Effects of different ergogenic agents on athlete’s mental/ physiological performance test rates

Teoriya i praktika fizicheskoy kultury №7 2019

Dr.Biol., Professor R.V. Tambovtseva1
Postgraduate D.I. Sechin1
1Russian State University of Physical Education, Sports, Youth and Tourism (SCOLIPE), Moscow

Modern athletic training systems give a high priority to efficient ergogenic agents to improve the competitive fitness. One of the key criteria in the ergogentic agent selection process, in addition to its safety and efficiency, is its origin. The study was designed to rate the short-time effects on the athletes’ mental and physiological test rates of neuropeptide Semax 0.1% versus the hypoxic training by 10% oxygen mix. Sampled for the experiment were the 21-25 year old highly skilled (CMS+) athletes representing different sports (n=45) split up into Reference Group (RG), Semax Group (SG) and Hypoxia Group (HG). The experiment was run from 09:00AM to 12:00, with the meals allowed for 3+ hours prior to the experiment. The RG administered intranasal NaCl; SG administered 500mg of Semax 0.1%; and the HG was subject to 30min hypoxic trainings by 10% oxygen mix. The ergogenic effects on the athletes’ mentality and physiology were rated by the following tests: response to beep (RB); response to flash (RF); choice reaction CR); individual minute (IM); and the interval (six 10s intervals) tapping (ТТ1-ТТ6) test. The SG and HG were tested with the similar benefits of the both ergogenic agents (despite the difference in their bodily ‘targets’) as verified by response tests.

Keywords: athletes, ergogenic effects, hypoxia, neuropeptide, Semax, mental/ physiological performance test rates.


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