TOP 3 SPORT SCIENCE ARTICLES WEEK 21, 2019

Posted by Bernardo Requena on May 30, 2019 9:54:03 AM

MAXIMAL HEART RATE ASSESSMENT IN RECREATIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS. A STUDY INVOLVING A MULTIPLE TESTING APPROACH.

 

Póvoas SCA, Krustrup P, Pereira R, Vieira S, Carneiro I, Magalhaes J, Castagna C. Scand J Med Sci Sports 2019, May 21.

This study considered which of the usual field tests could be valid to register the maximum heart rate (HRmax) in soccer players. To do this, 66 amateur players performed, on different days: an incremental VO2max test for VO2max in the laboratory, both Yo-Yo intermittent endurance test level 1 (YYIE1) and level 2 (YYIE2), a Yo-Yo intermittent recovery test level 1 (YYIR1 ) and 2 - 4 matches per player (45 min, 7 vs 7 in 43x27m: 83m2 / player). Taking the HRmax as the highest value reached in any of the tests, the percentage of players who reached their HRmax in the different tests was: 73% in YYIE1, 24% in YYIE2, 18% in YYIR1, 17% in TT and 30 % in games with reduced games.

TAKE HOME MESSAGES

  • - Despite what is assumed (and that the cardiorespiratory RPE and global RPE are very high), only the 17% of the players reach their HRmax in an incremental test in the laboratory. Therefore, it is not recommended to set HRmax as the heart rate reached in it.
  •  The Yo-Yo intermittent Endurance test Level 1 (YYIE1) seems much better for this task. At least to corroborate the HRmax reached in the incremental test.
  • It is interesting to have a real measurement of the HRmax since, its value can be used as control of the internal load of the players in the training sessions, or to evaluate the intensity of a certain task.
    • It is also interesting to have a real measurement of the HRmax since its variation allows to anticipate overtraining processes.
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TOP 3 SPORT SCIENCE ARTICLES WEEK 20, 2019

Posted by Bernardo Requena on May 24, 2019 10:10:38 AM

 

THE BALL KICKING SPEED: A NEW, EFFICIENT PERFORMANCE INDICATOR IN YOUTH SOCCER

 

Rada A, Kuvacic G, De Giorgio A, Sellami M, Ardigó LP, Bragazzi NL, Padulo J. PLoS One 2019, 17(14):e0217101

This study evaluated the maximum kicking speed, with instep kick and side-foot kick, with both legs, of 119 soccer players, distributed in age groups (U-15, U-17 and U-19) and, within them in 1st team and reserves. After a 15-minute warm-up, doing kicks with instep kick and side-foot kick, increasing intensity slowly, players performed 3 maximum shots with each leg and with each technique (12 shots in total) with 11 meters of running. The best shot was selected for the analysis. The maximum kick speed was greater in 1st team players (vs reserves). Differences were higher in U-15 and U-17 compared to those found in U-19. The kicking speed in football could be a tool for evaluating success in young players.

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Age-Related Differences in the Physical and Physiological Demands during Small-Sided Games with Floaters

Posted by Jose Asian on May 15, 2019 10:09:23 AM

 

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Top 3 sport science articles week 19, 2019

Posted by Bernardo Requena on May 13, 2019 2:46:14 PM

HAMSTRING ECCENTRIC STRENGTHENING PROGRAM: DOES TRAINING VOLUME MATTER?

 

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TOP 3 SPORT SCIENCE ARTICLES WEEK 17, 2019

Posted by Bernardo Requena on Apr 25, 2019 7:03:28 PM

THE EFFECTS OF TEACRINE© AND CAFFEINE ON ENDURANCE AND COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE DURING A SIMULATED MATCH IN HIGH-LEVEL SOCCER PLAYERS

Bello ML, Walker AJ, McFadden BA, Sanders DJ, Arent SM. Journal of international society of sports nutrition. 2019 apr 8;16(1):20

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THREE KEY POINTS TO ENSURE HYDRATION DURING A MATCH

Posted by Mark Russell on Apr 25, 2019 12:48:34 PM

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Topics: Nutrition, Strength and conditioning, hydration

TOP 3 SPORT SCIENCE ARTICLES WEEK 16, 2019

Posted by Bernardo Requena on Apr 22, 2019 11:00:00 AM

ASSESSING HORIZONTAL FORCE PRODUCTION IN RESISTED SPRINTING: COMPUTATION AND PRACTICAL INTERPRETATION.

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Football Conditioning: A Modern Scientific Approach

Posted by Bernardo Requena on Apr 17, 2019 9:09:37 AM
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Topics: Sport Science Articles, Strength and conditioning, Adam Owen

Top 3 sport science articles week 15, 2019

Posted by Bernardo Requena on Apr 11, 2019 11:30:00 AM

This week's Top 3 Sport Science articles:

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Key Factors for Success as a Football Strength Conditioning Coach

Posted by Bernardo Requena on Apr 9, 2019 5:13:24 PM

Strength and conditioning practices within the world of football have practically existed since the beginning of what would be considered nowadays to be modern football games. However, with that being stated, the existence of specialists who focus on the physical preparation of athletes only dates back to the mid 20th century. The basic aim of strength and conditioning coaches (SCC) has consistently been to prepare players to display their optimal football skills on the field.

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Topics: Strength and conditioning