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Title: Power and endurance in Hong Kong professional football players
Authors: Chan, Hardaway Chun-Kwan
Fong, Daniel Tik-Pui
Lee, Justin Wai-Yuk
Yau, Quentin Kai-Ching
Yung, Patrick Shu-Hang
Chan, Kai-Ming
Keywords: Endurance
Field test
Fitness
Football
Power
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Elsevier / © Asia Pacific Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Society
Citation: CHAN, H. ... et al, 2016. Power and endurance in Hong Kong professional football players. Asia-Pacific Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation and Technology, 5, pp. 1 - 5.
Abstract: Background The purpose of this study was to investigate the power and endurance characteristics of Hong Kong professional football players. Training recommendations can be deduced based on the comparison between Hong Kong and international football players. Methods Eighty-eight Hong Kong professional football players (height, 177.2 ± 6.4 cm; weight, 70.6 ± 7.6 kg; age, 25.6 ± 5.0 years) in the first division league participated in a battery of tests, which included: (1) height, (2) weight, (3) countermovement jump, (4) 30-m sprinting, and (5) Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test Level 2. Results Compared with the test results of the first division players in other countries as reported in the literature (Norway, France, and Scandinavian countries), Hong Kong players were shorter in height (0.1–2.1%), lighter in weight (5.5–8.3%), fair in vertical jump height (−4.8 –17%), slower in acceleration (4.2–5.1%) and maximum speed (3–14.2%), and had poorer aerobic and anaerobic endurance (22.9%). Conclusion The present study suggests that Hong Kong football players (or players with similar physique and ability) need to improve their power and endurance.
Description: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the CC BY-NC-ND license, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/.
Sponsor: This research project was made possible by resources donated by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. Open Access funded by Asia Pacific Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Society
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1016/j.asmart.2016.05.001
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/21878
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asmart.2016.05.001
ISSN: 2214-6873
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