Effects of Ischemic Preconditioning on Functional and Neuromuscular Performance of Lower Limbs of Male Amateur Soccer Players: Protocol for a Randomized Trial

SUMMARY Background. Although ischemic preconditioning (IPC) has been used to improve performance in different sports, no consensus about the effectiveness of IPC on performance of amateur soccer players is established. Objective. To investigate the effects of IPC on functional and neuromuscular performance of lower limbs of male amateur soccer players. Methods. Male amateur soccer players aged 18 to … Continued

Influence of Cleat Design on Knee Joint Moments During Cutting Maneuver and Instep Kick in Soccer

Background. This study aimed to compare the influence of different cleat designs on specific soccer movements. Methods. The sample consisted of 10 recreational players who performed cutting and kicking movements using soccer shoes with three different cleat shapes: C1 (Circular), C2 (Rectangular) and C3 (Mixed). Kinematic data were collected using the Vicon system and an … Continued