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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.

SLOW VS. FAST REPS

A training programme planning includes the handling of variables such as exercise selection, training volume and intensity, movement speed, rest interval or the duration of a repetition.

Player’s motivation in tough situations

Stadio Olímpico, Rome, in 2009. Manchester United and FC Barcelona are getting ready to play against each other in the Champions League Final.

Caffeine and performance, does it work for everybody?

There are several supplements to improve sports performance. However, only a few of them are scientifically proven to be effective.

Training load and performance in basketball: The more the better?

Professional basketball is evolving towards playing more matches, reaching up to 90 games per season.

A new tool to control muscle load in football players

Professional football players have some particular physiological characteristics which allow them to run an average of 10-12 km per match as well as reaching speeds above 30 km/h.

Monitoring fatigue with blood markers. The case of the German National Team in World Cups and European Championships

The international tournaments of national teams represent an important change in the players’ regular workload.

Is Training Different in Each Country?

Possibly, the most important goal in training is helping the players to develop skills and behaviours to improve their performance during competition.

Exercise and muscle damage, how can nutrition help?

Exercise-induced muscle damage and the consequent muscle pain, commonly known as ‘stiffness’, conditions our performance.

What is the energy expenditure of a goalkeeper?

The training adaptations depend on the specificity of stimuli generated during the session. In football, there is a player that differs from the rest: the goalkeeper.