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
Professor Lee Ingle L.Ingle@hull.ac.uk
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.
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|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Series Title||Medicina Sportiva|
|Keywords||Strength and conditioning; Training cessation; Close season; Maintenance training|
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