This weeks journal club comes at a time when the UK is under a blanket of snow, which means that it’s a good excuse to stay inside and read the article! We will be looking at the following article for this journal club:
Pritchett KL, Pritchett RC, Green JM et al. Comparisons of post-exercise chocolate milk and a commercial recovery beverage following cycling training on recovery and performance. JEP online 2011; 16(6): 29-39.
The paper has been chosen by Kate Pumpa who is a sports dietitian, exercise physiologist and lecturer at the University of Canberra in Australia.
Have a read of the paper and critically analyse it. Think about the strengths and weaknesses of the research so we can decide on the usefulness of the findings. Is the study design appropriate for the research question? Do you think that the authors have used the correct statistics to analyse the results and have they interpreted them fairly? Add your comments below.
I will summarise our comments on the weekend of 18th February and the next paper will be posted then too!