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Nutrition and Agility Training Effect on Performance in Tennis Players

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03985683
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 14, 2019
Last Update Posted : August 9, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Riphah International University

Brief Summary:
The main aim of this study is to determine the effect of carbohydrate loading with combination of agility training in performance of tennis players as previous studies did not show the combining effects of carbohydrate loading and agility training.Total 60 players will be included in this study from which 30 tennis players are in control group and 30 tennis players in experimental group. Baseline Glucose level will be assessed by Gluco-meter before and after intervention of the study each day. In experimental group 50 % carbohydrate will be given in first 3 days and 70 % in next 3 days respectively. Average carbohydrates required for athletes are 6 to 10 gram per kilogram per day. T-Test, Illinois agility test and Agility Compass drill test will use as baseline assessment and after 6 days of intervention and vertical jump height will be assessed through force plates. In control group T-Test will be performed, Illinois agility test and Agility Compass drill test, after 6 days of intervention and vertical jump height will be assessed through force plates.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Sports Physical Therapy Other: agility tests Dietary Supplement: Nutritional Interventional Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 20 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Effects of Carbohydrate Loading With Agility Training on Performance in Tennis Players
Actual Study Start Date : March 2, 2019
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 15, 2019
Actual Study Completion Date : July 30, 2019

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Control group
In control group athletes will perform T-Test, Illinois agility test, 30 meter run test and Agility Compass drill test, before and after 6 days of intervention.
Other: agility tests
In control group athletes will perform T-Test, Illinois agility test, 30 meter run test and Agility Compass drill test, before and after 6 days of intervention.

Experimental: Experimental (Nutritional Interventional)
In experimental group athletes were given 50 % carbohydrate in first 3 days and 70 % in next 3 days respectively. Average carbohydrates required for athletes are 6 to 10 gram per kilogram per day. T-Test, Illinois agility test, 30 meter run test and Agility Compass drill test will use as baseline assessment and after 6 days of intervention.
Dietary Supplement: Nutritional Interventional
Athletes were given 50 % carbohydrate in first 3 days and 70 % in next 3 days respectively.T-Test, Illinois agility test, 30 meter run test and Agility Compass drill test, before and after 6 days of intervention.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. T test [ Time Frame: 6th day ]
    In T test players have to run 40 yards and time will be noted in seconds. Rating starts from >11.5 seconds (poor) to <9.5 seconds (excellent).

  2. Illinios agility test [ Time Frame: 6th day ]
    Player have to run about 60 meters and time will be noted in seconds with rating poor >18.8 seconds and excellent <15.9 seconds.

  3. 30 meter run test [ Time Frame: 6th day ]
    Player have to run 30 meters in straight line and time will be recorded in seconds

  4. Agility compass drill test [ Time Frame: 6th day ]
    In this test 5 cones are placed in compass design manner and players have to run from cone 1 and finish running at cone 5 and time will be recorded in seconds



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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 25 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Gender Based Eligibility:   Yes
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pakistani tennis players who had experience of 1 year in national tournaments or international tournaments
  • Players who don't have history of open or close wound in last 3 months.
  • Tennis players with Body Mass Index (BMI) between 18- 24.9.
  • Tennis players with random blood glucose level less than 200 mg/dl.
  • Athletes age between 15-25 Years.
  • Gender: Male.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Players who suffer from any musculoskeletal injury in last 6 months
  • Players with any kind of metabolic disorder will be excluded from study.
  • Players already taking carbohydrates with their normal diet will be excluded from study.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03985683


Locations
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Pakistan
Riphah International University
Islamabad, Federal, Pakistan, Pakistan, 44000
Riphah International University
Islamabad, Federal, Pakistan, 44000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Riphah International University
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Muhammad Faheem Afzal, MSSPT Riphah International University

Publications:
Jeffreys I. A task-based approach to developing context-specific agility. Strength & Conditioning Journal. 2011;33(4):52-9.
Brukner P. Brukner & Khan's clinical sports medicine: McGraw-Hill North Ryde; 2012.

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Responsible Party: Riphah International University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03985683     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RiphahIU Muhammad Hassan
First Posted: June 14, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 9, 2019
Last Verified: August 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by Riphah International University:
Agility training
Carbohydrate loading
Effects on performance