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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2019, Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part A

Nutritional status of elite Congolese athletes practicing endurance races in competitive periods


Author(s): Bouhika Eddie Janvier, Mabounda Kounga Paul Roger, Moussoki Jean Martin, Kimbouala Nkaya, Pambou Moussitou Jean Didier, Mboutou Burton Calvin, Bouhika Mpandi Bodrova Sedric and Mbemba François

Abstract: Objective: The objective of this study was to assess the nutritional status of Congolese athletes (middle distance and long distance) and to analyze its relationship with the poor performance achieved.
Methodology: 64 subjects (32 elite athletes constituting the experimental group and 32 walkers constituting the control group) were included in this study. The evaluation and analysis were carried out using a questionnaire validated and adapted by Cupisti et al and the 24-hour recall method.
Results: our results show that subjects did not differentiate according to age. However, the size of the elite athletes was significantly high (1.69 ± 0.07m vs. 1.66 ± 0.04m, t = 2.05, p<0.05) while their weight and BMI were significantly lower, respectively (57.28 ± 4.49kg vs 63.13 ± 4.03kg, t = -5.47, p<0.000) and (22.49 ± 1.50 kg / m2 vs 19.73 ± 1 49 kg / m2, t = -7.37, p<0.000).
Conclusion: The nutritional status of endurance athletes was normal. However, despite this normality, Congolese endurance athletes have performances that are at the bottom of the ladder during national and international competitions.


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Bouhika Eddie Janvier, Mabounda Kounga Paul Roger, Moussoki Jean Martin, Kimbouala Nkaya, Pambou Moussitou Jean Didier, Mboutou Burton Calvin, Bouhika Mpandi Bodrova Sedric, Mbemba François. Nutritional status of elite Congolese athletes practicing endurance races in competitive periods. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2019;6(1):33-36.
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