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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097928/validity-and-reliability-of-a-novel-iphone-app-for-the-measurement-of-barbell-velocity-and-1rm-on-the-bench-press-exercise
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Carlos Balsalobre-Fernández, David Marchante, Mario Muñoz-López, Sergio L Jiménez
The purpose of this study was to analyse the validity and reliability of a novel iPhone app (named: PowerLift) for the measurement of mean velocity on the bench-press exercise. Additionally, the accuracy of the estimation of the 1-Repetition maximum (1RM) using the load-velocity relationship was tested. To do this, 10 powerlifters (Mean (SD): age = 26.5 ± 6.5 years; bench press 1RM · kg(-1) = 1.34 ± 0.25) completed an incremental test on the bench-press exercise with 5 different loads (75-100% 1RM), while the mean velocity of the barbell was registered using a linear transducer (LT) and Powerlift...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095747/effects-of-roller-massager-on-muscle-recovery-after-exercise-induced-muscle-damage
#2
Nuno Casanova, Joana F Reis, João R Vaz, Rita Machado, Bruno Mendes, Duane C Button, Pedro Pezarat-Correia, Sandro R Freitas
Two experiments (n = 10) were conducted to determine the effects of roller massager (RM) on ankle plantar flexor muscle recovery after exercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD). Experiment 1 examined both functional [i.e., ankle plantar flexion maximal isometric contraction and submaximal (30%) sustained force; ankle dorsiflexion maximal range of motion and resistance to stretch; and medial gastrocnemius pain pressure threshold] and morphological [cross-sectional area, thickness, fascicle length, and fascicle angle] variables, before and immediately, 1, 24, 48, and 72 h after an EIMD stimulus...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094682/development-implementation-and-assessment-of-a-concussion-education-programme-for-high-school-student-athletes
#3
Jeffrey G Caron, Scott Rathwell, J Scott Delaney, Karen M Johnston, Alain Ptito, Gordon A Bloom
Although experts have noted that adolescent athletes should be educated about concussions to improve their safety, there is no agreement on the most effective strategy to disseminate concussion education. The purpose of this study was to develop, implement and assess a concussion education programme. More precisely, four interactive oral presentations were delivered to high school student-athletes (N = 35, Mage = 15.94, SD = 0.34) in a large urban centre. Participants completed a questionnaire at three time-points during the season to measure changes in their knowledge (CK) and attitudes (CA) of concussions, and focus group interviews were conducted following the concussion education programme...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092217/development-construct-validity-and-test-retest-reliability-of-a-field-based-wheelchair-mobility-performance-test-for-wheelchair-basketball
#4
Annemarie M H de Witte, Marco J M Hoozemans, Monique A M Berger, Rienk M A van der Slikke, Lucas H V van der Woude, Dirkjan H E J Veeger
The aim of this study was to develop and describe a wheelchair mobility performance test in wheelchair basketball and to assess its construct validity and reliability. To mimic mobility performance of wheelchair basketball matches in a standardised manner, a test was designed based on observation of wheelchair basketball matches and expert judgement. Forty-six players performed the test to determine its validity and 23 players performed the test twice for reliability. Independent-samples t-tests were used to assess whether the times needed to complete the test were different for classifications, playing standards and sex...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092208/the-effects-of-mental-fatigue-on-cricket-relevant-performance-among-elite-players
#5
Daren Veness, Stephen David Patterson, Owen Jeffries, Mark Waldron
This study investigated the effects of a mentally fatiguing test on physical tasks among elite cricketers. In a cross-over design, 10 elite male cricket players from a professional club performed a cricket run-two test, a Batak Lite reaction time test and a Yo-Yo-Intermittent Recovery Level 1 (Yo-Yo-IR1) test, providing a rating of perceived exertion (RPE) after completing a 30-min Stroop test (mental fatigue condition) or 30-min control condition. Perceived fatigue was assessed before and after the two conditions and motivation was measured before testing...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078945/influences-of-population-size-and-density-on-birthplace-effects
#6
David J Hancock, Patrícia Coutinho, Jean Côté, Isabel Mesquita
Contextual influences on talent development (e.g., birthplace effects) have become a topic of interest for sport scientists. Birthplace effects occur when being born in a certain city size leads to participation or performance advantages, typically for those born in smaller or mid-sized cities. The purpose of this study was to investigate birthplace effects in Portuguese volleyball players by analysing city size, as well as population density - an important but infrequently used variable. Participants included 4062 volleyball players (Mage = 33), 53...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075766/corrigendum
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January 11, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065123/observations-of-youth-football-training-how-do-coaches-structure-training-sessions-for-player-development
