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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806017/increase-in-the-age-of-olympic-swimmers-in-modern-times
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Facundo Mazzilli
Mazzilli, F. Increase in the age of Olympic swimmers in modern times. Anecdotal data suggest an increase in the age of Olympic swimmers, but scientific studies in this regard are scarce, despite the importance for coaches of the confirmation of this increase in different styles. To ascertain the reality of this increase, the present study focused on the analysis of the data contained in the reports of the Internal Olympic Games Association, covering different events and styles throughout the history of the Games...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893484/effects-of-pelvic-and-core-strength-training-on-high-school-cross-country-race-times
#2
Anne W Clark, Maggie K Goedeke, Rina Namvong, Derek E Rockwell, Bryan Jason Lehecka, Robert C Manske, Barbara S Smith
Effects of pelvic and core strength training on high school cross-country race times: A randomized control trial.There is only limited research examining the effect of pelvic and core strength training on running performance. Pelvic and core muscle fatigue is believed to contribute to excess motion along frontal and transverse planes which decreases efficiency in normal sagittal plane running motions. The purpose of this study was to determine if adding a six week pelvic and core strengthening program resulted in decreased race times in high school cross-country runners...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893483/game-times-and-higher-winning-percentages-of-west-coast-teams-of-the-national-football-league-correspond-with-reduced-prevalence-of-regular-season-injury
#3
Allison J Brager, R Justin Mistovich
West coast teams of the National Football League (NFL) are more statistically likely to win home night games against east coast opponents. The alignment of game times with daily rhythms of alertness is thought to contribute to this advantage. The present study aims to determine if rates of turnovers and injuries during the regular season, putative measures of mental and physical fatigue, impact winning percentages. Regular season schedules and rates of turnovers for each of the thirty-two teams were obtained from Pro-Football-Reference...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893482/effects-of-sprint-training-with-and-without-weighted-vest-on-speed-and-repeated-sprint-ability-in-male-soccer-players
#4
Ezequiel Rey, Alexis Padrón-Cabo, Diego Fernández-Penedo
The purpose of this study was to assess the effect resisted sprint training using weighted vests (WV) compared with unresisted sprint training (US) on physical fitness (countermovement jump, 10 m sprint, 30 m sprint and repeated sprint ability (RSA)) in amateur male soccer players. 19 soccer players (age: 23.7±4.5 years; height: 178.3±5.8 cm; body mass: 72.9±5.2 kg) were randomly assigned to a WV (n= 10) or a US (n= 9) group. The intervention program had to be carried out 2 times a week over 6 weeks. The only difference between the two interventions was that the WV group performed all the sprints with an additional weight of 18...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893481/the-effect-of-exercise-induced-muscle-damage-after-a-bout-of-accentuated-eccentric-load-drop-jumps-and-the-repeated-bout-effect
#5
Lee A Bridgeman, Nicholas D Gill, Deborah K Dulson, Michael R McGuigan
Although previous studies have investigated exercise induced muscle damage (EIMD) after a bout of unloaded drop jumps (DJ) none have investigated the effects of accentuated eccentric load (AEL) DJs on EIMD. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of 30 and 50 AEL DJs on strength, jump performance, muscle soreness and blood markers. Eight resistance trained athletes participated in this study. In week 1 baseline countermovement jump (CMJ), squat jump (SJ), concentric and eccentric peak force (PF), creatine kinase (CK) and muscle soreness (SOR) were assessed...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893480/high-speed-resistance-training-modifies-load-velocity-and-load-power-relationships-in-parkinson-s-disease
#6
Meng Ni, Joseph F Signorile
Muscle power is a major neuromuscular factor affecting motor function and independence in patients with Parkinson's disease; and it is commonly targeted using high-speed exercise. This study examined the changes in velocities (Vpp) and percent loads (%1RMpp) at peak power, as well as load-velocity (L-V) and load-power (L-P) relationships, resulting from resistance training due to exercise choice and loading in older Parkinson's patients. Fourteen older adults with mild to moderate Parkinson's disease participated in a 12-week randomized controlled power training trial...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893479/complex-training-the-effect-of-exercise-selection-and-training-status-on-post-activation-potentiation-in-rugby-league-players
#7
David J Scott, Massimiliano Ditroilo, Phil Marshall
This study compared the post-activation potentiation (PAP) response of the hex bar deadlift (HBD) and back squat (BS) exercises. The PAP response between different levels of athletes was also compared. Ten professional and ten amateur rugby league players performed two experimental sessions. Participants performed a countermovement jump (CMJ) before and 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16 minutes after a conditioning activity (CA) that contained 1 set of 3 repetitions at 93% 1RM of either HBD or BS. A force platform determined peak power output (PPO), force at PPO, velocity at PPO and jump height of each CMJ...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893478/loads-and-movement-speeds-dictate-differences-in-power-output-during-circuit-training
#8
Kirk B Roberson, Sean Chowdhari, Morgan White, Joseph F Signorile
Power training has become a common exercise intervention for improving muscle strength, power, and physical function, while reducing injury risk. Few studies, however, have evaluated acute load changes on power output during traditional resistance-training protocols. Therefore, the aim of this study was to quantify the effects of different loading patterns on power output during a single session of circuit resistance training (CRT). Nine males (age=19.4±0.9 y) and eleven females (age=20.6±1.6 y) completed three CRT protocols during separate testing sessions using seven pneumatic exercises...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893477/an-evaluation-of-agonist-antagonist-strength-ratios-and-posture-among-powerlifters
#9
Paul T Cutrufello, Stephen J Gadomski, Nicholas A Ratamess
