Which tests are most sensitive to neuromuscular fatigue?

Evaluating the status of the neuromuscular system can provide insight pertaining to fatigue levels and performance potential in athletes. A variety of methods have been used in effort to determine neuromuscular fatigue. For example, jump variations (i.e., squat-jump, countermovement-jump, and drop jump) and short distance sprint speed are popular assessments used by practitioners because they …

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Physical Tests to Predict Rugby Performance

When testing the physical qualities of athletes to determine on-field playing potential, it’s important (and logical) that the assessments correspond to match play and sporting movements associated with the chosen sport. For example, it would likely be unnecessary to test aerobic capacity in American footballers given the highly anaerobic nature of the sport. Determining which …

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