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The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 2017 Oct 27

DOI: 10.23736/S0022-4707.17.07741-6


lingua: Inglese

Exercise to rest ratios in RSA training in women’s soccer

Bruno RUSCELLO 1, 2, 3 , Mario ESPOSITO 1, Filippo PARTIPILO 1, 2, Dalila DI CICCO 1, Cristoforo FILETTI 5, Laura PANTANELLA 1, Stefano D’OTTAVIO 1, 2, 4

1 Interdepartmental Centre of Science and Culture of Sport, Department of Clinical Sciences and Translational Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, “Tor Vergata” University, Rome, Italy; 2 School of Sports and Exercise Sciences, “San Raffaele” University, Rome, Italy; 3 Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, "Tor Vergata" University, Rome, Italy; 4 Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio, Italian Football Federation, Rome, Italy; 5 Qatar Stars League, Doha, Qatar


BACKGROUND: To investigate the applicability of three different exercise to rest ratios in RSA training in women’s soccer players, applying those ones already adopted in male adult and young players, when performing three different sprinting modes (straight, shuttle and sprinting with changing of direction).
METHODS: 15 trained female soccer players (height: 1.65 ± 0.06 m; weight: 59.3 ± 9.0 kg; BMI 21.6 ± 2.7 kg·m-2; age: 23.3±5.9 years) participated to the study. In order to compare the different values of the time recorded, an Index of Fatigue was used. Recovery times among trials in the sets were administered according to the 1:5, 1:3; 1:2 exercise to rest ratio, respectively. Blood lactate concentrations at the end of each set (3’) were analyzed.
RESULTS: Significant differences among trials within each set (Repeated Measures Anova; p<0.05) were found, as evidence of fatigue over time, with an average decay of performance of about 5% but no significant differences were found in IF%, among the three different sprinting modalities when applying the investigated exercise to rest ratios (Factorial Anova; between; p>0.05). Significant differences were found in blood lactate concentrations (p<0.05).
CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study confirm that the exercise to rest ratios considered in this study might be suitable to design effective testing protocols and training sessions aimed at the development of the RSA in women’s soccer players, keeping the performances in the speed domain (IF% <⊕7-8%) but inducing the fatigue processes sought with this kind of training method.

KEY WORDS: Soccer - RSA -Talent - Agility

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Article first published online: October 27, 2017
Manuscript accepted: October 16, 2017
Manuscript revised: October 9, 2017
Manuscript received: April 29, 2017

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Ruscello B, Partipilo F, Di Cicco D, Filetti C, Pantanella L. Exercise to rest ratios in RSA training in women’s soccer. J Sports Med Phys Fitness 2017 Oct 27. DOI: 10.23736/S0022-4707.17.07741-6

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