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Power and endurance in Hong Kong professional football players

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posted on 30.06.2016, 16:04 by Hardaway Chun-Kwan Chan, Daniel FongDaniel Fong, Justin Wai-Yuk Lee, Quentin Kai-Ching Yau, Patrick Shu-Hang Yung, Kai-Ming Chan
Background The purpose of this study was to investigate the power and endurance characteristics of Hong Kong professional football players. Training recommendations can be deduced based on the comparison between Hong Kong and international football players. Methods Eighty-eight Hong Kong professional football players (height, 177.2 ± 6.4 cm; weight, 70.6 ± 7.6 kg; age, 25.6 ± 5.0 years) in the first division league participated in a battery of tests, which included: (1) height, (2) weight, (3) countermovement jump, (4) 30-m sprinting, and (5) Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test Level 2. Results Compared with the test results of the first division players in other countries as reported in the literature (Norway, France, and Scandinavian countries), Hong Kong players were shorter in height (0.1–2.1%), lighter in weight (5.5–8.3%), fair in vertical jump height (−4.8 –17%), slower in acceleration (4.2–5.1%) and maximum speed (3–14.2%), and had poorer aerobic and anaerobic endurance (22.9%). Conclusion The present study suggests that Hong Kong football players (or players with similar physique and ability) need to improve their power and endurance.

Funding

This research project was made possible by resources donated by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. Open Access funded by Asia Pacific Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Society

History

School

  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

Asia-Pacific Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation and Technology

Volume

5

Pages

1 - 5 (5)

Citation

CHAN, H. ... et al, 2016. Power and endurance in Hong Kong professional football players. Asia-Pacific Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation and Technology, 5, pp. 1 - 5.

Publisher

Elsevier / © Asia Pacific Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Society

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

09/05/2016

Publication date

2016

Notes

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the CC BY-NC-ND license, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/.

ISSN

2214-6873

Language

en