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Strength and Kicking Performance in Soccer: A Review

Rodríguez-Lorenzo, Lois BA; Fernandez-del-Olmo, Miguel PhD; Martín-Acero, Rafael PhD

Strength & Conditioning Journal: June 2016 - Volume 38 - Issue 3 - p 106–116
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000223
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ABSTRACT: THE STUDY OF THE MAXIMAL KICK BALL VELOCITY IN SOCCER IS OF INTEREST DUE TO ITS RELEVANCE IN THE SCORE ACHIEVED IN A SOCCER MATCH. THIS REVIEW FOCUSES ON STUDIES THAT HAVE EXPLORED THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN STRENGTH AND BALL VELOCITY, AND THE EFFECTS OF STRENGTH TRAINING IN THE MAXIMUM KICKING VELOCITY. THE STUDIES REVIEWED SUGGEST THAT THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STRENGTH AND KICKING VELOCITY IN SOCCER IS INCONSISTENT. IN ADDITION, PLYOMETRIC AND EXPLOSIVE STRENGTH TRAINING CAN BE CARRIED OUT SUCCESSFULLY IN COMBINATION WITH REGULAR SOCCER TRAINING TO IMPROVE THE MAXIMUM KICKING VELOCITY.

Learning and Human Movement Control Group, Department of Sport Science and Physical Education, University of A Coruña, A Coruña, Spain

Address correspondence to Rafael Martín-Acero, maracero@udc.es.

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

Lois Rodríguez-Lorenzo is a PhD student of the Faculty of Sports Science and Physical Education (INEF Galicia) at the University of A Coruña.

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Miguel Fernandez-del-Olmo is an associate professor of the Faculty of Sports Science and Physical Education (INEF Galicia) at the University of A Coruña.

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Rafael Martín-Acero is an associate professor of the Faculty of Sports Science and Physical Education at the University of A Coruña.

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