An exercise protocol that replicates soccer match-play.

  title={An exercise protocol that replicates soccer match-play.},
  author={Michael Russell and Gwen Rees and David Benton and Michael Kingsley},
  journal={International journal of sports medicine},
  volume={32 7},
This study compared the demands of a soccer match simulation (SMS) incorporating 90 min of soccer-specific movement with passing, dribbling and shooting skills with those of competitive match-play (match). 10 elite youth soccer players participated in SMS and match-play while ingesting fluid-electrolyte beverages. No differences existed between trials for mean HR (SMS, match: 158 ± 4 beats·min (-1), 160 ± 3 beats·min (-1); P = 0.587), peak HR (SMS, match: 197 ± 3 beats·min (-1), 197 ± 4 beats… CONTINUE READING

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