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International Journal of Sports Medicine

K Karatrantou, V Gerodimos, K Häkkinen, A Zafeiridis
Combined strength and aerobic training programs are widely used for improving markers of physical fitness and health. We compared the efficiency of a serial and an integrated combined training program on health and overall fitness in middle-aged females. 54 females (46.7±4.5yrs) were assigned to a serial (SCG) or an integrated (ICG) combined training group or to a control group (CG). The SCG and ICG performed a 3-month training combining aerobic dance and calisthenics. The 2 training programs differ in the sequence of aerobic and strength exercises...
October 13, 2016: International Journal of Sports Medicine
E P Homestead, J E Peterman, L A Kane, E J Contini, W C Byrnes
Our purpose was to determine if using an individual's power-specific gross efficiency improves the accuracy of estimating energy expenditure from cycling power. 30 subjects performed a graded cycling test to develop 4 gross efficiencies: individual power-specific gross efficiencies, a group mean power-specific gross efficiency, individual fixed gross efficiencies, and a group mean fixed gross efficiency. Energy expenditure was estimated from power using these different gross efficiencies and compared to measured energy expenditure during moderate- and hard-intensity constant-power and 2 variable-power cycling bouts...
October 13, 2016: International Journal of Sports Medicine
A M Wolff, T P Rasmussen, C R Wichern, M R Peterson, M M Stayton, D P Thomas
The primary purpose of the study was to evaluate whether a pericardiectomy (PERI) alters training- or myocardial infarction (MI)-induced left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), chamber geometry, gene expression and/or running performance. Mice were randomized into 6 groups: naïve control (CONT)-sedentary (Sed), CONT-trained (Tr), PERI-Sed, PERI-Tr, MI-Sed and MI-Tr. MI mice also received a pericardiectomy as part of the MI surgical procedure. 10 weeks of treadmill running resulted in enhanced running performance-to-exhaustion in all 3 trained groups (CONT-Tr, PERI-Tr, MI-Tr) compared to sedentary cohorts (P<0...
October 13, 2016: International Journal of Sports Medicine
P Lafère, C Balestra, W Hemelryck, F Guerrero, P Germonpré
Although many factors contributing to inert gas narcosis onset and severity have been put forward, the available evidence is not particularly strong. Using objective criteria, we have assessed brain impairment associated with narcosis under various environmental diving conditions. 40 volunteers performed a no-decompression dive (33 m for 20 min) either in a dry chamber, a pool or open sea. They were assessed by critical flicker fusion frequency before the dive, upon arriving at depth, 5 min before ascent, on surfacing and 30 min post-dive...
October 13, 2016: International Journal of Sports Medicine
T Mizuno, Y Umemura
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 13, 2016: International Journal of Sports Medicine
A J Gardner, R M N Kohler, C R Levi, G L Iverson
A new concussion interchange rule (CIR) was introduced in 2014 for the National Rugby League and National Youth Competition (NYC). The CIR allows a player suspected of having sustained a concussion to be removed from play and assessed without an interchange being tallied against the player's team. Participants included all NYC players who used the CIR during the 2014 season. 2 raters completed video analysis of 131 (of a total of 156 reported) uses of the CIR, describing injury characteristics, situational factors, and concussion signs...
October 13, 2016: International Journal of Sports Medicine
R K Hansen, J B Andersen, A S Vinther, U Pielmeier, R G Larsen
A randomized, controlled, cross-over study was used to investigate the effects of breaking up prolonged sitting with low intensity physical activity on postprandial blood glucose concentrations in healthy, young, normal-weight adults. 14 men (n=6) and women (n=8) were assigned to 2.5 h of prolonged sitting (CON) and 2.5 h of prolonged sitting with 2-min bouts of walking every 20 min (LIPA). After ingesting a standardized test drink, capillary blood was sampled every 10 min to establish a postprandial blood glucose profile...
October 7, 2016: International Journal of Sports Medicine
M J McAllister, H E Webb, D K Tidwell, J W Smith, B J Fountain, M W Schilling, R D Williams
Combined mental and physical stress is associated with exacerbated cortisol production which may increase risk for the progression of cardiovascular disease in individuals working in high-stress occupations (e.g., firefighters, military personnel, etc.). Carbohydrate (CHO) ingestion prior to physical stress may attenuate cortisol concentrations. This project was the first to investigate the effect of CHO ingestion on cortisol response from combined mental and physical stress. 16 men 21-30 years old were randomly assigned a 6...
October 7, 2016: International Journal of Sports Medicine
I Loturco, F Y Nakamura, R Kobal, S Gil, B Pivetti, L A Pereira, H Roschel
It is unknown whether traditional periodization of strength-power training involving accumulation, transformation and realization blocks is superior to other simpler and more practical training schemes. The purpose of this study was thus to investigate changes in strength/power/speed characteristics of elite soccer players in response to either classic strength-power periodization (TSP) or optimum power load (OPL). 23 professional soccer players were randomly assigned to TSP or OPL for 6 weeks in-season regular training (3 times per week)...
October 5, 2016: International Journal of Sports Medicine
F Riera, T T Trong, K Rinaldi, O Hue
This study investigated whether the combination of internal precooling (PC) and internal midcooling (MC cooling during exercise) would enhance performance more than MC alone. 9 trained males completed two 30-km cycling trials in a hot and humid environment (WBGT: 29±0.7°C, 80±0.02% relative humidity). For 30 min before exercise, the subjects sat quietly and drank water at 23°C (MC) or 3°C (PC+MC). During the MC and PC+MC time trials, they drank an ice-slush/menthol beverage (i. e., 0.025% menthol)...
