The effect of volume equated 1- versus 2-day formats of Nordic hamstring exercise training on fitness in youth soccer players: a randomised controlled trial

Jason Moran, Norodin Vali, Ben Drury, Raouf Hammami, Jamie Tallent, Helmi Chaabene, Rodrigo Ramírez-Campillo

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Abstract

Purpose
This randomised controlled trial examined the effect of an 8-week volume-equated programme of Nordic hamstring exercise (NHE) training, executed at frequencies of 1- or 2-days per week, on fitness (10 m and 40 m sprint, ‘505’ change of direction [COD] and standing long jump [SLJ]) in male youth soccer players (mean age: 16.4 ± 0.81 years).

Method
Players were divided into an experimental group (n = 16) which was further subdivided into 1-day (n = 8) and 2-day (n = 8) per week training groups and a control group (n = 8).

Results
There were significant group-by-time interactions for 10-m sprint (p
Conclusion
The NHE increases fitness in youth soccer players and there may be advantages to spreading training over two days instead of one.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPLoS One
Volume17
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Dec 2022

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Athletic Performance
  • Exercise
  • Hamstring Muscles
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Muscle Strength
  • Soccer
  • Standing Position

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