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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566815/training-induced-changes-in-physical-performance-can-be-achieved-without-body-mass-reduction-after-eight-week-of-strength-and-injury-prevention-oriented-programme-in-volleyball-female-players
#1
M Lehnert, M Sigmund, P Lipinska, R Vařeková, M Hroch, Z Xaverová, P Stastny, P Háp, P Zmijewski
The purpose of the study was to analyse the changes in muscle strength, power, and somatic parameters in elite volleyball players after a specific pre-season training programme aimed at improving jumping and strength performance and injury prevention. Twelve junior female volleyball players participated in an 8-week training programme. Anthropometric characteristics, isokinetic peak torque (PT) single-joint knee flexion (H) and extension (Q) at 60º/s and 180º/s, counter movement jump (CMJ), squat jump (SJ), and reactive strength index (RSI) were measured before and after intervention...
June 2017: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566814/endocrine-responses-and-acute-mtor-pathway-phosphorylation-to-resistance-exercise-with-leucine-and-whey
#2
M T Lane, T J Herda, A C Fry, M A Cooper, M J Andre, P M Gallagher
Leucine ingestion reportedly activates the mTOR pathway in skeletal muscle, contributing to a hypertrophy response. The purpose of the study was to compare the post-resistance exercise effects of leucine and whey protein supplementation on endocrine responses and muscle mTOR pathway phosphorylation. On visit 1, subjects (X±SD; n=20; age=27.8±2.8yrs) provided baseline blood samples for analysis of cortisol, glucose and insulin; a muscle biopsy of the vastus lateralis muscle to assess mTOR signaling pathway phosphorylation; and were tested for maximum strength on the leg press and leg extension exercises...
June 2017: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566813/kickboxing-review-anthropometric-psychophysiological-and-activity-profiles-and-injury-epidemiology
#3
REVIEW
M Slimani, H Chaabene, B Miarka, E Franchini, K Chamari, F Cheour
Kickboxing is one of the modern combat sports. The psychophysiological demands of a kickboxing competition require athletes to achieve high thresholds of several aspects of physical fitness. The aim of the current review is to critically analyse and appraise the kickboxer's anthropometric, physiological, physical and psychological attributes with the activity profile and injury epidemiology in order to provide practical recommendations for training as well as new areas of scientific research. The available information shows that both amateur and elite-level male kickboxers are characterized by a higher proportion of mesomorphy with a well-developed muscle mass and low body fat percentage...
June 2017: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566812/determinants-of-the-effectiveness-of-fast-break-actions-in-elite-and-sub-elite-italian-men-s-basketball-games
#4
D Conte, T G Favero, M Niederhausen, L Capranica, A Tessitore
The aim of this study was to examine the determinants of successful and unsuccessful fast-break (FB) actions in elite and sub-elite basketball games. Fifteen 1(st)-division (elite) and fifteen 3(rd)-division (sub-elite) Italian men's championship games were analysed across two seasons (2012/2013 and 2013/2014). A binary logistic regression analysis was performed, and the fast-break outcome (successful vs. unsuccessful) was adopted as the dependent variable separately in both elite and sub-elite games. FB execution (initiation, advance and completion phases), typology (primary and secondary break) and the number of players involved (equal number or superiority) were used as independent variables...
June 2017: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566811/the-effect-of-combined-supplementation-of-carbohydrates-and-creatine-on-anaerobic-performance
#5
A S Theodorou, G Paradisis, E Smpokos, A Chatzinikolaou, I Fatouros, Rfgj King, C B Cooke
The purpose of the study was to examine the effect of creatine (Cr) supplementation on anaerobic performance when ingesting creatine and carbohydrates (CHO) together. Twenty male physical education students comprised the two experimental (CR and CRCHO) and one control (CON) groups of the study. All groups performed three 30 s anaerobic Wingate tests (AWTs) interspersed with 6 minutes of recovery. The CR group (n = 7) ingested 5 g of Cr 5 times per day for 4 days. Subjects in the CRCHO group (n = 6) ingested the same quantity but additionally after each 5 g dose of Cr consumed 500 ml of a commercially available energy drink containing 100 g of simple sugars...
