PhD defence - Morten B. Randers

Morten B. Randers is defending his PhD-thesis

Physiological demands, fitness effects, and cardiovascular health benefits of recreational football 

Time

Friday June 24, 2011 at 09.00 o'clock

Place

Store Auditorium, Nørre Allé 51, DK-2200 Copenhagen N

Opponents

Professor Jens Bo Nielsen (chair), Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Professor Bente Klarlund Pedersen, Centre of Inflammation and Metabolism (CIM), Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Professor, Dr. Carlo Castagna, University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy

Supervisor

Associate Professor Peter Krustrup, Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
 

Football is the most popular sport in the world with more than 400 million active players worldwide

In this thesis, the activity profile and the physiological demands of recreational small-sided football games were investigated in untrained men and women, homeless men and elderly life-long trained football players.

Furthermore, the fitness effects and the cardiovascular health benefits of 3-4 months of regular participation in recreational small-sided football games were investigated in healthy untrained men and women, homeless men and middle-aged men with mild-to-moderate hypertension.

In addition, it was studied if the positive results from 3 months of football training for men could be maintained over 1 year with reduced training.

Read more about the thesis.