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Impact of limited hamstring flexibility on vertical jump, kicking speed, sprint, and agility in young football players

Exercise Physiology
Author
García-Pinillos F et al.
Used Parameters : BW, SMM, BFM

Publication Year : 2015

Country : Spain

Journal : Journal of Sports Sciences

This study aims to analyse the impact of limited hamstring flexibility (HF) on specific football skills, such as sprinting and jumping ability, agility, and kicking speed in young football players. Forty-three male football players (aged 14–18) from a semi-professional football academy participated voluntarily in this study. Data about anthropometric measurements, HF (unilateral passive straight-leg raise test: PSLR), vertical jumping ability (countermovement jump: CMJ), sprinting ability (5, 10, 20 m: S5 m, S10 m, S20 m), agility (Balsom agility test …
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