Estimates of energy intake and expenditure in elite female touch players during an international tournament.

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Marsh, N., Dobbin, N., Twist, C. and Curtis, C. 2017. Estimates of energy intake and expenditure in elite female touch players during an international tournament. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 27 (6), pp. 499-506. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijsnem.2017-0082
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TitleEstimates of energy intake and expenditure in elite female touch players during an international tournament.
AuthorsMarsh, N., Dobbin, N., Twist, C. and Curtis, C.
Abstract

This study assessed energy intake and expenditure of international female touch players during an international tournament. Energy intake (food diary) and expenditure (accelerometer, global positioning system) were recorded for 16 female touch players during a four-day tournament, competing in 8.0 ± 1.0 matches; two on Days 1, 2, and 4, and three on Day 3. Total daily energy expenditure (43.6 ± 3.1 Kcal·kg-1 body mass (BM)) was not different (p > .05) from energy intake (39.9 ± 9.4 Kcal·kg-1 BM). Carbohydrate intakes were below current recommendations (6-10 g·kg-1 BM) on Days 1 (4.4 ± 0.6 g·kg-1 BM) and 3 (4.7 ± 1.0 g·kg-1 BM) and significantly below (p < .05) on Day 2 (4.1 ± 1.0 g·kg-1 BM). Protein and fat intakes were consistent with recommendations (protein, 1.2-2.0 g·kg-1 BM: fat, 20-35% total Kcal) across Days 1-3 (protein, 1.9 ± 0.8, 2.2 ± 0.8, and 2.0 ± 0.7 g·kg-1 BM; fat, 35.6 ± 6.8, 38.5 ± 6.4, and 35.9 ± 5.4% total Kcal). Saturated fat intakes were greater (p < .05) than recommendations (10% total Kcal) on Days 1-3 (12.4 ± 2.9, 14.2 ± 5.1, and 12.7 ± 3.5% total Kcal). On average, female touch players maintained energy balance. Carbohydrate intakes appeared insufficient and might have contributed to the reduction (p < .05) in high-intensity running on Day 3. Further research might investigate the applicability of current nutrition recommendations and the role of carbohydrate in multimatch, multiday tournaments.

Research GroupPhysiology at the London Sport Institute
LanguageEnglish
PublisherHuman Kinetics
JournalInternational Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
ISSN1526-484X
Publication dates
Online03 Aug 2017
Print31 Dec 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited11 Nov 2019
Accepted06 Jul 2017
Output statusPublished
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1123/ijsnem.2017-0082
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