Comparative Analysis of Speed Endurance Production and Maintenance Drills: A Study on Enhancing Performance in Hockey Players

Speed Endurance Production and Maintenance Drills


  • Tamjeed Ghaffar Government College University Faisalabad, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Quratul Ain The University of Lahore, Sargodha Campus, Sargodha, Pakistan
  • Munaish Kumar Islamabad Institute of Health Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Hafiza Aroofa Independent Medical College, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Hafiz Ali Bin Asim Foundation University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Haris Raza Agha Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Syed Hashir Ali Iqra University, Chak Shahzad Campus, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Amna Khalid Department of Physical Therapy, King Edward Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan



Speed Endurance Production, Maintenance Drills, YOYO Distance Test


Hockey features a variety of high-intensity motions that cause tiredness during the most intense moments of play. During these gaming phases, anaerobic energy turnover and muscular activation are significant, which may exhaust the physiological mechanisms that fight tiredness. Objective: To determine the effects of speed endurance production and speed endurance maintenance drills on hockey players. Methods: A quasi-experimental study was conducted at Gojra hockey club, Gojra. Total sample size was 60 male healthy field hockey players. Participants were selected by sealed envelope method and divided into Group A (speed endurance production) and Group B (speed endurance maintenance). Speed endurance production group received very high intensity training around 30 seconds exercise interval time followed by 2-3 minutes rest period to guarantee sufficient recovery time. Speed endurance maintenance training group involve small side games in 30-60 sec similar recovery time. The data were analysed using SPSS 23.0. Results: The age of participants with mean± SD was 21.60 ± 4.6. SEP and SEM techniques were applied in both groups. The result shows significant effect with (p˂0.05) in all respective tests: 50-meter, 400-meter, yo-yo distance and yo-yo Intermittent Recovery 2 and non-significant with (p˃0.05) in 100-meter, 200-meter and fatigue index test in between group analysis. It shows statistically significant effect within groups. Conclusions: Study concluded that speed endurance production and speed endurance maintenance is effective in improving intermittent exercise capacity and fatigue index in both groups.


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DOI: 10.54393/tt.v4i03.172
Published: 2023-09-30

How to Cite

Ghaffar, T., Ain, Q., Kumar, M., Aroofa, H., Asim, H. A. B., Raza, M. H., Ali, S. H., & Khalid, A. (2023). Comparative Analysis of Speed Endurance Production and Maintenance Drills: A Study on Enhancing Performance in Hockey Players : Speed Endurance Production and Maintenance Drills . THE THERAPIST (Journal of Therapies &Amp; Rehabilitation Sciences), 4(03), 43–49.


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