Micklewright, Dominic P and Papapdopoulou, E (2008) A new squash specific incremental field test. International Journal Of Sports Medicine, 29 (9). pp. 758-763. ISSN 0172-4622Full text not yet available from this repository.
The purpose of this study was to develop a practical and reliable squash specific incremental test for estimating maximal oxygen uptake (V)over dotO(2max)). (V)over dotO(2max) 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 (V)over dotO(2max) (r = 0.924, p < 0.001). SSIT time to fatigue and (V)over dotO(2max) regression equations were used to produce a table to predict (V)over dotO(2max) from SSIT performance. SSIT was found to be a reliable and valid method of estimating (V)over dotO(2max) among squash players. A balance between usability and squash specificity was achieved in the design of the SSIT Without jeopardising its purpose of estimating (V)over dotO(2max). 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.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||racket; fitness; aerobic; capacity; bootsrapping|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science and Engineering > Biological Sciences, School of|
|Depositing User:||Jim Jamieson|
|Date Deposited:||06 Oct 2011 13:48|
|Last Modified:||06 Oct 2011 13:48|
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