Player responses to match and training demands during an intensified fixture schedule in professional rugby league: A case study.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620362
Title:
Player responses to match and training demands during an intensified fixture schedule in professional rugby league: A case study.
Authors:
Twist, Craig; Highton, Jamie M.; Daniels, Matthew; Mill, Nathan; Close, Graeme L.
Abstract:
Player loads and fatigue responses are reported in 15 professional rugby league players (24.3 ± 3.8 y) during a period of intensified fixtures. Repeated measures of internal and external loads, perceived well-being, and jump flight time were recorded across 22 d, comprising 9 training sessions and matches on days 5, 12, 15, and 21 (player exposure: 3.6 ± 0.6 matches). Mean training loads (session rating of perceived exertion × duration) between matches were 1177, 1083, 103, and 650 AU. Relative distance in match 1 (82 m/min) and match 4 (79 m/min) was very likely lower in match 2 (76 m/min) and likely higher in match 3 (86 m/min). High-intensity running (≥5.5 m/s) was likely to very likely lower than match 1 (5 m/min) in matches 2–4 (2, 4, and 3 m/min, respectively). Low-intensity activity was likely to very likely lower than match 1 (78 m/min) in match 2 (74 m/min) and match 4 (73 m/min) but likely higher in match 3 (81 m/min). Accumulated accelerometer loads for matches 1–4 were 384, 473, 373, and 391 AU, respectively. Perceived well-being returned to baseline values (~21 AU) before all matches but was very likely to most likely lower the day after each match (~17 AU). Prematch jump flight times were likely to most likely lower across the period, with mean values of 0.66, 0.65, 0.62, and 0.64 s before matches 1–4, respectively. Across a 22-d cycle with fixture congestion, professional rugby league players experience cumulative neuromuscular fatigue and impaired match running performance.
Affiliation:
University of Chester; St Helens RFC; Liverpool John Moores
Citation:
Twist, C., Highton, J., Daniels, M., Mill, N., & Close, G. L. (2017). Player responses to match and training demands during an intensified fixture schedule in professional rugby league: A case study. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 12(8), 1093-1099. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijspp.2016-0390
Publisher:
Human Kinetics
Journal:
International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
Publication Date:
Sep-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620362
DOI:
10.1123/ijspp.2016-0390
Additional Links:
http://journals.humankinetics.com/doi/abs/10.1123/ijspp.2016-0390
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.authorTwist, Craigen
dc.contributor.authorHighton, Jamie M.en
dc.contributor.authorDaniels, Matthewen
dc.contributor.authorMill, Nathanen
dc.contributor.authorClose, Graeme L.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-09T09:02:40Z-
dc.date.available2017-02-09T09:02:40Z-
dc.date.issued2017-09-
dc.identifier.citationTwist, C., Highton, J., Daniels, M., Mill, N., & Close, G. L. (2017). Player responses to match and training demands during an intensified fixture schedule in professional rugby league: A case study. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 12(8), 1093-1099. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijspp.2016-0390en
dc.identifier.doi10.1123/ijspp.2016-0390-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620362-
dc.descriptionAs accepted for publicationen
dc.description.abstractPlayer loads and fatigue responses are reported in 15 professional rugby league players (24.3 ± 3.8 y) during a period of intensified fixtures. Repeated measures of internal and external loads, perceived well-being, and jump flight time were recorded across 22 d, comprising 9 training sessions and matches on days 5, 12, 15, and 21 (player exposure: 3.6 ± 0.6 matches). Mean training loads (session rating of perceived exertion × duration) between matches were 1177, 1083, 103, and 650 AU. Relative distance in match 1 (82 m/min) and match 4 (79 m/min) was very likely lower in match 2 (76 m/min) and likely higher in match 3 (86 m/min). High-intensity running (≥5.5 m/s) was likely to very likely lower than match 1 (5 m/min) in matches 2–4 (2, 4, and 3 m/min, respectively). Low-intensity activity was likely to very likely lower than match 1 (78 m/min) in match 2 (74 m/min) and match 4 (73 m/min) but likely higher in match 3 (81 m/min). Accumulated accelerometer loads for matches 1–4 were 384, 473, 373, and 391 AU, respectively. Perceived well-being returned to baseline values (~21 AU) before all matches but was very likely to most likely lower the day after each match (~17 AU). Prematch jump flight times were likely to most likely lower across the period, with mean values of 0.66, 0.65, 0.62, and 0.64 s before matches 1–4, respectively. Across a 22-d cycle with fixture congestion, professional rugby league players experience cumulative neuromuscular fatigue and impaired match running performance.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHuman Kineticsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://journals.humankinetics.com/doi/abs/10.1123/ijspp.2016-0390en
dc.subjectCongestionen
dc.subjectFatigueen
dc.titlePlayer responses to match and training demands during an intensified fixture schedule in professional rugby league: A case study.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1555-0273-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chester; St Helens RFC; Liverpool John Mooresen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Sports Physiology and Performanceen
dc.date.accepted2016-12-15-
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