Modern sport shoes, and especially football shoes, very often have a stiff sole structure. The synthetic and sometimes carbon material used have clear advantages for performance: they are lightweight and have a good energy absorption-restitution ratio, which is useful for overall performance in sprinting, cutting,...

Improving performance and decreasing the risk of injury soccer players requires a careful balance and management between the application of training load and recovery. The response to competition has been measured in several methods (e.g., biomechanical, neuromuscular, psychological and physiological methods), including the physiological measurement...

Our professors Luís Suárez-Arrones and Ignacio Torreño talking about some differences between European and Chinese Soccer. They tell us about how they have implemented strength training in the Chinese league. These professionals also explain the methodological differences for the design of tasks in that continent because...

From the FSI we are proud to welcome Carlos Marchena to our blog. As a professional player, Carlos has had an exemplary sports career. It reached over 600 official matches, an amount hardly exceeded by most professional players. With the clubs in which he played he...

In this post, from the Fooball Sciene Institute we present a comment by Professor Jack Nayler about an important recent article published by Mathew Buckthorpe and collaborators of the Isokinetic group about the recommendations to implement hamstring injury prevention programs in elite football teams . Jack...

Introduction: Performance improvement with resistance training is a booming area in team sports. Weight training is essential for the development of specific game skills (i.e., change of direction, sprinting, jumping). In fact, there are many studies that analyze the design that strength training should have to...

Sprint actions are crucial in soccer and there are three reasons that support this statement: (a) these actions are related to "game performance indicators" (Modric et al., 2019), (b) linear sprint is the most frequent action prior to the goal (Faude et al., 2012), and...

Introduction: Despite significant high-tech developments, there is a lack of unanimity for choosing the most appropriate variables for quantifying the short-term dose-response relationship and specifically informing on the “stress” experience by each individual player in elite soccer. This stress results in acute (less than 3 h...