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Effects of a low volume injury prevention programme on the hamstring torque angle relationship

Effects of a low volume injury prevention programme on the hamstring torque angle relationship

Naclerio, Fernando ORCID: 0000-0001-7405-4894, Faigenbaum, Avery D., Larumbe, Eneko, Goss-Sampson, Mark, Perez-Bilbao, Txomin, Jimenez, Alfonso and Beedie, Chris (2013) Effects of a low volume injury prevention programme on the hamstring torque angle relationship. Research in Sports Medicine, 21 (3). pp. 253-263. ISSN 1543-8627 (Print), 1543-8635 (Online) (doi:10.1080/15438627.2013.792089)

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Abstract

The effects of a 4-week lower body injury prevention program on knee muscle torque–angle relationship were examined in soccer players. Twenty men were randomly allocated to either a control (n = 10) or training group (n = 10). The training group underwent three training sessions per week, comprising 3 sets of 8 repetitions of one open-chain exercise (Nordic curl) and two closed-chain exercises—forward lunges on a Bosu® balance trainer and eccentric single leg dead lifts. Maximal peak knee flexion torque was measured at 35°, 45°, 60°, 80°, 90°, and 100° pre- and post-intervention. Significant improvements were observed only at 80° (p = .001; d = .94) along with a nonsignificant trend at 35° (p = .081; d = .43). As these modifications might protect athletes against muscle and joint injuries, the use of both stable-open and unstable-closed kinetic chain exercises emphasizing eccentric hamstring and knee stabilization actions should be integrated into injury prevention programs in team sports athletes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: resistance training, soccer, injury, peak torque
Subjects: Q Science > QM Human anatomy
Q Science > QP Physiology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Department of Life & Sports Sciences
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Last Modified: 17 Oct 2016 09:12
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11364

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