Effects of Strength Training Program and Infrared Thermography in Soccer Athletes Injuries
AbstractThe 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
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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.
Menezes P, Rhea MR, Herdy C, Simão R. Effects of Strength Training Program and Infrared Thermography in Soccer Athletes Injuries. Sports. 2018; 6(4):148.Chicago/Turabian Style
Menezes, Pedro; Rhea, Matthew R.; Herdy, Carlos; Simão, Roberto. 2018. "Effects of Strength Training Program and Infrared Thermography in Soccer Athletes Injuries." Sports 6, no. 4: 148.
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