The physiological load imposed on basketball players during game play

McInnes, Simon E. (1993) The physiological load imposed on basketball players during game play. Research Master thesis, Victoria University of Technology.


The purpose of this study was to investigate the intensities of work and the patterns of play during men's basketball and, in addition, to investigate the exercise metabolism that meets the energy demands of participation. Eight (8) male basketball players participating in the 1992 National Basketball League (NBL) were monitored during practice games and Victorian Basketball Association games. Each subject was videoed during competition and had his HR monitored at 15 second intervals throughout the game. In addition, arterialised blood samples were obtained at various stages throughout the game and analysed for lactate concentration.

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Master of Applied Science

Item type Thesis (Research Master thesis)
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1101 Medical Biochemistry and Metabolomics
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Sport and Exercise Science
Historical > FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Keywords basketball, exercise, metabolism, energy, physiological effects
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