The relationship between repeated sprint ability and the aerobic and anaerobic energy systems

Wadley, Glenn D. and Le Rossignol, Peter F. 1998, The relationship between repeated sprint ability and the aerobic and anaerobic energy systems, Journal of science and medicine in sport, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 100-110, doi: 10.1016/S1440-2440(98)80018-2.

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Title The relationship between repeated sprint ability and the aerobic and anaerobic energy systems
Author(s) Wadley, Glenn D.ORCID iD for Wadley, Glenn D.
Le Rossignol, Peter F.
Journal name Journal of science and medicine in sport
Volume number 1
Issue number 2
Start page 100
End page 110
Total pages 11
Publisher Elsevier BV
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 1998-06
ISSN 1440-2440
Keyword(s) aerobic capacity
anaerobic capacity
oxygen consumption
sprint ability
Summary A large number of team games require participants to repeatedly produce maximal or near maximal sprints of short duration with brief recovery periods. The purpose of the present study was to determine the relationship between a repeated sprint ability (RSA) test that is specific to the energy demands of Australian Rules football (ARF), and the aerobic and anaerobic energy systems. 

Seventeen ARF players participated in the study. Each participant was assessed for VO2 max, accumulated oxygen deficit (AOD), best 20 m sprint time and RSA. The RSA test involved 12x20 m sprints departing every 20 s. When including the work performed during the time taken to decelerate, the test involved a work to rest ratio of approximately 1:3. Total sprinting time and the percentage decrement of repeated sprinting times were the two derived measures of RSA.

The results indicate that the best 20 m sprint time was the only factor to correlate significantly with total sprinting time (r = 0.829, P<0.001) and percentage decrement (r = -0.722, P<0.01). VO2 max and AOD were not related to the total sprinting time or the percentage decrement that was produced by the RSA test. This was interpreted to signify that the phosphagen system was the major energy contributor for this test.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/S1440-2440(98)80018-2
Field of Research 110602 Exercise Physiology
Socio Economic Objective 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©1998, Elsevier
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Collection: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
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