Relationship Between Maximum Aerobic Speed Performance and Volleyball Game Motor Power-Explosive Abilities

Keywords: male, volleyball, elite, maximal aerobic speed, motor abilities, explosiveness


Purpose. This study aims to estimate the relevant maximum aerobic speed performance and its relationship with volleyball game motor power-explosive abilities. Shown in rugby and soccer science literature, maximal aerobic speed is considered as a critical factor for improving the athlete’s ability to recover from high-intensity and fatiguing actions. 

Materials and methods. To achieve this goal, we categorised the motor abilities (vertical jump, spike approach, block jump, 20-meter sprint, T-Test (agility) and standing triple jump) results of 60 elite male players (age 23 ± 1.56 with playing experience up to 5 years in the Oran elite leagues). We based ourselves on their MAS results in two levels (+ or – 4 m/s) in 1200 m Shuttle Test as a valuable test to measure player maximal aerobic speed profile. 

Results. Our results approved the performance level of maximal aerobic speed archived at up to 4 (m/s) as the enhanced level directly related to notable levels of players’ motor abilities studied in the present study. 

Conclusions. Our protocol of maximum aerobic speed performance confirmed level 4 (m/s) as the relevant MAS level positively related to motor abilities components such as agility, balance, coordination, power, reaction, and speed, contrary to its lows.


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Author Biographies

Mohammed Zerf, University Abdel Hamid Ibn Badis

Institute of Physical Education and Sports
Avenue Hamadou Hossine
Mostaganem, Algeria

Mohamed Hadjar Kherfane, University Abdel Hamid Ibn Badis

Institute of Physical Education and Sports
Avenue Hamadou Hossine
Mostaganem, Algeria

Kamel Kohli, University Abdel Hamid Ibn Badis

Institute of Physical Education and Sports
Avenue Hamadou Hossine
Mostaganem, Algeria

Lakhdar Louglaib, University Abdel Hamid Ibn Badis

Institute of Physical Education and Sports 
Avenue Hamadou Hossine
Mostaganem, Algeria


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Zerf, M., Hadjar Kherfane, M., Kohli, K., & Louglaib, L. (2019). Relationship Between Maximum Aerobic Speed Performance and Volleyball Game Motor Power-Explosive Abilities. Teorìâ Ta Metodika Fìzičnogo Vihovannâ, 19(4), 179-185.
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