Metabolic power in hurling with respect to position and halves of match-play

Autoři: Damien Young aff001;  Shane Malone aff002;  Kieran Collins aff002;  Laurent Mourot aff004;  Marco Beato aff006;  Giuseppe Coratella aff007
Působiště autorů: Limerick Institute of Technology, Thurles Campus, Thurles, Tipperary, Ireland aff001;  Gaelic Sports Research Centre, Technological University Dublin, Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland aff002;  The Tom Reilly Building, Research Institute for sport and exercise sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, United Kingdom aff003;  Research Unit EA3920 Prognostic Markers and Regulatory Factors of Cardiovascular Diseases and Exercise Performance, Exercise Performance Health, Innovation Platform, University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Besancon, France aff004;  Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk, Russia aff005;  School of Health and Sports Science, University of Suffolk, Ipswich, United Kingdom aff006;  Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health, University of Milan, Italy aff007
Vyšlo v časopise: PLoS ONE 14(12)
Kategorie: Research Article


The current investigation compared the metabolic power and energetic characteristics in team sports with respect to positional lines and halves of match-play. Global positioning system (GPS) technology data were collected from 22 elite competitive hurling matches over a 3-season period. A total of 250 complete match-files were recorded with players split into positional groups of full-back; half-back; midfield; half-forward; full-forward. Raw GPS data were exported into a customized spreadsheet that provided estimations of metabolic power and speed variables across match-play events (average metabolic power [Pmet], high metabolic load distance [HMLD], total distance, relative distance, high-speed distance, maximal speed, accelerations, and deceleration). Pmet, HMLD, total, relative and high-speed distance were 8.9 ± 1.6 W·kg-1, 1457 ± 349 m, 7506 ± 1364 m, 107 ± 20 m·min-1 and 1169 ± 260 m respectively. Half-backs, midfielders and half-forwards outperformed full-backs (Effect Size [ES] = 1.03, 1.22 and 2.07 respectively), and full-forwards in Pmet (Effect Size [ES] = 1.70, 2.07 and 1.28 respectively), and HMLD (full-backs: ES = -1.23, -1.37 and -0.84 respectively, and full-forwards: ES = -1.77, -2.00 and -1.38 respectively). Half-backs (ES = -0.60), midfielders (ES = -0.81), and half-forwards (ES = -0.74) experienced a second-half temporal decrement in HMLD. The current investigation demonstrates that metabolic power may increase our understanding of the match-play demands placed on elite hurling players. Coaches may utilize these findings to construct training drills that replicate match-play demands.

Klíčová slova:

Acceleration – Bioenergetics – Biological locomotion – Deceleration – Games – Global positioning system – Running – Sports


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