The Consumption of Ergogenic Supplements in Physical Fitness Training (Survey of Members of the Fitness Centers in Sleman District)

Hernita Intan Gusmaya, Sugiyanto Sugiyanto, Noer Rachma


This research was motivated by the curiosity of the researchers about supplements those were often consumed by sportsmen, especially on members of the fitness center so that this study discussed the consumption of ergogenic supplements in physical fitness training (survey of members of the fitness center in Sleman district). The purpose was to obtain an empirical picture of the phenomenon of consumption of ergogenic supplements, understanding of ergogenic supplements, the reality of consuming ergogenic supplements, and the impact of consumption of ergogenic supplements on members of the fitness center in Sleman Regency.

The research subjects used in this study were members of the fitness center in Sleman Regency which numbered 258 people. The method of data collection was through surveys conducted at 12 fitness centers located in Sleman district and research instruments using questionnaires. The data analysis technique used is descriptive statistics and chi-square test with p <0.05 to assess the relationship between the variables chosen.

The results showed that as many as 34.1% of members consumed ergogenic supplements, 52.3% of members were highly knowledgeable about ergogenic supplements, 27.9% of members consumed only 1-2 kinds of ergogenic supplements, and 33.7% of members felt changes after taking ergogenic supplements. Besides that, it was found several variables related to the consumption of ergogenic supplements, namely age with P-value 0.005, gender with P-value 0.000 and education with P-value 0.029.


Supplements; Ergogenic; Physical Fitness

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