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dc.contributor.authorFletcher, Ben D.*
dc.contributor.authorTwist, Craig*
dc.contributor.authorHaigh, Julian*
dc.contributor.authorBrewer, Clive*
dc.contributor.authorMorton, James P.*
dc.contributor.authorClose, Graeme L.*
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-24T15:39:00Z
dc.date.available2016-03-24T15:39:00Z
dc.date.issued14/09/2015
dc.identifier.citationFletcher, B. D., Twist, C., Haigh, J., Brewer, C., Morton, J. P., & Close, G. L. (2015). Season-long increases in perceived muscle soreness in professional rugby league players: role of player position, match characteristics and playing surface. Journal of Sports Sciences, 34(11), 1067-1072. DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2015.1088166
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02640414.2015.1088166
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/603626
dc.descriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Sports Sciences on 14/09/2015, available online: DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2015.1088166
dc.description.abstractRugby League (RL) is a high-impact collision sport characterised by repeated sprints and numerous high-speed impacts and consequently players often report immediate and prolonged muscle soreness in the days after a match. We examined muscle soreness after matches during a full season to understand the extent to which match characteristics influence soreness. Thirty-one elite Super League players provided daily measures of muscle soreness after each of the 26 competitive fixtures of the 2012 season. Playing position, phase of the season, playing surface and match characteristics were recorded from each match. Muscle soreness peaked at day 1 and was still apparent at day 4 post-game with no attenuation in the magnitude of muscle soreness over the course of the season. Neither playing position, phase of season or playing surface had any effects on the extent of muscle soreness. Playing time and total number of collisions were significantly correlated with higher ratings of muscle soreness, especially in the forwards. These data indicate the absence of a repeated bout effect or ‘contact adaptations’ in elite rugby players with soreness present throughout the entire season. Strategies must now be implemented to deal with the physical and psychological consequences of prolonged feeling of pain
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francis
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02640414.2015.1088166en
dc.subjectDOMSen
dc.subjectPainen
dc.titleSeason-long increases in perceived muscle soreness in professional rugby league players: role of player position, match characteristics and playing surfaceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1466-447Xen
dc.contributor.departmentLiverpool John Moores University; University of Chester
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Sports Sciencesen
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-19T15:59:02Z
html.description.abstractRugby League (RL) is a high-impact collision sport characterised by repeated sprints and numerous high-speed impacts and consequently players often report immediate and prolonged muscle soreness in the days after a match. We examined muscle soreness after matches during a full season to understand the extent to which match characteristics influence soreness. Thirty-one elite Super League players provided daily measures of muscle soreness after each of the 26 competitive fixtures of the 2012 season. Playing position, phase of the season, playing surface and match characteristics were recorded from each match. Muscle soreness peaked at day 1 and was still apparent at day 4 post-game with no attenuation in the magnitude of muscle soreness over the course of the season. Neither playing position, phase of season or playing surface had any effects on the extent of muscle soreness. Playing time and total number of collisions were significantly correlated with higher ratings of muscle soreness, especially in the forwards. These data indicate the absence of a repeated bout effect or ‘contact adaptations’ in elite rugby players with soreness present throughout the entire season. Strategies must now be implemented to deal with the physical and psychological consequences of prolonged feeling of pain


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