sprint and endurance running performance of varsity students. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2017;2(2):697-701.