Measurement of resting muscle oxygenation and the relationship with countermovement jumps and body composition in soccer players (Medición de la oxigenación muscular en reposo y la relación con los saltos)


  • Aldo A. Vasquez-Bonilla
  • Javier Brazo-Sayavera
  • Rafael Timón
  • Guillermo Olcina


Palabras clave:

Performance, jumping power, preseason, NIRS (Rendimiento, potencia de salto, pretemporada, NIRS)


The measurement of resting muscle oxygenation capacity is under investigation in team sports. The aim of the current study was to observe the changes after a preseason, in muscle oxygen saturation (SmO2) at rest and the relationship with body composition and jump power in soccer players. 17 soccer players (age 21.8 ± 2.2 years) were enrolled. Body composition, somatotype, countermovement jump (CMJ) and single-leg countermovement jump (SLCMJ) were evaluated. Also, SmO2 at rest in the gastrocnemius muscle using the technique of arterial occlusion in the dominant leg and non-dominant leg was performed. All measurements were made before and after the preseason. The t-student test, Pearson’s correlation and inter-individual response of the subject’s statistic were applied to measure the magnitudes of change and the effect size. An inverse relationship was observed between SmO2 at the initial-occlusion (r= -0.82), final-occlusion (r= -0.79) and SmO2 recovery (r= -0.82) with the SLCMJ power. A moderate relationship was also observed between oxygen consumption and fat mass (r= 0.64). The measurement of SmO2 at rest can be considered as a possible performance parameter because it has determined its relationship with the ability to produce strength and jumping power in soccer players.


La medición de la capacidad de oxigenación del músculo en reposo está bajo investigación en los deportes de equipo. El objetivo del presente estudio fue observar los cambios, después de una pretemporada, en la saturación de oxígeno muscular (SmO2) en reposo y la relación con la composición corporal y la potencia de salto en los jugadores de fútbol. Participaron 17 jugadores de fútbol (edad 21.8 ± 2.2 años). Se evaluó la composición corporal, el somatotipo, el salto de contramovimiento (CMJ) y el salto de contramovimiento de una sola pierna (SLCMJ). Simultáneamente, se midió la SmO2 en reposo en el músculo gastrocnemio utilizando la técnica de oclusión arterial en la pierna dominante y no dominante. Todas las mediciones se realizaron antes y después de la pretemporada. Se aplico la prueba t-student, la correlación de Pearson y la estadística de respuesta inter-individual de los sujetos para medir las magnitudes de cambio y el tamaño del efecto. Se observó una relación inversa entre SmO2 en la oclusión inicial (r= -0.82), la oclusión final (r= -0.79) y la recuperación de SmO2 (r= -0.82) con la potencia SLCMJ. También se observó una relación moderada entre el consumo de oxígeno y la masa grasa (r=0.64). La medición de SmO2 en reposo se puede considerar como un posible parámetro de rendimiento, porque se identificó su relación con la capacidad de producir fuerza y potencia de salto en jugadores de fútbol.


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Vasquez-Bonilla, A. A., Brazo-Sayavera, J., Timón, R., & Olcina, G. (2021). Measurement of resting muscle oxygenation and the relationship with countermovement jumps and body composition in soccer players (Medición de la oxigenación muscular en reposo y la relación con los saltos). Cultura, Ciencia Y Deporte, 16(48), 215–223.



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