Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
School Of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Science
Computing, Health And Science
Professor Robert Newton
Dr. Mike McGuigan
The first purpose of this research was to establish the reliability of numerous measures obtained from a single and short duration repeated countermovement jump (CMJ) utilising a portable forceplate (Experimental Studies 1 and 2). Secondly, the response of reliable CMJ variables and T, C and T:C to a single elite level ARF match was assessed to identify the pattern of response and highlight those measures with the greatest potential for usefulness as monitoring tools across longer periods (Experimental Study 3). Finally, those variables identified as most valuable in Experimental Study 3 in addition to T, C and T:C; were measured throughout a season of elite ARF competition in order to examine the manner of their response and assess the magnitude of change in these variables in relation to performance and training and competition loads (Experimental Study 4).
Cormack, S. J. (2008). Neuromuscular fatigue and endocrine responses in elite Australian Rules football players. Retrieved from http://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses/19