Comparing anaerobic power and capacity of players in different categories of football


  • Marcelo Magalhães Sales
  • José Fernando Vila Nova de Moraes
  • João Mauricio de Oliveira Coelho
  • Wilson Botelho Neto
  • João Bartholomeu Neto
  • Carmen Sílvia Grubert Campbell
  • Herbert Gustavo Simões



Introduction: The anaerobic power can be defined as the maximum energy released per unit time for this system, while the anaerobic capacity can be defined as the full amount of energy available in the system. The characteristics of the development of anaerobic power and capacity in soccer players have not been elucidated. Objective: Evaluate and compare the power and anaerobic capacity in soccer players of the basic categories, sub15, sub 17, sub 20 and adult athletes that play in professional football club. Methodology: The sample consisted of 197 male soccer players, divided by category vying for championships: Group Sub 15 (n = 42), Group Sub 17 (n = 41), Group Sub 20 (n = 86); Group Adult (n = 28). To determine the parameters of power and capacity anaerobic subjects performed the Wingate Test. Results: the results allowed for the conclusion that in soccer players the maximum anaerobic power is dependent on the chronological age until the adult category, since the anaerobic capacity was dependent until the age of 20 sub category. The maximum relative anaerobic power was higher in the category under 20, but there was a decline of this variable in the adult category.





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