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Indexed/Abstracted in: Chemical Abstracts, CINAHL, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
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Online ISSN 1827-1928
Souhail HERMASSI 1, Jørgen INGEBRIGTSEN 2, René SCHWESIG 3, Georg FIESELER 4, Karl S. DELANK 3, Karim CHAMARI 5, Roy J. SHEPHARD 6, Mohamed S. CHELLY 1
1 Research Unit, Sport Performance & Health, Higher Institute of Sport and Physical Education, KsarSaîd, University of "La Manouba", Tunis, Tunisia; 2 Department of Sports, Centre for Practical Knowledge, University of Nordland, Bodø, Norway; 3 Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany; 4 Division for Shoulder Surgery and Sports Medicine, Helios Clinic, Warburg, Germany; 5 Research and Education Centre, Aspetar, Qatar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine, Doha, Qatar; 6 Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
BACKGROUND: This study examined the effects of a 7-week in-season aerobic and high-intensity interval-training program on performance tests linked to successful handball play (e.g., repeated sprint and jumping ability).
METHODS: Thirty participants (age 17.0 ± 1.2 years, body mass 81.1 ± 3.4 kg, height 1.82± 0.07 m) performed a Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test level 1 (Yo-Yo IR1), a squat (SJ) and a countermovement jump test (CMJ), as well as a repeated sprint ability test (RSA). From this, maximal aerobic speed (MAS, reached at the end of the Yo-Yo IR1), jumping ability, best time in a single sprint trial (RSAbest), total time (RSATT) and the performance decrement (RSAdec) during all sprints were calculated. Later, subjects were randomly assigned to a control group (CG; n=15) performing their normal training schedule (5 weekly sessions of ~90 min of handball training) or an experimental group (EG; n=15). The EG performed two 30 min sessions per week of high-intensity aerobic exercises at 100-130% of MAS in addition to their normal training schedule.
RESULTS: Demonstrated a significant improvement in MAS (d=4.1), RSAbest (d=1.9), RSATT (d=1.5) and RSAdec (d=2.3) after the training period. Also, significant interaction effects (time x group) were found for all parameters as the EG significantly improved performances in all tests after training. The greatest interaction effects were observed in MAS (n2=0.811) and CMJ (n2=0.759). No relevant changes in test performances were found in the CG (mean d=-0.02).
CONCLUSIONS: These results indicate that individually speed controlled aerobic and interval training is effective for improving specific handball performance.