Hydration status in college football players during consecutive days of twice-a-day preseason practices.

@article{Godek2005HydrationSI,
  title={Hydration status in college football players during consecutive days of twice-a-day preseason practices.},
  author={Sandra Fowkes Godek and Joseph J Godek and Arthur R. Bartolozzi},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={843-51}
}
BACKGROUND Football players lose 3.5 to 5 kg of body weight during preseason practices because of heavy sweating. This fluid may be difficult to replace when practices occur 2 times per day on consecutive days. HYPOTHESIS Football players are hypohydrated during twice-a-day preseason training in a hot, humid environment. STUDY DESIGN Descriptive laboratory study. METHODS In 10 college football players, body weight was measured, and blood and urine samples were obtained before and after… CONTINUE READING
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