The Effects of Backward vs. Forward Running Training on Measures of Physical Fitness in Young Female Handball Players

aut.relation.journalFrontiers in Sports and Active Living
aut.relation.startpage1244369
aut.relation.volume5
dc.contributor.authorSammoud, Senda
dc.contributor.authorBouguezzi, Raja
dc.contributor.authorUthoff, Aaron
dc.contributor.authorRamirez-Campillo, Rodrigo
dc.contributor.authorMoran, Jason
dc.contributor.authorNegra, Yassine
dc.contributor.authorHachana, Younes
dc.contributor.authorChaabene, Helmi
dc.date.accessioned2023-10-02T23:01:40Z
dc.date.available2023-10-02T23:01:40Z
dc.date.issued2023-09-12
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: This study examined the effects of an 8-week backward running (BR) vs. forward running (FR) training programmes on measures of physical fitness in young female handball players. Methods: Twenty-nine players participated in this study. Participants were randomly assigned to a FR training group, BR training group, and a control group. Results and discussion: Within-group analysis indicated significant, small-to-large improvements in all performance tests (effect size [g] = 0.36 to 1.80), except 5-m forward sprint-time in the BR group and 5- and 10-m forward sprint-time in the FR group. However, the CG significantly decreased forward sprint performance over 10-m and 20-m (g = 0.28 to 0.50) with no changes in the other fitness parameters. No significant differences in the amount of change scores between the BR and FR groups were noted. Both training interventions have led to similar improvements in measures of muscle power, change of direction (CoD) speed, sprint speed either forward or backward, and repeated sprint ability (RSA) in young female handball players, though BR training may have a small advantage over FR training for 10-m forward sprint time and CoD speed, while FR training may provide small improvements over BR training for RSAbest. Practitioners are advised to consider either FR or BR training to improve various measures of physical fitness in young female handball players.
dc.identifier.citationFrontiers in Sports and Active Living, ISSN: 2624-9367 (Print); 2624-9367 (Online), Frontiers Media SA, 5, 1244369-. doi: 10.3389/fspor.2023.1244369
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/fspor.2023.1244369
dc.identifier.issn2624-9367
dc.identifier.issn2624-9367
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/16737
dc.publisherFrontiers Media SA
dc.relation.urihttps://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fspor.2023.1244369/full
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject42 Health Sciences
dc.subject4207 Sports Science and Exercise
dc.subjectClinical Trials and Supportive Activities
dc.subjectClinical Research
dc.subjectPrevention
dc.subject4207 Sports science and exercise
dc.titleThe Effects of Backward vs. Forward Running Training on Measures of Physical Fitness in Young Female Handball Players
dc.typeJournal Article
pubs.elements-id525219
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