Relationship between explosive performance measurements of the lower limb and repeated shuttle-sprint ability in elite adolescent handball players

Hermassi, Souhail and Gabbett, Tim J. and Spencer, Matt and Khlifa, Riadh and Chelly, Mohamed Souhaiel and Chamari, Karim (2014) Relationship between explosive performance measurements of the lower limb and repeated shuttle-sprint ability in elite adolescent handball players. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 9 (5). pp. 1191-1204. ISSN 1747-9541

Abstract

This study investigated the relationship between performance measures of the lower-limb and repeated shuttle-sprint ability (RSSA) in elite adolescent handball players. Twenty-two male handball players (age: 17.7 ± 0.3 years) participated in the study. Subjects underwent measurements of lower-limb maximal strength (1-RM half back squat), explosive power (force-velocity test), jumping ability (squat and counter-movement jumps), sprinting velocities over the first step (VS) and the first 5 m (V5) of a 15 m sprint, and Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test, Level 1. The players were tested for RSSA using a protocol of 6 repetitions of maximal 2 x 15-m shuttle sprints with 180° turns (∼6 s) departing every 20 s. RSSA results were evaluated in three ways: best time in a single trial (RSSAbest), decrement (RSSAdec) and total time (RSSATT). The correlations of RSSA with the assorted fitness measures varied considerably. The RSSATT and RSSAdec were positively associated with 1-RM half back squat (r = 0.78 and r = 0.68 respectively; p< 0.01). Significant correlations were also found between RSSATT and RSSAbest and absolute peak power of the lower limb (r =-0.81 and-0.66, respectively; p<0.01). There was a moderate correlation between first step sprinting velocities and RSSATT (r=-0.71; p< 0.01). The RSSA test score has a moderate to large association with other explosive power measurements in elite adolescent handball players. RSSA may provide a useful composite index on responses to training or rehabilitation, and is very suitable for monitoring athletic performance of the lower-limbs of elite adolescent handball players.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
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Date Deposited: 26 May 2017 03:15
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2017 02:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: power; repeated shuttle-sprint ability; strength; vertical jump; youth handball
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1260/1747-9541.9.5.1191
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/32324

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