Enhancing foot velocity in football kicking: the role of strength training.

@article{Young2011EnhancingFV,
  title={Enhancing foot velocity in football kicking: the role of strength training.},
  author={Warren B Young and David A Rath},
  journal={Journal of strength and conditioning research},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={561-6}
}
In all codes of football, it is advantageous to be able to achieve a high ball speed or distance in a kick. An important determinant of ball speed and kick distance is the velocity of the foot at impact with the ball. Therefore, it is of interest to strength and conditioning practitioners to identify training programs that can increase foot velocity. The purpose of this review is to identify the factors influencing kicking performance and the research evidence relating to resistance training… CONTINUE READING
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