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Biomechanical Factors Contributing to Hamstring Injuries in Football: Strength and Conditioning Coach’s Perspective On Preventing This Common Injury

Biomechanical Factors Contributing to Hamstring Injuries in Football: Strength and Conditioning Coach’s Perspective On Preventing This Common Injury   Football is a dynamic sport that requires the athlete to perform many different movements and skills such as rapid acceleration and deceleration, quick change of direction, jumping, kicking and sliding (Ivan, 2012; Woods et al., 2004). …

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Exercise Induced Muscle Damage And Its Impact On Power Training

Exercise Induced Muscle Damage And Its Impact On Power Training What is EIMD? Exercise induced muscle damage (EIMD) is a condition commonly experienced by athletes that can result in a great deal of pain and discomfort that increases over 24 to 48 hours lasting for a few days until the athlete recovers (Howatson & Van …

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Enhancing Repeated Sprint Ability In Football Players

Enhancing Repeated Sprint Ability In Football Players Introduction Football is a fast paced sport that requires players to sprint for short and long distances covering approximately 10 to 12km during a game (Stølen, Chamari, Castagna, & Wisløff, 2005). The term repeated sprint ability (RSA) is given to sports such as football as they require the …

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Weight Regulation Strategies In Combat Sports and Their Influence On Anaerobic Power Performance

Weight Regulation Strategies In Combat Sports and Their Influence On Anaerobic Power Performance   Weight regulation strategies aimed at reducing body weight to compete in a lower weight class, enhance performance and improve aesthetics are common practice among athletes competing in a variety of sports (Brownell, Steen, & Wilmore, 1987). Combat sports such as wrestling, …

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The Use of RSI/Grip Strength Ratio to Monitor Central Fatigue – Project Proposal

In order to have a successful training program it is important to balance between training stress and subsequent fatigue and adaptations (Kellmann, 2010). Understanding and monitoring fatigue is a key part of an effective training program and is essential in identifying athletic status and readiness for individuals or teams (Twist & Highton, 2013). In fact, …

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