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Comparison of Ground Reaction Forces and Contact Times Between 2 Lateral Plyometric Exercises in Professional Soccer Players.
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PMID:  22510799     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
There are no studies which have examined the differences in kinetics between lateral plyometric exercises and the selection of these exercises is largely based on the experience and observation of coaches. This study aimed to compare ground reaction forces (GRF) and contact times (GCT) between 2 lateral plyometric exercises: lateral alternative leg hopping (HOP), and speed lateral footwork (SPEED). 16 professional male soccer players (age: 24.6±5.5 years; and BMI: 21.7±2.2 kg.m - 2) participated in this within-participant repeated measures study. 3-dimensional GRF data were measured by force platform. Our study revealed significant differences between the 2 lateral plyometric exercises in all kinetics parameters (F=573.7, P<0.01). HOP produced significantly longer GCT (0.45 s vs. 0.23 s, P<0.01, large effect), significantly higher values (P<0.05, large effect) in peak force (3.31 vs. 2.47 Body Weight [BW]), peak rate of force development (0.94 vs. 0.29 BW/s), and impulse (0.76 vs. 0.31 BW.s) except for peak force in the medial-lateral (P<0.05, medium effect) and impulse in the anterio-posterior direction (not significant, small effect). Therefore, SPEED is an exercise that aims to increase step frequency because of its short GCT (< 0.25 s) while HOP increases leg strength and power.
D P Wong; A Chaouachi; A Dellal; A W Smith
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of sports medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1439-3964     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
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Created Date:  2012-4-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8008349     Medline TA:  Int J Sports Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.
Department of Health and Physical Education, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong.
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