Prevention of hamstring strains in elite soccer: an intervention study

  title={Prevention of hamstring strains in elite soccer: an intervention study},
  author={A. {\'A}rnason and T. E. Andersen and I. Holme and L. Engebretsen and R. Bahr},
  journal={Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports},
  • A. Árnason, T. E. Andersen, +2 authors R. Bahr
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
  • The purpose was to test the effect of eccentric strength training and flexibility training on the incidence of hamstring strains in soccer. Hamstring strains and player exposure were registered prospectively during four consecutive soccer seasons (1999–2002) for 17–30 elite soccer teams from Iceland and Norway. The first two seasons were used as baseline, while intervention programs consisting of warm‐up stretching, flexibility and/or eccentric strength training were introduced during the 2001… CONTINUE READING
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