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Water polo is an aquatic Olympic sport in which two teams of seven players (including goalkeeper) compete with each other by trying to throw the ball into their opponent`s goal.

Water polo 1 Canadian Academy of Sports Nutrition.www.caasn.com

Water Polo Events:

Men

Women

Water Polo:

Energy Systems*

Anaerobic, ATP – CP

30%

Anaerobic, Glycolysis

40%

Aerobic

30%

Pre – Competition Carb Loading

Yes

Average Calories Burned per One Hour**

510

Endurance Diet Required

No

Risk of Muscle Breakdown (Rhabdomyolysis)***

Low

Risk of Sports Injuries

Low

Benefits from Creatine****

Moderate

Fitness Demands

Agility      

Yes

Endurance

++

Explosive Power

Yes

Speed

Yes

       

*See “Energy Systems” under the section of “Sports Nutrition”.

**Your body weight and body metabolism are important elements affecting the average calories you burn during any physical activities. This is the average amount of calories burned by a person with a body weight of 155 Ibs (70 Kg) within one hour of this sport.

***See “Post – Exercise Rhabdomyolysis” under the section of “Athletic Disorders”.

****See “Creatine Monohydrate” under the section of “Sports – Performance Enhancers”.

 

For the “energy paths” of this sport, see the “energy map” below.

 Water polo 2 Canadian Academy of Sports Nutrition.www.caasn.com