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OPEN ACCESS: A study protocol for the development and internal validation of a multivariable prognostic model to determine lower extremity muscle injury risk in elite football (soccer) players, with further exploration of prognostic factors


Tom Hughes, Richard Riley , Jamie C. Sergeant and Michael J. Callaghan Abstract Background: Indirect muscle injuries (IMIs) are a considerable burden to elite football (soccer) teams, and prevention of these injuries offers many benefits. Preseason medical, musculoskeletal and performance screening (termed periodic health examination (PHE)) can be used to help determine players at risk […]

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Translating Strength into Speed


MIKE MCGURN, INTERNATIONAL STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH Rate Of Force Development The rate of force development (RFD) is a measure of explosive strength, or simply how fast an athlete can develop force. The definition of RFD is the speed in which the contractile elements of the muscle can develop force (1). Therefore, improving an athlete’s […]

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