Vol 2 No 1 (2019): Volume 2, Issue 1, Year 2019
Articles

The Comparison between Different types of Cold Fluid Ingestion towards Endurance Exercise in Hot and Humid Condition

Nur Marsya Amani Mohd Jamil
PERMAT Apintar TM College, PERMAT Apintar TM National Gifted Centre, National University of Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.
Muhamad Nur Fitri Azari
PERMAT Apintar TM College, PERMAT Apintar TM National Gifted Centre, National University of Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.
Azrina Md Azhari
Faculty of Education, National University of Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.
Nur Shakila Mazalan
Faculty of Education, National University of Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.
Published March 27, 2019
Keywords
  • Cold fluid ingestion,
  • Thermoregulation,
  • Endurance exercise
How to Cite
Mohd Jamil, N. M. A., Fitri Azari, M. N., Salamuddin, N., Md Azhari, A., & Mazalan, N. S. (2019). The Comparison between Different types of Cold Fluid Ingestion towards Endurance Exercise in Hot and Humid Condition. Asian Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, 2(1), 48-55. https://doi.org/10.34256/ajir1915

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Abstract

The rise in body core temperature associated with continuous exercise in hot and humid environments is known to possess a particularly stressful challenge to the maintenance of normal body temperature and fluid homeostasis. Recent evidence has shown that internal cooling methods, such as drinking cold fluids, are able to lower core temperature and enhance endurance performance in the heat. Pre-cooling (before exercise) and per-cooling (during exercise) methods were use, as ingesting cold fluids is easily implemented on site and provides additional benefit of hydration for athletes. Therefore, this study examines the effectiveness of pre-cooling and per-cooling methods on endurance exercise towards heart rate, rectal temperature, sweat rate, and power output of athletes ingesting different types of cold fluids. 3 female high-performance cyclists were asked to complete a 30km time trial on a cycle ergometer. The familiarisation and experimental sessions were identical, however application of fluid ingestion at 4-5°C before and during exercise differs (plain water = PW, Guava juice = GJ, isotonic drink = ID). Fluid is ingested every 15 minutes during the exercise sessions. As different athletes possess different work intensities, results showed that there is no significant difference on the effects of different types of cold fluid ingestion towards thermoregulation of the body as each fluid succeeded in enhancing athletes’ performance. Therefore, it is suggested that the consumption of any types of fluid at cold temperature could help in body thermoregulation as well as enhancing continuous exercise performance.

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