Relationship between Aerobic Capacity and Yo-Yo IR1 Performance in Brazilian Professional Futsal Players
Asian Journal of Sports Medicine: 4 (3); 230-234
May 24, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
December 7, 2012
April 27, 2013
D A, Tonello
A D O, Simoes
H G, et al. Relationship between Aerobic Capacity and Yo-Yo IR1 Performance in Brazilian Professional Futsal Players,
Asian J Sports Med.
Online ahead of Print
To evaluate the relationship between aerobic and intermittent capacities in a team of professional futsal players.
Fifteen futsal players from Brazilian first division (age: 25.95.1 yrs; height: 1.770.04 m, body mass: 74.376.02 kg) performed in random order a ramp test and the Yo-Yo intermittent recovery test level 1 (Yo-Yo IR1) at the start of the season for determination of maximum oxygen consumption (VO 2max), peak running speed (S peak), and intermittent running ability.
Mean VO 2max was of 57.256.35 mlkg -1min -1 with a S peak of 17.691.88 kmh -1. Yo-Yo IR1 performance was of 1,226282 m. There was no correlation between VO 2max and Yo-Yo performance while S peak and Yo-Yo IR1 performance were correlated ( r=0.641; P=0.007).
From the current results, it may be suggested that both continuous and intermittent physical evaluations are necessary for obtaining a complete fitness profile of futsal players. The low Yo-Yo IR1 performance of Brazilian futsal players when compared to other elite team sport athletes warrants further investigation.
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