Repeated Sprints: An Independent Not Dependent Variable

TAYLOR, Jonathan M, MACPHERSON, Tom, SPEARS, Iain R and WESTON, Matthew (2016). Repeated Sprints: An Independent Not Dependent Variable. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 11 (5), 693-696.

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The ability to repeatedly perform sprints has traditionally been viewed as a key performance measure in team sports, and the relationship between repeated-sprint ability (RSA) and performance has been explored extensively. However, when reviewing the repeated-sprint profile of team-sports match play it appears that the occurrence of repeated-sprint bouts is sparse, indicating that RSA is not as important to performance as commonly believed. Repeated sprints are, however, a potent and time-efficient training strategy, effective in developing acceleration, speed, explosive leg power, aerobic power, and high-intensity-running performance—all of which are crucial to team-sport performance. As such, we propose that repeated-sprint exercise in team sports should be viewed as an independent variable (eg, a means of developing fitness) as opposed to a dependent variable (eg, a means of assessing fitness/performance).

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Uncontrolled Keywords: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Sciences; 1116 Medical Physiology; 1701 Psychology; Sport Sciences
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Page Range: 693-696
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2021 15:55
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2021 16:00

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