Performance, physiological and perceptual responses to repeated sprint tests in basketball players Risposte prestative, fisiologiche e percettive a test di sprint ripetuti in giocatori di pallacanestro

Goveli H., KÖSE M. G., HAZIR T., Kin-Isler A.

MEDICINA DELLO SPORT, vol.74, no.4, pp.579-589, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 74 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.23736/s0025-7826.21.03678-4
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.579-589
  • Keywords: Exercise, Team sports, Lactates, Athletic performance, DIRECTION, ABILITY, EXERCISE, SPECIFICITY, NUMBER, RATIO, POWER
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare performance, physiological and perceptual responses to different repeated sprint ability tests in basketball players. METHODS: Nineteen volunteer basketball players randomly participated in straight-line RSA test (6x25m; RSASL), shuttle-RSA test with 180 degrees changes of direction (COD) (6x[2x12.5m]; RSA-SH) and RSA test with 100 COD ([6x25m]; RSA-COD) with 25 seconds recovery. After RSA tests, best sprint time (BST), total sprint time (TST), and percentage of performance decrement (PD) were determined as performance responses. Participants' heart rate (HRmean and HRmax), lactate (LAmax) and ratings of perceived exertion (RPEmax) were determined as physiological responses. RESULTS: Repeated measures of ANOVA indicated that RSA-SL had significantly faster BST and TST values than RSASH and RSA-COD whereas RSA-SH had significantly faster BST and TST values compared to RSA-COD (P<0.05). In PD no significant differences were observed among the 3 different RSA tests (P>0.05). In addition, HRmean, HRmax, LAmax and RPEmax responses to 3 different RSA tests were not different(P>0.05). CONCLUSIONS: Although RSA-SL, RSA-SH and RSA-COD were different in terms of BST and TST, finding no difference in PD together with physiological and perceptual responses demonstrated that these 3 RSA tests were not different in terms of fatigue and physiological-perceptual characteristics. (Cite this article as: Goveli H, Kose MG, Hazir T, Kin-Isler A. Performance, physiological and perceptual responses to repeated sprint tests in basketball players. Med Sport 2021;74:579-89. DOI: 10.23736/S0025-7826.21.03678-4)