Fitness Training in Soccer: A Scientific Approach
What happens in the body when playing soccer? How much does a player work during a match? How do players cope with the physical requirements? How should players train and prepare for a match? This book provides answers to questions like these based on scientific results combined with practical experience. In a simple way it gives the reader an understanding of the principles of fitness training in soccer and how to perform the training in practice.
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Physical Demands of Football
1986 World Cup 1992 European Championship active muscles activity profile aerobic energy production anaerobic beats/min blood lactate concentration calf muscles capillaries carbohydrate cardiac output coach competitive matches Danish elite players Danish players defenders demands of football distance covered eccentric endurance capacity endurance enzymes endurance training evaporation of sweat exercise intensity fibre type distribution Figure BP figure illustrates Figure PD figure shows fitness level fitness training football players FTb-fibres glycogen heart beat hemoglobin High speed Sprint high-intensity exercise high-intensity running high-speed running increase isometric km/h litres long-distance runners lower leg lungs match-play maximum heart rate maximum oxygen uptake midfield players minute Moderate speed High movement muscle contraction Muscle endurance muscle fibres muscle glycogen muscle strength nerves period physical demands Physiology of Football players performed produce energy quadriceps muscle recreational players released second division players Second half ST-fibres stroke volume top-class players types of muscle untrained individuals ventilation