Profiling the time-course changes in neuromuscular function and muscle damage over two consecutive tournament stages in elite rugby sevens players.

@article{West2014ProfilingTT,
  title={Profiling the time-course changes in neuromuscular function and muscle damage over two consecutive tournament stages in elite rugby sevens players.},
  author={Daniel J. West and C Cook and Keith A Stokes and Pete Atkinson and Scott Drawer and Richard M Bracken and Liam P Kilduff},
  journal={Journal of science and medicine in sport},
  year={2014},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={688-92}
}
OBJECTIVES Many International Rugby Board (IRB) sevens competitions require that two tournament stages are played over consecutive weekends, but the impact this has on player physical performance and recovery is lacking. We examined the influence of two consecutive tournaments on neuromuscular function (NMF) and muscle damage in rugby sevens players. DESIGN Ten elite international rugby sevens players completed this observational study over 2 tournaments, separated by 5 days, during the IRB… CONTINUE READING
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