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Sports 2018, 6(2), 43; https://doi.org/10.3390/sports6020043

Non-Linear Resistance Training Program Induced Power and Strength but Not Linear Sprint Velocity and Agility Gains in Young Soccer Players

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Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde, Universidade da Amazônia, Belém 66035-190, Brazil
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Faculdade de Educação Física e Dança, Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiania 74690-900, Brazil
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Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde, Centro Universitário do Estado do Pará, Belém 66040-020, Brazil
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Faculdade de Educação Física, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul 96055-630, Brazil
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Department of Physical Activity Sciences, Research Nucleus in Health, Physical Activity and Sport, Universidad de Los Lagos, Osorno 1305, Chile
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Faculdade de Educação Física, Universidade Federal do Pará, Castanhal 68746-630, Brazil
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Received: 21 April 2018 / Revised: 9 May 2018 / Accepted: 11 May 2018 / Published: 14 May 2018
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Background: The present study evaluated the effects of resistance training (RT) following a non-linear periodization model in the physical fitness of young soccer athletes. Methods: Young soccer players (n = 23) were allocated into two groups: an RT group (RTG), and the control group (CON). The RTG underwent 15 weeks of non-linear RT periodization in three weekly sessions in addition to their specific soccer training. The CON continued performing the specific soccer training. Before and after the training period, all of the subjects performed one-repetition maximum (RM) tests for speed, agility, and power (vertical and horizontal jump). Results: The RTG obtained significant gains in one-RM tests (before 64.1 ± 5.8 kg, after 79.1 ± 3.3 kg) and power (vertical jump (before 56 ± 2.7 cm, after 61.3 ± 1.7 cm) and horizontal jump (before 184.5 ± 5.5 cm, after 213.6 ± 3.2 cm)). In contrast, the CON group presented a non-significant increase in one-RM tests and horizontal jump, and a significant reduction in vertical jump (before 55.4 ± 2.2 cm, after 51.3 ± 1.5 cm). Neither group presented significant gains in speed (CON: p = 0.27; RTG: p = 0.72) and agility (CON: p = 0.19; RTG: p = 0.58). Conclusion: Our data suggest that non-linear RT should be inserted into the routine of young soccer athletes for improving strength and power without impairing speed and agility. View Full-Text
Keywords: soccer; non-linear periodization; strength training; young players soccer; non-linear periodization; strength training; young players
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Barbalho, M.; Gentil, P.; Raiol, R.; Del Vecchio, F.B.; Ramirez-Campillo, R.; Coswig, V.S. Non-Linear Resistance Training Program Induced Power and Strength but Not Linear Sprint Velocity and Agility Gains in Young Soccer Players. Sports 2018, 6, 43.

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