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A new squash specific incremental field test

Micklewright, D and Papapdopoulou, E (2008) 'A new squash specific incremental field test.' International Journal of Sports Medicine, 29 (9). 758 - 763. ISSN 0172-4622

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to develop a practical and reliable squash specific incremental test for estimating maximal oxygen uptake (V̇O ). V̇O was measured using breath-by-breath online gas analysis among 11 male and 10 female squash players during a maximal incremental running treadmill protocol. All subjects performed a specially designed maximal squash specific incremental test (SSIT) until fatigue on two separate occasions. There were positive intraclass correlations for the two SSIT trials for time to fatigue (r = 0.998, p < 0.001) but the second trial was shorter (t = 2.7, p < 0.05) due to less stable scores among female players. A positive correlation was found between SSIT performance and V̇O (r = 0.924, p < 0.001). SSIT time to fatigue and V̇O regression equations were used to produce a table to predict V̇O from SSIT performance. SSIT was found to be a reliable and valid method of estimating V̇O among squash players. A balance between usability and squash specificity was achieved in the design of the SSIT without jeopardising its purpose of estimating V̇O . SSIT is inexpensive, quick to set up and simple to administer compared to other squash specific tests and can be used with novice through to elite players. © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart. 2max 2max 2max 2max 2max 2max 2max

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2011 13:48
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2021 11:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/878

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