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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334325/concurrent-validity-and-reliability-of-torso-worn-inertial-measurement-unit-for-jump-power-and-height-estimation
#1
Timo Rantalainen, Paul B Gastin, Rhys Spangler, Daniel Wundersitz
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the concurrent validity and test-retest repeatability of torso-worn IMU-derived power and jump height in a counter-movement jump test. Twenty-seven healthy recreationally active males (age, 21.9 [SD 2.0] y, height, 1.76 [0.7] m, mass, 73.7 [10.3] kg) wore an IMU and completed three counter-movement jumps a week apart. A force platform and a 3D motion analysis system were used to concurrently measure the jumps and subsequently derive power and jump height (based on take-off velocity and flight time)...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334309/effects-of-resisted-sprint-training-on-sprinting-ability-and-change-of-direction-speed-in-professional-soccer-players
#2
Saulo Gil, Renato Barroso, Everton Crivoi do Carmo, Irineu Loturco, Ronaldo Kobal, Valmor Tricoli, Carlos Ugrinowitsch, Hamilton Roschel
Resisted sprint training consists of performing overloaded sprints, which may produce greater effects than traditional sprint training. We compared a resisted sprint training with overload control versus an unresisted sprint training program on performance in soccer players. Eighteen elite athletes were randomly assigned to resisted (RST) or unresisted sprint training protocol (UR). Before and after a 6-week training period, sprinting ability, change of direction speed (COD), vertical jumps (SJ and CMJ), mean power (MP) and mean propulsive power (MPP) at distinct loads were assessed...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333946/does-inside-passing-contribute-to-the-high-incidence-of-groin-injuries-in-soccer-a-biomechanical-analysis
#3
Thomas Dupré, Johannes Funken, Ralf Müller, Kristian R L Mortensen, Filip Gertz Lysdal, Markus Braun, Hartmut Krahl, Wolfgang Potthast
Groin injuries are common in soccer and often cause time-loss from training. While groin injuries have been linked to full effort kicking, the role of inside passing is unclear. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate hip joint kinematics and muscle force, stress and contraction velocity for adductor longus and gracilis during inside passing. 3D kinematics of ten soccer players (23.4 yrs; 77.5 kg; 1.81 m) were captured with a motion capture system inside a Footbonaut. Muscle force and contraction velocity were determined with AnyBody Modelling System...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320919/does-school-physical-education-really-contribute-to-accelerometer-measured-daily-physical-activity-and-non-sedentary-behaviour-in-high-school-students
#4
Daniel Mayorga-Vega, Alejandro Martínez-Baena, Jesús Viciana
Physical education has been highlighted as an important environment for physical activity promotion, however, to our knowledge there are no previous studies examining the contribution of physical education to daily accelerometer-measured physical activity and non sedentary behaviour. The purpose was to compare the accelerometer-measured physical activity and sedentary behaviour between physical education, non-physical education and weekend days in adolescents. Of the 394 students from a Spanish high school that were invited to participate, 158 students (83 boys and 75 girls) aged 13-16 years were analyzed (wear time ≥ 600 min)...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320307/musculoskeletal-injuries-in-professional-modern-dancers-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-15-years
#5
Shaw Bronner, Caroline McBride, Allison Gill
We analysed work-related musculoskeletal injuries (WMSI) in two modern dance companies to determine whether injury rates decreased and patterns altered compared to previous 3-yr and 6-yr audits (0.48 and 0.25/1000-hrs exposure respectively). In this prospectively designed 15-yr cohort study, data were collected in 30-dancer Company-1 and 12-dancer Company-2. In-house physical therapists tracked WMSI and time-loss-injuries for 159 dancers (42 dancers/yr). 15-yrs were grouped into five 3-yr blocks for comparison with prior audits...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318954/contribution-of-limbs-actions-to-the-four-competitive-swimming-strokes-a-nonlinear-approach
#6
Raul F Bartolomeu, Mário J Costa, Tiago M Barbosa
The aim of our study was to assess the effect of the limbs' actions on the nonlinear properties of the four competitive swimming strokes. Forty-nine swimmers performed all-out sprints at front-crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly, each one at full stroke (FS), only the arms' stroke (AS), and only leg kicking (LK), in a total of 12 bouts, 6 per day. A speedo-meter cable was attached to the swimmer's hip, to collect the speed-time raw data (f = 50Hz). Velocity, speed fluctuation, sample entropy and fractal dimension were derived from the speed-time series...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318916/promoting-physical-activity-using-a-wearable-activity-tracker-in-college-students-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
#7
Youngdeok Kim, Angela Lumpkin, Marc Lochbaum, Steven Stegemeier, Karla Kitten
