Comparison of Maximal Sprint Speed, Maximal Aerobic Speed, Anaerobic Speed Reserve and Vo2max Results According to the Positions of Amateur Football Players: Experimental Study

Barışcan ÖZTÜRK, Hakan ENGİN, Yusuf KURT, Mehmet ILKIM


Purpose: To compare the results of Maximum Sprint Speed(MSS), Maximum Aerobic Speed (MAS), Anaerobic Speed Reserve(ASR) and VO2max according to the positions of the players.

Methods: This study 5.34±1.44 years of sports history in the football branch, average age is 20.47±1.49 years, average height is 1.76±0.04 m, average weight is 74.41±45.59 kg, was conducted with a total of 91 volunteer male athletes. The study consisted of 2 sessions, 48 hours apart. In the first session, the 10 m speed test was applied, and in the second session, the Yo Yo-1 test was applied. Maximum Sprint speed, Maximal Aerobic Speed, Anaerobic Speed Reserve and VO2max results were calculated with 10 m and Yo Yo-1 test results. After descriptive statistics (Mean±Standard deviation) of all variables were made, One Way ANOVA test was applied to compare according to their positions and Bonferoni correction was applied to determine the difference between groups.

Results Results: There was no significant difference between the Maximum Aerobic Speed, Anaerobic Speed Reserve and VO2max results according to the positions of the players (p>0.05). However, a significant difference was found between the Left Wing and Center Defenders in the Maximal Sprint Speed results in favor of the Left Wing players (p<0.05).

Conclusion: It was determined that the players had similar Maximal Aerobic Speed, Anaerobic Speed Reserve and VO2max performance outputs regardless of the positions they played, but Left Wing players were faster than Central Defense players in Maximum Sprint Speed.Keywords: Anaerobic Speed Reserve, Football, Maximum Aerobic Speed, Maximum Sprint Speed, VO2max

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