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Category

Wearable Technology

Document Type

Paper

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine which technique characteristics were associated with release speed when bowlers prescribed to maximal and submaximal intensities and compare these to the characteristics associated with the fastest bowlers. Elite and sub-elite, male fast bowlers (n=8) bowled one over each at 60%, 80% and 100% intensity in a randomised order and repeated this across two sessions. When bowling faster, bowlers tended to decrease BFC-FFC duration (R=0.63) and had a higher resultant angular velocity (R=0.59) and acceleration (R=0.55) of the non-bowling arm. Meanwhile, the fastest bowlers tended to have the shortest FFC-BR durations (R=0.66). Both inter- and intra-individual variation in technique should be considered when trying to improve performance or monitoring fast bowling workload across a range of intensities.

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