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dc.contributor.authorDobbin, Nick
dc.contributor.authorBloyce, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorHughes, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorTwist, Craig
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-09T10:39:44Z
dc.date.available2020-03-09T10:39:44Z
dc.date.issued2020-03-29
dc.identifier.citationDobbin, N., Bloyce, D., Hughes S.F. & Twist, C. (2020). Effects of a four-week touch rugby and self-paced interval running intervention on health markers in active young men. Sports Science for Health, 16, 635-643.en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11332-020-00636-4
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/623241
dc.description.abstractBackground: Modified team sport activity has been proposed as effective exercise modality for promoting markers of health that are comparable or greater than continuous forms of activity. However, research using modified team sports is currently limited to sedentary populations using 2-3 sessions across a minimum of 8 weeks. Aim: To investigate the effects of a four-week touch rugby and self-paced interval running intervention on a range of health markers in active men. Methods: Sixteen participants (age 26.4 ± 6.4 years) were matched for age, demographic and physical activity before completing a single touch rugby (n = 8) or running (n = 8) session per week for four weeks. Measures of systolic and diastolic blood pressure, resting heart rate (RHR), body composition and biochemical status were recorded pre- and post-intervention. Results: ANCOVA analysis revealed between-group differences for impedance (P = 0.027), fat mass (P = 0.008), percentage body fat (P = 0.008) and fat free mass (P = 0.002), with greater changes after touch rugby. Systolic blood pressure decreased for both groups with greater reductions observed after touch rugby (P = 0.002). No between-group difference was observed for RHR, interleukin-6 or C-reactive protein (P > 0.05). Contrasting internal, external and perceptual loads were observed. Conclusion: The results of this study suggest that a single session of touch rugby over a 4-week period elicited greater improvements in body composition and SBP that self-paced running, with both equally beneficial for improving RHR, diastolic blood pressure and improved inflammatory status in active young men.en_US
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11332-020-00636-4
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_US
dc.subjectTeam sportsen_US
dc.subjectPhysical activityen_US
dc.subjectInflammationen_US
dc.subjectBody compositionen_US
dc.subjectMicro-technologyen_US
dc.titleEffects of a four-week touch rugby and self-paced interval running intervention on health markers in active young men.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1825-1234en_US
dc.identifier.journalSport Sciences for Healthen_US
or.grant.openaccessYesen_US
rioxxterms.funderUnfundeden_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUnfundeden_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
rioxxterms.versionofrecordhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s11332-020-00636-4
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2021-03-29
rioxxterms.publicationdate2020-03-29
dc.dateAccepted2020-03-06
dc.date.deposited2020-03-09en_US
dc.indentifier.issn1824-7490en_US


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