The effect of concurrent training organisation in youth elite soccer players

Enright, Kevin and Morton, James P. and Iga, John and Drust, Barry (2015) The effect of concurrent training organisation in youth elite soccer players. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 115 (11). pp. 2367-2381. ISSN 1439-6319

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Purpose: This study compared the adaptive responses to two concurrent training programmes
frequently used in professional soccer. Methods: 15 youth soccer players (17.3 ± 1.6 yrs,
1.82 m ± 0.06 m, 77.0 ± 7.3 kg; VO2
peak, 62.0 ± 4.7 who compete in the
English Premier League volunteered for this study. In addition to completing their habitual
training practices, the participants were asked to alter the organisation concurrent-training by
performing strength (S) training either prior to (S+E, n = 8) or after (E+S, n = 7) soccerspecific
endurance training (E) 2d wk-1 for 5 wk-1. Results: With the exception of 30m sprint,
IMVC PF, quadriceps strength (60⁰∙s-1 CON, 180⁰∙s-1 CON, 120⁰∙s-1 ECC) pooled data revealed
training effects across all other performances measures (P<0.05). Whilst ANCOVA indicated
no significant interaction effects for training condition, the difference between the means
divided by the pooled standard deviation demonstrated large effect sizes in the E+S condition
for in HBS 1-RM (S+E vs E+S; -0.54 (9.6%) vs -1.79 (19.6%)), AoP-M (-0.72, (7.9%) vs -
1.76 (14.4%)), SJ (-0.56, (4.4%), vs -1.08, (8.1%)), IMVC-LR; (-0.50, (20.3%) vs -1.05
(27.3%), isokinetic hamstring strength 60⁰∙s-1 CON (-0.64, (12.2%) vs -0.95 (19.2%), 120⁰∙s-1
ECC (-0.78 (27.9%) vs -1.55 (23.3%) and isokinetic quadriceps strength 180⁰∙s-1 CON (-0.23
(2.5%) vs -1.52 (13.2%)). Conclusion: Results suggest the organisation of concurrent
training, recovery time allocated between training bouts and the availability nutrition may be
able to modulate small but clinically significant changes in physical performance parameters
associated with match-play. This may have practical implications for practitioners who
prescribe same day concurrent-training protocols.

Item Type: Article
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Keywords: "Concurrent training Strength training Soccer Muscle architecture"
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences
Depositing User: Emanuele Secco
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 10:23
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2016 00:15

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