Changes in selected biochemical, muscular strength, power, and endurance measures during deliberate overreaching and tapering in rugby league players

Coutts, A, Reaburn, P, Piva, T and Murphy, A 2007, 'Changes in selected biochemical, muscular strength, power, and endurance measures during deliberate overreaching and tapering in rugby league players', International Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 28, pp. 116-124.


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Title Changes in selected biochemical, muscular strength, power, and endurance measures during deliberate overreaching and tapering in rugby league players
Author(s) Coutts, A
Reaburn, P
Piva, T
Murphy, A
Year 2007
Journal name International Journal of Sports Medicine
Volume number 28
Start page 116
End page 124
Total pages 9
Publisher Georg Thieme Verlag
Abstract The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of overreaching on muscle strength, power, endurance and selected biochemical responses in rugby league players. Seven semi-professional rugby league players (VO2max = 56.1 +/- 1.7 mL center dot kg(-1) center dot min(-1) age = 25.7 +/- 2.6 yr; BMI = 27.6 +/- 2.0) completed 6 weeks of progressive overload training with limited recovery periods. A short 7-day stepwise reduction taper immediately followed the overload period. Measures of muscular strength, power and endurance and selected biochemical parameters were taken before and after overload training and taper. Multistage fitness test running performance was significantly reduced (12.3%) following the overload period. Although most other performance measures tended to decrease following the overload period, only peak hamstring torque at 1.05 rad center dot s(-1) was significantly reduced (p < 0.05). Following the taper, a significant increase in peak hamstring torque and isokinetic work at both slow (1.05 rad center dot s(-1)) and fast (5.25 rad center dot s(-1)) movement velocities were observed.
Subject Exercise Physiology
Keyword(s) Competitive season
soccer players
performance
parameters
intensity
responses
glutamine
cyclists
runners
markers
DOI - identifier 10.1054/ejon.2001.0163
Copyright notice © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York
ISSN 0172-4622
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