The Relationship Between Match-Play Characteristics of Elite Rugby League and Indirect Markers of Muscle Damage

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/603758
Title:
The Relationship Between Match-Play Characteristics of Elite Rugby League and Indirect Markers of Muscle Damage
Authors:
Oxendale, Chelsea; Twist, Craig; Daniels, Matthew; Highton, Jamie M.
Abstract:
Purpose: Whilst exercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD) after a rugby league match has been well documented, the specific match actions that contribute to EIMD are unclear. Accordingly, the purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the physical demands of elite rugby league matches and subsequent EIMD. Methods: Twenty-eight performances were captured using 10 Hz global positioning systems. Upper and lower body neuromuscular fatigue, creatine kinase (CK) and perceived muscle soreness were assessed 24 h before and at 12, 36 and 60 h after a competitive match. Results: High-intensity running was moderately higher in backs (6.6 ± 2.6 m•min-1) compared to forwards (5.1 ± 1.6 m•min-1), whereas total collisions were moderately lower (31.1 ± 13.1 cf. 54.1 ± 37.0). Duration (r = 0.9, CI: 0.77 to 0.96), total distance covered (r = 0.86, CI: 0.7 to 0.95) and distance covered over 18 km•h-1 (r = 0.76, CI: 0.51 to 0.91) were associated with increased CK concentration post-match. Total collisions and repeated high-intensity efforts (RHIE) were associated with large decrements in upper body neuromuscular performance (r = -0.48, CI: -0.74 to 0.02 and r = -0.49, CI: -0.77 to 0.05, respectively), muscle soreness (r = -0.68, CI: -0.87 to -0.1 and r = -0.66, CI: -0.89 to 0.21, respectively), and CK concentration (r = 0.67, CI: 0.42 to 0.85 and r = 0.73, CI: 0.51 to 0.87, respectively). Conclusion: Match duration, high-intensity running and collisions were associated with variations in EIMD markers, suggesting recovery is dependent on individual match demands.
Affiliation:
University of Chester; St Helens Rugby League Club
Citation:
Oxendale, C. L., Twist, C., Daniels, M., & Highton, J. (2016). The Relationship between match-play characteristics of elite rugby league and indirect markers of muscle damage. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 11(4), 515-521. doi: doi:10.1123/ijspp.2015-0406
Publisher:
Human Kinetics
Journal:
International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
Publication Date:
2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/603758
DOI:
10.1123/ijspp.2015-0406
Additional Links:
http://journals.humankinetics.com/ijspp-in-press/ijspp-in-press/the-relationship-between-match-play-characteristics-of-elite-rugby-league-and-indirect-markers-of-muscle-damage
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
As accepted for publication
EISSN:
1555-0273
Appears in Collections:
Sport and Exercise Sciences

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dc.contributor.authorOxendale, Chelseaen
dc.contributor.authorTwist, Craigen
dc.contributor.authorDaniels, Matthewen
dc.contributor.authorHighton, Jamie M.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-29T10:38:10Zen
dc.date.available2016-03-29T10:38:10Zen
dc.date.issued2016en
dc.identifier.citationOxendale, C. L., Twist, C., Daniels, M., & Highton, J. (2016). The Relationship between match-play characteristics of elite rugby league and indirect markers of muscle damage. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 11(4), 515-521. doi: doi:10.1123/ijspp.2015-0406en
dc.identifier.doi10.1123/ijspp.2015-0406en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/603758en
dc.descriptionAs accepted for publicationen
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Whilst exercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD) after a rugby league match has been well documented, the specific match actions that contribute to EIMD are unclear. Accordingly, the purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the physical demands of elite rugby league matches and subsequent EIMD. Methods: Twenty-eight performances were captured using 10 Hz global positioning systems. Upper and lower body neuromuscular fatigue, creatine kinase (CK) and perceived muscle soreness were assessed 24 h before and at 12, 36 and 60 h after a competitive match. Results: High-intensity running was moderately higher in backs (6.6 ± 2.6 m•min-1) compared to forwards (5.1 ± 1.6 m•min-1), whereas total collisions were moderately lower (31.1 ± 13.1 cf. 54.1 ± 37.0). Duration (r = 0.9, CI: 0.77 to 0.96), total distance covered (r = 0.86, CI: 0.7 to 0.95) and distance covered over 18 km•h-1 (r = 0.76, CI: 0.51 to 0.91) were associated with increased CK concentration post-match. Total collisions and repeated high-intensity efforts (RHIE) were associated with large decrements in upper body neuromuscular performance (r = -0.48, CI: -0.74 to 0.02 and r = -0.49, CI: -0.77 to 0.05, respectively), muscle soreness (r = -0.68, CI: -0.87 to -0.1 and r = -0.66, CI: -0.89 to 0.21, respectively), and CK concentration (r = 0.67, CI: 0.42 to 0.85 and r = 0.73, CI: 0.51 to 0.87, respectively). Conclusion: Match duration, high-intensity running and collisions were associated with variations in EIMD markers, suggesting recovery is dependent on individual match demands.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHuman Kineticsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://journals.humankinetics.com/ijspp-in-press/ijspp-in-press/the-relationship-between-match-play-characteristics-of-elite-rugby-league-and-indirect-markers-of-muscle-damageen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectTime-motion analysisen
dc.subjectRecoveryen
dc.titleThe Relationship Between Match-Play Characteristics of Elite Rugby League and Indirect Markers of Muscle Damageen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1555-0273en
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chester; St Helens Rugby League Cluben
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Sports Physiology and Performanceen
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