Does Sodium-bicarbonate Ingestion Improve Simulated Judo Performance

Effect Increase
Trial Design Double blind
Trial Length 24 hours
Number of Subjects 23
Sex Both Genders
Age Range 18-29
Body Types Trained, Average
Notes for this study:
When assessed by a test involving throwing one of two partners in an alternating manner for time, sodium bicarbonate at 300mg/kg in elite judo athletes was able to increase performance on the second and third bout (but not first) and overall increased the total amount of throws and work volume by 5.1%.

In a subsequent upper body wingate test, mean and peak power was increased in the 3rd and 4th tests but no significant effect was noted on the first test.

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