The reliability of Functional Movement Screening (FMS) and in-season changes in physical function and performance among elite rugby league players

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/314715
Title:
The reliability of Functional Movement Screening (FMS) and in-season changes in physical function and performance among elite rugby league players
Authors:
Waldron, Mark; Gray, Adrian; Worsfold, Paul R.; Twist, Craig
Abstract:
Functional Movement Screening (FMS) comprises seven tests that assess fundamental movement characteristics of athletes. However, the reliability of the FMS protocol and its sensitivity to changes in physical performance has not been appropriately investigated. Accordingly, this study aimed to assess the real-time reliability of the FMS protocol and to establish changes in both FMS and tests of physical performance throughout a season. The reliability of the FMS components (12 in total) were assessed via a non-parametric statistical approach, based on two trials, separated by one week. Score on the FMS, strength (3 RM full squat, 1 RM bench press), running speed (10 & 40 m) and jump height of 12 elite male under-19 rugby league players was monitored at pre-, mid- and late-season periods. There was no bias found between trials for the FMS, with the majority of components reaching 100% ‘perfect agreement’. There were no effects of season stage on any of the FMS components; however, an improvement in every performance test was apparent between the pre- and both mid- and late-season periods. Our findings demonstrate that the FMS can be reliably administered to elite rugby league players but question its sensitivity to systematic changes in athletic performance.
Affiliation:
University of New England, Australia ; University of New England, Australia ; University of Chester ; University of Chester
Citation:
Waldron, M., Gray, A., Worsfold, P., & Twist, C. (2016). The Reliability of functional movement screening and in-season changes in physical function and performance among elite Rugby League players. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 30(4), 910-918. doi:10.1519/jsc.0000000000000270
Publisher:
Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Journal:
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Publication Date:
26-Mar-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/314715
DOI:
10.1519/JSC.0000000000000270
Additional Links:
http://journals.lww.com/nsca-jscr/
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is the authors' PDF post-print of an article accepted for publication in the Journal of Strenght and Conditioning Research. The definitive version is available at http://journals.lww.com/nsca-jscr; This is not the published version. The final version of the article is available at doi 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000270
ISSN:
1064-8011
Appears in Collections:
Sport and Exercise Sciences

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dc.contributor.authorWaldron, Marken
dc.contributor.authorGray, Adrianen
dc.contributor.authorWorsfold, Paul R.en
dc.contributor.authorTwist, Craigen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-26T12:06:47Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-26T12:06:47Zen
dc.date.issued2014-03-26en
dc.identifier.citationWaldron, M., Gray, A., Worsfold, P., & Twist, C. (2016). The Reliability of functional movement screening and in-season changes in physical function and performance among elite Rugby League players. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 30(4), 910-918. doi:10.1519/jsc.0000000000000270en
dc.identifier.issn1064-8011en
dc.identifier.doi10.1519/JSC.0000000000000270en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/314715en
dc.descriptionThis is the authors' PDF post-print of an article accepted for publication in the Journal of Strenght and Conditioning Research. The definitive version is available at http://journals.lww.com/nsca-jscren
dc.descriptionThis is not the published version. The final version of the article is available at doi 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000270en
dc.description.abstractFunctional Movement Screening (FMS) comprises seven tests that assess fundamental movement characteristics of athletes. However, the reliability of the FMS protocol and its sensitivity to changes in physical performance has not been appropriately investigated. Accordingly, this study aimed to assess the real-time reliability of the FMS protocol and to establish changes in both FMS and tests of physical performance throughout a season. The reliability of the FMS components (12 in total) were assessed via a non-parametric statistical approach, based on two trials, separated by one week. Score on the FMS, strength (3 RM full squat, 1 RM bench press), running speed (10 & 40 m) and jump height of 12 elite male under-19 rugby league players was monitored at pre-, mid- and late-season periods. There was no bias found between trials for the FMS, with the majority of components reaching 100% ‘perfect agreement’. There were no effects of season stage on any of the FMS components; however, an improvement in every performance test was apparent between the pre- and both mid- and late-season periods. Our findings demonstrate that the FMS can be reliably administered to elite rugby league players but question its sensitivity to systematic changes in athletic performance.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLippincott, Williams & Wilkinsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://journals.lww.com/nsca-jscr/en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Strength and Conditioning Researchen
dc.subjectFunctional Movement Screeningen
dc.subjectrugby leagueen
dc.subjecttalenten
dc.subjectperformanceen
dc.titleThe reliability of Functional Movement Screening (FMS) and in-season changes in physical function and performance among elite rugby league playersen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of New England, Australia ; University of New England, Australia ; University of Chester ; University of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Strength and Conditioning Researchen
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