Decreased knee flexor muscle function from frequent soccer match simulations

There are many instances in team sports where matches are held every day or every other day. This occurs during tournament play as well as congested match fixtures. Competitions are considerably more taxing on players than practices, often resulting in greater soreness and muscle damage. Therefore, it is reasonable for coaches to be concerned about …

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Comparing EMG, force and power between hex bar and barbell deadlifting

The deadlift is a traditional barbell exercise that’s known for getting people strong. No other free weight barbell exercise allows one to handle more weight than the deadlift. The lift starts from the bottom, eliminating any pre-stretching of a muscle from an eccentric action that would assist with lifting the weight via the stretch-shortening cycle. …

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