Title

Game-based training in young elite handball players

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Georg Thieme Verlag

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Science / Centre for Exercise and Sports Science Research

RAS ID

9797

Comments

Buchheit, M., Laursen, P. B., Kuhnle, J., Ruch, D., Renaud, C., & Ahmaidi, S. (2009). Game-based training in young elite handball players. International journal of sports medicine, 30(04), 251-258. Available here

Abstract

This study compared the effect of high-intensity interval training (HIT) versus specific game-based handball training (HBT) on handball performance parameters. Thirty-two highly-trained adolescents (15.5±0.9 y) were assigned to either HIT (n=17) or HBT (n=15) groups, that performed either HIT or HBT twice per week for 10 weeks. The HIT consisted of 12–24×15 s runs at 95% of the speed reached at the end of the 30–15 Intermittent Fitness Test (VIFT) interspersed with 15 s passive recovery, while the HBT consisted of small-sided handball games performed over a similar time period. Before and after training, performance was assessed with a counter movement jump (CMJ), 10 m sprint time (10 m), best (RSAbest) and mean (RSAmean) times on a repeated sprint ability (RSA) test, the VIFT and the intermittent endurance index (iEI). After training, RSAbest (−3.5±2.7%), RSAmean (−3.9±2.2%) and VIFT (+6.3±5.2%) were improved (P

DOI

10.1055/s-0028-1105943

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1055/s-0028-1105943