Int J Sports Med 1985; 06(3): 151-154
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1025829
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Exercises for Knee Flexors and Extensors in Uninjured Soccer Players: Effects of Two Different Programs

B. E. Öberg1 , M. H. L. Möller1 , J. Ekstrand2 , J. Gillquist2
  • 1Department of Physiotherapy, University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden
  • 2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden
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Publication Date:
14 March 2008 (online)


The effects of two 4-week training programs on knee flexor and extensor strength were measured isokinetically (angular velocity 30°, 180°/s) and isometrically in division IV soccer players. Group A followed a team training program and group C an individual weight training program. Group C served as controls.

Muscle strength was not increased by soccer training alone, but was increased by the individual training program, which resulted in significantly better knee extensor strength than did trie team training program.