Nutritional intake during a simulated adventure race

Nutritional intake during a simulated adventure race

Author Zimberg, Iona Zalcman Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Crispim, Cibele Aparecida Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Juzwiak, Claudia Ridel Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Antunes, Hanna Karen Moreira Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Edwards, Ben Google Scholar
Waterhouse, Jim Google Scholar
Tufik, Sergio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Mello, Marco Tulio de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Liverpool John Moores Univ
Abstract The objective of the study was to describe the food intake of adventure racers during a competition simulated in the laboratory. Ten male athletes with international experience in adventure races took part in the study. The experiment lasted 67 hr (total distance covered 477.3 km), but 3 athletes did not finish the race. Food intake was recorded throughout the simulation. Athletes' total energy expenditure was greater than their total energy intake (24,516 vs. 14,738 kcal), and the athletes obtained significantly more energy from food than from supplements. Carbohydrate intake was below the recommendation of 0.5-1.0 g . kg(-1) . hr(-1). These results indicate that guidelines for multiday adventure races are needed.
Keywords simulation
food intake
energy expenditure
Language English
Date 2008-04-01
Published in International Journal Of Sport Nutrition And Exercise Metabolism. Champaign: Human Kinetics Publ Inc, v. 18, n. 2, p. 152-168, 2008.
ISSN 1526-484X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Human Kinetics Publ Inc
Extent 152-168
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000255354100005

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