Monitoring fatigue and recovery in rugby league players.

  title={Monitoring fatigue and recovery in rugby league players.},
  author={Craig Twist and Jamie Highton},
  journal={International journal of sports physiology and performance},
  volume={8 5},
  • C. Twist, J. Highton
  • Published 1 September 2013
  • Education
  • International journal of sports physiology and performance
Rugby league is a contact team sport performed at an average intensity similar to that of other team sports (~70-80% VO2max), made up of unsystematic movements of varying type, duration, and frequency. The high number of collisions, repeated eccentric muscle contractions associated with accelerating and decelerating, and prolonged aerobic nature of rugby league matches result in the development of fatigue in the days after exercise. Monitoring the presence and magnitude of this fatigue to… 

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