Endurance and Strength Training for Soccer Players

@article{Hoff2004EnduranceAS,
  title={Endurance and Strength Training for Soccer Players},
  author={Jan Hoff and Jan Helgerud},
  journal={Sports Medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={34},
  pages={165-180}
}
Top soccer players do not necessarily have an extraordinary capacity in any of the areas of physical performance. Soccer training is largely based on the game itself, and a common recruitment pattern from player to coach and manager reinforces this tradition. New developments in understanding adaptive processes to the circulatory system and endurance performance as well as nerve and muscle adaptations to training and performance have given rise to more effective training interventions… 
Training and testing physical capacities for elite soccer players
  • J. Hoff
  • Education
    Journal of sports sciences
  • 2005
TLDR
Strength training to produce neural adaptations has been effective in changing not only strength in terms of “one-repetition maximum”, but also sprinting velocity and jumping height, in elite soccer players without any change in body mass.
Strength training in soccer with a specific focus on highly trained players
TLDR
The analysis suggests that neuromuscular training improves both physiological and physical measures associated with the high-level performance of soccer players, as well as the effects of concurrent strength and endurance training on the physical capacity of players.
Strength and endurance in elite football players.
TLDR
The concurrent strength and endurance training program together with regular football training resulted in considerable improvement of the players' physical capacity and so may be successfully introduced to elite football players.
Strength training in professional soccer: effects on short-sprint and jump performance.
TLDR
In this meta-analysis it is not possible to confirm that strength training in isolation is capable of improving the short-sprint and jump performance of elite soccer players, but strength training appears to have a lower effect when applied during in-season than when applied in pre-season periods in first division soccer players.
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Effect of Preseason Concurrent Muscular Strength and High-Intensity Interval Training in Professional Soccer Players
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Physiological adaptations to soccer specific endurance training in professional youth soccer players
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Physiology of Soccer
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Effect of Strength and High-Intensity Training on Jumping, Sprinting, and Intermittent Endurance Performance in Prepubertal Soccer Players
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Specific combined strength and high-intensity training in prepubertal soccer players for 26 weeks produced a positive effect on performance qualities highly specific to soccer.
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