Repeated sprints: an independent not dependent variable

Taylor, J.M., Macpherson, T.W., Spears, I.R. ORCID: 0000-0003-4982-2841 and Weston, M., 2016. Repeated sprints: an independent not dependent variable. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 11 (5), pp. 693-696. ISSN 1555-0265

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Abstract

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).

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: Role of repeated-sprints [running title]
Publication Title: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
Creators: Taylor, J.M., Macpherson, T.W., Spears, I.R. and Weston, M.
Publisher: Human Kinetics Journals
Date: 2016
Volume: 11
Number: 5
ISSN: 1555-0265
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1123/ijspp.2016-0081DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 09 Aug 2019 14:46
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2019 14:46
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/37214

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