Relationship between repeated sprint ability and aerobic capacity in professional soccer players

R.M. Jones, C.C. Cook, Liam P Kilduff, Z. Milanović, N. James, G. Sporiš, B. Fiorentini, F. Fiorentini, A. Turner, G. Vučković

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Aim. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between maximal aerobic capacity (V O 2 m a x) and repeated sprint ability (RSA) in a group of professional soccer players. Methods. Forty-one professional soccer players (age 23 ± 4 yrs, height 180.0 ± 5.3 cm, weight 79.6 ± 5.3 kg) were required to perform tests to assess RSA and V O 2 m a x on two separate days with at least 48 hr rest between testing sessions. Each player performed a treadmill test to determine their V O 2 m a x and a test for RSA involving the players completing 6 × 40 m sprints (turn after 20 m) with 20 s active recovery between each sprint. Results. There was a significant negative correlation between body mass normalised V O 2 m a x and mean sprint time (R S A m e a n) (r = - 0.655; P <0.01) and total sprint time (R S A t o t a l) (r = - 0.591, P <0.01). Conclusion. Results of the current study indicate that V O 2 m a x is one important factor aiding soccer players in the recovery from repeated sprint type activities. © 2013 Rhys M. Jones et al.
Original languageEnglish
Article number952350
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalThe Scientific World Journal
Volume2013
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Publication statusPublished - 2013
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Jones, R. M., Cook, C. C., Kilduff, L. P., Milanović, Z., James, N., Sporiš, G., ... Vučković, G. (2013). Relationship between repeated sprint ability and aerobic capacity in professional soccer players. The Scientific World Journal, 2013, 1-5. [952350]. https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/952350
Jones, R.M. ; Cook, C.C. ; Kilduff, Liam P ; Milanović, Z. ; James, N. ; Sporiš, G. ; Fiorentini, B. ; Fiorentini, F. ; Turner, A. ; Vučković, G. / Relationship between repeated sprint ability and aerobic capacity in professional soccer players. In: The Scientific World Journal. 2013 ; Vol. 2013. pp. 1-5.
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Jones, RM, Cook, CC, Kilduff, LP, Milanović, Z, James, N, Sporiš, G, Fiorentini, B, Fiorentini, F, Turner, A & Vučković, G 2013, 'Relationship between repeated sprint ability and aerobic capacity in professional soccer players', The Scientific World Journal, vol. 2013, 952350, pp. 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/952350

Relationship between repeated sprint ability and aerobic capacity in professional soccer players. / Jones, R.M.; Cook, C.C.; Kilduff, Liam P; Milanović, Z.; James, N.; Sporiš, G.; Fiorentini, B.; Fiorentini, F.; Turner, A.; Vučković, G.

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