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Metabolic conditioning among soccer players.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19387399     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To reduce the risk of overuse injuries, yet obtain optimal fitness development among soccer players, research comparing different training strategies is required. This study compared conventional group conditioning (GRP) to individualized training (IT) during the preseason among female college soccer players. Both groups participated in soccer practices; however, players were randomly assigned to supplemental conditioning differentiated by the use of player-specific heart rate training in the IT group. Changes in maximal oxygen consumption, anaerobic threshold, and rate of recovery were analyzed before and after 12 weeks of conditioning. Data analysis identified significantly (p < 0.05) greater improvements in the IT group in all 3 variables, despite considerably less training volume. Based on these data, it is apparent that catering training to the fitness level of each individual player can have a positive impact on training adaptations.
Matthew R Rhea; Danielle M Lavinge; Paul Robbins; Jonathan Esteve-Lanao; Tracy L Hultgren
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1533-4287     ISO Abbreviation:  J Strength Cond Res     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-06     Completed Date:  2009-08-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9415084     Medline TA:  J Strength Cond Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  800-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
AT Still University, Mesa, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Physiological
Anaerobic Threshold
Analysis of Variance
Athletic Injuries / prevention & control
Cumulative Trauma Disorders / prevention & control
Exercise Test
Heart Rate / physiology
Oxygen Consumption / physiology
Physical Education and Training / methods*
Soccer / injuries,  physiology*
Statistics, Nonparametric
Young Adult

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