LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF WEARING THE ELEVATION TRAINING MASK ON PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE IN YOUNG SOCCER PLAYERS


ARABACI R. , Girak I., VARDAR T. , TOPÇU H.

KINESIOLOGIA SLOVENICA, vol.25, no.2, pp.5-14, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Title of Journal : KINESIOLOGIA SLOVENICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.5-14

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of the 6-week soccer training in on-session on the physical performance (PP) in 17-19 years old soccer players wearing elevation training mask (ETM) during workout. A total of thirty-six healthy soccer players (mean age 17.81 +/- 0.89 years, weight 65.95 +/- 5.72 kg, height 177.06 +/- 4.56 cm and BMI 22.1 +/- 2 kg/m(2)) voluntarily participated in the present study. Participants randomly were divided into an experimental group (EG) and control group (CG). EG (n=14) used elevation training mask (R) 2 (set-up as 2750 m altitude, wear in 3 workout a total of 270 min/week), while CG (n=22) didn't use ETM during interventions. Two groups completed the same soccer training program. Alactic anerobic power (ALAnPw), maximal oxygen use, fatigue index, average power output (APO), speed and flexibility of participants were evaluated.