SOCCER TRAINING DOES NOT IMPROVE ANAEROBIC PERFORMANCE IN BOYS
Al-Hazzaa, H. M., Al-Refaee, S. A., Almuzaini, K. S., Sulaiman, M. A., & Dafterdar, M. Y. (2000). Anaerobic performance of adolescents vs adults: Effect of age and soccer training. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 32(5), Supplement abstract 1367.
The interaction of age and soccer training on indices of anaerobic power in two age groups were studied. Ss were boy (N = 36; 12-15 yr) and adult male (N = 19) soccer players, and an untrained group of males (N = 19) as controls.
Training showed a significant effect on mean anaerobic power but not on absolute peak power. Training was effective in adults but not in young adolescents.
Implication. Soccer training might not improve anaerobic performance in young male adolescents.
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