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Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000045
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Needs Analysis, Physiological Response, and Program Guidelines for Gaelic Football

Brown, Justin MS1; Waller, Michael PhD2

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Abstract

ABSTRACT: GAELIC FOOTBALL IS A POPULAR IRISH SPORT THAT HAS INCREASED IN POPULARITY THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. THE PURPOSE OF THIS ARTICLE IS TO FAMILIARIZE THE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH (SCC) OF THE MOVEMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH GAELIC FOOTBALL. IN ADDITION, THE PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSE RELATED TO GAELIC FOOTBALL IS DISCUSSED, AND A SAMPLE TRAINING PROGRAM IS PROVIDED. A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE NATURE OF THE SPORT AND THE DIFFERENCES THAT EXIST BETWEEN PLAYING POSITIONS WILL HELP THE SCC PREPARE PLAYERS FOR COMPETITION.

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