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Tennis Play Intensity Distribution and Relation with Aerobic Fitness in Competitive Players

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dc.contributor.author Baiget i Vidal, Ernest
dc.contributor.author Fernandez-Fernandez, Jaime
dc.contributor.author Iglesias i Reig, Xavier
dc.contributor.author Rodríguez, Ferran A.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-21T09:20:33Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-21T09:20:33Z
dc.date.created 2015
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Baiget E, Fernández-Fernández J, Iglesias X, Rodríguez FA (2015) Tennis Play Intensity Distribution and Relation with Aerobic Fitness in Competitive Players. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0131304. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0131304 ca_ES
dc.identifier.issn 1932-6203
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10854/4193
dc.description.abstract The aims of this study were (i) to describe the relative intensity of simulated tennis play based on the cumulative time spent in three metabolic intensity zones, and (ii) to determine the relationships between this play intensity distribution and the aerobic fitness of a group of competitive players. 20 male players of advanced to elite level (ITN) performed an incremental oncourt specific endurance tennis test to exhaustion to determine maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) and the first and second ventilatory thresholds (VT1, VT2). Ventilatory and gas exchange parameters were monitored using a telemetric portable gas analyser (K4 b2, Cosmed, Rome, Italy). Two weeks later the participants played a simulated tennis set against an opponent of similar level. Intensity zones (1: low, 2: moderate, and 3: high) were delimited by the individual VO2 values corresponding to VT1 and VT2, and expressed as percentage of maximum VO2 and heart rate. When expressed relative to VO2max, percentage of playing time in zone 1 (77 ± 25%) was significantly higher (p < 0.001) than in zone 2 (20 ± 21%) and zone 3 (3 ± 5%). Moderate to high positive correlations were found between VT1, VT2 and VO2max, and the percentage of playing time spent in zone 1 (r = 0.68–0.75), as well as low to high inverse correlations between the metabolic variables and the percentage of time spent in zone 2 and 3 (r = -0.49–0.75). Players with better aerobic fitness play at relatively lower intensities. We conclude that players spent more than 75%of the time in their low-intensity zone, with less than 25%of the time spent at moderate to high intensities. Aerobic fitness appears to determine the metabolic intensity that players can sustain throughout the game. en
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dc.format.extent 15 p. ca_ES
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Plos One ca_ES
dc.rights Aquest document està subjecte a aquesta llicència Creative Commons ca_ES
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/es/ ca_ES
dc.subject.other Tennis ca_ES
dc.title Tennis Play Intensity Distribution and Relation with Aerobic Fitness in Competitive Players es
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article ca_ES
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0131304
dc.rights.accesRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess ca_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/publishedVersion ca_ES
dc.indexacio Indexat a WOS/JCR ca_ES
dc.indexacio Indexat a SCOPUS ca_ES

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