Short-duration sprints (< 10 seconds), interspersed with brief recoveries (< 60 seconds), are common during most team and racket sports. Therefore, the ability to recover and reproduce performance in subsequent sprints is probably an important fitness requirement of athletes engaged in these disciplines, and has been termed repeated-sprint ability (RSA). This review webinar will:
a) Introduce and define RSA;
b) Examines how fatigue manifests during repeated-sprint exercise (RSE), and discusses the potential underpinning muscular and neural mechanisms;
c) Discuss how best to measure RSA
d) Provide an understanding of the training interventions to improve RSA.
Presented by Professor David Bishop, BHMS(Ed), Hons, PhD