Jump Training in Youth Soccer Players: Effects of Haltere Type Handheld Loading


The aim of this study was to compare the effects of a jump training program, with or without haltere type handheld loading, on maximal intensity exercise performance. Youth soccer players (12.1±2.2 y) were assigned to either a jump training group (JG, n=21), a jump training group plus haltere type handheld loading (LJG, n=21), or a control group following only soccer training (CG, n=21). Athletes were evaluated for maximal-intensity performance measures before and after 6 weeks of training, during an in-season training period. The CG achieved a significant change in maximal kicking velocity only (ES=0.11–0.20). Both jump training groups improved in right leg (ES=0.28–0.45) and left leg horizontal countermovement jump with arms (ES=0.32–0.47), horizontal countermovement jump with arms (ES=0.28–0.37), vertical countermovement jump with arms (ES=0.26), 20-cm drop jump reactive strength index (ES=0.20–0.37), and maximal kicking velocity (ES=0.27–0.34). Nevertheless, compared to the CG, only the LJG exhibited greater improvements in all performance tests. Therefore, haltere type handheld loading further enhances performance adaptations during jump training in youth soccer players.

Autor / Fonte:F Rosas, R Ramirez-Campillo, D Diaz, F Abad-Colil, C Martinez-Salazar, A Caniuqueo, R Cañas-Jamet, I Loturco, F Y Nakamura, C McKenzie, J Gonzalez-Rivera, J Sanchez-Sanchez, M Izquierdo International Journal of Sports Medicine 2016 August 24
Link: https://www.thieme-connect.de/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-0042-111046