The effect of two different speed endurance training protocols on a multiple shuttle run performance in young elite male soccer players

Jacopo Antonino Vitale, Valerio Povìa, Nicolò Danilo Vitale, Tito Bassani, Giovanni Lombardi, Luca Giacomelli, Giuseppe Banfi, Antonio La Torre

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Abstract

There is not enough evidence on the impact of different speed endurance training regimes on footballers’ ability to perform multiple shuttle run performance. This study examined the effect of 4 weeks of speed endurance maintenance (SEM) and speed endurance production (SEP) training on the 5-meter multiple shuttle run test (5-m MST) performance in young elite soccer players. A parallel two-groups, longitudinal design was used. Fifteen players were divided to either SEM (8 repetitions of 20-s all-out sprint interspersed with 40 s of recovery) or SEP (8 repetitions of 20-s all-out bout interspersed with 120 s of recovery) training group. SEM improved the ability to tolerate fatigue and maintained the performance development during the 5-m MST while SEP increased only the 1st sprint showing, simultaneously, an increased fatigue index and performance decrement. The selection of which training regimes to prioritize should be based on the players’ characteristics and individual game requirements Abbreviations: SEP: Speed Endurance Production; SEM: Speed Endurance Maintenance; PRE: Baseline; POST: End of experimental protocol; 5-m MST: 5-meters Multiple Shuttle Run Test; TD: Total Distance; FI: Fatigue Index; MSTdec: Percentage Decrement Score; BMI: Body Mass Index.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)436-449
Number of pages14
JournalResearch in Sports Medicine
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2 2018

Keywords

  • Football
  • injuries
  • muscle-bone crosstalk
  • performance
  • playing position

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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