Greater lower body power in starters vs. non-starters in women’s soccer

The sport of soccer is traditionally thought of as a predominantly aerobic-endurance sport. This is because matches can last in excess of 1.5 hours in addition to involving a considerable amount of jogging and walking between short bursts. For these reasons, many soccer coaches are concerned primarily with developing cardiorespiratory fitness among their players and are …

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Developing Power in Football Players

To be competitive in the sport of football, athletes need to be explosive.  Explosiveness refers to the rapid generation of force output (aka Power) and in the context of football, can involve sprinting, jumping, tackling, cutting and even throwing and kicking. Strength coaches across the country strive to improve power in their football players in …

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Comparing warm-ups for increasing explosive performance

The warm-up period before a training session or competition serves several important purposes. For example, increasing body temperature will make muscles more pliable and may decrease the risk of soft tissue strains. Full range of motion movements increase synovial fluid in the joint capsule which aid in decreasing joint viscosity, allowing for more comfortable and …

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