Introduction: Evidence indicates that appropriate nutrition and lifestyle, therapeutic and recovery drugs together with a developing exercise programs play an important role in promoting health and performance also in middle-distance amateur runners. Aim: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect and the relationships between specific training program and controlled diet on the performances of a sample of middle-distance amateur runners. Methods: Twelve male recreation athletes, aged between 28-38 years old, with body weight ranging from 64-75 kg (mean 69.79 ± 5.79), were enclosed in a six-months training program (January-June 2018). A training program has to be developed monitoring the maximal aerobic speed through the Gacon test; oxidative stress were testing with DIFENILPICRILIDRAZIDE (DPPH) test and was given certain dietary parameters to the subjects. The trend of the performance times, were in relation to height (mean 172.78 ± 6.23) and body weight (mean 69.79 ± 5.79) of the amateur athletes. Results: The athletes participating in this study supported the tests of the initial and final tests and all, except subjects 2.6,7, showed significant quantifiable improvements in an average percentage of 3 ± 0.5%. Significant improvements were found in endurance, activity level, sport competence, physical fitness and global physical body composition. Conclusions: The study demonstrated that six-months of combined training program and specific diet has be induced improvements significantly of the performance in run middle-distance amateur athletes. Adequate can improve the performance of athletes but it is important to select food, nutrients and drink properly, as well as the times when they should be hired.

Effects of combined training program, controlled diet and drugs on middle-distance amateur runners: A Pilot Study

Pietro Montesano;Domenico Tafuri;Filomena Mazzeo
2020

Abstract

Introduction: Evidence indicates that appropriate nutrition and lifestyle, therapeutic and recovery drugs together with a developing exercise programs play an important role in promoting health and performance also in middle-distance amateur runners. Aim: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect and the relationships between specific training program and controlled diet on the performances of a sample of middle-distance amateur runners. Methods: Twelve male recreation athletes, aged between 28-38 years old, with body weight ranging from 64-75 kg (mean 69.79 ± 5.79), were enclosed in a six-months training program (January-June 2018). A training program has to be developed monitoring the maximal aerobic speed through the Gacon test; oxidative stress were testing with DIFENILPICRILIDRAZIDE (DPPH) test and was given certain dietary parameters to the subjects. The trend of the performance times, were in relation to height (mean 172.78 ± 6.23) and body weight (mean 69.79 ± 5.79) of the amateur athletes. Results: The athletes participating in this study supported the tests of the initial and final tests and all, except subjects 2.6,7, showed significant quantifiable improvements in an average percentage of 3 ± 0.5%. Significant improvements were found in endurance, activity level, sport competence, physical fitness and global physical body composition. Conclusions: The study demonstrated that six-months of combined training program and specific diet has be induced improvements significantly of the performance in run middle-distance amateur athletes. Adequate can improve the performance of athletes but it is important to select food, nutrients and drink properly, as well as the times when they should be hired.
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