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Performance effects of repetition specific gluteal activation protocols on acceleration in male rugby union players

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dc.contributor.author Barry, Lorna A.
dc.contributor.author Kenny, Ian C.
dc.contributor.author Comyns, Thomas M.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-22T16:30:58Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-22T16:30:58Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5638
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Warm-up protocols have the potential to cause an acute enhancement of dynamic sprinting performance. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of three repetition specific gluteal activation warm-up protocols on acceleration performance in male rugby union players. Forty male academy rugby union players were randomly assigned to one of 4 groups (control, 5, 10 or 15 repetition gluteal activation group) and performed 10 m sprints at baseline and 30 s, 2, 4, 6 and 8 min after their specific intervention protocol. Five and ten meter sprint times were the dependent variable and dual-beam timing gates were used to record all sprint times. Repeated measures analysis of variance found no significant improvement in 5 and 10 m sprint times between baseline and post warm-up scores (p ≥ 0.05) for all groups. There were no reported significant differences between groups at any of the rest interval time points (p ≥ 0.05). However, when individual responses to the warm-up protocols were analyzed, the 15 repetition gluteal activation group had faster 10 m times post-intervention and this improvement was significant (p = 0.021). These results would indicate that there is no specific rest interval for any of the gluteal interventions that results in a potentiation effect on acceleration performance. However, the individual response analysis would seem to indicate that a 15 repetition gluteal activation warm-up protocol has a potentiating effect on acceleration performance provided that the rest interval is adequately and individually determined. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher De Gruyter en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Human KInetics;54, pp. 33-42
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/hukin-2016-0033
dc.subject plyometrics en_US
dc.subject rest interval en_US
dc.subject sprinting en_US
dc.subject warm-up en_US
dc.title Performance effects of repetition specific gluteal activation protocols on acceleration in male rugby union players en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2017-03-22T11:37:04Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1515/hukin-2016-0033
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2698483
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal Of Human Kinetics
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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