June 2017: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566810/soccer-small-sided-games-in-young-players-rule-modification-to-induce-higher-physiological-responses
#6
J Halouani, H Chtourou, A Dellal, A Chaouachi, K Chamari
The aim of this study was to identify the physiological responses of 3 forms of players' numbers during two different games rules of small-sided games (SSG: stop-ball vs. small-goals rules). Eighteen youth amateur soccer players (age 13.5±0.7 years; height 168.9±6.1cm; body mass 63.1±7.7 kg) participated in this study and performed 3 SSGs with varying players' number (2vs.2; 3vs.3 and 4vs.4): stop-ball SSG (SB-SSG) vs. small-goals SSG (SG-SSG) in a randomized and counter-balanced order on a constant pitch dimension (20×25m)...
June 2017: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566809/the-effects-of-game-types-on-intensity-of-small-sided-games-among-pre-adolescent-youth-football-players
#7
J Halouani, H Chtourou, A Dellal, A Chaouachi, K Chamari
The aim of this study was to examine the effects of variations in pitch dimensions on pre-adolescent youth soccer players' physiological responses during two different types of small-sided games (SSG). Sixteen young soccer players (age: 13.2 ± 0.6 years; body mass: 52.5 ± 7 kg; height: 163.4 ± 6 cm) participated in this study. They performed 4 vs. 4 stop-ball SSG (SB-SSG) vs. small-goals SSG (SG-SSG) with 4×4 min and 2 min of passive recovery in between, using 3 different pitch sizes (small: 10×15, medium: 15×20, and large: 20×25 m)...
June 2017: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566808/in-season-training-periodization-of-professional-soccer-players
#8
A Los Arcos, A Mendez-Villanueva, R Martínez-Santos
The aim of this study was to quantify the seasonal perceived respiratory and muscular training loads (i.e., sRPEres-TL and sRPEmus-TL) completed by elite-oriented young professional soccer players. Twenty-four players (20.3 ± 2.0 years) belonging to the same reserve team of a Spanish La Liga club participated in this study. Only the players that were available to train for a whole week with the team and also to play the weekly game were considered: Starters, players that participated in the match for at least 45 min and Non-Starters, players that did not participate or played less than 45 minutes in the match...
June 2017: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566807/specific-physical-trainability-in-elite-young-soccer-players-efficiency-over-6-weeks-in-season-training
#9
M Chtara, M Rouissi, M Haddad, H Chtara, A Chaalali, A Owen, K Chamari
The aim of the present study was to compare the effects of 3 training protocols (plyometric [PLYO], agility [AG], or repeated shuttle sprints [RS]) on physical performance in the same population of young soccer players. Forty-two youth-level male players (13.6±0.3-years; 1.65±0.07 m; 54.1±6.5 kg; body fat: 12.8±2.6%) participated in a short-term (6-week) randomized parallel fully controlled training study (pre-to-post measurements): PLYO group, n=10; AG group, n=10; RS group, n=12; and control group [CON] n=10...
June 2017: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566806/the-effect-of-the-training-with-the-different-combinations-of-frequency-and-peak-to-peak-vibration-displacement-of-whole-body-vibration-on-the-strength-of-knee-flexors-and-extensors
#10
M Stania, P Król, G Sobota, A Polak, B Bacik, G Juras
Whole-body vibration training has become a popular method used in sports and physiotherapy. The study aimed to evaluate the effect of different vibration frequency and peak-to-peak displacement combinations on men knee flexors and extensors strength in isokinetic conditions. The sample consisted of 49 male subjects randomly allocated to seven comparative groups, six of which exercised on a vibration platform with parameters set individually for the groups. The experimental groups were exposed to vibrations 3 times a week for 4 weeks...
