Ultra-resistance exercise is classified as a prolonged activity lasting more than 4 hours, and most commonly involves activities such as running, swimming in open water and cycling. Due to the fact that ultra-resistance exercises demonstrate great physical and mental wear to the athlete, nutrition, and the use of an appropriate strategy, demonstrates a significant role in performance, and in preventing the impacts generated on athletes' health. The objective was to understand the nutritional aspects surrounding the exercise of ultra-resistance. To this end, an integrative literature review was carried out, selecting articles available in the databases, medical literature analysis and retrieval system online-medline, national center for biotechnology information NCBI, scientific electronic library online scielo, using the keywords exercise, resistance, nutrition, energy, exercise, ultra-endurance, nutrition and training and as an inclusion criterion studies that were within the 2013-2018 period, in english, spanish and portuguese, and exclusion articles and research were used in animals and repeated. A total of 106 articles were found, of which 12 met the pre-established criteria. Based on the studies carried out, it was possible to identify the metabolic and physiological changes generated by an activity of ultra-resistance, verifying that nutrition can bring positive and negative aspects. Although the available studies present reduced samples when compared to practitioners of other types of physical activity. Beneficial results were attempted with the use of specific nutritional strategies before, during and after these types of activities.
Published Date: 2022-09-26; Received Date: 2022-07-01