TITLE

THE CHARACTERISTICS OF PROFESSIONAL RUGBY UNION PLAYERS IN STRENGTH, POWER AND ANTHROPOMETRICS

AUTHOR(S)
Appleby, Brendyn; Hori, Naruhiro; Dorman, Chris
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
Journal of Australian Strength & Conditioning;Dec2009, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study which investigated professional rugby players' characteristics of strength, power and antropometrics and to determine the different qualities of their playing capacity. Thirty-five professionals rugby union players were tested including their age, height and body mass. Results show that large effect sizes for the high group were found in caps played in backs and skinfolds in forwards. The findings can be considered as a guide for physical development of rugby union players.
ACCESSION #
48987968

 

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