Is a fatigue index a worthwhile measure of repeated sprint ability?
MetadataShow full item record
The purpose of this opinion piece is to consider the usefulness of fatigue measures when describing performance in repeated sprint tests. The reliability of different methods of calculating fatigue is discussed and an explanation for the large variability explained. Essentially the mathematical procedures involved in calculating fatigue levels from a small drop-off in performance will always result in an unreliable measure. Consequently, the use of a fatigue index or percentage decrement score to describe repeated sprint ability may be questioned.
Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport;
Oliver, J.L. (2009) 'Is a fatigue index a worthwhile measure of repeated sprint ability?', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 12(1), pp.20-23
- Sport Research Groups 
Showing items related by title, author, subject and abstract.
Crutchley, Reagan (University of Wales Institute Cardiff, 2012)The purpose of this study was to examine the effect that fatigue had on balance and proprioception and apply the study’s findings to previous research in regards to injury risk. Research has ...
Strutzenberger, Gerda; Moore, Joeseph; Griffiths, Hywel; Schwameder, Hermann; Irwin, Gareth (Taylor & Francis, 2016)Kinesio-tape® has been suggested to increase blood circulation and lymph flow and might influence the muscle's ability to maintain strength during fatigue. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the influence ...
The effects of fatigue on the kinematics of the line-out throw in Rugby Union- a coaching perspective Anson, Patrick (University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, 2005)Aim: Based on the training principle of specificity combined with the employment of biomechanical techniques, the purpose of this study was to quantify the effects of fatigue on performance related kinematics of the ...