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Time trials predict the competitive performance capacity of junior cross-country skiers
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Medical Science.
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Medical Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7178-5357
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Sport and Health Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8360-2100
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2014 (English)In: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, ISSN 1555-0265, Vol. 9, no 1, 12-18 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: This study investigated whether there is a correlation between time-trial performance and competitive performance capacity of male and female junior cross-country skiers and sought to explain sex-specific competitive performance capacity through multiple-regression modeling.

Methods: The International Ski Federation's (FIS) junior ranking points for distance (FISdist) and sprint (FISsprint) competitions were used as performance parameters. A total of 38 elite junior (age 18.5 +/- 1.0 y) cross-country skiers (24 men and 14 women) completed 3 time-trial tests: a 3-km level-running time trial (TTRun), a 2-km moderate uphill (1.2 slope) roller-skiing time trial using the double-poling technique (TTDP), and a 2-km uphill (2.8 slope) roller-skiing time trial using the diagonal-stride technique (TTDiag). The correlations were investigated using Pearson correlation analysis, and regression models were created using multiple-linear-regression analysis. Results: For men, FISsprint and FISdist were correlated with the times for TTRun, TTDP, and TTDiag (all P < .001). For women, FISsprint was correlated with the times for TTRun (P < .05), TTDP (P < .01), and TTDiag (P < .01), whereas FISdist was correlated only with the times for TTDP (P < .01) and TTDiag (P < .05). The models developed for FISdist and FISsprint explained 73.9-82.3% of the variance in the performance capacity of male junior cross-country skiers. No statistically valid regression model was found for the women.

Conclusions: Running and roller-skiing time trials are useful tests for accurately predicting the performance capacity of junior cross-country skiers.

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2014. Vol. 9, no 1, 12-18 p.
Keyword [en]
ski ranking, roller skiing, double poling, regression models
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Health Sciences
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Hälsa och välfärd
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-18563DOI: 10.1123/IJSPP.2012-0172ISI: 000333364200004PubMedID: 23038700OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-18563DiVA: diva2:830756
Available from: 2015-06-30 Created: 2015-06-29 Last updated: 2015-12-21Bibliographically approved

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