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Effect of recovery mode on repeated sprint ability in young basketball players

Castagna, Carlo; Manzi, Vincenzo; Annino, Giuseppe; Padua, Elvira; D'Ottavio, Stefano; Abt, Grant

Authors

Carlo Castagna

Vincenzo Manzi

Giuseppe Annino

Elvira Padua

Stefano D'Ottavio

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Dr Grant Abt G.Abt@hull.ac.uk
Reader in Sport and Exercise Physiology and Head of Department for Sport, Health and Exercise Science



Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine the effect of recovery mode on repeated sprint ability in young basketball players. Sixteen basketball players (age, 16.8 ± 1.2 years; height, 181.3 ± 5.7 cm; body mass, 73 ± 10 kg; VO 2 max, 59.5 ± 7.9 mL·kg -1 ·min -1 ) performed in random order over 2 separate occasions 2 repeated sprint ability protocols consisting of 10 × 30-m shuttle run sprints with 30 seconds of passive or active (running at 50% of maximal aerobic speed) recovery. Results showed that fatigue index (Fl) during the active protocol was significantly greater than in the passive condition (5.05 ± 2.4, and 3.39 ± 2.3, respectively, p < 0.001). No significant association was found between VO 2 peak and Fl and sprint total time (TT) in either repeated sprint protocols. Blood lactate concentration at 3 minutes post exercise was not significantly different between the 2 recovery conditions. The results of this study show that during repeated sprinting, passive recovery enabled better performance, reducing fatigue. Consequently, the use of passive recovery is advisable during competition in order to limitfatigue as a consequence of repeated high intensity exercise.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2008-05
Journal JOURNAL OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING RESEARCH
Print ISSN 1064-8011
Publisher Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 22
Issue 3
Pages 923-929
APA6 Citation Castagna, C., Manzi, V., Annino, G., Padua, E., D'Ottavio, S., & Abt, G. (2008). Effect of recovery mode on repeated sprint ability in young basketball players. Journal of strength and conditioning research, 22(3), 923-929. doi:10.1519/JSC.0b013e31816a4281
DOI https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0b013e31816a4281
Keywords Team sports; high-intensity exercise; intermittent running; fatigue