publication . Article . Other literature type . 1998

Heart rate, blood lactate and kinematic data of elite colts (under-19) rugby union players during competition

Peter Reaburn; David Jenkins;
  • Published: 01 Jan 1998 Journal: Journal of Sports Sciences, volume 16, pages 561-570 (issn: 0264-0414, eissn: 1466-447X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Physiological and kinematic data were collected from elite under-19 rugby union players to provide a greater understanding of the physical demands of rugby union. Heart rate, blood lactate and time-motion analysis data were collected from 24 players (mean +/- s x : body mass 88.7 +/- 9.9 kg, height 185 +/- 7 cm, age 18.4 +/- 0.5 years) during six competitive premiership fixtures. Six players were chosen at random from each of four groups: props and locks, back row forwards, inside backs, outside backs. Heart rate records were classified based on percent time spent in four zones (>95%, 85-95%, 75-84%, <75% HR m ax ). Blood lactate concentration was measured perio...
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