Time-Motion Analysis and Heart Rate Response in University Women's Volleyball: A Descriptive Study

  • Author / Creator
    Blair, Jocelyn L
  • The purpose of this study was to determine the physiological demands of university women’s volleyball utilizing heart rate response and time-motion analysis. Thirteen female CIS players were video recorded and had their heart rates (HR) monitored during 5 matches at a preseason tournament. Movements were coded into 19 different categories. Results showed that middle blockers spent the most time standing, but had the highest frequency of spike and block jumps. Outside hitters and setters in a 6-2 system showed similarities in movement and HR values. Setters spent the most time above 80% predicted MaxHR; Outside hitters averaged the highest MaxHR; Liberos had the lowest average HR values. Middle blockers had high HRs on the court, interspersed with long rest periods. University women’s volleyball involves numerous movement patterns that vary by position. The HR profiles revealed the interval nature of volleyball and the necessity to develop position-specific training programs.

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    Spring 2014
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    Master of Arts
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