Next Article in Journal
Using Portable Force Plates to Assess Vertical Jump Performance: A Metrological Appraisal
Previous Article in Journal
Carbohydrate Supplementation Does Not Improve 10 km Swimming Intermittent Training
Previous Article in Special Issue
Effect of Plyometric Training on Speed and Change of Direction Ability in Elite Field Hockey Players
Article Menu
Issue 4 (December) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Sports 2018, 6(4), 148; https://doi.org/10.3390/sports6040148

Effects of Strength Training Program and Infrared Thermography in Soccer Athletes Injuries

1
Escola de Educação Física e Desportes (Departamento de Ginástica), Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Av. Carlos Chagas Filho, Cidade Universitária, Ilha do Fundão, Rio de Janeiro 21.941-590, Brazil
2
Department of Human Movement, A.T. Still University, 5850 E. Still Circle, Mesa, AZ 85206, USA
*
Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 15 August 2018 / Revised: 15 October 2018 / Accepted: 8 November 2018 / Published: 19 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Strength Training in Sprint Sports)
Full-Text   |   PDF [746 KB, uploaded 19 November 2018]   |  

Abstract

The purpose of this investigation was to examine the effects of a periodized strength training program and the use of infrared thermography (IRT) in injuries mapping in under 20-year-old (U-20) soccer players. In this study, 26 professional soccer players participated in strength training (ST) twice a week and were tested with IRT consistently across the 1-year. Strength, vertical jump, heat differences and injuries were tracked and analyzed. Results: 69 injuries occurred during 12 months of tracking; most identified injuries were: contusions, sprains, strains to the thigh (n = 16), ankle (n = 15) and knee (n = 12). Differences (>7 °C) in IRT patterns were noted among injured and non-injured athletes. Significant improvements in strength (p < 0.005) were found for vertical jump, bench press, front lat pull down, shoulder press, leg press, leg curl and squat. Number of injuries decreased from 23 (33.3%) to 14 (20.3%) when early year rates were compared to late year (p < 0.005). Combined ST and IRT represent useful strategies for reducing injuries among U-20 soccer players. View Full-Text
Keywords: periodization; treatment outcome; performance; contusions periodization; treatment outcome; performance; contusions
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).
SciFeed

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Menezes, P.; Rhea, M.R.; Herdy, C.; Simão, R. Effects of Strength Training Program and Infrared Thermography in Soccer Athletes Injuries. Sports 2018, 6, 148.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Sports EISSN 2075-4663 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top