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dc.contributor.authorHébert-Losier, Kimen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorNgawhika, Te Manawaen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorBalsalobre-Fernandez, Carlosen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorO'Neill, Sethen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2023-11-09T03:27:50Z
dc.date.available2023-11-09T03:27:50Z
dc.date.issued2023-11-01en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn1466-853Xen_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/16126
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To examine the strength of the relationship between plantarflexor power and strength-endurance metrics and 10-m sprint times in male Rugby Union players. A secondary aim was to examine the strength of the relationship within calf muscle metrics. Design: Observational cross-sectional correlational. Setting: Field-based. Participants: Sixteen male Rugby Union players in the National Provincial Championship. Main outcome measures: Participants completed three single-leg calf muscle tests: bodyweight power, weighted power, and strength-endurance. Data were recorded using the Calf Raise application. Three-to-four days later, average and best 10-m sprint performances were collected using timing lights. Results: There were large significant correlations between 10-m sprint performances (average and best times) and calf muscle power (weighted) and strength-endurance (total displacement and work) metrics (r = −0.503 to −0.628). There were large significant correlations between bodyweight and weighted power, weighted power and strength-endurance (total displacement and work), and most strength-endurance metrics (r = 0.520 to 0.943). Conclusions: Our findings emphasise the importance of triceps surae muscle power and strength-endurance for maximal-effort accelerations and sprint performances in Rugby Union. Our data indicate that weighted power and total work from strength-endurance tests are the most useful metrics for further investigation in the context of short sprints and acceleration.en_NZ
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.rights© 2023 Elsevier B.V. This is an author’s accepted version of an article published in Physical Therapy in Sport.
dc.titleCalf muscle abilities are related to sprint performance in male Rugby Union playersen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ptsp.2023.09.001en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfPhysical Therapy in Sporten_NZ
pubs.begin-page117
pubs.elements-id329282
pubs.end-page122
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_NZ
pubs.volume64en_NZ
dc.identifier.eissn1873-1600en_NZ


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