Title

Movement economy in soccer: Current data and limitations

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Sports

Publisher

MDPI

School

School of Medical and Health Sciences

RAS ID

27526

Comments

Originally published as:

Dolci, F., Hart, N., Kilding, A., Chivers, P., Piggott, B., & Spiteri, T. (2018). Movement economy in soccer: Current data and limitations. Sports, 6(4), 124.

Original article available here.

Abstract

Soccer is an intermittent team-sport, where performance is determined by a myriad of psychological, technical, tactical, and physical factors. Among the physical factors, endurance appears to play a key role into counteracting the fatigue-related reduction in running performance observed during soccer matches. One physiological determinant of endurance is movement economy, which represents the aerobic energy cost to exercise at a given submaximal velocity. While the role of movement economy has been extensively examined in endurance athletes, it has received little attention in soccer players, but may be an important factor, given the prolonged demands of match play. For this reason, the current review discusses the nature, impact, and trainability of movement economy specific to soccer players. A summary of current knowledge and limitations of movement economy in soccer is provided, with an insight into future research directions, to make this important parameter more valuable when assessing and training soccer players’ running performance.

DOI

10.3390/sports6040124

Access Rights

Free_to_read

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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