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IRREGULAR SLEEP: THE ENEMY OF PERFORMANCE IN TEENAGERS

There is an increasing tendency among teenagers all over the world to sleep fewer hours during the week and to make up for it over the weekend.

THE USE OF WELLNESS QUESTIONNAIRES IN FOOTBALL

Training load (TL) management is a key component for optimising performance. Understanding TL will allow us to evaluate fatigue and to anticipate overload and overtraining in order to minimise injury risk.

THE PLANTARIS TENDON, A NEW PLAYER FOR RESISTANT ACHILLES TENDINOPATHIES

Chronic Achilles tendinopathy is one of the most common tendon disorders, both for athletes and for people who are not necessarily involved in sports.

MANAGING FAMILIAL HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA IN ELITE ATHLETES

FC Barcelona’s first team doctors Mindaugas Gudelis and Ricard Pruna reviewed a series of cases and carried out a brief clinical analysis of familial hypercholesterolemia in high-performance athletes in an article for the scientific journal Apunts Medicina de L’Esport.

A PIONEERING RESEARCH ON SHOULDER MUSCLE ACTIVATION IN HANDBALL PLAYERS

Handball is one of the sports that are encompassed by the term overhead, a concept that includes sports based on a movement in which the arm is brought above the head.

THE FATMAX STRESS TEST AND THE ATHLETE’S TYPE OF ENERGY METABOLISM

An article published in the scientific journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise has shown that a FATMAX stress test on professional footballers not only provides cardiovascular fitness levels, but also helps to understand the players’ main energy metabolism.

MAGNETIC RESONANCE AND MUSCLE INJURIES: AN ANALYSIS OF THE CLASSIFICATIONS AVAILABLE

Muscle injuries make up more than 30% of sports injuries. It occurs that a professional football team can expect to suffer an average of 15 incidents related to muscle injuries per season

FOUR EFFECTIVE TESTS TO PREVENT SUDDEN DEATH IN TEENAGE ATHLETES

Two in every one hundred thousand young athletes die every year from what is known as sudden cardiac death. It is a small figure, but every single case is devastating: not only for their families and loved ones, but also for society, which will be in shock at such an unexpected death.

THE IMPORTANCE OF BIOSTATISTICS IN SPORTS SCIENCE AND SPORTS MEDICINE

Sports Analytics has grown exponentially thanks to IT sciences and it also encompasses other subareas (e.g. sports sciences, behavior sciences, medicine or data visualization) in addition to statistics with a focus that is more tactical and sports performance related.

SURGERY FOR CENTRAL HAMSTRING TENDON INJURIES: AN INTERNAL STUDY

Two years ago, the FC Barcelona medical team decided to operate on the athletes with this type of injury. What were the results?