The investigation of heart rate variation on endurance of professional soccer players

Deliceoǧlu G.

Middle East Journal of Scientific Research, vol.18, no.11, pp.1557-1562, 2013 (Scopus) identifier


The main aim of the present study was to determine whether performance on the Yo-Yo intermittent endurance test can predict the real match performances, or not. The sample of players consists of elite professional soccer players (age 23.02±4.49 years, soccer experience 10.04±4.2 years, body mass 73.61±6,15 kg, height 1,79 ±0,52 m, body mass index 19,12 ±0,4 kg m2, body fat 8,32 ±2,96 %) who were the members of the Turkish Soccer Federation. For assessment of aerobic endurance performance used, the Yo-Yo intermittent endurance test level 1 was performed. Heart rate was recorded by a Polar Vantage NV heart rate monitor placed around the chest for continuous heart rate recordings throughout selected stages of the test. Descriptive statistics were calculated. Data are expressed as means and standard deviations for each variable. It is seen that the research group uses 83 % of MaxHR in average Heart Rate according to minimum, average and maximum HR values obtained according to max HR values of the research group. As a conclusion, it is understood that heart rate is an important factor obtained from the yo-yo test that the soccer players show similar efforts during the competition. So the heart rate values taken from this test used as intermittent test has the quality to estimate the players match performance. © IDOSI Publications, 2013.