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Detraining effect of the post-season on selected aerobic and anaerobic performance variables in national league rugby union players: a focus on positional status

Nirmalendran, Rohan; Ingle, Lee

Authors

Rohan Nirmalendran



Abstract

Introduction: The study aimed to assess the effects of 6 weeks post-season detraining in relation to player position on selected anaerobic, aerobic and anthropometric characteristics in sub-elite rugby union players.
Methods: 34 English National Division One rugby players (mean age 24.6 ± 3.7 years; stature 184 ± 8 cm) were recruited from one
professional club and divided into four groups based on playing positions: Tight five forwards (T5), loose forwards (LF), inside backs (IB), and outside backs (OB). Participants were assessed for body mass, sum of 7 skinfolds, countermovement and squat jump performance, 1 repetition maximum bench press and squat, 40m sprint time, 5m multiple shuttle test, and 20m multi-stage fitness test at baseline and 6 weeks later following the post-seasonal break.

Citation

Nirmalendran, R., & Ingle, L. (2010). Detraining effect of the post-season on selected aerobic and anaerobic performance variables in national league rugby union players: a focus on positional status. Medicina Sportiva, 14(4), 161-168

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 10, 2010
Publication Date Apr 29, 2010
Deposit Date May 7, 2019
Publicly Available Date
Print ISSN 1429-0022
Electronic ISSN 1734-2260
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 14
Issue 4
Pages 161-168
Series Title Medicina Sportiva
Keywords Strength and conditioning; Training cessation; Close season; Maintenance training
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/738675
Publisher URL http://www.medicinasportiva.pl/new/index.php?path=aktualnosci/medicina/ms2010_04#1