Juan Mielgo-Ayuso1*, Aritz Urdampilleta2, José Miguel Martínez-Sanz3, Julio Calleja-González4 and Jesús Seco5
1Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Haro Volleyball Club, Nutrition Centre of La Rioja, Spain
2Department of Physiology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU), Spain
3Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Alicante, Spain
4Department of Physical Education and Sports, University of Basque Country (UPV-EHU), Spain
5Institute of Biomedicine (IBIOMED), University of León, Spain
The aim of this study was to compare the energy, macronutrients and body composition of Elite (EFVPs) and Amateur (AFVPs) Female Volleyballers and to analyze their dietetic-nutritional intakes and habits with those recommended for athletes. Twelve EFVPs and twelve AFVPs were considered for this study. A protocol from the International Society of Advancement of Kinanthropometry was followed to record anthropometric data. To calculate the nutritional intake and the size of food servings, the participants were asked to keep a daily diet for seven consecutive days. Statistically (P0.05). The EFVPs consumed more (P<0.05) calories (2,854 kcal ± 279 kcal vs. 2,173 kcal ± 179 kcal), proteins (141 g ± 20 g vs. 106 g ± 16 g), fat (114 g ± 20 g vs. 91 g ± 8 g) and carbohydrates (303 g ± 37 g vs. 208 g ± 21 g) than the AFVPs. Additionally, the results indicated that all the volleyballers had an inadequate diet and food intake in terms of both quantity and quality. These findings suggest that higher height and muscle mass offers an advantage for be professional players than dietary evidences and habits related to a higher intake of energy and macronutrients in case of amateur players. Nevertheless, this contradictory data between the two levels of volleyballers indicates an inadequate diet and food intake in terms of both quantity and quality regarding the nutritional recommendations for athletes.
Dietary intake; Body composition; Sports nutrition; Female athletes; Volleyball
Mielgo-Ayuso J, Urdampilleta A, Martínez-Sanz JM, Calleja-González J, Seco J. Relationship of Sport Competitive Level on Dietary Intake, Body Composition and Somatotype between Elite and Amateur Female Volleyballers. Ann Womens Health. 2017; 1(2): 1006.