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dc.contributor.authorBishop, C
dc.contributor.authorRead, P
dc.contributor.authorBrazier, Jon
dc.contributor.authorJarvis, P
dc.contributor.authorChavda, Shyam
dc.contributor.authorBromley, T
dc.contributor.authorTurner, A
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-29T01:07:48Z
dc.date.available2019-10-29T01:07:48Z
dc.date.issued2019-04-16
dc.identifier.citationBishop , C , Read , P , Brazier , J , Jarvis , P , Chavda , S , Bromley , T & Turner , A 2019 , ' Effects of Inter-limb Asymmetries on Acceleration and Change of Direction Speed: A Between-Sport Comparison of Professional Soccer and Cricket Athletes ' , Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research . https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000003135
dc.identifier.issn1064-8011
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 16304522
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 03449df4-bbc7-4180-b380-adb73999cdfb
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/21810
dc.description.abstractThe first aim of the present study was to quantify and compare asymmetries among professional soccer and cricket athletes. The second aim was to examine the association between asymmetries and performance within both groups. Professional soccer (n = 18) and cricket (n = 23) athletes performed single leg countermovement jumps (SLCMJ), single leg drop jumps (SLDJ), a 10 m sprint and 505 change of direction speed (CODS) tests. Inter-limb asymmetries were calculated as a standard percentage difference, Mann Whitney U tests conducted to establish systematic bias between groups and Spearmans r correlations used to establish the relationship between asymmetry scores and speed and CODS performance. Soccer athletes sprinted faster, jumped higher and had a greater reactive strength index (RSI) score than cricket athletes (p < 0.05). However, cricketers showed reduced ground contact times compared to footballers during the SLDJ (p < 0.05). The cricket group showed significantly greater jump height (asymmetry = 11.49 vs. 6.51%; p = 0.015) and RSI (asymmetry = 10.37 vs. 5.95%; p = 0.014) asymmetries compared to soccer players. These metrics were also associated with slower 505 times in the cricket group only (r = 0.56 to 0.74; p < 0.01). These results show that between-limb asymmetries exhibit no association with speed and CODS in elite soccer players, but are associated with reduced CODS in elite cricketers. Thus, the reduction of inter-limb asymmetries may be of greater consideration when working with cricket versus soccer athletes.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Strength and Conditioning Research
dc.titleEffects of Inter-limb Asymmetries on Acceleration and Change of Direction Speed: A Between-Sport Comparison of Professional Soccer and Cricket Athletesen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology and Sports Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionSport, Health and Exercise
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research in Psychology and Sport Sciences
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.date.embargoedUntil2020-04-16
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rioxxterms.versionofrecordhttps://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000003135
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review


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