2018, Vol. 3, Issue 1
Dietary pattern, nutrient intake and physical fitness of selected team game players of Dharwad city, Karnataka
Author(s): Renuka Meti
The present study was undertaken to study the dietary pattern, nutrient intake and physical fitness of selected team game players of Dharwad city, Karnataka. The data was collected under three headings like general background information of the selected sports personnel, baseline information of the selected team games like throwball and volleyball. Players were divided in to three groups as control, experimental 1 and experimental 2. All the groups were assessed for physical measurements, physical performance, nutrient intake. Real match was arranged between control and experimental group to evaluate the field performance. Later only one experimental group was supplemented with carbohydrate rich snack (Carbohydrate-72 g) three days before the competition. On the day of competition experimental group received a carbohydrate (6.75%) electrolyte beverage before, during and after the competition. Physical performance was evaluated using AAHPERD physical fitness test. The findings revealed that the food consumption pattern and food intake significantly improved and increased due to nutrition intervention. Carbohydrate intake was 65% in both the players. This was further improved due to carbohydrate supplementation to 70%, which was significantly more than control group. The physical performance results revealed significant improvement in the selected fitness tests like strength, agility and endurance. There was significant improvement in the game performance as evaluated by coaches in all the experimental groups than in control groups and experimental groups had won the match. Self evaluation by players showed supplementation was useful for their sports performance. The study concluded that carbohydrate supplementation improved the physical fitness in turn sports performance of selected team game players.
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How to cite this article:
Renuka Meti. Dietary pattern, nutrient intake and physical fitness of selected team game players of Dharwad city, Karnataka. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(1):579-581.