This study examined the effects of utilizing a wearable activity tracker in a credit-based physical activity instructional program (PAIP) for promoting physical activity (PA) in college students. Fourteen PAIP courses in a large public university were randomly assigned into intervention (k = 7; n = 101) and control (k = 7; n = 86) groups. All courses focused on a core curriculum that covers basic exercise and behavioral science contents through lectures and activity sessions. A Misfit Flash activity tracker was provided to students in the intervention group...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313445/body-composition-metabolism-sleep-psychological-and-eating-patterns-of-overtraining-syndrome-results-of-the-eros-study-eros-profile
#8
Flavio A Cadegiani, Claudio E Kater
Overtraining syndrome (OTS) is caused by an imbalance between training, nutrition and resting, and leads to decreased performance and fatigue; however, the precise underlying triggers of OTS remain unclear. This study investigated the body composition, metabolism, eating, sleeping patterns and mood states among participants with OTS. Selected participants were divided into OTS-affected athletes (OTS, n = 14), healthy athletes (ATL, n = 25), and healthy non-physically active controls (NCS, n = 12). Compared to ATL, OTS showed decreased sleep quality (p = 0...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313427/melatonin-therapy-for-blunt-trauma-and-strenuous-exercise-a-mechanism-involving-cytokines-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-akt-mafbx-and-murf-1
#9
Gerald J Maarman, Russel J Reiter
Muscle injury occurs due to trauma, strenuous exercise or sports activities; most people affected are athletes. Ineffectively treated muscle injury can negatively affect sports careers and quality of life after retirement from sports. Reports have indicated that the current therapeutic management of muscle injury, particularly anti-inflammatory drugs, are not necessarily effective. Therefore, better therapies are required. Accumulating evidence has demonstrated melatonin's potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions against muscle pathology in sarcopenia or atrophy in systemic disease...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308709/autonomic-response-to-a-short-and-long-bout-of-high-intensity-functional-training
#10
Brian Kliszczewicz, Cassie Williamson, Emily Bechke, Michael McKenzie, Wade Hoffstetter
The evaluation of Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) recovery following exercise provides insight into the transient stress placed on the cardiovascular system. High-Intensity Functional Training (HIFT) is a form of intense exercise that is prescribed in various modalities and durations; however, little is known about the influence of HIFT duration on ANS recovery. Ten apparently healthy males (28.1 ± 5.4 yrs) performed two HIFT sessions (<5-minute and 15-minute) in a crossover fashion. ANS activity was measured using plasma Epinephrine (E) and Norepineprine (NE); Heart Rate Variability markers of the log transformed Root Mean Square of Successive Differences (lnRMSSD) and High-Frequency power (lnHF)...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300147/relationships-between-highly-skilled-golfers-clubhead-velocity-and-force-producing-capabilities-during-vertical-jumps-and-an-isometric-mid-thigh-pull
#11
Jack E T Wells, Andrew C S Mitchell, Laura H Charalambous, Iain M Fletcher
Whilst previous research has highlighted significant relationships between golfers' clubhead velocity (CHV) and their vertical jump height and maximum strength, these field-based protocols were unable to measure the actual vertical ground reaction force (vGRF) variables that may correlate to performance. The aim of this study was to investigate relationships between isometric mid-thigh pull (IMTP), countermovement jump (CMJ), squat jump (SJ) and drop jump (DJ) vGRF variables and CHV in highly skilled golfers...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299978/psychological-support-for-sport-coaches-an-exploration-of-practitioner-psychologist-perspectives
#12
Sarah Kelly, Richard Thelwell, Jamie B Barker, Chris G Harwood
In the present study we add to the literature by exploring the degree to which UK practitioner psychologists perceive themselves able to support sport coaches, and how professional training prepares psychologists for coach work across performance domains. Ten participants comprising seven sport and exercise psychologists with Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) practitioner psychologist status and three trainee psychologists studying towards the British Psychological Society (BPS) qualification in sport and exercise psychology (QSEP) were individually interviewed...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291269/evaluating-the-predictability-of-distance-race-performance-in-ncaa-cross-country-and-track-and-field-from-high-school-race-times-in-the-united-states
#13
Jamie L Brusa
Successful recruiting for collegiate track & field athletes has become a more competitive and essential component of coaching. This study aims to determine the relationship between race performances of distance runners at the United States high school and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) levels. Conditional inference classification tree models were built and analysed to predict the probability that runners would qualify for the NCAA Division I National Cross Country Meet and/or the East or West NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Preliminary Round based on their high school race times in the 800 m, 1600 m, and 3200 m...
