Analysis of dehidration and strenth in elite badminton players

Abián Vicén, Javier and Coso, Juan del and González Millán, Cristina and Salinero Martín, Juan José and Abián Vicén, Pablo (2012). Analysis of dehidration and strenth in elite badminton players. "Plos One", v. 7 (n. 5); ISSN 1932-6203.


Title: Analysis of dehidration and strenth in elite badminton players
  • Abián Vicén, Javier
  • Coso, Juan del
  • González Millán, Cristina
  • Salinero Martín, Juan José
  • Abián Vicén, Pablo
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Plos One
Date: May 2012
ISSN: 1932-6203
Volume: 7
Faculty: Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte (INEF) (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Background: The negative effects of dehydration on aerobic activities are well established. However, it is unknown how dehydration affects intermittent sports performance. The purpose of this study was to identify the level of dehydration in elite badminton players and its relation to muscle strength and power production. Methodology: Seventy matches from the National Spanish badminton championship were analyzed (46 men?s singles and 24 women?s singles). Before and after each match, jump height and power production were determined during a countermovement jump on a force platform. Participants? body weight and a urine sample were also obtained before and after each match. The amount of liquid that the players drank during the match was also calculated by weighing their individual drinking bottles. Results and Discussion: Sweat rate during the game was 1.1460.46 l/h in men and 1.0260.64 l/h in women. The players rehydrated at a rate of 1.1060.55 l/h and 1.0160.44 l/h in the male and female groups respectively. Thus, the dehydration attained during the game was only 0.3760.50% in men and 0.3260.83% in women. No differences were found in any of the parameters analyzed during the vertical jump (men: from 31.8265.29 to 32.9064.49 W/kg; p.0.05, women: from 26.3664.73 to 27.2564.44 W/kg; p.0.05). Post-exercise urine samples revealed proteinuria (60.9% of cases in men and 66.7% in women), leukocyturia (men = 43.5% and women = 50.0%) and erythrocyturia (men = 50.0% and women = 21.7%). Conclusions: Despite a moderate sweat rate, badminton players adequately hydrated during a game and thus the dehydration attained was low. The badminton match did not cause muscle fatigue but it significantly increased the prevalence of proteinuria, leukocyturia and erythrocyturia.

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DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0037821
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Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 22 May 2015 07:40
Last Modified: 22 May 2015 07:41
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