The effects of ribose supplementation on swimming performance in collegiate male swimmers

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dc.contributor.advisor Trappe, Scott William en_US
dc.contributor.author Mauritzon, Petra en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:38:51Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:38:51Z
dc.date.created 2000 en_US
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 2000 .M38 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/186675
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of ribose supplementation on swimming performance in collegiate male swimmers. Twenty trained collegiate male swimmers (mean ± SE; age: 19.7 ± 0.4 years; height: 182.6 ± 1.2 cm; weight: 75.9 ± 0.6kg) completed three randomly assigned trials; two prior to the supplementation period and one immediately after supplementation. The period between the first and the second trial was used as a control period and all subjects (n=20) participated. During the supplementation period the ribose group (n=10) received 20 g of ribose per day, while the placebo group (n=10) received 20 g of dextrose. The first day involved body composition, swim bench, and swim power measurements. The second day a test set consisting of 15x45.8 m freestyle swimming was performed. A blood sample was obtained from the antecubical vein prior to the swim and 1 minute after the completion of the last repeat. Swimming performance during the test set showed significant improvements for either group from T1 to T3. (mean ± SE 27.44 ± 0.32 and 27.55 ± 0.26 for the ribose and placebo groups respectively at T1). The times at the end of the supplementation period were 27.33 ± 0.28 and 27.36 ± 0.22 seconds. No significantdifferences were reported in swim power or swim bench. Lactate, uric acid, ammonia, and hypoxanthine did not significantly change for either group between the trials. The results from the study suggest that swimming performance does not appear to be enhanced with the supplementation of ribose during exhaustive exercise in collegiate male swimmers.
dc.description.sponsorship School of Physical Education
dc.format.extent ix, 85 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ribose -- Physiological effect -- Testing. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Swimmers -- Physiology. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Dietary supplements -- Physiological effect -- Testing. en_US
dc.title The effects of ribose supplementation on swimming performance in collegiate male swimmers en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1180778 en_US


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