Introduction. This study aimed to assess total energy expenditure (TEE), physical activities and energy intake in high-level judo athletes.
Material and methods. Twenty junior and senior Flemish judo players completed a food diary and activity diary (AD) and simultaneously wore a Sensewear armband (SWA) during a 3 days judo training camp.
Results. TEE was significantly lower when estimated with the SWA compared to the activity diaries (respectively 3137 ± 505 versus 3554 ± 595 kcal/day). SWA values were higher for the non-sport activities compared to the estimates from the diaries. Estimated energy expenditure for randori, the most practiced type of exercise (mean time: 162 ±49 min/day) was significantly lower for the SWA (707±258 kcal/day) versus the sport specific estimate from the diaries (1545±401 kcal/day).
Conclusions. Estimation of energy expenditure in judo athletes is complex. Energy expenditure during randori as estimated with the SWA is rather low when compared to the reference values. The combination of different methods such as activity diaries and SWA may improve the estimate of the energy expenditure in judo athletes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-11
JournalJournal of Combat Sports and Martial Arts
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Research areas

  • Energy expenditure in judo athletes durin

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