The influence of warm-up duration on simulated rugby league interchange match performance
AffiliationUniversity of Chester
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AbstractObjective: The study was conducted to understand the effects of a short (10-minute) and a long (30-minute) duration warm-up on subsequent readiness to exercise and movement during simulated rugby league match play. Methods: Using a randomised cross-over design, 13 male rugby players (age: 23.6 ± 4.1 y) completed a 10- or 30-minute warm-up immediately before 2 x 23 min rugby league movement simulation protocol. Comparisons of the responses to the warm-up and during the simulation were made between each trial. Results: Total distance, high- and low speed running and tympanic temperature (ES = 0.56 to 20.8) were all higher in the 30 min warm-up, with differences in relative distance and heart rate unclear (ES = -0.36 to 0.06). Differences in participants’ readiness to exercise after the warm-ups were unclear (ES = 0.25). Differences between trials for movement characteristics (ES = -0.13 to -0.32), RPE (ES = -0.13 to 0.04) and B[La] after the simulation were mostly unclear, with only trivial changes in high-speed running (ES = 0.08) and a lower heart rate (ES = -0.26) between the two playing bouts after the 30 min warm-up trial. Conclusion: Practitioners can use warm-ups between 10 or 30 minutes for rugby league interchange players without any implications for subsequent match running performance.
CitationWilliams R., Gillham, S., Highton, J., & Twist, C. (2020). The influence of warm-up duration on simulated rugby league interchange match performance. Science and Medicine in Football.
PublisherTaylor & Francis
JournalScience and Medicine in Football
DescriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Science and Medicine in Football on 2020-forthcoming, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/24733938.2020.1819558
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