June 2017: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566805/association-of-arch-height-with-ankle-muscle-strength-and-physical-performance-in-adult-men
#11
X Zhao, T Tsujimoto, B Kim, K Tanaka
Differences in arch height may have a certain impact on lower extremity muscle strength and physical performance. However, there is little evidence from investigation of the possible correlation of arch height with ankle muscle strength and physical performance measures. Sixty-seven participants took part in this study. Arch height index (AHI) was assessed and categorized using a 3-dimension foot scanner. Ankle muscle strength was measured employing a dynamometer. Physical performance measures including agility, force and proprioception were randomly tested...
June 2017: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566804/reticulocyte-and-erythrocyte-hypochromia-markers-in-detection-of-iron-deficiency-in-adolescent-female-athletes
#12
J Malczewska-Lenczowska, J Orysiak, B Szczepańska, D Turowski, K Burkhard-Jagodzińska, J Gajewski
The aim of this study was to analyse the effectiveness of new haematology parameters related to reticulocytes and mature red blood cells to differentiate pre latent and latent iron deficiency. The study included 219 female athletes (aged 15-20 years) representing volleyball, handball, cycling, canoeing, cross-country skiing, swimming and judo. To assess iron status the concentration of ferritin, soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR), iron and total iron binding capacity (TIBC) were determined in serum. In addition to blood morphology, the mean cellular haemoglobin content in erythrocytes (CH) and reticulocytes (CHr), mean cellular haemoglobin concentration in reticulocytes (CHCMr), the percentage of erythrocytes (HYPOm) and reticulocytes (HYPOr) with decreased cellular haemoglobin concentration, the percentage of erythrocytes (LowCHm) and reticulocytes (LowCHr) with decreased cellular haemoglobin content, and percentage of erythrocytes with decreased volume (MICROm) were determined...
June 2017: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566803/greater-muscle-damage-in-athletes-with-actn3-r577x-rs1815739-gene-polymorphism-after-an-ultra-endurance-race-a-pilot-study
#13
T Belli, A H Crisp, R Verlengia
In this study, we aimed to investigate the influence of ACTN3 R577X gene polymorphism on muscle damage responses in athletes competing in an ultra-endurance race. Twenty moderate to well-trained ultra-runners who had entered in an official 37.1 km adventure race (22.1 km mountain biking, 10.9 km trekking, 4.1 km water trekking, 30 m rope course, and orienteering) volunteered for the study. Blood samples were collected for genotyping and analysis of muscle protein levels before and after the race. Percentage changes (pre- to post-race) of serum myoglobin [XX = 5,377% vs...
June 2017: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566802/are-genes-encoding-proteoglycans-really-associated-with-the-risk-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-rupture
#14
P Cięszczyk, K Willard, P Gronek, P Zmijewski, G Trybek, J Gronek, M Weber-Rajek, P Stastny, M Petr, E Lulińska-Kuklik, K Ficek, E Kemeryte-Riaubiene, E Maculewicz, A V September
Proteoglycans are considered integral structural components of tendon and ligament and have been implicated in the resistance of compressive forces, collagen fibrillogenesis, matrix remodelling and cell signalling. Several sequence variants within genes encoding proteoglycans were recently implicated in modulating anterior cruciate ligament ruptures (ACLR). This study aimed to test the previously implicated variants in proteoglycan and vascular epithelial growth factor encoding genes with risk of ACLR in a population from Poland...
June 2017: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416903/effects-of-strength-training-with-blood-flow-restriction-on-torque-muscle-activation-and-local-muscular-endurance-in-healthy-subjects
#15
Jbc Sousa, G R Neto, H H Santos, J P Araújo, H G Silva, M S Cirilo-Sousa
The present study aimed to analyse the effects of six weeks of strength training (ST), with and without blood flow restriction (BFR), on torque, muscle activation, and local muscular endurance (LME) of the knee extensors. Thirty-seven healthy young individuals were divided into four groups: high intensity (HI), low intensity with BFR (LI+BFR), high intensity and low intensity + BFR (COMB), and low intensity (LI). Torque, muscle activation and LME were evaluated before the test and at the 2(nd), 4(th) and 6(th) weeks after exercise...
