publication . Article . 2002

Activity profile and physiological demands of top-class soccer assistant refereeing in relation to training status

Peter Krustrup; Magni Mohr; Jens Bangsbo;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2002
  • Country: Denmark
Abstract
<p>To determine the movement patterns and physiological demands of top-class soccer assistant referees, we performed computerized time-motion analysis and measured heart rate and blood lactate concentration in 15 assistant referees during 22 competitive matches in the top Danish league. To relate match performance to the physical capability of the assistant referees, they performed a 3 x 30 m sprint protocol before and after matches and a laboratory treadmill test within 3 weeks of the games. The mean total distance covered by the top-class assistant referees was 7.28 (range 5.78-8.16) km, of which 1.15 (0.86-1.44) km was high-intensity running and 1.16 (0.12-2....
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Medical Subject Headings: human activities
free text keywords: Adult, Body Temperature, Heart Rate, Humans, Lactic Acid, Muscle, Skeletal, Oxygen Consumption, Running, Soccer, Time and Motion Studies, Journal Article, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
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