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Quantifying the external and internal loads of professional rugby league training modes : consideration for concurrent field-based training prescription

Weaving, Dan; Jones, Ben; Till, Kevin; Marshall, Phil; Earle, Keith; Abt, Grant

Authors

Dan Weaving

Ben Jones

Kevin Till

Keith Earle

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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 intermittent movement, collision and skill components of professional rugby league match play require players to have a wide range of physical (e.g. repeated effort ability, speed) and technical qualities (e.g. passing, kicking, tackling ability) to attain successful competitive performance. To induce varied adaptations, practitioners manipulate the fundamental training principles (e.g. intensity, duration and type) to concurrently prescribe multiple modes such as small-sided games (SSG), technical-tactical and sprint training. For large proportions of the calendar year, this prescription must also be considered within an individual’s time-course of recovery following the load imposed by competition. As a result, ensuring the appropriate concurrent prescription of multiple modes of training poses a complex challenge for practitioners due to the need to balance an appropriate variance in training load that maximises training induced adaptations in a wide range of physical and technical qualities whilst also minimising negative outcomes (e.g. injury incidence).

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2017-09
Journal Journal of strength and conditioning research
Print ISSN 1064-8011
Electronic ISSN 1533-4287
Publisher Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 1
APA6 Citation Weaving, D., Jones, B., Till, K., Marshall, P., Earle, K., & Abt, G. (2017). Quantifying the external and internal loads of professional rugby league training modes : consideration for concurrent field-based training prescription. Journal of strength and conditioning research, 1. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000002242
DOI https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000002242
Keywords Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation; Orthopedics and Sports Medicine; General Medicine
Publisher URL http://journals.lww.com/nsca-jscr/Abstract/publishahead/Quantifying_The_External_And_Internal_Loads_Of.95746.aspx
Copyright Statement ©2018 University of Hull
Additional Information This is the accepted manuscript of an article published in Journal of strength and conditioning research. The version of record is available at the DOI link in this record.

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