Latest Strategies To Enhance Repeated-Sprint Ability Podcast

Short-duration sprints, interspersed with brief recoveries, are common during most team sports. The ability to recover and to reproduce performance in subsequent sprints has been termed repeated-sprint ability (RSA). RSA is therefore an important fitness requirement of team-sport athletes and it is important to better understand training strategies that can improve this fitness component.

Surprisingly, however, there has been little research about the best training methods to improve RSA. In the absence of strong scientific evidence, two principal training theories have emerged. One is based on the concept of training specificity and maintains that the best way to train RSA is to perform repeated sprints. The second proposes that training interventions which target the main factors limiting RSA may be a more effective approach.

The aim of this presentation is to critically analyse training strategies to improve both RSA and the underlying factors responsible for fatigue during repeated sprints.

The recording is of a webinar presented by ESSA on 23 July 2015.

Presented by Prof David Bishop, ESSAM ASp

Professor David Bishop has 20 years of experience as both a researcher and an applied sport scientist working with elite athletes. In the three years prior to the 2000 Sydney Olympics, he worked with Australian hockey, water polo, netball, beach volleyball and kayak teams. Professor Bishop has also gained invaluable experience consulting with professional teams such as the Fremantle Football Club.

Professor Bishop is the inaugural research leader (sport science) at ISEAL and oversees world-class research focusing on improving the sporting performance of individual athletes and teams. In particular, Professor Bishop is internationally-renowned for his research concerning team-sport performance, with a particular focus on repeated-sprint ability (RSA), the optimization of training, and the effects of muscle pH on performance and fatigue.

Professor Bishop has ~200 peer-reviewed articles and 6 book chapters in the area of human movement and sport science. Professor Bishop is also a past president of Exercise & Sport Science Australia (ESSA), and assistant editor of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (MSSE).

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