Recently it has been suggested, that an individualised sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) ingestion strategy might be the most appropriate method to elicit a state of peak alkalosis. Such a strategy can then be used to “marry up” time to peak alkalosis with the performance required. However, such ingestion strategies have displayed large inter-individual variation (range 10-180 min). Hence, if such a strategy is to be practically applied, the blood analyte response needs to be reproducible. This study aimed therefore, to evaluate the reproducibility of blood pH, HCO3- and Na+ following acute NaHCO3 ingestion on more than one occasion.
|Journal||Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 1 May 2017|