Disputas – MSc i Exercise Physiology Sigurd Pedersen

Pedersen disputerer for ph.d.-graden i helsevitenskap og vil offentlig forsvare avhandlingen:

“Training and influence of maximal strength in football players - With specific emphasis on females”.


Avhandlingen er tilgjengelig her! / The doctoral thesis is available here!

Auditoriet er åpent for publikum, men disputasen vil også bli strømmet. Opptaket av disputasen vil være tilgjengelig i et døgn.
The auditorium is open to the public. The defense will still be streamed. A recording of the disputation will be available for 24 hours.

Prøveforelesning over oppgitt emne starter kl. 10.15 / The trial lecture starts at 10.15
Tittel/Title: "Monitoring training and match load with next generation player-tracking technology, and how to increase coach buy-in to use the data?"
Prøveforelesningen strømmes her / The trial lecture will be streamed here

Disputasen starter kl. 12.15 / The defense starts at 12.15
Disputasen strømmes her / The defense will be streamed here

Populærvitenskapelig sammendrag av avhandlingen/ Summary of the thesis

Strength and explosive qualities are suggested to be important in football, however, data in female players are scarce. In this thesis, sprint, and jump, but not strength performance measured in the laboratory were associated with match play. Further, strength training did not improve sprint, jump, and match play performance. Additionally, while both males and females improve strength by strength training, only males experienced an improved sprint and jump performance. Finally, the COVID-19 lockdown period in Norway, did not negatively influence maximal strength, sprint, and jump performance in female players.

These findings suggest a limited impact of maximal strength, and maximal strength training on female football performance. This thesis outlines results into female football physiology, that seems to deviate from that of males, highlighting the need for further and detailed investigations to provide an equal knowledge base for training and performance development for both sexes.



Veiledere/ Supervisors:
Hovedveileder/Main supervisor:
Professor Svein Arne Pettersen, Idrettshøgskolen, Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet, UiT Norges arktiske universitet.
Professor Dag Johansen, Institutt for informatikk, Fakultet for naturvitenskap og teknologi, UiT Norges arktiske universitet


Professor Ulrik Wisløff, NTNU – 1. opponent.
Førsteamanuensis Susana Póvas, ISMAI Universidade de Maia, Portugal – 2. opponent.
Førsteamanuensis Tore Christoffersen, Idrettshøgskolen, Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet, UiT Norges arktiske universitet – leder av komité.

Disputasleder/ Leader of defense:
Instituttleder Carsten Rolland, Idrettshøgskolen, Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet, UiT Norges arktiske universitet

When: 26. November 2021 at 10.15–16.00
Where: Strømmes fra aud Cerebellum
Location / Campus: Digital, Tromsø
Target group: Employees, Students, Guests, Invited
Contact: Andrea Jennerwein
E-mail: andrea.jennerwein@uit.no
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