Introduction: The aim of the study was to compare the effects of a 6-week intervention of combined soccer training with resistance training on strength and power variables in highly trained female soccer players. It was hypothesized that 6 weeks is sufficient for a significant improvement in jumping ability and power to occur due to the intervention. The study involved 34 female soccer players of the top women’s league (22 ± 5 years old, body height 167 ± 5 cm, body weight 60 ± 8 kg). The players were divided into two groups of 17 participants. The control group performed 3 soccer and 1 strength training sessions (50–60% 1RM load) weekly. The experimental group performed 3 soccer and 2 resistance training sessions during a weekly micro-cycle (50–85% 1RM load). The results of the experiment indicate a significant improvement in vertical jump height and sitting leg press performance in the experimental group: CMJ (p < 0.05; p = 0.000029; ES:1.00;11%), CMJA (p < 0.05; p = 0.003; ES = 1.09;13%) and LP (p < 0.05; p = 0.027681; ES = 0.48;6%), while in the control group changes in results after completing the training program were statistically insignificant for CMJ (p > 0.05, p = 0.274000, ES:0.07,1%), CMJA (p > 0.05, p = 0.350958, ES = 0.27;3%) and LP (p > 0, 05; p = 0.130153; ES = 0.27;4%). The presented results suggest that a short, six-week resistance training program, specific soccer training and strength training carried out twice a week during the preparatory period may significantly improve the strength and jumping variables of the lower limbs in female soccer players.
Chamera T, Pronczuk M, Smok P, Drozd M, Michalczyk M, Maszczyk A. The effects of resistance training on jumping and selected power variables of the lower limbs in female soccer players. Balt J Health Phys Act. 2023;15(3):Article7. https://doi.org/10.29359/BJHPA.15.3.07
Author ORCID Identifier
Tomasz Chamera ORCID 0000-0002-5381-7634
Magdalena Prończuk ORCID 0009-0005-1478-3151
Miłosz Drozd ORCID 0000-0002-4477-2390
Małgorzata Michalczyk ORCID 0000-0003-1590-3002
Adam Maszczyk ORCID 0000-0001-9139-9747
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