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An exercise protocol that replicates soccer match-play

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by M Russell, G Rees, D Benton, Michael KingsleyMichael Kingsley
This study compared the demands of a soccer match simulation (SMS) incorporating 90 min of soccer-specific movement with passing, dribbling and shooting skills with those of competitive match-play (match). 10 elite youth soccer players participated in SMS and match-play while ingesting fluid-electrolyte beverages. No differences existed between trials for mean HR (SMS, match: 158±4 beats/min, 160±3 beats/min; P=0.587), peak HR (SMS, match: 197±3 beats/min, 197±4 beats/min; P=0.935) and blood glucose concentrations (SMS, match: 4.5±0.1 mmol/L, 4.6±0.2 mmol/L; P=0.170). Inter-trial coefficient of variation (with Bland and Altman limits of agreement) were 2.6% (-19.4-15.4 beats/min), 1.6% (-14.3-14.7 beats/min) and 5.0% (-0.9-0.7 mmol/L) for mean HR, peak HR and blood glucose concentrations. Although the pattern of blood lactate response was similar between trials, blood lactate concentrations were higher at 15 min in SMS when compared to match. Notably, blood glucose concentrations were depressed by 17±4% and 19±5% at 15 min after half-time during match-play and SMS, respectively. Time spent completing low-intensity, moderate-intensity and high-intensity activities were similar between trials (P>0.05). In conclusion, the SMS replicates the physiological demands of match-play while including technical actions.

Funding

Category 3 - Industry and Other Research Income

History

Volume

32

Issue

7

Start Page

511

End Page

518

Number of Pages

8

eISSN

1439-3964

ISSN

0172-4622

Location

Germany

Publisher

Thieme

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Institute for Health and Social Science Research (IHSSR); Moulton College; Swansea City F.C; Swansea University;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

International journal of sports medicine.