Determination of the maximum oxygen consumption of Costa rica’s first division football players in preseason 2008

Keywords: Football, cardio respiratory capacity, sports performance

Abstract

The objective of this study was assessing the cardio respiratory fitness (VO2 max) of football players of Costa Rica’s first division in preseason and comparing VO2 max., according to position. Methodology: in this study 9 football teams of Costa Rica’s first division were evaluated, for a sample of 219 professional players between 20 and 36 years of age, average age 24.64 years-old ± 4.35; an average body weight of 73.34 Kg ± 7.34 and a fat percentage of 9.78 % ± 3.64. To assess the players’ VO2 max., a treadmill ramp protocol was used according to recommendations proposed by Wilmore & Costill (2007); the test was of maximum character. Results: the VO2 max found was, average 57.71 ml/kg/min ± 8.8. On the other hand, no statistically significant differences were found (p = .752) between positions. Conclusion: There are no differences in VO2 max., by positions.

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Author Biographies

Braulio Sánchez Ureña, Universidad Nacional
Programa Ciencias del Ejercicio y la Salud    
Jorge Salas Cabrera, Universidad Nacional
Programa Ciencias del Ejercicio y la Salud

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Published
2009-12-31
How to Cite
Sánchez Ureña, B., & Salas Cabrera, J. (2009). Determination of the maximum oxygen consumption of Costa rica’s first division football players in preseason 2008. MHSalud: Revista En Ciencias Del Movimiento Humano Y Salud, 6(2). https://doi.org/10.15359/mhs.6-2.2
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Scientific Articles