Influence of travel on leg power in elite rugby league players

McGuckin, T., Sinclair, W., and Sealey, R. (2011) Influence of travel on leg power in elite rugby league players. In: Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Science & Football. p. 43. From: WCSF 2011 VIIth World Congress on Science & Football, 26-30 May 2011, Nagoya, Japan.

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In the Australian professional rugby league competition all teams play at a home ground as well as travel to compete at their opposition's home ground throughout the season. Air travel may be time consuming and stressful, including check in, cramped and uncomfortable travelling conditions, different food selections, baggage claim, adjusting to the new climate, dehydration due to the dry air on the aircraft as well as an increased risk of headache and irritability. 'Travel fatigue' or 'travel weariness' is often a result of the stress of travel and the general disturbance to daily routines. Not surprisingly travel has been found to be a factor which impacts on home advantage. The present study investigated the effects of travel on specific performance variables in one professional rugby league team.

Item ID: 19214
Item Type: Conference Item (Abstract / Summary)
Keywords: air travel, vertical jump, counter jump movement
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2012 02:18
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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