Return to training and competition after COVID-19 in professional football

If the COVID-19 pandemic situation improves quickly andgovernance permit to restart sports events, an appropriatesport-specific conditioning should be granted considering three key points: (i) the effects of possible asymmetrical detraining leading to modification of ligament, muscle and tendonproperties; (ii) training load after inactivity periods and (iii) density of matches, which will necessarily be increased afterbreak period to be able to finish the football competitions. This manuscript provides specific recommendations to the resumption of training.
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Subjects: soccer high performance sport training load training planning exercise / load tolerance health athlete infection virus muscle tendon
Notations: sport games biological and medical sciences
Tagging: Coronavirus Detraining
Published in: Sport performance & science reports
Published: 2020
Issue: 102
Pages: 1-3
Document types: article
Language: English
Level: advanced