The physiological responses to a laboratory-based soccer-specific training simulation (LSSTS) on a motorized treadmill
The physiological demands associated with matches and training sessions are different (Rhode and Espersen, 1988; Impellizzeri et al., 2005). Recent observations of training in Korean professional players (Jeong et al., 2011)
supports this view by indicating lower physiological strain compared to previously published data on match-play (Bangsbo, 1994; Rienzi et al., 2000). These variations may ultimately lead to differences in the internal training loads placed on individual players (Impellizzeri et al., 2005). This information would suggest that soccer-specific treadmill simulations that are currently published in the literature may not be appropriate to simulate the physiological loads associated with soccer training.