Previous-day hypohydration impairs skill performance in elite female field hockey players
Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 06/01/2012
MacLeod H et al. – Decision–making time increased in the hypohydrated by 2% body mass (HYPO) trial and was significantly impaired compared with euhydrated (EUH) pre–FHITP. Ad libitum drinking appeared to be sufficient to maintain decision–making performance as no interaction effects were evident post–field hockey–specific intermittent treadmill running protocol (FHITP). Players who commence match–play in a state of hypohydration may be susceptible to decrements in skill and decision–making performance.