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Int J Sports Physiol Perform. 2016 Jan;11(1):108-15. doi: 10.1123/ijspp.2014-0426. Epub 2015 May 26.

Effect of Carbohydrate and Caffeine Ingestion on Badminton Performance.

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Dept of Applied Sciences and Health, Coventry University, Coventry, UK.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To investigate the effect of ingesting carbohydrate and caffeine solutions on measures that are central to success in badminton.

METHODS:

Twelve male badminton players performed a badminton serve-accuracy test, coincidence-anticipation timing (CAT), and a choice reaction-time sprint test 60 min before exercise. Participants then consumed 7 mL/kg body mass of either water (PLA), 6.4% carbohydrate solution (CHO), a solution containing a caffeine dose of 4 mg/kg, or 6.4% carbohydrate and 4 mg/kg caffeine (C+C). All solutions were flavored with orange-flavored concentrate. During the 33-min fatigue protocol, participants were provided with an additional 3 mL/kg body mass of solution, which was ingested before the end of the protocol. As soon as the 33-min fatigue protocol was completed, all measures were recorded again.

RESULTS:

Short-serve accuracy was improved after the ingestion of CHO and C+C compared with PLA (P = .001, η(p)(2) = .50). Long-serve accuracy was improved after the ingestion of C+C compared with PLA (P < .001, η(p)(2) = .53). Absolute error in CAT demonstrated smaller deteriorations after the ingestion of C+C compared with PLA (P < .05; slow, η(p)(2) = .41; fast, η(p)(2) = .31). Choice reaction time improved in all trials with the exception of PLA, which demonstrated a reduction (P < .001, η(p)(2) = .85), although C+C was faster than all trials (P < .001, η(p)(2) = .76).

CONCLUSION:

These findings suggest that the ingestion of a caffeinated carbohydrate solution before and during a badminton match can maintain serve accuracy, anticipation timing, and sprinting actions around the court.

PMID:
26024551
DOI:
10.1123/ijspp.2014-0426
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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