Post-warmup strategies to maintain body temperature and physical performance in professional rugby union players

Daniel J. West, Mark Russell, Richard M Bracken, Christian J. Cook, Tibault Giroud, Liam P Kilduff

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We compared the effects of using passive-heat maintenance, explosive activity or a combination of both strategies during the post-warmup recovery time on physical performance. After a standardised warmup, 16 professional rugby union players, in a randomised design, completed a counter-movement jump (peak power output) before resting for 20 min and wearing normal-training attire (CON), wearing a passive heat maintenance (PHM) jacket, wearing normal attire and performing 3 × 5 CMJ (with a 20% body mass load) after 12 min of recovery (neuromuscular function, NMF), or combining PHM and NMF (COMB). After 20 min, participants completed further counter-movement jump and a repeated sprint protocol. Core temperature (Tcore) was measured at baseline, post-warmup and post-20 min. After 20 min of recovery, Tcore was significantly lower under CON and NMF, when compared with both PHM and COMB (P core and can positively influence physical performance in professional rugby union players. © 2015 Taylor & Francis
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-115
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Sports Sciences
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

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West, Daniel J. ; Russell, Mark ; Bracken, Richard M ; Cook, Christian J. ; Giroud, Tibault ; Kilduff, Liam P. / Post-warmup strategies to maintain body temperature and physical performance in professional rugby union players. In: Journal of Sports Sciences. 2016 ; Vol. 34, No. 2. pp. 110-115.
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Post-warmup strategies to maintain body temperature and physical performance in professional rugby union players. / West, Daniel J.; Russell, Mark; Bracken, Richard M; Cook, Christian J.; Giroud, Tibault; Kilduff, Liam P.

In: Journal of Sports Sciences, Vol. 34, No. 2, 17.01.2016, p. 110-115.

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