December 30, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285994/a-biomechanical-comparison-of-countermovement-performance-after-short-term-traditional-and-daily-undulated-loaded-vertical-jump-training
#14
Thiemo Pelzer, Boris Ullrich, Stefan Endler, Christian Rasche, Mark Pfeiffer
In order to assess lower extremity muscle mechanical properties in athletes, power-load characteristics during multi-joint tasks are frequently examined. This work compared 6 weeks of traditional (TP) and daily-undulated (DUP) periodized loaded countermovement jumping (CMJ). 20 amateur athletes (age: 24.2 ± 2.6 years, height: 175.6 ± 7.1 cm, body mass: 71.5 ± 7.7 kg, 10 males/10 females) exercised three times weekly using maximal CMJs with loads corresponding to 0%, 15% and 30% of body mass. Prior to the training period, subjects were once-only assigned by random to either the TP or DUP training scheme...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276853/are-habitual-runners-physically-inactive
#15
Timo Rantalainen, Arto J Pesola, Matthew Quittner, Nicola D Ridgers, Daniel L Belavy
The World Health Organisation's (WHO) physical activity guidelines recommend 150min/week of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity (MVPA) accumulated in 10 min bouts. To see whether people performing habitual exercise for recreation meet these guidelines, 25 long-distance runners [mean 67 km/wk], 25 joggers [mean 28 km/wk], and 20 sedentary adults wore an ActiGraph GT3X+ accelerometer for 7 days. Sedentary time and bouts were similar in runners and sedentary adults (p > 0.46). Sedentary adults performed 20 ± 16 min/day of MVPA (usual bout duration (W50%): 9...
December 25, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29272203/sports-participation-physical-activity-and-health-in-the-european-regions
#16
Fernando Lera-López, Rocio Marco
In a context of stagnation of the level of health-enhancing physical activity in Europe, this study examines the geographical stratification of sports participation and physical activity (PA) at the regional level in 28 European countries. While previous research has focused on the national approach, this study considers the regional level across 208 European regions. Individual survey data from the Eurobarometer 80.2 is combined with a regional-level approach to the 208 regions to quantify sports participation and PA at the regional level...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29271290/excessive-game-playing-is-associated-with-musculoskeletal-pain-among-youth-athletes-a-cross-sectional-study-in-miyagi-prefecture
#17
Takuya Sekiguchi, Yoshihiro Hagiwara, Haruki Momma, Masahiro Tsuchiya, Kaoru Kuroki, Kenji Kanazawa, Yutaka Yabe, Shinichiro Yoshida, Masashi Koide, Nobuyuki Itaya, Eiji Itoi, Ryoichi Nagatomi
Youth athletes are known to be at high risk of musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries. Children in developed countries are increasingly adopting a sedentary lifestyle. Although some risk factors related to sports activities have been reported, the effect of lifestyle (i.e. screen time behaviour) on MSK pain in youth athletes is not well known. This study aimed to examine the association of game playing and TV viewing with MSK pain among youth athletes. A self-administered questionnaire was mailed to youth athletes belonging to the Miyagi Amateur Sports Association...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260619/mental-fatigue-alters-the-speed-and-the-accuracy-of-the-ball-in-table-tennis
#18
Yann Le Mansec, Benjamin Pageaux, Antoine Nordez, Sylvain Dorel, Marc Jubeau
This study aimed at evaluating the effects of mental and muscle fatigue on table tennis performance. Mental fatigue (MF) was induced by completion of 90 minutes of the AX-CPT; muscle fatigue was induced by completion of an eccentric exercise performed with the elbow flexors (biceps fatigue, BF) or the knee extensors (quadriceps fatigue, QF). The control condition consisted of watching a movie. Stroke parameters (speed and accuracy of the ball), as well as feelings of fatigue and force production capacity of the elbow flexors (BF, MF and control conditions) and knee extensors (QF condition), were assessed pre and post fatigue protocols...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29252097/eight-season-epidemiological-study-of-injuries-in-men-s-international-under-20-rugby-tournaments
#19
Colin W Fuller, Aileen Taylor, Martin Raftery
The aim of this study was to define the incidence and nature of match injuries sustained in men's international under-20 rugby. The study comprised an 8-season prospective study of 16 international under-20 rugby tournaments. Procedures complied with the consensus statement for epidemiological studies in rugby. Outputs included players' mean age, stature and body mass and incidence, severity, location, type and cause of match injuries. The overall incidence of injury was 49.7 injuries/1000 player-match-hours (backs: 48...
December 18, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243945/coordination-in-gait-demonstration-of-a-spectral-approach
#20
Genevieve K R Williams, Domenico Vicinanza
Many important notions in Life Sciences are linked with the idea of cycles, periodicity, fluctuations and transitions. The aim of this paper is to use spectral analysis in a unique way to study and quantify whole body coordination during gait. A participant walked at 3 km/h and ran at 15 km/h on a treadmill for 2 minutes. Position of the approximate center of rotation of the toe, ankle, knee, hip, shoulder, elbow and wrist, heel, PSIS and head were collected (CODAmotion; 100 Hz). Fast Fourier Transform was performed on x-coordinate data of the 1) knee marker; 2) 4 markers attached to the free lower limb (toe, ankle, heel and knee); 3) left and right free lower limbs; 4) whole body (all markers)...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
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