Fasting versus carbohydrate loading on physiology and psychomotor performance among intermittent athlete / Nurul Najihah Maderi

Maderi, Nurul Najihah (2017) Fasting versus carbohydrate loading on physiology and psychomotor performance among intermittent athlete / Nurul Najihah Maderi. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


Fasting state gave a greater impact on athletic performance as there were some negative effects contributed during this condition. Meanwhile carbohydrate loading has been widely used as a technique to enhance performance after certain day of carbohydrate ingestion and exercise tapering. Therefore this study was conducted to compare carbohydrate loading technique and fasting on physiology and psychomotor performance among intermittent athlete. A total of 30 participants were randomly assigned into three groups which are carbohydrate loading, fasting and control group. All participants were range aged from 13 to 16 years old. All participants were performed the test twice which was before and after the treatment given. The instruments that being used during this study were bleep test for cardiovascular endurance and stroop test for attention. A significant different between carbohydrate loading and fasting group were noted (p<0.05). This study showed that carbohydrate loading give a better effect compared to fasting method. This finding indicates that carbohydrate loading significantly increase on physiology and psychomotor performance as increasing carbohydrate ingestion and exercise tapering also increase muscle glycogen stored that help to improve physiology and psychomotor performance.


Item Type: Student Project
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Maderi, Nurul Najihah
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Md Radzi, Noor Azila Azreen
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation. Leisure > Physical education and training. Physical fitness
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics > Statistical data
Q Science > QP Physiology > Nutrition
Q Science > QP Physiology > Human physiology
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Negeri Sembilan > Seremban Campus > Faculty of Sport Science and Recreation
Programme: Bachelor of Sports Science (Hons.)
Keywords: Fasting versus carbohydrate, physiology, psychomotor performance, intermittent athlete
Date: 2017
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