October 5, 2016: International Journal of Sports Medicine
A Rosen, J Ko, C Brown
Chronic ankle instability is a common pathological consequence of ankle sprains. However, screening tools which assess self-reported dysfunction offer little insight into clinical factors which may be useful to improve deficits. The purpose of this study was to identify factors that contribute most to self-reported dysfunction. 93 individuals completed the Cumberland Ankle Instability Tool (CAIT), active range of motion, dynamic postural stability assessments, and an arthrometer inversion stress test to assess lateral ankle laxity and stiffness...
October 5, 2016: International Journal of Sports Medicine
D Fulstone, A Chandran, M Barron, L DiPietro
We extend previous analyses and examined sex-differences in the rate and severity of knee injuries among collegiate soccer players between 2004 and 2009. Data from the National Collegiate Athletic Association Injury Surveillance System (NCAA ISS) were used to calculate injury incidence density (ID) per 1 000 athletic exposures (AE). Multivariable regression modeling then tested the relation between sex and knee injury incidence and severity among all injured soccer players, while controlling for contact, setting, and division level, as well as for the interactions among these variables...
October 5, 2016: International Journal of Sports Medicine
T Mizuno, Y Umemura
The purpose of this study was to identify changes in ankle range of motion and passive mechanical properties of the muscle-tendon unit after dynamic stretching. 12 healthy subjects participated in this study. Displacement of the muscle-tendon junction was measured using ultrasonography while the ankle was passively dorsiflexed at 1°/sec to its maximal dorsiflexion angle. Passive torque was also measured using an isokinetic dynamometer. Measurements were conducted pre-intervention, immediately after the intervention and 5, 10, 15 and 30 min post-intervention...
September 27, 2016: International Journal of Sports Medicine
E C Costa, T C B Dantas, L F de Farias Junior, D T Frazão, J Prestes, S R Moreira, R M Ritti-Dias, R A Tibana, T A Duhamel
Recently, post-exercise blood pressure (BP) has been considered a predictive tool to identify individuals who are responsive or not to BP reductions with exercise training (i. e., "high" and "low responders"). This study aimed to analyze the inter- and intra-individual BP responsiveness following a single bout of high-intensity interval exercise (HIIE) and continuous exercise (CE) in normotensive men (n=14; 24.5±4.2 years). Mean change in BP during the 60 min period post-exercise was analyzed and minimal detectable change (MDC) was calculated to classify the subjects as "low" (no post-exercise hypotension [PEH]) and "high responders" (PEH occurrence) following each exercise protocol (inter-individual analysis)...
September 27, 2016: International Journal of Sports Medicine
L D Hayes, N Sculthorpe, B Cunniffe, F Grace
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 27, 2016: International Journal of Sports Medicine
J M Oliver, S C Jenke, J D Mata, A Kreutzer, M T Jones
This study compared the acute cytokine response, and kinetic and kinematic profile following back squat exercise in resistance-trained men. In a randomized, cross-over design, 10 resistance-trained men (27±4 y, 1.80±0.07 m, 82.8±6.7 kg, 16.3±3.5% fat) performed the back squat exercise using traditional and cluster set configurations. Kinetic and kinematic data were sampled throughout each condition. Venous blood was sampled prior, immediately post, 30 min, 60 min, 24 h, and 48 h post-exercise for plasma interleukin-6 (IL-6) and interleukin-15 (IL-15)...
September 27, 2016: International Journal of Sports Medicine
F-D Desgorces, C Breuillard, C Police, N Neveux, C-H Cottart, M-C Blanc, J F Toussaint, P Noirez
The present study focused on rapid responses of inflammation markers and insulin resistance to dietary restriction and exercise in inactive patients. 13 obese women were included during a 5-day time frame during which decreases in food intake (-1 378±298 kcal) were associated with 2 exercise sessions (80 and 40 min). Circulating inflammatory biomarkers, insulin resistance index and muscle soreness were measured in fasted conditions. Fasting plasma concentrations of CRP and insulin resistance index decreased over the period (respectively, p=0...
September 27, 2016: International Journal of Sports Medicine
C-Y Chiu, D L Pease, S Fawkner, R H Sanders
The elliptical zone method (E-Zone) can be used to obtain reliable body volume data including total body volume and segmental volumes with inexpensive and portable equipment. The purpose of this research was to assess the accuracy of body volume data obtained from E-Zone by comparing them with those acquired from the 3D photonic scanning method (3DPS). 17 male participants with diverse somatotypes were recruited. Each participant was scanned twice on the same day by a 3D whole-body scanner and photographed twice for the E-Zone analysis...
September 27, 2016: International Journal of Sports Medicine
T Ueda, H Hobara, Y Kobayashi, T A Heldoorn, M Mochimaru, H Mizoguchi
Tibial stress fractures are among the most common and potentially serious overuse injuries in runners. The fractures are thought to be related in part, to excessive loading variables, such as vertical average loading rate (VALR) and vertical instantaneous loading rate (VILR). Although there are several methods for calculating loading rate in running, little is known about the differences between the results produced by these methods. The purpose of this study was to compare 3 previously published methods of calculating VALR and VILR during running...
September 27, 2016: International Journal of Sports Medicine
S Y Lee, S-S Kwon, M S Park, M K Chung, K B Kim, S Koo, K M Lee
This study aimed to investigate the relationship between bone morphology and injured ligaments on imaging studies and laxity on ankle stress radiographs in patients with lateral ankle instability. In total, 115 patients who had undergone ankle MRI, ankle radiography, and stress radiography were included. Distal tibial articular surface angle, bimalleolar tilt, medial and lateral malleolar relative length, medial malleolar slip angle, anterior inclination of the tibia, and fibular position were measured on ankle radiographs...
September 27, 2016: International Journal of Sports Medicine
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