Repeated sprinting on natural grass impairs vertical stiffness but does not alter plantar loading in soccer players


This study aimed to determine changes in spring-mass model (SMM) characteristics, plantar pressures, and muscle activity induced by the repetition of sprints in soccer-specific conditions; i.e., on natural grass with soccer shoes. Thirteen soccer players performed 6 × 20 m sprints interspersed with 20 s of passive recovery. Plantar pressure distribution was… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00421-011-1884-5


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