The Effect of Short-Term Use of C4 Pump Supplement on Body water, Proteins and Minerals of Professional Athletes
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1گروه تربیت بدنی، دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی واحد یزد، یزد، ایران
2Department of Sports Sciences, faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran.
Background and Aim: Multi-ingredient pre workout supplements (MISP) are used to improve performance and exercise adaptation. Studies have shown that these supplements are useful for improving performance and body composition, however there is a little information about their short-term use of this supplement on protein, water and minerals in the body of professional athletes. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to determine the effect of one week of C4 supplementation on the protein, water and minerals of professional track and field athletes.
Methods: In the present study, 24 professional male track and field athletes (average height 177.86± 6.8 cm, weight 69.13 ± 11.65 kg and body mass index 21.7 ± 2.4 kg / m2) Randomly divided into two groups of placebo (n = 12) and supplement group (n = 12). Subjects in the supplement group were supplemented with 6.5 g of pump supplement powder C4 (CELLUCOR C4 ORIGINAL, USA). In addition, maltodextrin with the same taste, color and amount as placebo was used. For blinding, the contents of the supplements and maltodextrin powder were packed in similar cans with similar labels and given to the subjects in the supplement and placebo groups. The Protein, water and mineral levels of the samples were measured in the pre-test and post-test stages (24 hours after the last training session) using the InBody body composition analyzer. Data were analyzed using SPSS software package version 25 and ANOVA statistical test with two-way repeated measures. Alpha level was considered α = 0.05 in all analysis.
Results: The results showed that supplementation of C4 pump for one week caused a significant increase in body water (p = 0.038), protein (p = 0.041) and minerals (p = 0.035) in the post-test, but this increase was not significantly different from the placebo group (P> 0.05).
Conclusion: In general, the data of the present study showed that the one-week loading period of C4 pump supplementation is effective in increasing body water, protein and minerals of runners, so it is suggested that in future studies, the effect of this supplement on athletes' performance be investigated.