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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287284/potential-relationship-between-passive-plantar-flexor-stiffness-and-running-performance
#1
Hiromasa Ueno, Tadashi Suga, Kenji Takao, Takahiro Tanaka, Jun Misaki, Yuto Miyake, Akinori Nagano, Tadao Isaka
The present study aimed to determine the relationship between passive stiffness of the plantar flexors and running performance in endurance runners. Forty-eight well-trained male endurance runners and 24 untrained male control subjects participated in this study. Plantar flexor stiffness during passive dorsiflexion was calculated from the slope of the linear portion of the torque-angle curve. Of the endurance runners included in the present study, running economy in 28 endurance runners was evaluated by measuring energy cost during three 4-min trials (14, 16, and 18 km/h) of submaximal treadmill running...
December 29, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284166/functional-screening-tests-interrelationships-and-ability-to-predict-vertical-jump-performance
#2
Irineu Loturco, Lucas Adriano Pereira, Ronaldo Kobal, Cesar Cavinato Cal Abad, William Komatsu, Ronaldo Cunha, Gustavo Arliani, Benno Ejnisman, Alberto de Castro Pochini, Fábio Yuzo Nakamura, Moises Cohen
There are several methods used in sports science to identify asymmetries in athletes, given their purported relevance to injury prevention and performance optimization. We aimed to verify whether asymmetries provided by isokinetic assessments, jump tests, and tensiomyography (TMG) are associated with each other, and whether their respective functional indices are related to jumping ability. TMG parameters, unilateral and bilateral squat-jump (SJ) and countermovement-jump (CMJ) performances, and peak torque in knee-extension and flexion with angular velocities of 60o/s and 300o/s for twenty-four soccer players were retained for analyses...
December 28, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284165/lactate-threshold-as-a-measure-of-aerobic-metabolism-in-resistance-exercise
#3
Raúl Domínguez, José Luis Maté-Muñoz, Noemí Serra-Paya, Manuel Vicente Garnacho-Castaño
In resistance training, load intensity is usually calculated as the percentage of a maximum repetition (1RM) or maximum number of possible repetitions (% of 1RM). Some studies have proposed a lactate threshold (LT) intensity as an optimal approach for concurrent training of cardiorespiratory endurance and muscle strength, as well as an alternative in resistance training. The objective of the present study was to analyze the results obtained in research evaluating the use of LT in resistance training. A keyword and search tree strategy identified 14 relevant articles in the Dialnet, Elsevier, Medline, Pubmed, Scopus and Web of Science databases...
December 28, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190853/contributions-of-hamstring-stiffness-to-straight-leg-raise-and-sit-and-reach-test-scores
#4
Naokazu Miyamoto, Kosuke Hirata, Noriko Kimura, Eri Miyamoto-Mikami
The passive straight-leg-raise (PSLR) and the sit-and-reach (SR) tests have been widely used to assess hamstring extensibility. However, it remains unclear to what extent hamstring stiffness (a measure of material properties) contributes to PSLR and SR test scores. Therefore, we aimed to clarify the relationship between hamstring stiffness and PSLR and SR scores using ultrasound shear wave elastography. Ninety-eight healthy subjects completed the study. Each subject completed PSLR testing, and classic and modified SR testing of the right leg...
November 30, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190852/exercise-prescription-using-the-borg-rating-of-perceived-exertion-to-improve-fitness
#5
Manuel Vicente Garnacho-Castaño, Raúl Domínguez, Arturo Muñoz González, Raquel Feliu-Ruano, Noemí Serra-Payá, José Luis Maté-Muñoz
The present study aimed to compare two fitness-training methodologies, instability circuit resistance training (ICRT) versus traditional circuit resistance training (TCRT), applying an experimental model of exercise prescription controlling and modulating exercise load using the Borg rating of perceived exertion. Forty-four healthy young adults age (21.6±2.3 years) were randomly assigned to three groups: TCRT (n=14), ICRT (n=14) and a control group (n=16). Strength and cardiorespiratory tests were chosen to evaluate cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness before and after the training program...
November 30, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190851/oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-and-cell-adhesion-molecules-following-exercise-training
#6
Yunsuk Koh, Jin Park, Rick Carter
Elevated oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) and cell adhesion molecules are associated with inflammation and atherosclerosis. The role of exercise in circulating ox-LDL, enzyme mediators, and cell adhesion molecules are not clearly understood in obesity. As a randomized controlled design, 27 obese (BMI>30 kg/m2) sedentary men (N=13) and women (N=14) were randomly assigned to either an exercise (N=15) or a control (N=12) group. The exercise group performed a 60-min supervised treadmill exercise at moderate intensity (70% of HRmax) for 3 days per week for 4 weeks, while the control group did not exercise...
