PhD defence - Christian Ole Møller Madsen

Christian Ole Møller Madsen is defending his PhD thesis

Badminton specific testing and development of physical on-court exercise capacity in elite youth badminton players

Time

30 June 2016, 15:00

Venue

Stenhus Gymnasium, Stenhusvej 20, 4300 Holbæk

Opponents

Associate Professor Mogens Theisen Pedersen (chair), Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Professor David Cabello Manrique, University of Granada, Spain.

Associate Professor Lidija Petrinovic, University of Zagreb, Croatia.

Supervisor

Professor Lars Nybo, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

About the thesis

This thesis describes the development of two badminton-specific tests to evaluate players' maximum movement speed and the endurance capacity using game-like movement patterns and intermittent game-like conditions.

The badminton speed test (B-SPEED) is used to assess maximal movements during specific on-court actions. It can distinguish between groups of players with different badminton skills, but similar sprint abilities The badminton-specific endurance test (B-ENDURANCE) is applicable for evaluation of badminton-specific endurance.

Previous studies have tended to examine exercise capacity in adult players only. This thesis aims to enhance the existing research within the field by also evaluating badminton-specific speed and endurance in elite youth players in both a cross-sectional and longitudinal manner, and with reference to the physiological capacities of world top-50 single players.

2016, 144 pages, ISBN 978 87 9177