Muscle typologies and talent waste in youth socc.

01 October 2019 → Ongoing
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Exercise physiology
    • Sports sciences
Muscle fiber type carnosine talent waste youth soccer Muscle Talent Scan adapted training adapted recovery
Project description


There’s an underrepresentation of players with predominant fast-twitch fibers in elite soccer, opposite
to performance requirements. Do we lose youth fast-twitch players along the development path and
what are the underlying mechanisms? As fast-twitch fibers show faster fatigue and need more time
to recover, fast-twitch players might need a personalized approach to prevent overtraining, muscle
injury risks and eventually drop-out.