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Multi Directional Repeated Sprint Is a Valid and Reliable Test for Assessment of Junior Handball Players


Daneshfar, Amin; Gahreman, Daniel E; Koozehchian, Majid S; Amani Shalamzari, Sadegh; Hassanzadeh Sablouei, Mozhgan; Rosemann, Thomas; Knechtle, Beat; Nikolaidis, Pantelis T (2018). Multi Directional Repeated Sprint Is a Valid and Reliable Test for Assessment of Junior Handball Players. Frontiers in Physiology, 9:317.

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to examine the validity and reliability of a 10 × (6 × 5 m) multi-directional repeated sprint ability test (RSM) in elite young team handball (TH) players. Participants were members of the Iranian national team ( = 20, age 16.4 ± 0.7 years, weight 82.5 ± 5.5 kg, height 184.8 ± 4.6 cm, body fat 15.4 ± 4.3%). The validity of RSM was tested against a 10 × (15 + 15 m) repeated sprint ability test (RSA), Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery test Level 1 (Yo-Yo IR1), squat jump (SJ) and countermovement jump (CMJ). To test the reliability of RSM, the participants repeated the testing sessions of RSM and RSA 1 week later. Both RSA and RSM tests showed good to excellent reliability of the total time (TT), best time (BT), and weakest time (WT). The results of the correlation analysis showed significant inverse correlations between maximum aerobic capacity and TT in RSA ( = -0.57, ≤ 0.05) and RSM ( = -0.76, ≤ 0.01). There was also a significant inverse correlation between maximum aerobic capacity with fatigue index (FI) in RSA test ( = -0.64, ≤ 0.01) and in RSM test ( = -0.53, ≤ 0.05). BT, WT, and TT of RSA was largely-to-very largely correlated with BT ( = 0.58, ≤ 0.01), WT ( = 0.62, ≤ 0.01), and TT ( = .65, ≤ 0.01) of RSM. BT in RSM was also correlated with FI in RSM ( = 0.88, ≤ 0.01). In conclusion, based on the findings of the current study, the recently developed RSM test is a valid and reliable test and should be utilized for assessment of repeated sprint ability in handball players.

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to examine the validity and reliability of a 10 × (6 × 5 m) multi-directional repeated sprint ability test (RSM) in elite young team handball (TH) players. Participants were members of the Iranian national team ( = 20, age 16.4 ± 0.7 years, weight 82.5 ± 5.5 kg, height 184.8 ± 4.6 cm, body fat 15.4 ± 4.3%). The validity of RSM was tested against a 10 × (15 + 15 m) repeated sprint ability test (RSA), Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery test Level 1 (Yo-Yo IR1), squat jump (SJ) and countermovement jump (CMJ). To test the reliability of RSM, the participants repeated the testing sessions of RSM and RSA 1 week later. Both RSA and RSM tests showed good to excellent reliability of the total time (TT), best time (BT), and weakest time (WT). The results of the correlation analysis showed significant inverse correlations between maximum aerobic capacity and TT in RSA ( = -0.57, ≤ 0.05) and RSM ( = -0.76, ≤ 0.01). There was also a significant inverse correlation between maximum aerobic capacity with fatigue index (FI) in RSA test ( = -0.64, ≤ 0.01) and in RSM test ( = -0.53, ≤ 0.05). BT, WT, and TT of RSA was largely-to-very largely correlated with BT ( = 0.58, ≤ 0.01), WT ( = 0.62, ≤ 0.01), and TT ( = .65, ≤ 0.01) of RSM. BT in RSM was also correlated with FI in RSM ( = 0.88, ≤ 0.01). In conclusion, based on the findings of the current study, the recently developed RSM test is a valid and reliable test and should be utilized for assessment of repeated sprint ability in handball players.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Institute of General Practice
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2018
Deposited On:04 Jul 2018 12:05
Last Modified:02 Aug 2018 03:01
Publisher:Frontiers Research Foundation
ISSN:1664-042X
OA Status:Gold
Free access at:PubMed ID. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2018.00317
PubMed ID:29670536

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