November 30, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190850/mri-cartilage-assessment-of-the-subtalar-and-midtarsal-joints-during-a-transcontinental-ultramarathon-new-insights-into-human-locomotion
#7
Uwe Hans-Werner Schütz, Christian Billich, Daniel Schoss, Meinrad Beer, Jutta Ellermann
MR measurements can be accurately performed during 4486 km of running, opening a window into in vivo assessment of hindfoot articular cartilage under extreme ultra-endurance loading. This observational cross-sectional study included 22 randomized participants of TransEurope FootRace between Italy and the North Cape, which was accompanied by a trailer-mounted 1.5T MRI scanner over 9 weeks. Four follow up MR examinations of subtalar and midtarsal joints were performed. Statistics of cartilage T2*  and thickness were obtained...
November 30, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190849/concussion-recovery-phase-affects-vestibular-and-oculomotor-symptom-provocation
#8
Kelly M Cheever, Jane McDevitt, Ryan Tierney, W Geoffrey Wright
Vestibular and oculomotor testing is emerging as a valuable assessment in sport-related concussion (SRC). However, their usefulness for tracking recovery and guiding return-to-play decisions remains unclear. Therefore the purpose of this study was to evaluate their clinical usefulness for tracking SRC recovery. Vestibular and oculomotor assessments were used to measure symptom provocation in an acute group (n=21) concussed≤10 days, prolonged symptoms group (n=10) concussed ≥16 days (median=84 days), healthy group (n=58) no concussions in >6 months...
November 30, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169189/lifelong-voluntary-exercise-modulates-age-related-changes-in-oxidative-stress
#9
Mohamed Amine Bouzid, Edith Filaire, Régis Matran, Sophie Robin, Claudine Fabre
The hypothesis that aging and regular physical activity could influence oxidative stress has been studied by comparing antioxidant activities (superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GPX), glutathione reductase (GR), ascorbic acid and α-Tocopherol) and malondialdehyde level (MDA) in four groups: young sedentary (n=15; age: 20.3±2.8 years; YS), young active (n=16; age: 21.4±1.9 years; YA), old sedentary (n=15; age: 65.1±3.5 years; OS) and old active (n=17; age: 67.2±4.8 years; OA). Antioxidant activities and MDA level were assessed at rest and after an incremental exercise...
November 23, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169188/cardiac-autonomic-function-cardiovascular-risk-and-physical-activity-in-adolescents
#10
Ricardo S Oliveira, Alan R Barker, Craig Anthony Williams
The aims of this study were to investigate in adolescents: 1) the relationships of physical activity (PA) and cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) to traditional CVD risk factors, rest and recovery autonomic function; and 2) whether autonomic function strengthens the associations between PA, CRF and CVD risk. Fifty-four (22 girls) adolescents had traditional CVD risk factors, rest and recovery autonomic function evaluated. CRF was measured using a steep ramp cycle test and PA was assessed with accelerometers. Resting HRV (and RMSSD30) and heart rate recovery (T30, HHRτ) were used...
November 23, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161748/whole-body-cryotherapy-as-a-recovery-technique-after-exercise-a-review-of-the-literature
#11
Catriona Rose, Kate M Edwards, Jason Siegler, Kenneth Graham, Corinne Caillaud
This review aims to evaluate the current body of literature investigating the effect of whole body cryotherapy on recovery after exercise. A systematic search was conducted to investigate the effect of whole body cryotherapy (WBC, exposure to temperatures between -110 to -190°C) on markers of recovery after damaging exercise in healthy, physically active subjects. Of the 16 eligible articles extracted, ten induced muscle damage using controlled exercise in a laboratory setting, while six induced damage during sport-specific training...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161747/a-functional-mri-exploration-of-hamstring-activation-during-the-supine-bridge-exercise
#12
Matthew Bourne, Morgan Williams, Tania Pizzari, Anthony Shield
The single leg supine bridge (SLB) is a commonly employed strengthening exercise and is used as a clinical test for hamstring function in sports, however, little is known about the patterns of muscle activation in this task. To explore these activation patterns, nine healthy, recreationally active males underwent functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of their thighs at rest and immediately after 5 sets of 10 repetitions of the SLB exercise. Exercise-induced increases in the transverse (T2) relaxation time of the biceps femoris long and short heads, semitendinosus and semimembranosus, were determined via signal intensity changes in pre- and post-exercise images and used as an index of muscle activation...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161746/exercise-performed-concomitantly-with-particulate-matter-exposure-inhibits-lung-injury
#13
Adriano Silva-Renno, Guilherme Crisitanini Baldivia, Manoel C Oliveira-Junior, Maysa Alves Rodrigues Brandao-Rangel, Elias El-Mafarjeh, Marisa Dolhnikoff, Thaís Mauad, Jôse Mára Britto, Paulo Hilário Nascimento Saldiva, Luis Vicente Franco Oliveira, Ana P Ligeiro-Oliveira, Gustavo Silveira Graudenz, Rodolfo Paula Vieira
Air pollution is a growing problem worldwide, inducing and exacerbating several diseases. Among the several components of air pollutants, particulate matter (PM), especially thick (10-2.5 µm; PM 10) and thin (≤2.5 µm; PM 2.5), are breathable particles that easily can be deposited within the lungs, resulting in pulmonary and systemic inflammation. Although physical activity is strongly recommended, its effects when practiced in polluted environments are questionable. Therefore, the present study evaluated the pulmonary and systemic response of concomitant treadmill training with PM 2...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161745/resting-autonomic-function-in-active-and-insufficiently-active-people-living-with-hiv
#14
Norberto Quiles, Carol Garber, Joseph Ciccolo
Autonomic dysfunction appears to be prevalent in people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). However, there are limited data on the resting autonomic responses to exercise in active and insufficiently active PLWHA. We aimed to determine whether active PLWHA have better autonomic responses compared with insufficiently active PLWHA. Active PLWHA receiving anti-retroviral therapy (n=13) and insufficiently active PLWHA (n=10) were recruited. A 10-min recording of the supine electrocardiogram was taken. Resting heart rate variability was analyzed from this electrocardiogram...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165734/effects-of-age-joint-angle-and-test-modality-on-strength-production-and-functional-outcomes
#15
Brennan J Thompson, Morgan Whitson, Eric J Sobolewski, Matt S Stock
This study investigated the impact of age, knee joint angle, and strength testing modality on lower body maximal and rapid strength production and assessed the transferability of these characteristics to mobility-related function. Twenty young (age=21.9 yrs) and eighteen elderly (71.1 yrs) adults performed single-joint and multiple-joint isometric maximal voluntary contractions at three knee angles. Outcome measures included peak torque (PT), rate of torque development (RTD), jump height, power, 10 and 400 m walk, and timed chair stand...
