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Mental Fatigue Impairs Soccer-Specific Physical and Technical Performance

Smith, Mitchell R., Coutts, Aaron J., Merlini, Michele, Deprez, Dieter, Lenoir, Matthieu, Marcora, Samuele Maria (2016) Mental Fatigue Impairs Soccer-Specific Physical and Technical Performance. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 48 (2). pp. 267-276. ISSN 0195-9131. (doi:10.1249/MSS.0000000000000762) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:60604)

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Abstract

Purpose: To investigate the effects of mental fatigue on soccer-specific physical and technical performance. Methods: This investigation consisted of

Intermittent Recovery Test, Level 1 (Yo-Yo IR1). Study 2 assessed the soccer-specific technical performance of 14 experienced soccer

preceded, in a randomized, counterbalanced order, by 30 min of the Stroop task (mentally fatiguing treatment) or 30 min of reading

motivation were measured after treatment. Distance run, heart rate, and ratings of perceived exertion were recorded during the Yo-Yo IR1.

and shot sequence time. Results: Subjective ratings of mental fatigue and effort were higher after the Stroop task in both studies

IR1 (P G 0.001). No difference in heart rate existed between conditions, whereas ratings of perceived exertion were significantly higher at

however, penalty time significantly increased in the mental fatigue condition (P = 0.015). Mental fatigue also impaired shot speed (P = 0.024)

running, passing, and shooting performance.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000762
Uncontrolled keywords: Cognitive fatigue, football, soccer skills, intermittent running, perception of effort
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Depositing User: Samuele Marcora
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2017 16:01 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:43 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/60604 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Marcora, Samuele Maria: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1570-7936
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