Morel et al. – The force-velocity characteristic of the contraction influences the mechanisms of central motor drive inhibition – implication for Rugby

PDF Morel_eposter_rsnlive16 – click to view AIM During high intensity exercise, metabosensitive muscle afferents are thought to inhibit the command motor drive. However, this paradigm cannot explain the high motor drive inhibition despite low metabolic stress observed during high force … Continue reading Morel et al. – The force-velocity characteristic of the contraction influences the mechanisms of central motor drive inhibition – implication for Rugby

Furlan – Perceptual effects of a congested day of simulated Rugby Sevens

PDF Furlan_eposter_rsnlive16 – click to view AIM In attempt to assess the effects of a new Rugby Sevens simulation protocol (R7SP), the aim of this study was to investigate the perceptual responses to a simulated day of Rugby Sevens. METHODS Ten male representative-level rugby players (stature 184 ± 6 m, body mass 86 ± 8 kg, age 22 ± 4 y) performed three R7SP interspersed by a 2 h period. Participants’ subjective ratings of ‘readiness for exercise’, ‘fatigue’ and ‘muscular pain’ were assessed using a 10-cm visual-analog scale at arrival (PRE) and 1 h following the last R7SP (POST). RESULTS … Continue reading Furlan – Perceptual effects of a congested day of simulated Rugby Sevens