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Joao R. Silva
Qatar Airways
Strength trainingPsychologyPhysical therapySprintMedicine
18Publications
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#1Karim Hader (Qatar Airways)H-Index: 5
#2Michael C. Rumpf (AUT: Auckland University of Technology)H-Index: 8
Last. Joao R. Silva (Qatar Airways)H-Index: 8
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Monitoring athletes’ external load during a soccer match may be useful to predict post-match acute and residual fatigue. This estimation would allow individual adjustments to training programs to minimize injury risk, improve well-being, and restore players’ physical performance and inform the recovery process. Using a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature, the aim is to determine which monitoring variables would be the strongest predictors of acute (immediately) and residual (up...
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#1Vincenzo Rago (University of Porto)H-Index: 3
#2Joao R. Silva (Qatar Airways)H-Index: 8
Last. António Rebelo (University of Porto)H-Index: 23
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BACKGROUND: In Southern European countries it is very frequent to perform medium-sized games (MSG) as last training drill. We analyzed the individual variability and changes in activity patterns during MSG throughout the preseason. METHODS: Activity profile during MSGs (10v10+goalkeepers, duration: 10-min, field length: 50 m, width: 90 m, area per player: 204.5 m2) was quantified using a GPS in 14 professional male players (6 defenders, 5 midfielders 5 and attackers). RESULTS: Inter-individual v...
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#1Vincenzo RagoH-Index: 3
#2Joao R. Silva (Qatar Airways)H-Index: 8
Last. António Rebelo (University of Porto)H-Index: 23
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INTRODUCTION: Soccer training and completion is conventionally practiced on natural grass (NG) or artificial turf (AT). Recently, AT pitches for training/competition, and of unstable surfaces for injury prevention training has increased. Therefore, soccer players are frequently exposed to variations in pitch surface during either training or competition. These ground changes may impact physical and physiological responses, adaptations as well as the injury. The aim of this review was to summariz...
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PURPOSE: To investigate the effectiveness of different individualization methods of speed zones during match play to estimate postmatch perceptual recovery in soccer. METHODS: Twelve players under the age of 19 y undertook field-based assessments to determine their maximal aerobic speed (MAS) and maximal sprint speed (MSS). External load (extracted from 10-Hz GPS over 10 official matches) was measured and classified into 4 categories as follows: low-speed running, moderate-speed running, high-sp...
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#1Joao R. Silva (Qatar Airways)H-Index: 8
This chapter discusses the state of research on concurrent endurance and strength training in soccer. The first part of the chapter provides rationales for soccer as a concurrent modality and describes the physiological and performance adaptations to concurrent training in soccer. Thereafter, some considerations for training programs design will be provided, by addressing the role of the different concurrent training variables (within session order, between mode recovery length and intensity and...
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#1Vincenzo Rago (University of Porto)H-Index: 3
#2Joao R. Silva (Qatar Airways)H-Index: 8
Last. António Rebelo (University of Porto)H-Index: 23
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ABSTRACTWe examined the influence of competitive standard of the opponent on activity profile and fatigue during preseason friendly soccer matches. Time motion analysis was performed in a male professional soccer team (N = 14) during six friendly games played against professional, semi-professional and amateur-level opponents (PL, SPL and AL). The reference team covered higher acceleration distance, acceleration and deceleration > 2 m· s−2 distance against PL than AL (ES = 0.77 to 0.91). Acceler...
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#1Maxime HertzogH-Index: 5
#2Darren J. PaulH-Index: 9
Last. Joao R. SilvaH-Index: 8
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The purpose of this longitudinal study was to investigate whether recruitment status influences neuromuscular and endurance performances in academy soccer players over a 2-year training period (from Under-16 to Under-18). Thirty-seven male soccer players from an elite academy were selected and divided in two cohorts according to their recruitment status: Early Recruitment group (ER; n = 16), training and competing for the academy since Under-14 and Under-15 age groups, and; Late Recruitment grou...
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#1Vincenzo Rago (University of Porto)H-Index: 3
#2Joao R. Silva (Qatar Airways)H-Index: 8
Last. António Rebelo (University of Porto)H-Index: 23
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ABSTRACTObjectives: We analysed the inter-individual relationship between training status and activity pattern in small-sided games (SSG) and full-sized games (FG).Methods: Fourteen Italian elite male senior football players were monitored during four training sessions incorporating SSG, and six FG, during the pre-season. Baseline measurements included, countermovement jump (CMJ), 5-m sprint time and Yo-Yo intermittent recovery test level 1 distance (YYIR1). Activity pattern was collected via 15...
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#1Joao R. Silva (Qatar Airways)H-Index: 8
#2M. C. Rumpf (Qatar Airways)H-Index: 1
Last. K. Hader (Qatar Airways)H-Index: 1
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Background Understanding soccer players’ match-related fatigue and recovery profiles likely helps with developing conditioning programs that increase team performance and reduce injuries and illnesses. In order to improve match recovery (the return-to-play process and ergogenic interventions) it is also pivotal to determine if match simulation protocols and actual match-play lead to similar responses.
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#1Joao R. SilvaH-Index: 8
#2Michael C. RumpfH-Index: 8
Last. George P. NassisH-Index: 22
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