NCCA Football Players Observation Report

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Gwacham et al., (2011) hypothesis is AdvoCareSpark will increase the average anaerobic power in NCCA football players, reduce the time of the football players, and lessen the fatigue index of the football players after each sprint test. Gwacham et al., (2011) used a double-blind, counterbalanced cross-over design. The participants were tested twice. One time they drank the energy drink the other time they had the placebo. The subjects were twenty male student-athletes from Utah State University football team who were twenty years old. They were six feet one inch tall and weighed between two hundred and twenty-one pounds and two hundred and seventy pounds. The athletes learned how to do the Running-based Anaerobic Sprint Test (RAST) a week before the study. They were told to avoid alcohol and other stimulants; also, to keep a normal routine before the experiment, and sleep between six to eight hours the night before the test. …show more content…

Their breakfast was about 400Kcal. After eating, the subjects were put into two groups. One group was the AdvoCare Spark, and the other group was the placebo. They received one serving size that was 8 FL oz. The beverages were served cool, and consumed entirely. Subjects consumed citrus flavored water mixed with maltodextrin as the placebo. The player took food frequency questionnaire about their caffeine intake. They performed the RAST at Romney Stadium. They warmed up for at least twenty-five minutes. The RAST consists of six 35-m discontinuous sprints. The time was recorded to the nearest hundredth of a second. A week later, the same procedure was followed with each athlete receiving a different treatment from the week

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