2019, Volume 15, Issue 1

Effect of acute vitamin B6 supplementation on the performance of a kicking protocol in taekwondo athletes



Bruno Sergio Portela1, Luiz Augusto da Silva2, Leandro de Freitas1, Carlos Ricardo Maneck Malfatti1

1Physical Education, University of Middle-West - UNICENTRO, Guarapuava, Brazil
2Physical Education, Faculdade Guairacá, Guarapuava, Brazil


Author for correspondence: Bruno Sergio Portela; Physical Education, University of Middle-West - UNICENTRO, Guarapuava, Brazil; email: bruno_sergio_por@yahoo.com.br

Bruno Sergio Portela: 0000-0002-8751-9811



Abstract

Background & Study Aim: Taekwondo is a martial art of high intensity with rapid and repeated blows that require a rapid energy demand. Supplementation of vitamin B6 can be used aiding the release of glucose and its acute effects on fighters are still scarce. The aim of this study was knowledge about the effect of supplementation with vitamin B6 in the performance of athletes during the taekwondo kicks bandal tchagui protocol.

Material & Methods: In this study were included five taekwondo athletes, and they received vitamin B6 or placebo. After 30 minutes, these athletes passed by a protocol of kicks bandal tchagui comprising two rounds with 1 minute. We analyzed the amount of kicks, minute ventilation, blood glucose levels and cardiovascular responses. Results are expressed as mean and standard deviation. We used the Student t-test for independent samples, considering a significant difference when p<0.05.

Results: There was an increase of kicks (15 kicks, ~6%) in the minute ventilation (9.6 ml/kg/min, ~9%) and blood glucose (16 mg/dL, ~15%) supplemented with the situation vitamin B6.

Conclusions: The data from this study suggest that vitamin B6 might be assisting in both the performance of athletes of taekwondo and the availability of glucose for energy compensation for the year, and thus aid in performance.


Key words: Anaerobic exercise, glucose, bandal tchaguim, placebo, ventilation, workout


Cite this article as:

AMA:

Portela B, Silva L, Freitas L et al. Effect of acute vitamin B6 supplementation on the performance of a kicking protocol in taekwondo athletes. SMAES. 2019;15

APA:

Portela, B.S., Silva, L.A.d., Freitas, L.d., & Malfatti, C.R.M.. (2019). Effect of acute vitamin B6 supplementation on the performance of a kicking protocol in taekwondo athletes. SMAES, 15

Chicago:

Portela, Bruno Sergio, Silva Luiz Augusto da, Freitas Leandro de, Malfatti Carlos Ricardo Maneck . 2019. "Effect of acute vitamin B6 supplementation on the performance of a kicking protocol in taekwondo athletes". SMAES 15

Harvard:

Portela, B.S., Silva, L.A.d., Freitas, L.d., and Malfatti, C.R.M.. (2019). Effect of acute vitamin B6 supplementation on the performance of a kicking protocol in taekwondo athletes. SMAES, 15

MLA:

Portela, Bruno Sergio et al. "Effect of acute vitamin B6 supplementation on the performance of a kicking protocol in taekwondo athletes." SMAES, vol. 15, 2019

Vancouver:

Portela BS, Silva LAd, Freitas Ld et al. Effect of acute vitamin B6 supplementation on the performance of a kicking protocol in taekwondo athletes. SMAES 2019; 15