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This study compared the effects of whole body vibration (WBV) and a field-based re-warm-up during half-time (HT) on subsequent physical performance measures during a simulated soccer game. Ten semi-professional male soccer players performed 90-min fixed-intensity soccer simulations (SAFT(90)), using a multi-directional course. During the HT period players(More)
PURPOSE The study aimed to establish the test-retest reliability and convergent validity of PlayerLoad™ (triaxial-accelerometer data) during a standardized bout of treadmill running. METHODS Forty-four team-sport players performed 2 standardized incremental treadmill running tests (7-16 km/h) 7 d apart. Players' oxygen uptake (VO2; n = 20), heart rate (n(More)
A suite of macros for the freeware image analysis program, Image SXM, are described. These macros are designed to measure the perimeter, horizontal area, and volume of discrete features in AFM images, obtaining accurate and consistent estimates. Directions for using the software and example applications are also given. Such tools allow one to perform tasks(More)
PURPOSE To assess the acute alterations in triaxial accelerometry (PlayerLoad [PL(VM)]) and its individual axial planes (anteroposterior PlayerLoad [PL(AP)], mediolateral PlayerLoad [PL(ML)], and vertical PlayerLoad [PL(V)]) during a standardized 90-min soccer match-play simulation (SAFT90). Secondary aims of the study were to assess the test-retest(More)
  • Steve Barrett
  • 2017
PURPOSE The principle aim of the study was to assess the validity of measuring locomotor activities and PlayerLoad using Real-Time (RT) data collection during soccer training. METHODS Twenty-nine (n=29) English soccer players participated. Each player wore the same MEMS device (S5, Optimeye, CatapultSports, Melbourne, Australia) during twenty-one training(More)
OBJECTIVES The principle aim of the current study was to examine within-match patterns of locomotor efficiency in professional soccer, determined as the ratio between tri-axial accelerometer data (PlayerLoad™) and locomotor activities. Between match variability and determinants of PlayerLoad™ during match play were also assessed. DESIGN A single cohort,(More)
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