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Analysis of physical match performance in English Premier League soccer referees with particular reference to first half and player work rates (2007)
Journal Article
Weston, M., Castagna, C., Impellizzeri, F. M., Rampinini, E., & Abt, G. (2007). Analysis of physical match performance in English Premier League soccer referees with particular reference to first half and player work rates. Journal of science and medicine in sport / Sports Medicine Australia, 10(6), (390-397). doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2006.09.001. ISSN 1440-2440

The aim of the present study was to examine the influence of first half activity, overall match intensity and seasonal variation on the physical match performances of English Premier League football referees. Match analysis data was collected using t... Read More about Analysis of physical match performance in English Premier League soccer referees with particular reference to first half and player work rates.

Physiological aspects of soccer refereeing performance and training (2007)
Journal Article
Castagna, C., Abt, G., & D'Ottavio, S. (2007). Physiological aspects of soccer refereeing performance and training. Sports medicine, 37(7), 625-646. doi:10.2165/00007256-200737070-00006

The role of the referee is far from minimal in the economy of soccer, as very often, particularly in professional soccer, a wrong judgment may have profound implications on the outcome of the game. In this regard, a better knowledge of soccer referee... Read More about Physiological aspects of soccer refereeing performance and training.

The effect of an active arm action on heart rate and predicted VO2max during the Chester step test (2007)
Journal Article
Elliott, D., Abt, G., & Barry, T. (2008). The effect of an active arm action on heart rate and predicted VO2max during the Chester step test. Journal of science and medicine in sport / Sports Medicine Australia, 11(2), (112-115). doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2006.12.116. ISSN 1440-2440

This study examined whether the predictive outcomes of the Chester step test (CST) would be influenced by arm dynamics. Participants completed the CST on two separate occasions, once using active arms and once using passive arms. Results revealed tha... Read More about The effect of an active arm action on heart rate and predicted VO2max during the Chester step test.