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165733/impact-of-type-of-sport-gender-and-age-on-red-blood-cell-deformability-of-elite-athletes
#16
Fabian Tomschi, Wilhelm Bloch, Marijke Grau
Our objective was to detect possible differences in red blood cell (RBC) deformability of elite athletes performing different types of sports and being of different age and gender.182 athletes were included in this cross-sectional study. RBC deformability was measured using the laser-assisted optical rotational cell-analyzer. Maximal elongation index (EI max) and shear stress at half-maximum deformation (SS 1/2) were calculated. The ratio SS 1/2 /EI max (EI Ratio) was calculated with low values representing high RBC deformation...
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165732/effect-of-melatonin-supplementation-on-antioxidant-status-and-dna-damage-in-high-intensity-trained-athletes
#17
Manuel Ortiz-Franco, Elena Planells, Bartholomé Quintero, Dario Acuña-Castroviejo, Iryna Rusanova, Germaine Escames, Jorge Molina-López
The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of melatonin supplementation on antioxidant capacity and DNA damage in high intensity interval training (HIIT) athletes. A 2-week randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial with two groups was conducted. Placebo (PG) and melatonin (MG) (20 mg/d) athletes were monitored over a two-week period of HIIT and strength training. The total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and the glutathione peroxidase (GPx) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activities were analysed in blood samples...
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165731/effects-of-the-actn3-r577x-genotype-on-the-muscular-strength-and-range-of-motion-before-and-after-eccentric-contractions-of-the-elbow-flexors
#18
Naoki Kikuchi, Yosuke Tsuchiya, Koichi Nakazato, Naokata Ishii, Eisuke Ochi
The purpose of present study was to examine the association between ACTN3 R577X genotype and functional characteristics of elbow flexors before and after isokinetic eccentric contractions (ECCs). Fifty-two men (age: 20.8±3.8 years, height: 172.5±5.9 cm, body mass: 64.7±6.5 kg, BMI: 21.7±1.7) who had not participated in any regular resistance training for at least 1 year prior to this study were recruited. ECCs consisted of five sets of six maximal voluntary isokinetic (30°/s) ECCs of the elbow flexors with a range of motion (ROM) from 90° flexion to 0° (full extension)...
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145687/foot-strike-patterns-differ-between-children-and-adolescents-growing-up-barefoot-vs-shod
#19
Karsten Hollander, Johanna Elsabe de Villiers, Ranel Venter, Susanne Sehner, Karl Wegscheider, Klaus-Michael Braumann, Astrid Zech
Effects of early and permanent footwear use are not well understood. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of habituation to footwear on foot strike patterns of children and adolescents. Healthy habitually barefoot and shod participants (aged 6-18 years) from South Africa (n=288) and Germany (n=390) performed multiple 20-m jogging and running trials with and without shoes. Each foot strike was captured using a high-speed camera to determine a rearfoot or non-rearfoot strike. The probability of a rearfoot strike in both cohorts and each age was analyzed by using a mixed-effects logistic regression adjusted for possible confounders...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126339/the-force-velocity-relationship-in-older-people-reliability-and-validity-of-a-systematic-procedure
#20
Julian Alcazar, Carlos Rodriguez-Lopez, Ignacio Ara, Ana Alfaro-Acha, Asier Mañas-Bote, Amelia Guadalupe-Grau, Francisco Jose García-García, Luis M Alegre
This study compared the reliability and validity of different protocols evaluating the force-velocity (F-V) relationship and muscle power in older adults. Thirty-one older men and women (75.8±4.7 years) underwent two F-V tests by collecting the mean and peak force and velocity data exerted against increasing loads until one repetition maximum (1RM) was achieved in the leg press exercise. Two attempts per load were performed, with a third attempt when F-V points deviated from the linear F-V regression equation...
November 10, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
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