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Another Slice of Johnners by Brian Johnston

By Brian Johnston

Following the good fortune of A scrumptious Slice of Johnners, Barry Johnston has edited one other pleasant anthology in line with 3 of his father's hottest books, Brian Johnston's consultant to Cricket, Chatterboxes and It's Been a bit of Cake.

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The statistics from these references of their respective eras show us that rugby has evolved and developed into a more continuous and fluid game, where the time of actual play is now longer, with fewer set pieces, and more open play cycles, generating a higher work rate for the players involved. Forwards have been found to run about 25 to 30% more than the backs, but rarely reaching peak sprint speed, whereas backs will cover less distance during a game, but use higher velocity speed throughout.

Results are given in a chart which comes with the calipers. Information should be documented on the player’s profile sheet. 2008 14:10 Uhr Seite 49 Chapter 3 – Testing 49 2-Aerobic capacity: It is now understood that rugby players need a high capacity of maximum oxygen absorption to minimize oxygen debt resulting in the multiple anaerobic bouts occurring during the game. The more oxygen that can be transported to the muscles during recovery times, the quicker the excess lactic acid can be metabolized to reproduce ATP necessary for muscles contraction.

Note: Other team sports scores are dissimilar on this scale. Moreover, a psychological profiling strategy could be devised between the coaching staff and the players themselves.

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