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

Robinson & Twist – Neuromuscular, physiological and perceptual responses to linear vs. multidirectional high intensity running sessions in academy rugby union players

PDF Robinson_eposter_RSNLive16 – click to view AIM To investigate the neuromuscular, physiological and perceptual responses to two types of modified high-intensity running sessions typically used in rugby training environments. METHODS Twenty-five male academy rugby union players performed two separate shuttle running protocols eight days apart. Participants completed 50 x 30 m shuttles, alternating maximal running and walking (total 3000 m), for: i) linear acceleration (SL) and ii) multidirectional change of direction with acceleration and deceleration (CoD). Measures of muscle function (i.e. knee flexion, knee extension, shallow range eccentric hamstring and thigh adductor squeeze) were recorded before and immediately after performing … Continue reading Robinson & Twist – Neuromuscular, physiological and perceptual responses to linear vs. multidirectional high intensity running sessions in academy rugby union players