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Maximal Aerobic Frequency of Ball hitting (MAF): a new training load parameter in tennis

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dc.contributor Universitat de Vic - Universitat Central de Catalunya. Grup de Recerca Sport Performance Analysis Research Group (SPARG)
dc.contributor.author Baiget i Vidal, Ernest
dc.contributor.author Iglesias i Reig, Xavier
dc.contributor.author Rodríguez, Ferran A.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-29T11:55:20Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-29T11:55:20Z
dc.date.created 2017
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Baiget, E., Iglesias, X., Rodríguez F.A. (2017). Maximal aerobic frequency of ball hitting (MAF): A new training load parameter in tennis. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 31(1), 106-114. es
dc.identifier.issn 1064-8011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10854/5037
dc.description.abstract This study aimed (a) to evaluate a new training load parameter in tennis based on the ball-hitting frequency (Ballf) at V[Combining Dot Above]O2max occurs (maximal aerobic frequency of ball hitting, MAF) and (b) to assess the accuracy of a specific endurance tennis test (SET-Test) for predicting MAF. Thirty-five male competitive tennis players performed the SET-Test and selected physiological and performance parameters at maximal workload (MAX), and last completed stage (LS) and MAF were compared. Performance parameters (Ballf, time, stage, and hits per test) at LS were higher than at MAF (20.2 ± 1.7 vs. 18.1 ± 1.5 shots·min, 6.6 ± 0.8 vs. 5.6 ± 0.8 stages, and 189 ± 33 vs. 147 ± 27 hits; p < 0.001), and highly correlated (r = 0.72-0.77; p < 0.001). The mean difference between Ballf and stage at MAF and LS were 2.1 ± 1.1 shots·min and 1.1 ± 0.6 stages, respectively. The main physiological parameters (heart rate, V[Combining Dot Above]O2, and V[Combining Dot Above]CO2 at LS) were higher than at MAF (191 ± 9 vs. 186 ± 8 beats·min, 55.5 ± 5.9 vs. 55.0 ± 6.0 ml·kg·min and 4,724 ± 880 vs. 4,253 ± 739 ml·min; p < 0.005), and were very strongly correlated (r = 0.93-0.99; p < 0.001). We conclude that MAF can be used as a practical performance parameter to prescribe tennis-specific training, and that the SET-Test is a valid method for assessing MAF. Gas exchange measurements not being available, as a rule of thumb, most players reach their MAF at ∼1 stage (95% confidence interval: 0.9-1.2) and ∼2 shots·min (95% confidence interval: 1.7-2.5) less than their completed LS. A model for specific on-court training protocols for optimizing aerobic fitness in competitive tennis player is proposed. es
dc.format application/pdf
dc.format.extent 29 p. es
dc.language.iso eng es
dc.publisher National Strength and Conditioning Association es
dc.rights Tots els drets reservats es
dc.rights (c) Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
dc.subject.other Tennis es
dc.title Maximal Aerobic Frequency of Ball hitting (MAF): a new training load parameter in tennis es
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article es
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000001480
dc.rights.accesRights info:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccess es
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/acceptedVersion es
dc.indexacio Indexat a WOS/JCR es
dc.indexacio Indexat a SCOPUS es

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