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The relationship between maximal oxygen uptake and repeated sprint performance indices in field hockey and soccer players.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11125761     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between maximal oxygen uptake and repeated sprint performance in field hockey and soccer players.
EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: a descriptive study on the aerobic-anaerobic performance of intermittent team game players.
SETTING: the study was conducted at the Sports Medicine and Research Centre.
PARTICIPANTS: forty male national team game players (22.6+/-4.2 years; 1.73+/-0.07 m and 63.7+/-6.2 kg) were involved in the study.
MEASURES: all subjects completed a treadmill run test to exhaustion to determine maximal oxygen uptake and 8x40 m sprints either on the field or running track to determine repeated sprint ability performance.
RESULTS: Body mass-normalised maximal oxygen uptake of 58.0+/-4.9 ml x kg(-1) x min(-1) of the group is comparable to values reported in the literature for team game players. No significant correlations were established between the fastest 40 m sprint time and maximal oxygen uptake (r=-0.21 and -0.08, p>0.05). Moderate correlations were established between maximal oxygen uptake and total time for the eight sprints (r=-0.346 and -0.323; p<0.05).
CONCLUSIONS: Maximal oxygen uptake was not correlated with the fastest 40 m sprint time but was moderately correlated with total sprint time. Since the shared variance between maximal oxygen uptake and total sprint time was only 12%, improving aerobic fitness further will only be expected to contribute marginally to improving repeated sprint performance of the team game players. It remains possible that a high level of aerobic fitness enhances other aspects of match play in games like soccer and hockey.
A R Aziz; M Chia; K C Teh
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0022-4707     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sports Med Phys Fitness     Publication Date:  2000 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-12-26     Completed Date:  2001-01-18     Revised Date:  2014-07-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376337     Medline TA:  J Sports Med Phys Fitness     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  195-200     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anaerobic Threshold / physiology
Body Mass Index
Exercise Test
Exercise Tolerance / physiology
Hockey / physiology*
Oxygen Consumption / physiology*
Physical Endurance / physiology
Physical Fitness / physiology
Running / physiology*
Soccer / physiology*
Time Factors

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