International Journal of Exercise Science 13(1): 656-666, 2020. We investigated the acute fatiguing effects of sprint interval training (SIT) on change of direction performance in male and female soccer players. A T-test was performed once before (PRE) and twice following (POST 1 and POST 2) the completion of four sets of 4 s cycle ergometer sprints protocol. The sprint intervals were separated by 25 s active recovery. POST 1 was performed approximately 25 s following the final cycle sprint and POST 2 began two minutes after completing POST 1. Repeated measures ANOVA and Bonferroni post hoc tests were used to determine any significant differences in the time to complete the T-tests. The average power output drop measured during cycle SIT was 30.7 ± 9%. Time to complete the T-test significantly differed among the three tests (PRE: 10.46 ± .17 s; POST 1: 11.67 ± .33 s; POST 2: 10.96 ± .19 s; F (2, 54) = 6.174, p = .003). Post hoc test revealed an increase in time from PRE to POST 1 (p = .002) but no difference between PRE and POST 2 (p = .473). Nine participants (48%) were unable to complete POST 1 without errors; however, ten (52%) participants recovered enough to perform POST 1 without error. These results show that acute fatigue from SIT impairs change of direction performance, but performance can be recovered within a few minutes of rest. Coaches can combine fatigue inducing drills and change of direction training into same sessions with the right rest interval between the training modes.
Jakobsson, Sofia K. and Amasay, Tal
"Influence of Fatigue on Planned Agility Performance in Soccer Players.,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Vol. 13
1, Pages 656 - 666.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijes/vol13/iss1/5
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