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Effect of Two Strength Training Models on Muscle Power and Strength in Elite Women’s Football Players

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Physical Education Department, College of Applied and Supporting Studies, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia
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Department of Biological and Medical Sciences, Faculty of Physical Education and Sports, Comenius University in Bratislava, 81469 Bratislava, Slovakia
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Sports Technology Institute, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, 81219 Bratislava, Slovakia
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Received: 7 February 2020 / Revised: 24 March 2020 / Accepted: 25 March 2020 / Published: 30 March 2020
This study evaluates changes in power and strength after implementing two different models of 9-week strength training in elite women’s football players. A group of 13 players (age 20.2 ± 3.3 years, body mass 57.2 ± 3.7 kg, height 163.6 ± 5.3 cm, VO2max 45.2 ± ml/min) underwent either a complex (the intermittent load type) or combined (the maximal strength and dynamic method) model of training. The training load was tailored to each athlete. Results showed that the complex model of training improved power (10 W/kg, p = 0.006) and height of vertical jump (5.3 cm, p = 0.001), weight of 1 Repeat Maximum (1RM) which was (5.8 kg, p = 0.015), power and speed in the acceleration phase of barbell half squats (BHS) at weights from 20 to 60 kg, and the number of repetitions in BHS (10.3%, p = 0.012). The combined model of training improved the time of shuttle run (0.44 s, p = 0.000), weight of 1RM in BHS (9.6kg, p = 0.000) and BP (4 kg, p = 0.000), power in the acceleration phase of BHS at weights from 50 to 60 kg, the number of repetitions in BP (14.3%, p = 0.000), BHS (9.4%, p = 0.002), barbell bench pulls (11.9%, p = 0.002) and sit-ups (7.7%, p = 0.001). These findings indicate that the complex model of training improves explosive abilities, whereas the combined model is effective for developing strength at weights close to players’ 1RM and for repeatedly overcoming resistance. Therefore, coaches should choose the training model based on the needs of individual players. View Full-Text
Keywords: combined and complex model; training methods; women’s soccer; performance combined and complex model; training methods; women’s soccer; performance
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Pacholek, M.; Zemková, E. Effect of Two Strength Training Models on Muscle Power and Strength in Elite Women’s Football Players. Sports 2020, 8, 42. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/sports8040042

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Pacholek M, Zemková E. Effect of Two Strength Training Models on Muscle Power and Strength in Elite Women’s Football Players. Sports. 2020; 8(4):42. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/sports8040042

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Pacholek, Martin, and Erika Zemková. 2020. "Effect of Two Strength Training Models on Muscle Power and Strength in Elite Women’s Football Players" Sports 8, no. 4: 42. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/sports8040042

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