Effects of Different Types of Chocolate Milk on Recovery Time in College Swimmers
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Type of Work38 p.
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ProgramMasters of Education
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SubjectsEducation -- Research papers (Graduate)
Swimming -- Research
Chocolate milk -- Health aspects -- Research
College sports -- Research
The purpose of this study was to determine what type of milk used to make Nesquik was best for lowering the recovery time of college level swimmers. Previous research had shown chocolate milk was better than fluid replacement drinks and carbohydrate replacement drinks in terms of recovery and preparing for the next workout. Sixteen athletes (nine women and seven men) were tested using heart rate, breaths per minute, and push-ups per minute as the definition of recovery. This study took four weeks, one each for no milk, skim milk, 1% milk, and whole milk. The cardiovascular statistics (heart rate and breaths per minute) were significant yet muscular statistics (push-ups per minute) were not, though results could be attributable to a number of intervening factors. Research in the area of post workout nutrition for college athletics should continue given the desire for bigger, stronger, and faster athletes.