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PREVENTION OF HAMSTRING STRAINS IN ELITE SOCCER: AN INTERVENTION STUDY
▸ Arnason A, Andersen TE, Holme I, . Scand J Med Sci Sports 2008;18:40–8.
Hamstring injuries are common in elite soccer players — warm-up, flexibility training and eccentric strength training are commonly suggested to reduce the incidence of hamstring injuries in these players
Does eccentric strength training or flexibility training reduce the incidence of hamstring strains in elite soccer players?
Subjects: Elite soccer players from 17–30 teams in two countries (Iceland and Norway)
Experimental procedure: Subjects were studied over a period of 4 years (1999–2002). In each year, hamstring strains and player exposure were registered. Observations in the first 2 years were used as a …