Isokinetic and isometric muscle function of the knee extensors and flexors during simulated soccer activity: Effect of exercise and dehydration

Ajmol Ali, Clyde Williams
  • Journal of Sports Sciences, April 2013, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2012.753635

Strength and power of leg muscles during soccer

What is it about?

This study showed that leg muscle strength and power of soccer players was reduced following 90 minutes of soccer-type exercise. Drinking water to offset dehydration did not help to minimise the losses of strength and power in these players.

Why is it important?

Previous studies used treadmill running and/or cycling based exercise protocols to examine strength and power in soccer players. However, this study used a well established free running protocol (the Loughborough Intermittent Shutte Test), designed to simulate the activity patterns and demands of a soccer match, to investigate these issues.

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