The aim of the study was to monitor in-season changes in the mechanical and neuromuscular characteristics of knee extensor and flexor muscles in professional soccer players. Twenty-one professional soccer players and sixteen non-soccer playing males were assessed with tensiomyography on two occasions: just after the start of the competitive season and 10 weeks later. The findings confirm that mechanical and neuromuscular characteristics change over time and also vary according to the characteristics of the athlete and the muscle analyzed. Soccer coaches could use Tc, Td, and Dm data (TMG parameters) to individualize the work load and intensity, and control the effects of neuromuscular training throughout the season using a portable, non-invasive technique that, unlike stress tests, does not cause fatigue and therefore does not interfere with training periodization. You can access the full text here.

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