Comparison of the Effect of Sportsmetrics Soccer Training on Movement Performance in Soccer Players with and without Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

SUMMARY Objective. The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of Sportsmetrics soccer training (SMST) on the scores of Functional movement screening (FMS) test items in soccer players with and without reconstruction of the anterior cruciate liga­ment (ACLR). Materials and methods. The method of this study was a quasi-experimental type, and the number … Continued

The Screening Value of Single Leg Squat and Vertical Drop Jump for Predicting Lower Limb Injuries in Professional Male Football Players

SUMMARY Objective. To evaluate the ability of Single Leg Squat (SLS) and Vertical Drop Jump (VDJ) tests to predict lower limb injuries in professional footballers. Methods. In a prospective cohort study SLS and VDJ scores were recorded before the start of the season and the lower limb injuries were recorded as followed up during a … Continued

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