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The quantification of game-induced muscle fatigue in amputee soccer players

Bradley, PS (2017) The quantification of game-induced muscle fatigue in amputee soccer players. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 57 (6). pp. 766-772. ISSN 1827-1928

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Abstract

BACKGROUNDː This study quantified the degree of game-induced muscular fatigue in amputee soccer players. METHODSː Thirty-three male amputee soccer players performed muscular tests (push up test [PUT], countermovement jump test [CMJ] and medicine-ball throw [MBT]) before and after a competitive match. Five players served as a control group. The rating of perceived exertion was recorded after each battery. RESULTSː Control group demonstrated no differences between the two testing batteries (p > 0.05, effect size [ES]: 0.1-0.4). However, match group illustrated markedly lower performances for PUT (-17%, p <0.01, ES: 0.9) with less pronounced declines in MBT (-8%, p <0.01, ES: 0.7) and CMJ (-5%, p <0.01, ES: 0.3) compared to pre-match values. The rating of perceived exertion were higher after the match compared to baseline values (+60%, p <0.01, ES: 2.4). CONCLUSIONː The data demonstrate that the fatigue experienced after amputee soccer matches causes impairments in muscular performance and this could be different to able-bodied players.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1106 Human Movement And Sports Science, 0913 Mechanical Engineering
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Sport & Exercise Sciences
Publisher: Edizioni Minerva Medica
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2016 12:55
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 10:56
DOI or Identification number: 10.23736/S0022-4707.16.06299-X
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3369

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