March 2017: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416902/a-first-look-into-the-influence-of-triathlon-wetsuit-on-resting-blood-pressure-and-heart-rate-variability
#16
A Prado, J Dufek, J Navalta, N Lough, J Mercer
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of wearing a wetsuit on resting cardiovascular measures (blood pressure (BP), heart rate variability (HRV)). The influence of position (upright, prone) and wetsuit size were also explored. Participants (n=12 males, 33.3±12.1 years) had BP and HRV measured during six resting conditions: standing or prone while not wearing a wetsuit (NWS), wearing the smallest (SWS), or largest (LWS) wetsuit (based upon manufacturer guidelines). Heart rate was recorded continuously over 5-mins; BP was measured three times per condition...
March 2017: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416901/mechanical-efficiency-in-children-with-different-body-weight-a-longitudinal-assessment-of-the-quality-cohort
#17
G Jabbour, A Tremblay, M Henderson, M-E Mathieu
Net mechanical efficiency (MEnet), which reflects the body's ability to transfer energy above resting levels in external work, is similar in young children regardless of their body weights. However, it is unclear whether MEnet remains stable during growth and maturation. We sought to determine whether net mechanical efficiency (MEnet) changes over a period of 3 years in children and to identify the factors associated with possible changes. A total of 169 children participating in the QUALITY (Quebec Adipose and Lifestyle InvesTigation in Youth) cohort completed an incremental cycling test, resulting in the same maximal power output during both visits...
March 2017: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416900/measurement-errors-when-estimating-the-vertical-jump-height-with-flight-time-using-photocell-devices-the-example-of-optojump
#18
A Attia, W Dhahbi, A Chaouachi, J Padulo, D P Wong, K Chamari
Common methods to estimate vertical jump height (VJH) are based on the measurements of flight time (FT) or vertical reaction force. This study aimed to assess the measurement errors when estimating the VJH with flight time using photocell devices in comparison with the gold standard jump height measured by a force plate (FP). The second purpose was to determine the intrinsic reliability of the Optojump photoelectric cells in estimating VJH. For this aim, 20 subjects (age: 22.50±1.24 years) performed maximal vertical jumps in three modalities in randomized order: the squat jump (SJ), counter-movement jump (CMJ), and CMJ with arm swing (CMJarm)...
March 2017: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416899/the-efficacy-of-a-discontinuous-graded-exercise-test-in-measuring-peak-oxygen-uptake-in-children-aged-8-to-10-years
#19
D Lambrick, J Jakeman, R Grigg, S Kaufmann, J Faulkner
As children's natural activity patterns are highly intermittent in nature, and characterised by rapid changes from rest to vigorous physical activity, discontinuous exercise tests may be considered ecologically valid for this population group. This study compared the peak physiological responses from a discontinuous and continuous graded exercise test (GXT_D, GXT_C, respectively) during treadmill exercise in children. Twenty-one healthy children (9.6 ± 0.6 y) completed GXT_D and GXT_C in a randomised order, separated by 72-hours...
March 2017: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416898/siga-response-and-incidence-of-upper-respiratory-tract-infections-during-intensified-training-in-youth-basketball-players
#20
H Moraes, M S Aoki, C G Freitas, Afs Arruda, G Drago, A Moreira
The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of an intensified training phase followed by a tapering phase on the salivary immunoglobulin A concentration and on the upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) symptoms in young male basketball players. The session rating of perceived exertion method was used to quantify the internal training load, and the Wisconsin Upper Respiratory Symptom Survey-21 questionnaire was used to assess URTI symptoms. The Yo-Yo IR1 test and saliva collection were carried out at the beginning of the study (T1), after the intensified phase (T2), and after tapering (T3)...
March 2017: Biology of Sport
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