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An investigation into the fitness of professional soccer players over two seasons

This chapter compares the results of a constant resistance training regime (CR) with a variable resistance training regime (VR), and summarizes a number of beneficial characteristics of eccentric training. It also illustrates the advantages of isokinetically controlled strength rehabilitation of two case studies of severely traumatized professional soccer players. Strength training is carried out for purposes of improving, restoring and/or developing force. This increase in strength can be obtained in a static or a dynamic mode. The dynamic methods of strength training fall into three categories: constant, variable, and accommodating resistance. The isokinetic pre- and post-training measurements were taken with an isokinetic computer-controlled dynamometer. Training and re-training strength in soccer players is an important part of both performance and health management. The better choices are variable resistances training and eccentric loading regimes. They are safe, healthy, efficient and economical.