Smith, JohnEric William
Holmes, E. Megan
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
This study was designed to investigate carbohydrate supplementation during cheerleading training and its effect on performance. Seventeen participants in four trials; one to gather anthropometric data and 1-repetition maximums, one familiarization trial, a carbohydrate trial, and a placebo trial. The exercises used were power snatches from a hang position, push jerks, front squats, and box squats. The exercises most mimicked a standard strength and conditioning practice for cheerleaders. Performance was measured by calculating the difference between pre- and post-training values in vertical jump repetitions, peak power, average power, peak velocity, and average velocity in a power snatch, and a 200-m shuttle sprint. Performance values for carbohydrate and placebo trials were analyzed using a paired sample t-test, which found no significant difference between the carbohydrate and placebo trials.
Realzola, Rogelio Alberto, "Effects of Acute Carbohydrate Supplementation on Performance for Female, Division I, Collegiate Cheerleaders" (2018). Theses and Dissertations MSU. 1712.