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Endurance Capacities in Professional Soccer Players: Are Performance Profiles Position Specific?

Altmann, Stefan; Neumann, Rainer; Woll, Alexander; Härtel, Sascha

Abstract (englisch):
The aim of this study was to investigate position-specific endurance performance of soccer players. 136 professional players competing in the 1st and 2nd division in Germany were divided into the positional groups goalkeepers (GK), central defenders (CD), wingers (WI), central midfielders (CM), and forwards (FW). All players performed an incremental treadmill test with blood lactate sampling until exhaustion with the following endurance parameters being obtained: Fixed aerobic threshold (v2mmol/l), fixed anaerobic threshold (v4mmol/l), individual aerobic threshold (vLT), individual anaerobic threshold (vIAT), and maximum velocity (vmax). Results revealed significant differences between GK and all outfield playing positions for all endurance parameters (p ≤ 0.03; ES 0.87–2.19). No significant differences among outfield playing positions were evident for any of the parameters. However, trends were found in favor of the CM compared to the WI (p = 0.11; ES = 0.68) and the FW (p = 0.06; ES = 0.47) relating to vLT as well as in favor of the CM compared to the WI (p = 0.10; ES = 0.56) relating to vIAT. Findings suggest that goalkeepers possess the lowest endurance capacity compared to other playing positions. ... mehr

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Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000125689
Veröffentlicht am 04.11.2020
Originalveröffentlichung
DOI: 10.3389/fspor.2020.549897
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2624-9367
KITopen-ID: 1000125689
Erschienen in Frontiers in Sports and Active Living
Band 2
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung Kollaboration: TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, TSG ResearchLab
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 18.09.2020
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