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Effect of Single Dose of Beta Alanine on Performance of Sprinters | Original Article

Aswin Raj V.*, Wilfred Vaz, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


The purpose of the study was to determine the effect of single dose of beta alanine supplement on the performance of the university level sprinters the subjects comprised of 8 young male athletes (age20-24) who has participated in inter-university athletic meet. After the pretest measurement, the next day athletes consumed beta alanine supplement (2.5gm) diluted with water one hour before the test. After proper warm-up the same procedure was followed.pre and post measurement of vo2 max and VHJ were documented. Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS 18.0 version software. Paired t-test was used for pre and post analysis to find the difference in vertical jump height (VJH) and vo2 max. Level of significance was set at 0.05. The result states that we can find that there is increase in the amount of oxygen consumed during posttest which ensure that the athlete do not fall into fatigue as fast as compared to pre examination.