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Title: Effects of Ramadan fasting on perceived exercise intensity during high-intensity interval training in elite youth soccer players
Authors: Abdul Rashid Aziz
Chia, Michael, 1963-
Rabindarjeet Singh
Mohamed Faizul Wahid
Issue Date: 2011
Citation: Abdul Rashid Aziz, Chia, M., Singh, R., & Mohamed Faizul Wahid. (2011). Effects of Ramadan fasting on perceived exercise intensity during high-intensity interval training in elite youth soccer players. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 6(1), 87-98.
Abstract: Ramadan fasting increases subjective feelings of fatigue and reduces self-motivation during exercise. Exercising in the Ramadan fasted state leads to a quality of training that is lower than normal due to a reduction in exercise intensity and/or physical efforts. This field investigation examined the impact of Ramadan fasting on perceived exercise intensity during highintensity training sessions and its impact on maximal aerobic performance, in elite-level youth soccer players. The National Under-18 squad was organized into a fasting (FAS) and a non-fasting (control, CON) groups. During the Ramadan month, in addition to the normal soccer-specific training, both FAS and CON underwent six specific conditioning sessions consisting of high-intensity aerobic and anaerobic interval running. There were no significant differences between groups' post-exercise ratings of perceived exertion in all sessions. There were no significant differences between groups for Beep test performances at pre- and post-Ramadan. There was no adverse effect of fasting on perceived exercise intensity in Ramadan fasted players, and also no impact on their maximal aerobic performance post-Ramadan.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/10434
ISSN: 1747-9541
Other Identifiers: 10.1260/1747-9541.6.1.87
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