#8
Donna O'Connor, Paul Larkin, A Mark Williams
We used systematic observation tools to explore the structure (i.e., activity and inactivity) and sequencing (i.e., the types of activities used) of football coaching sessions in Australia following the implementation of a new National Curriculum. Youth soccer coaches (n = 34), coaching within the Skill Acquisition (U11-U13 n = 19) and Game Training (U14-U17 n = 15) phases of the Football Federation Australia National Curriculum participated. Participants were filmed during a regular coaching session, with systematic observation of the session undertaken to provide a detailed analysis of the practice activities and coach behaviours...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058989/coordination-of-hitting-movement-revealed-in-baseball-tee-batting
#9
Hiromu Katsumata, Keita Himi, Tenpei Ino, Kyohei Ogawa, Takehiro Matsumoto
Baseball batters must react to pitches delivered to different locations within the strike zone by modulating their movements. In tee-batting practice, such batters place a ball on a tee stand at a location, where they intend to hit the ball, assuming a particular pitch's trajectory. In the present study, we analysed three-dimensional movements in tee-batting to identify characteristics of the batters' intended impact locations across the strike zone, thereby investigating spatiotemporal features of movement modulation...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058976/laterality-related-to-the-successive-selection-of-dutch-national-youth-soccer-players
#10
Jan Verbeek, Marije T Elferink-Gemser, Laura Jonker, Barbara C H Huijgen, Chris Visscher
In the general population, estimates of left-foot preference are around 20%. In soccer, specific tasks create positional demands, requiring 40% of the players to be left-footed. Whether and how this is related to the selection of players is unknown. To examine the successive selection of soccer players for Dutch national youth teams in relation to foot preference, 280 youth players (age = 16.2 ± 1.08 years) were monitored from the U16 through the U19 teams over the last 5 years. No difference in successive selection between left- and right-footed players was found (p < 0...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054499/contribution-of-uncertainty-in-estimation-of-active-drag-using-assisted-towing-method-in-front-crawl-swimming
#11
Pendar Hazrati, Peter James Sinclair, Wayne Spratford, René Edouard Ferdinands, Bruce Robert Mason
Active drag force in swimming can be calculated from a function of five different variables: swim velocity, tow velocity, belt force, power output and exponent of velocity. The accuracy of the drag force value is dependent on the accuracy of each variable, and on the contribution of each variable to drag estimation. To calculate uncertainty in drag value, first the derivatives of the active drag equation with respect to each variable were obtained. Second, these were multiplied by the uncertainty of that variable...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054495/comparison-of-motor-competence-levels-on-two-assessments-across-childhood
#12
Alessandro H N Ré, Samuel W Logan, Maria T Cattuzzo, Rafael S Henrique, Mariana C Tudela, David F Stodden
This study compared performances and motor delay classifications for the Test of Gross Motor Development-2nd edition (TGMD-2) and the Körperkoordinationstest Für Kinder (KTK) in a sample of 424 healthy children (47% girls) between 5 and 10 years of age. Low-to-moderate correlations (r range = 0.34-0.52) were found between assessments across age. In general, both boys and girls demonstrated higher raw scores across age groups. However, percentile scores indicated younger children outperformed older children, denoting a normative percentile-based decrease in motor competence (MC) in the older age groups...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054492/match-running-performance-and-skill-execution-improves-with-age-but-not-the-number-of-disposals-in-young-australian-footballers
#13
Paul B Gastin, Christie Tangalos, Lorena Torres, Sam Robertson
This study investigated age-related differences in maturity, physical and functional characteristics and playing performance in youth Australian Football (AF). Young male players (n = 156) were recruited from 12 teams across 6 age groups (U10-U15) of a recreational AF club. All players were tested for body size, maturity and fitness. Player performance was assessed during a match in which disposals (kicks and handballs) and their effectiveness were coded from a video recording and match running performance measured using Global Positioning System...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045340/the-sensitivity-of-the-alternative-maximal-accumulated-oxygen-deficit-method-to-discriminate-training-status
#14
Alessandro M Zagatto, Fabio Y Nakamura, Fabio Milioni, Willian E Miyagi, Rodrigo A B de Poli, Johnny Padulo, Nicola L Bragazzi, Marcelo Papoti
The purpose of the study was to investigate the sensitivity of an alternative maximal accumulated oxygen deficit (MAODALT) method to discriminate the "anaerobic" capacity while comparing: least trained (LT) participants (n = 12), moderately trained (MT) participants (n = 12), endurance trained (ET) participants (n = 16), and rugby (RG) players (n = 11). Participants underwent a graded exercise test on a treadmill and a supramaximal effort for assessing MAODALT. MAODALT was calculated as the sum of oxygen equivalents from the phosphagen and glycolytic metabolic pathways...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035865/effect-of-contact-and-no-contact-small-sided-games-on-elite-handball-players
