Small-sided games vs. Hamstrings injuries

Hamstrings injuries are a plague in football (or soccer for our American friends). Science and technology continue to evolve, but surprisingly hamstrings injuries increased around 4% since 2001 (Ekstrand, 2016). So what’s happening? Hamstrings injuries increased 4% since 2001. (Ekstrand, 2016) It’s a fact that football matches’ demands have increased over the years (Barnes et… Read More Small-sided games vs. Hamstrings injuries

The importance of speed in football

Every athlete wants to become faster, either if it is a sprinting, field/court or marathon type athlete. Success lives within the first 3-4 steps of acceleration, mainly in field and court sports. The ability to decelerate and accelerate quickly in any direction is an absolute game changer. By improving this capacity, athletes’ performance will improve… Read More The importance of speed in football

Proprioceptive training: are you really improving proprioception?

During the last decade, proprioceptive training has been described as one of the most important aspects in a rehabilitation or training program. Training facilities often use the term “proprioceptive training” to describe balance exercises with the premise that it will prevent injuries to occur. Rehabilitation professionals also use “proprioceptive training” exercises as a mean to… Read More Proprioceptive training: are you really improving proprioception?

Training under fatigue: does it matter?

Training under fatigue is an actual trend among elite level athletes. Experts suggest that by simulating real match conditions, athletes will be more prepared to fatigue exposition, resulting in reduced injury risk. But is it the best strategy? This article has concluded that training under fatigue reduce risk of fatigue-related injuries during the late stage… Read More Training under fatigue: does it matter?