Lower limb strength in professional soccer players: profile, asymmetry, and training age.

  title={Lower limb strength in professional soccer players: profile, asymmetry, and training age.},
  author={Konstantinos A. Fousekis and Elias M. Tsepis and George K Vagenas},
  journal={Journal of sports science & medicine},
  volume={9 3},
Kicking and cutting skills in soccer are clearly unilateral, require asymmetrical motor patterns and lead to the development of asymmetrical adaptations in the musculoskeletal function of the lower limbs. Assuming that these adaptations constitute a chronicity-dependent process, this study examined the effects of professional training age (PTA) on the composite strength profile of the knee and ankle joint in soccer players. One hundred soccer players (n=100) with short (5-7 years), intermediate… CONTINUE READING
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