Table 2

High-speed running demands of early stage rehabilitation, skills training, matches, along with the most extreme demands of competition for an elite rugby league player with a grade 2 hamstring strain

Physical demandsEarly stage rehabilitationReturn to trainReturn to playReturn to peak performance
Basic running drillsSkills trainingAverage match demandsPeak 5 min period
Total distance (m/min)708795122
High-speed running (m/min)0.64.56.722.7
Collisions (number/min)0.41.03.8