Does Dehydration alter the Success Rate and Technique of Three-Point Shooting in Elite Basketball?†
AbstractIn order to better inform the effects of dehydration and hydration guidelines, we tested the acute effects of a 2% dehydration protocol on performance and technique of 3-point shooting (3PS) in Elite Basketball players (n = 9). The 3PS technique was monitored by using nanotechnology inertial measurement units positioned onto body joints during the exercise. When dehydrated (−2.1 ± 0.5% of body mass), 7 players experienced a slight decrease (−10.0 ± 19.6%, p = 0.16) in success rate, while RPE increased from 9.1 ± 2.6 to 13.0 ± 2.5 in euhydrated (EUH) and dehydrated (DEH) condition respectively (p = 0.003). DEH slightly altered the 3PS technique as the knee angle increased (p = 0.02) at toe-off time and the hip angle decreased during the 3PS (p = 0.01). The speed of ball release tended to be increased (p = 0.05) in DEH compared to EUH. Data from this study suggest that a 2% dehydration is tolerable for elite Basketball players, although a stronger dehydration might accentuate the effects observed.
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Dinu, D.; Tiollier, E.; Leguy, E.; Jacquet, M.; Slawinski, J.; Louis, J. Does Dehydration alter the Success Rate and Technique of Three-Point Shooting in Elite Basketball? Proceedings 2018, 2, 202.
Dinu D, Tiollier E, Leguy E, Jacquet M, Slawinski J, Louis J. Does Dehydration alter the Success Rate and Technique of Three-Point Shooting in Elite Basketball? Proceedings. 2018; 2(6):202.Chicago/Turabian Style
Dinu, Daniel; Tiollier, Eve; Leguy, Elsa; Jacquet, Marine; Slawinski, Jean; Louis, Julien. 2018. "Does Dehydration alter the Success Rate and Technique of Three-Point Shooting in Elite Basketball?" Proceedings 2, no. 6: 202.
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