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Title: Effectiveness of wearable technology to optimize youth soccer players’ off-training behaviour and training responses: a cluster-randomized trial.
Authors: Mateus, Nuno
Exel, Juliana
Santos, Sara
Gonçalves, Bruno
Sampaio, Jaime
Keywords: External load
physical activity
sedentary behavior
wearable wristbands
young soccer
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Citation: Mateus, N., Exel, J., Santos, S., Gonçalves, B., & Sampaio, J. (2022). Effectiveness of wearable technology to optimize youth soccer players’ off-training behaviour and training responses: a cluster-randomized trial. Science and Medicine in Football, 1-9.
Abstract: A cluster-randomized trial examined the effect of activity wristbands on young players’ off-training PA and SB profiles; assessed the added value of wearable wristbands with PA warnings; and investigated whether manipulating off-training PA can affect the players’ training responses. Thirty-two adolescent soccer players (16.1 ± 0.9 years old) were monitored during weekdays for two weeks (interspersed with one week). Players were randomly assigned to a reminder to move (REM) and a non-reminder to move group (nREM). The REM wore an activity wristband (Fitbit Charge 2) with PA warnings in the last week of research, while the nREM wore identical monitors without PA feedback. Throughout the study, off-training PA was assessed using tri-axial accelerometers, and training responses were analysed using wearable inertial monitoring units. Gardner-Altman estimation plots and a Fisher’s Exact Test of Independence estimated each group’s off-training PA changes between the monitored weeks. Complementary, an analysis of covariance identified the effect of the activity wristband configuration (REM vs nREM) on players’ off-training PA profiles and soccer training responses. Interestingly, results showed that different wearable wristbands did not influence the players’ off-training PA profiles (p > 0.05). Concomitantly, no differences were observed in training responses (p > 0.05). Findings emphasize the importance of health and youth sports organizations in developing newer approaches for promoting healthier lifestyles, beyond training practices, with potentially favourable implications for sports performance.
Type: article
Appears in Collections:CHRC - Publicações - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais Com Arbitragem Científica

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