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Acute and residual fatigue in elite football

Understanding fatigue after playing a football game and the recovery profiles of biological systems are two key elements to improve training programmes and reduce players’ injuries.

Myths about Training Loads, Injuries and Performance

Training load control (TL) has become a cornerstone on which to optimise performance and avoid the risk of injury.

Volume vs intensity to increase strength and muscle mass gains

Strength training programs have a variety of goals, although the two main ones for most athletes are to increase strength or muscle mass.

Evolution of the Technical Performance of Players in the UEFA Champions League

Football is a constantly evolving sport. The modification of the rules of the game, the emergence of new tactics and the improvement in the players’ technical cause changes in performance and in the teams.

What is exercise-induced muscle damage?

Exercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD) can have important consequences for the performance of athletes as it is associated with muscle pain and a decrease of the neuromuscular function.

RPE and its relationship with the risk of injury in footballers

Overtime, the competitive distance among elite football teams has shortened, so the focus is currently on those aspects that can tip the scale to one side or the other.

Changes in Muscle Glycogen Stores during a Football Match

Glycogen plays a key role in sports performance. During exercise, especially when performed at high intensity, the glycolytic metabolism takes on a special relevance.

Which exercises work best to prevent muscle injuries in football?

Injuries are a major concern in football. Among all, muscle injuries are the most frequent ones, more than receiving a blow, fractures and joint injuries.

Localized Bioimpedance (L-BIA) to Distinguish and Quantify Muscle Injury Severity

Muscle injuries involve more than 30 % of injuries in professional football players.

STRATEGIES BASED ON EXERCISING TO PREVENT MUSCLE INJURY IN FOOTBALL

Injuries, specially muscle injuries, are a great concern in sports as they represent the main cause of interruption for athletes.