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Jonathan Rhodes, Jon May, Jackie Andrade, and David Kavanagh

with an English professional soccer team to improve each of its team member’s grit through imagery-based motivational training. The concept of grit has been applied widely, from dropout rates at the United States Military Academy ( Duckworth & Quinn, 2009 ) to marriage ( Eskreis-Winkler, Shulman, Beal

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Mohamed Saifeddin Fessi and Wassim Moalla

the goal for each team. Research investigating professional soccer players demonstrated that the player activity during the game was related to the match outcome. 1 , 4 In fact, it has been reported that the players of the winning team perform more physical efforts than the losing team 3 and that

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Wassim Moalla, Mohamed Saifeddin Fessi, Sabeur Nouira, Alberto Mendez-Villanueva, Valter Di Salvo, and Said Ahmaidi

simulated team-sport activity. 11 Recently, Fessi et al 14 reported that decreasing TL by 25% during taper weeks, in comparison with weeks with standard TL, was associated with a 15% increase in intense and high-intensity activities in professional soccer matches. These results highlight the importance

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Tim Op De Beéck, Arne Jaspers, Michel S. Brink, Wouter G.P. Frencken, Filip Staes, Jesse J. Davis, and Werner F. Helsen

Furthermore, these loads elicit responses, such as fitness, fatigue, and a certain need for recovery. 2 , 3 These athletes’ responses are often measured by perceived wellness questionnaires. 2 , 3 In professional soccer, several studies have provided evidence for using perceived wellness questionnaires to

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Lasse Ishøi, Kasper Krommes, Mathias F. Nielsen, Kasper B. Thornton, Per Hölmich, Per Aagaard, Juan J.J. Penalver, and Kristian Thorborg

Muscle injuries are a significant cause of time loss in professional soccer. The majority of muscle injuries are located in the thigh muscles (hamstring and quadriceps), constituting up to 25% of all soccer injuries and with 9 out of 10 thigh muscle injuries classified as “muscle strains” defined

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Adam Field, Liam D. Harper, Bryna C.R. Chrismas, Peter M. Fowler, Alan McCall, Darren J. Paul, Karim Chamari, and Lee Taylor

performance recovery. 2 Recovery strategy efficacy, while well documented in subelite and nonelite soccer populations 2 (and other team sports 1 ), is lacking in elite soccer populations. Further, recovery strategies adopted by professional soccer clubs/federations are not apparent (unlike recovery

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Sergio Jiménez-Rubio, Archit Navandar, Jesús Rivilla-García, and Victor Paredes-Hernández

Soccer is a sport prone to injuries with a greater number of injuries occurring during competition (41.33 lesions per 1000 h) than in training (6.02 lesions per 1000 h). 1 Muscle injuries account for about a third of all injuries in professional soccer, 2 and injuries to the hamstring muscle

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Rachel Allison

in professional sport. I draw from 19 interviews and one e-mail exchange with U.S. women’s professional soccer players to consider how they understand and negotiate gender difference and its relationship with inequality. I find that in a context where biological gender essentialism is culturally

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William Abbott, Adam Brett, Emma Cockburn, and Tom Clifford

aim of this study was to examine whether presleep supplementation with CP after a competitive match could accelerate acute functional recovery in professional soccer players. We hypothesized that consuming CP before bed would accelerate the recovery of muscle function and reduce MS compared with a

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Sergio Jiménez-Rubio, José Luis Estévez Rodríguez, and Archit Navandar

muscle group. 7 However, such rehabilitation models may be insufficient given the high reinjury rate of 18% in professional soccer within the first 2 months after injury. 2 Given the different physical demands and kinematics of each sport, there might be a need to implement a reconditioning program as