Energy drinks have gained popularity among athletes. The purpose of the study was to see the effect of different energy drinks on endurance performance in male athlete. The subjects selected for the study was 10 male AIU handball players with age ranged between 20-25 years from lovely professional university phagwara. The subjects were performed 1000mtr running test four days apart from each other. In each session, in a randomized, placebo-controlled, counterbalanced and double-blind design was applied 250ml of Gatorade, red bull and water was consumed 40 min before an exercise test. All analyses were performed by SPSS version 20, the analysis of variance and Least Significant Difference (LSD), was applied. The significant difference was found in between water and red bull, as the p-value is 0.02 and the significant difference was found in between water and Gatorade with p value 0.008 which is lesser than 0.05. No significant difference was observed in between Gatorade and Red bull as the p-value is 0.696 which is greater than 0.05. In conclusion, two commercially available energy drinks had ergogenic effects on endurance performance.
Key Words: Energy drinks, Endurance Performance, Male Athlete.
Authors: Rajat Kachhawa & Dr. Priya Baghel