Maximal Strength Training in High-level Female Football Players
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04048928|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 7, 2019
Last Update Posted : August 27, 2019
Introduction: Maximal strength increments are reported to result in improvements in sprint speed and jump height in elite male football players. Although similar effects are expected in females, this is yet to be elucidated. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of maximal strength training on sprint speed and jump height in high-level female football players.
Methods: Two female football teams were team-cluster-randomized to a training group (TG) performing maximal strength training (MST) twice a week for five weeks, or control group (CG) doing their regular pre-season preparations. The MST consisted of 3-4 sets of 4-6 repetitions at ≥85% of 1 repetition maximum (1RM) in a squat exercise. Sprint speed and jump height were assessed in 5-, 10- and 15 meter sprints and a counter-movement jump (CMJ) test, respectively. 19 participants in TG (18.3 ± 2.7 years) and 14 in CG (18.3 ± 2.4 years) completed pre- and posttests and were carried forward for final analyses.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Strength Training Soccer||Behavioral: maximal strength training||Not Applicable|
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|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||46 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Intervention Model Description:||Two groups is compared pre and post, where one is given treatment (strength training), and the other acts as control|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Improvements in Maximal Strength Are Not Associated With Improvements in Sprint Time or Jump Height in High-level Female Football Players: A Cluster-randomized Controlled Trial|
|Actual Study Start Date :||February 10, 2018|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||April 11, 2018|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||April 11, 2018|
Experimental: Strength group
Receives maximal strength training
Behavioral: maximal strength training
The training group (TG) performed MST training carried out as free-barbell squats twice a week over five weeks.
No Intervention: Control group
receives no active treatment
- Sprint time change [ Time Frame: 5 weeks ]Sprint times measured at 5-, 10-, and 15 meter during a 15 meter sprint
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04048928
|UiT, The Arctic University of Norway|
|Tromsø, Norway, 9019|
|Principal Investigator:||Sigurd pedersen, MSc||UiT, TheArctic University of Norway|