Effects of a soccer training session fatigue on balance ability

Asimenia F. Gioftsidou, Paraskevi Malliou, George Pafis, Anastasia Beneka, George Godolias

Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of a soccer training session on the balance ability of the young soccer players. Participants were twenty-six young soccer players. Standard testing balance boards and Biodex Stability System were used to assess balance ability before (pre-training) and immediately after (post-training) the completion of a soccer training session. Also, Isokinetic knee joint moment measurements (60°/sec and 180°/sec) were carried out pre- and post-soccer training. The results revealed that no differences (p>0.05) were found in balance ability and knee joint moment production between pre- and post-soccer training. Result is in contrast to the notion of a link between fatigue induced by a soccer training session or game and injury caused by impaired balance.


Keywords

Proprioception; Balance boards; Balance test

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.4100/jhse.2011.63.06