The effect of dehydration followed by rapid rehydration on weightlifting
This study's primary objective is to assess the effects of dehydration followed by rapid rehydration on weightlifting. We are recruiting males and females aged 18-39 who are recreationally trained for barbell sports and have at least 6 months of experience with Olympic lifting. Participants will spend 12 hours in the lab on UB's South Campus across 5 separate visits.
The first visit (2 hours), will be for informed consent, and a baseline strength assessment. The second and fourth visits (3 hours each), will be for a dehydration protocol during which participants will be immersed in a pool heated to 40°C until there has been a 3.5% reduction in their body weight. The third and fifth visits (2 hours each), participants will perform the same strength assessment as was performed during visit 1.
(CSR 210679182964) Hypohydration impairs endurance activities and thermoregulation in a hot environment. However, there is no consensus in the literature regarding the impact of hypoydration on anaerobic events lasting less than one minute. The goal among competitive lifters is to compete at the heaviest weight possible without moving into the net weight class. Many Olympic lifters routinely dehyd
- Ages 18-39
- Recreationally trained for barbell sports
- Have at least 6 months of experience with Olympic lifting
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