#15
Antonio Dello Iacono, Domenico Martone, Alessandro Moura Zagatto, Yoav Meckel, Mahmood Sindiani, Mirjana Milic, Johnny Padulo
This study aimed to investigate the effect of contact (C-SSG) and no-contact (NC-SSG) handball small-sided games (SSGs) on motion patterns and physiological responses of elite handball players. Twelve male handball players performed 10 C-SSG and 10 NC-SSG while being monitored through the heart rate (HR) and rate of perceived exertion (RPE) as physiological responses and time-motion activities profile using video-match analysis. Both game conditions resulted in similar HR responses (P > 0.05), but the NC-SSG led to a higher RPE scores...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029066/cardiac-autonomic-and-haemodynamic-recovery-after-a-single-session-of-aerobic-exercise-with-and-without-blood-flow-restriction-in-older-adults
#16
Marina Lívia Venturini Ferreira, Amanda Veiga Sardeli, Giovana Vergínia De Souza, Valéria Bonganha, Lucas Do Carmo Santos, Alex Castro, Cláudia Regina Cavaglieri, Mara Patrícia Traina Chacon-Mikahil
This study investigated the autonomic and haemodynamic responses to different aerobic exercise loads, with and without blood flow restriction (BFR). In a crossover study, 21 older adults (8 males and 13 females) completed different aerobic exercise sessions: low load without BFR (LL) (40% VO2max), low load with BFR (LL-BFR) (40% VO2max + 50% BFR) and high load without BFR (HL) (70% VO2max). Heart rate variability and haemodynamic responses were recorded during rest and throughout 30 min of recovery. HL reduced R-R interval, the root mean square of successive difference of R-R intervals and high frequency during 30 min of recovery at a greater magnitude compared with LL and LL-BFR...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026207/impact-sports-and-bone-fractures-among-adolescents
#17
Kyle R Lynch, Han C G Kemper, Bruna Turi-Lynch, Ricardo R Agostinete, Igor H Ito, Rafael Luiz-De-Marco, Mario A Rodrigues-Junior, Rômulo A Fernandes
The objective of the present study was to investigate the effects of different sports on stress fractures among adolescents during a 9-month follow-up period. The sample was composed of 184 adolescents divided into three groups (impact sports [n = 102]; swimming [n = 35]; non-sports [n = 47]). The occurrence of stress fracture was reported by participants and coaches. As potential confounders we considered age, sex, resistance training, body composition variables and age at peak of height velocity. There were 13 adolescents who reported fractures during the 9-month period...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026203/sexual-dimorphism-in-bone-muscle-relationship-in-young-adults
#18
Vera Zymbal, Kathleen F Janz, Fátima Baptista
The purpose of this study was to analyse associations between lean soft tissue (LST), a surrogate of skeletal muscle mass and key fracture-related geometric characteristics of the proximal femur. Moreover, we examined the role that muscle played on the proximal femur geometry in response to physical activity (PA). Participants were 83 young adults. Leg LST (exposure) was assessed by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). Proximal femur geometry was derived from a left hip DXA scan. Geometric variables (outcomes) included the femoral neck axis length (FNAL), the femoral neck width (FNW), the neck-shaft angle and FNW|FNAL (an index of robustness)...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019726/examining-the-relationships-between-challenge-and-threat-cognitive-appraisals-and-coaching-behaviours-in-football-coaches
#19
Martin Dixon, Martin J Turner, Jamie Gillman
Previous research demonstrates that sports coaching is a stressful activity. This article investigates coaches' challenge and threat cognitive appraisals of stressful situations and their impact on coaching behaviour, using Blascovich and Mendes' (2000) biopsychosocial model as a theoretical framework. A cross-sectional correlational design was utilised to examine the relationships between irrational beliefs (Shortened general attitude and belief scale), challenge and threat appraisals (Appraisal of life events scale), and coaching behaviours (Leadership scale for sports) of 105 professional football academy coaches...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019724/a-comparison-of-methods-to-estimate-anaerobic-capacity-accumulated-oxygen-deficit-and-w-during-constant-and-all-out-work-rate-profiles
#20
Daniel Muniz-Pumares, Charles Pedlar, Richard Godfrey, Mark Glaister
This study investigated (i) whether the accumulated oxygen deficit (AOD) and curvature constant of the power-duration relationship (W') are different during constant work-rate to exhaustion (CWR) and 3-min all-out (3MT) tests and (ii) the relationship between AOD and W' during CWR and 3MT. Twenty-one male cyclists (age: 40 ± 6 years; maximal oxygen uptake [V̇O2max]: 58 ± 7 ml · kg(-1) · min(-1)) completed preliminary tests to determine the V̇O2-power output relationship and V̇O2max. Subsequently, AOD and W' were determined as the difference between oxygen demand and oxygen uptake and work completed above critical power, respectively, in CWR and 3MT...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Sports Sciences
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