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The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 2017 June;57(6):766-72

DOI: 10.23736/S0022-4707.16.06299-X

Copyright © 2016 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

The quantification of game-induced muscle fatigue in amputee soccer players

Mário A. SIMIM 1, 2 , Paul S. BRADLEY 3, Bruno V. da SILVA 4, Edmar L. MENDES 2, Marco T. de MELLO 1, Moacir MAROCOLO 2, Gustavo R. da MOTA 2

1 School of Physical Education, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil; 2 Human Performance and Sport Research Group, Department of Sport Sciences, Federal University of Triangulo Mineiro, Uberaba, Brazil; 3 Carnegie School of Sport, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK; 4 Department of Environmental, Biological and Health Sciences, University Center of Belo Horizonte (Uni-BH), Belo Horizonte, Brazil


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BACKGROUND: This study quantified the degree of game-induced muscular fatigue in amputee soccer players.
METHODS: Thirty-three male amputee soccer players performed muscular tests (Push Up Test [PUT], Countermovement Jump Test [CMJ] and medicine-ball throw [MBT]) before and after a competitive match. Five players served as a control group. The rating of perceived exertion was recorded after each battery.
RESULTS: Control group demonstrated no differences between the two testing batteries (P>0.05, effect size [ES]: 0.1-0.4). However, match group illustrated markedly lower performances for PUT (-17%, P<0.01, ES: 0.9) with less pronounced declines in MBT (-8%, P<0.01, ES: 0.7) and CMJ (-5%, P<0.01, ES: 0.3) compared to pre-match values. The rating of perceived exertion were higher after the match compared to baseline values (+60%, P<0.01, ES: 2.4).
CONCLUSIONS: The data demonstrate that the fatigue experienced after amputee soccer matches causes impairments in muscular performance and this could be different to able-bodied players.


KEY WORDS: Exercise - Sports for persons with disabilities - Muscle strength

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Issue published online: May 10, 2017
Article first published online: March 10, 2016
Manuscript accepted: February 24, 2016
Manuscript revised: February 10, 2016
Manuscript received: November 20, 2015

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Simim MA, Bradley PS, da Silva BV, Mendes EL, de Mello MT, Marocolo M, et al. The quantification of game-induced muscle fatigue in amputee soccer players. J Sports Med Phys Fitness 2017;57:766-72. DOI: 10.23736/S0022-4707.16.06299-X

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