Temporal changes in physiological and performance responses across game-specific simulated basketball activity
journal contributionposted on 2022-09-19, 06:15 authored by Aaron ScanlanAaron Scanlan, Jordan FoxJordan Fox, Nattai BorgesNattai Borges, Patrick TuckerPatrick Tucker, Vincent DalboVincent Dalbo
© 2016. Purpose: The aims of this study were to: (1) provide a comprehensive physiological profile of simulated basketball activity and (2) identify temporal changes in player responses in controlled settings. Methods: State-level male basketball players (n = 10) completed 4 × 10 min simulated quarters of basketball activity using a reliable and valid court-based test. A range of physiological (ratings of perceived exertion, blood lactate concentration ([BLa - ]), blood glucose concentration ([BGlu] ), heart rate (HR), and hydration) and physical (performance and fatigue indicators for sprint, circuit, and jump activity) measures were collected across testing. Results: Significantly reduced [BLa - ] (6.19 ± 2.30 vs. 4.57 ± 2.33 mmol/L; p = 0.016) and [BGlu] (6.91 ± 1.57 vs. 5.25 ± 0.81 mmol/L; p = 0.009) were evident in the second half. A mean HR of 180.1 ± 5.7 beats/min (90.8% ± 4.0% HR max ) was observed, with a significant increase in vigorous activity (77%-95% HR max ) (11.31 ± 6.91 vs. 13.50 ± 6.75 min; p = 0.024) and moderate decrease in near-maximal activity ( > 95% HR max ) (7.24 ± 7.45 vs. 5.01 ± 7.20 min) in the second half. Small increases in performance times accompanied by a significantly lower circuit decrement (11.67% ± 5.55% vs. 7.30% ± 2.16%; p = 0.032) were apparent in the second half. Conclusion: These data indicate basketball activity imposes higher physiological demands than previously thought and temporal changes in responses might be due to adapted pacing strategies as well as fatigue-mediated mechanisms.
Number of Pages7
PublisherShanghai University of Sport, China
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