Influence of Fluid Replacement on Short-Term Recovery and Subsequent Exercise Performance



  • Stephen H. S. WONG The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HONG KONG (香港中文大學)



LANGUAGE NOTE | Document text in English; abstract also in Chinese.

Rapid fluid replacement and replenishment of muscle glycogen after prolonged exercise are vital for optimal substrate provision, cardiovascular function, and thermoregulation during subsequent bouts of vigorous exercise on the same day. This paper reviews recent work relating to the effects of rehydration with carbohydrate-electrolyte solutions during a short-term recovery period on hydration status, physiological responses, and subsequent endurance capacity. Issues investigated and discussed were drinking patterns, amount of carbohydrate (CHO) consumed, and the volume of fluid ingested. The data are presented as a series of summaries of experiments, followed by a discussion of the implications. The main findings of the studies reported suggest that in order to achieve euhydration during short-term recovery, a volume of fluid substantially larger than that lost must be ingested. The provision of additional CHO would be expected to restore the body's CHO stores to a greater extent than a smaller amount of CHO during the recovery and, thereby, improve the subsequent endurance capacity. However, this was not the case. It appears that the ingestion of large amounts of CHO, during a short recovery period, resulted in disturbances in fat and CHO metabolism which prevented an improvement in endurance capacity during subsequent exercise, after consumption of the additional CHO.



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WONG, S. H. S. (1998). Influence of Fluid Replacement on Short-Term Recovery and Subsequent Exercise Performance : 液體補充對短期恢復及隨後運動時能力之影響. Asian Journal of Physical Education &Amp; Recreation, 4(2), 37–49.