Updating futsal physiology, immune system, and performance
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Futsal promotes stress by handling the ball, physical contact, and exhaustive muscle contractions, elevating the risks for injury, oxidative stress, and inflammation after a training session or a match. In this review, we critically evaluate the more recent advances in the performance and health of futsal players. We searched the effects of futsal on performance, physiological parameters, muscle injury, inflammation, and oxidative stress. Although the stressful factors apply to all futsal players, goalkeepers require special attention during the competition and the recovery phase. We also show that the FIFA injury prevention programme, called The 11+, is effective in improving athletic performance and avoiding injury in futsal players. Research with different training durations and intensities and a wider range of studies involving oxidative stress, inflammation, and physiological mechanisms are of interest to design a more precise map of the biochemical regulation of training load and competition season in futsal.
Borges L, Dermargos A, Gorjão R, Cury-Boaventura MF, Hirabara SM, Abad CC, et al. Updating futsal physiology, immune system, and performance. Res. Sports. Med.. 2021 May;in press. doi:10.1080/15438627.2021.1929221.
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