Influence of Prior Knowledge of Exercise Duration on Pacing Strategies during Game-Based Activities
Published on Apr 1, 2015in International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance3.979
· DOI :10.1123/ijspp.2013-0543
Purpose: To investigate the influence of prior knowledge of exercise duration on the pacing strategies employed during gamebased activities. Methods: Twelve semiprofessional team-sport athletes (mean ± SD age 22.8 ± 2.1 y) participated in this study. Players performed 3 small-sided games in random order. In one condition (Control), players were informed that they would play the small-sided game for 12 min and then completed the 12-min game. In a 2nd condition (Deception), players were told that they would play the small-sided game for 6 minutes, but after completing the 6-min game, they were asked to complete another 6 min. In a 3rd condition (Unknown), players were not told how long they would be required to play the small-sided game, but the activity was terminated after 12 min. Movement was recorded using a GPS unit sampling at 10 Hz. Post hoc inspection of video footage was undertaken to count the number of possessions and the number and quality of disposals. Results: Higher initial intensities were o...