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Effects of Low-Moderate Load High-Velocity Resistance Training on Physical Performance of Under-20 Futsal Players

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Department of Sport Sciences, University of Beira Interior, 6201-001 Covilhã, Portugal
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Research Centre in Sports, Health and Human Development, CIDESD, 6201-001 Covilhã, Portugal
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Sports 2019, 7(3), 69; https://doi.org/10.3390/sports7030069
Received: 14 February 2019 / Revised: 14 March 2019 / Accepted: 15 March 2019 / Published: 18 March 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Futsal - From training to competition)
Resistance training (RT) is an effective methodology to improve physical performance of athletes. However, up to now, no studies have addressed the RT benefits in under-20 futsal players. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of six weeks of RT with high-velocity movements, low-to-moderate loads, and low volume on physical performance of under-20 futsal players. A total of 21 players were divided into two groups: A control group (CG, n = 10) and a RT group (RTG, n = 11). The RTG performed two weekly training sessions constituted by leg-press, jumps, and sprints, along with three futsal training sessions, while the CG only performed the futsal training. Before and after the intervention, the sprint time in 0–10 m (T10), 10–20 m (T10–20), and 0–20 m (T20), the countermovement jump (CMJ) height, the T-Test time, the kicking ball speed (KBS), and the maximum dynamic strength in the leg-press, were assessed. In post-test, significant improvements in CMJ, T-Test, KBS, and leg-press were found for the RTG, whilst a significant decrease in T10–20 was evidenced in the CG. The present results suggested that RT based on high velocity movements, low-to-moderate loads, and low volume produce positive effects on physical performance of under-20 futsal players. View Full-Text
Keywords: strength; physical performance; maximal velocity; low-to-moderate loads; low volume; futsal strength; physical performance; maximal velocity; low-to-moderate loads; low volume; futsal
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Marques, D.L.; Travassos, B.; Sousa, A.C.; Gil, M.H.; Ribeiro, J.N.; Marques, M.C. Effects of Low-Moderate Load High-Velocity Resistance Training on Physical Performance of Under-20 Futsal Players. Sports 2019, 7, 69.

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