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Izet Radjo1, Haris Alic1, Izet Bajramovic1, Eldin Jeleskovic1, Nedim Covic1, Slavenko Likic1, Amel Mekic1

1University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Functional Strength Training Effects on Knee Flexors and Extensors Power Output in Football Players

Sport Mont 2016, 14(2), 13-16


Study aim was to compare and reevaluate effects of additional strength training program in football players after eight week application. Program was design to increase power and strength of knee extensors and flexors using neuromuscular adaptation. In overall, 18 senior level football players completed intervention in preparation period executing program as part of warm up 2-3 times per week. Using t-test for dependent samples statistical significance of the possible change was evaluated in peak torque, total and average work changes measured using Biodex isokinetic dynamometer. All measuring procedures were done for both limbs. Results are suggesting that statistically significant change observed in both limbs for the peak power output and average work load in flexion and extension, respectively. Other research papers are suggesting that increase of power and strength of knee muscles can help in preventing of injurie occurrence. LCA injurie can be prevention when femoral biceps strength is increase. This training modality based on neuromuscular adaptation is noninvasive with good effects in performance increase. Using training loads with body weight intensity is a good way to establish prevention to possible knee injurie with simultaneous power increase, with minimum of chance to reach unwanted overtraining.


effects, isokinetic, football, knee stabilizers, training

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