The Copenhagen Adductor Exercise Trial

U

University of Bath

Status

Completed

Conditions

Eccentric Hip Adduction Strength

Treatments

Other: Copenhagen adductor exercise

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT03684200
UBath

Details and patient eligibility

About

The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficacy of a 6-week intervention, using the Copenhagen adductor exercise, on adductor muscle strength in sub-elite male footballers. Secondly, it will also examine the effect of a 3-week detraining period, after stopping the Copenhagen adductor exercise, on adductor muscle strength. The primary outcome measure is eccentric hip adduction strength measured using a handheld dynamometer. Additionally, peak isometric adductor squeeze strength will also be measured using a handheld dynamometer. The hypothesis is that strength training of the adductor muscles elicited by the Copenhagen adductor exercise will result in enhanced eccentric hip adduction strength.

Enrollment

39 patients

Sex

Male

Ages

18 to 26 years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Sub-elite English football player
  • Age 18-26
  • Participant can read, speak and understand English.
  • Participant can receive and reply to texts on a cell phone using Short Message Services (SMS).
  • Able to participate fully in competitive football training at time of testing.

Exclusion criteria

  • Hip and groin pain resulting in loss of football training and matches in the 2 months prior to commencement of the trial.
  • Specific strength training of the adductor muscles (>/1 week) in the 2 months prior to commencement of the trial.
  • Participant cannot attend strength testing sessions during the study.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Other

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

39 participants in 2 patient groups

Copenhagen adductor exercise
Experimental group
Description:
20 players allocated to the Copenhagen adductor exercise group complete a progressive strengthening programme comprising of the Copenhagen adductor exercise over a period of 6 weeks. They will complete two exercise sessions a week consisting of one set of the Copenhagen adductor exercise. The exercise will be performed on each side. The training load will increase from 5 repetitions in week 1, to 15 repetitions in week 6. The exercise programme is performed at the end of the warm-up of a regular football training session.
Treatment:
Other: Copenhagen adductor exercise
Control
No Intervention group
Description:
19 players allocated to the control group will be asked not to perform the Copenhagen adductor exercise or any other specific strength training for the adductor muscles and to continue to play football as usual.

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