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Philpott JD, Donnelly C, Walshe I, Dick JR, Galloway SD, Tipton K & Witard O (2017) Adding Fish Oil to Whey Protein, Leucine and Carbohydrate Over a 6 Week Supplementation Period Attenuates Muscle Soreness Following Eccentric Exercise in Competitive Soccer Players (Forthcoming/Available Online), International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism.
Soccer players often experience eccentric exercise-induced muscle damage given the physical demands of soccer match-play. Since long chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n- 3PUFA) enhance muscle sensitivity to protein supplementation, dietary supplementation with a combination of fish oil-derived n-3PUFA, protein and carbohydrate may promote exercise recovery. This study examined the influence of adding n-3PUFA to a whey protein, leucine and carbohydrate containing beverage over a 6 week supplementation period on physiological markers of recovery measured over 3 days following eccentric exercise. Competitive soccer players were assigned to one of three conditions (2 × 200mL): FO (n=10) contained n-3PUFA (1100mg DHA/EPA – approx. 550mg DHA, 550mg EPA), whey protein (15g), leucine (1.8g) and carbohydrate (20g); PRO (n=10) contained whey protein (15g), leucine (1.8g) and carbohydrate (20g) and CHO (n=10) contained carbohydrate (24g). Eccentric exercise consisted of unilateral knee extension/flexion contractions on both legs separately. Maximal force production was impaired by 22% during the 72 hour recovery period following eccentric exercise (p
Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids; muscle damage; muscle recovery; soccer performance
|Authors||Philpott Jordan D, Donnelly Chris, Walshe Ian, Dick James R, Galloway S D, Tipton Kevin, Witard Oliver|
|Publication date online||05/09/2017|
|Date accepted by journal||13/08/2017|
International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism