Strength Training Methods for Improving Actions in Football

Javier Raya-González

Javier Sánchez-Sánchez

*Corresponding author: Javier Raya González

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Raya González, J., & Sánchez Sánchez, J. (2018). Strength Training Methods for Improving Actions in Football. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 132, 72-93.



The particular features of football, in which high intensity actions such as jumps and changes of direction can be decisive factors in achieving sports success, mean that including strength training in football training plans is essential. A specific strength training method needs to be chosen based on the variables to be influenced and the time in the season. Consequently knowledge of the effects of each method is crucial for the success of training with respect to physical and sports performance and also in terms of preventing injuries. The purpose of this paper is to conduct a systematic review which determines the effects of strength training methods used in football and their impact on the specific physical condition of players.

Keywords: Complex Contrast, Eccentric Overload, Football, Strength Training.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Received: Juny 29, 2017

Accepted: December 5, 2017

Published: April 01, 2018