Relationship between Aerobic Capacity and Yo-Yo IR1 Performance in Brazilian Professional Futsal Players


avatar Daniel A. Boullosa 1 , * , avatar Lais Tonello 2 , avatar Isabela Ramos 2 , avatar Alessandro de Oliveira Silva 2 , avatar Herbert G. Simoes 2 , avatar Fabio Y. Nakamura 2

1 Departamento de Educao Fsica, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Londrina, Brazil

2 Ps-Graduao Stricto Sensu em Educao Fsica, Universidade Catlica de Braslia, Braslia, Brazil

How to Cite: Boullosa D A, Tonello L, Ramos I, Silva A D O, Simoes H G, et al. Relationship between Aerobic Capacity and Yo-Yo IR1 Performance in Brazilian Professional Futsal Players. Asian J Sports Med.4(3):34487. doi: 10.5812/asjsm.34487.


Asian Journal of Sports Medicine: 4 (3); 230-234
Published Online: May 24, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
Received: December 7, 2012
Accepted: April 27, 2013


Purpose: To evaluate the relationship between aerobic and intermittent capacities in a team of professional futsal players.

Methods: Fifteen futsal players from Brazilian first division (age: 25.95.1 yrs; height: 1.770.04 m, body mass: 74.376.02 kg) performed in random order a ramp test and the Yo-Yo intermittent recovery test level 1 (Yo-Yo IR1) at the start of the season for determination of maximum oxygen consumption (VO2max), peak running speed (Speak), and intermittent running ability.

Results: Mean VO2max was of 57.256.35 mlkg-1min-1 with a Speak of 17.691.88 kmh-1. Yo-Yo IR1 performance was of 1,226282 m. There was no correlation between VO2max and Yo-Yo performance while Speak and Yo-Yo IR1 performance were correlated (r=0.641; P=0.007).

Conclusion: From the current results, it may be suggested that both continuous and intermittent physical evaluations are necessary for obtaining a complete fitness profile of futsal players. The low Yo-Yo IR1 performance of Brazilian futsal players when compared to other elite team sport athletes warrants further investigation.

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