Powerlifters routinely focus on three exercises: bench press, squat, and deadlift. This focus may predispose them to the development of muscle imbalances in either the upper or lower extremity which might also influence posture. Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to examine the agonist:antagonist strength ratios and their relationship to postural measures among powerlifters. An expost facto study design compared fifteen male powerlifters (35.3±13.7 years old) and fifteen age-matched controls (34...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893476/comparison-of-muscle-involvement-and-posture-between-the-conventional-deadlift-and-a-walk-in-style-deadlift-machine
#10
Benjamin J Snyder, Courtney P Cauthen, Scott R Senger
The deadlift exercise is one of the most effective exercises for developing lower-body strength; however, technique errors can lead to low back injuries. The use of a 'walk-in' deadlift machine removes the weight bar by using a lever system with independent handles on either side of the body. Theoretically, this would allow alignment of the load with the center of gravity, encouraging a more upright torso and decreasing the involvement of the low back extensors. This study compared trunk angle, knee angle and electrical activity of key muscles between the conventional deadlift (CDL) and two foot positions (ball of foot or toe alignment) with pronated grip, (called BallPro and ToePro) of a walk-in deadlift machine among high-skilled and low-skilled lifters...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893475/leg-stiffness-in-female-soccer-players-inter-session-reliability-and-the-fatiguing-effects-of-soccer-specific-exercise
#11
Mark De Ste Croix, Jonathan Hughes, Rhodri S Lloyd, Jon L Oliver, Paul Read
Low levels of leg stiffness and reduced leg stiffness when fatigue is present compromise physical performance and increase injury risk. The purpose of this study was to (a) determine the reliability of leg stiffness measures obtained from contact mat data and (b) explore age-related differences in leg stiffness following exposure to a soccer-specific fatigue protocol in young female soccer players. 37 uninjured female youth soccer players divided into 3 sub-groups based on chronological age (U13, U15 and U17 year olds) volunteered to participate in the study...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893474/hypertrophy-and-explosive-reactive-functioning-in-sedentary-men-following-10-weeks-of-whole-body-vibration
#12
Jens Ebing, Ulf Gast, Christoph Hauptmann, Dieter Felsenberg, Daniel L Belavý
The objective of this study was to determine the impact of vertical (Power-plate; POW) and side-alternating (Galileo; GAL) whole-body vibration exercise on muscle mass and lower-limb neuromuscular function. Forty-three sedentary male subjects (18-30yr) randomized into three groups underwent two upper-body exercise sessions per week for 10 weeks. Two groups of subjects underwent additional squat exercises on the GAL (N=15) or POW (N=14) devices. The third group was control. On magnetic resonance imaging, volume of the thigh muscles was measured...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893473/concurrent-training-promoted-sustained-anti-atherogenic-benefits-in-the-fasting-plasma-triacylglycerolemia-of-postmenopausal-women-at-1-year-follow-up
#13
Fabrício E Rossi, Tiego A Diniz, Ana Claudia S Fortaleza, Lucas M Neves, Malena R Picolo, Paula A Monteiro, Camila Buonani, Fábio S Lira, Ismael F Freitas
The aim of this study was to compare the effects of aerobic and concurrent training (aerobic plus strength training) on the lipid profiles of normotriacylglycerolemic and hypertriacylglycerolemic postmenopausal women and to verify whether the benefits of aerobic and concurrent training were sustained after 1 year. Total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-c), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-c), Triacylglycerol (TAG) and glucose were assessed in 46 normotriacylglycerolemic (TAG<150 mg/dL) postmenopausal women divided into three groups: Aerobic Training (AT), Concurrent Training (CT) and a Control Group (CG)...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893472/correspondence-between-physical-self-concept-and-participation-in-and-fitness-change-after-bi-weekly-body-conditioning-classes-in-sedentary-women
#14
Ulrika Aasa, Johan Paulin, Guy Madison
The aims of the study were (1) to investigate the effects of participation in low impact body conditioning classes on physical fitness in sedentary women at different ages and (2) to examine the correspondence between physical self-concept and participation in, and fitness change after, the participation. Ninety-two sedentary women (mean age 44.2 years) participated in 11-weeks of bi-weekly classes that included cardiovascular, strength, core, endurance and mobility exercises, all performed in synchrony with music...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806014/a-performance-analysis-of-a-stand-up-paddle-board-marathon-race
#15
AProf Ben Schram, Prof Wayne Hing, AProf Mike Climstein, AProf James Furness
Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is a rapidly growing sport and recreational activity in which little scientific research exists. A review of the literature failed to identify a single article pertaining to the physiological demands of SUP competition. The purpose of this study was to conduct a performance analysis of a national level SUP marathon race. Ten elite SUP athletes (6 male, 4 female) were recruited from the Stand Up Paddle Surfing Association of Australia to have their race performance in the Australian Titles analyzed...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806013/the-effect-of-high-speed-strength-training-on-physical-performance-in-young-soccer-players-of-different-ages
#16
David Rodriguez-Rosell, Felipe Franco-Márquez, Ricardo Mora-Custodio, Juan José González-Badillo
The aim of the present study was to compare the effectiveness of low-load, low-volume weight training combined with plyometrics on strength, sprint and jump performance in soccer players of different ages. Eighty-six soccer players from the same academy were categorized into 3 groups by age (under 13 year, U13, n = 30; under 15, U15, n = 28; under 17, U17, n = 28) and then randomly assigned into two subgroups: a strength training group (STG) and a control group (CG). The strength training program was performed twice a week for 6 weeks and consisted of full squats (load: 45-60% 1RM; volume: 3 set of 8-4 repetitions), jumps and straight line sprint exercises...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806012/acute-effects-of-plyometric-and-resistance-training-on-running-economy-in-trained-runners
#17
Richard T Marcello, Beau Kjerulf Greer, Anna E Greer
Results regarding the acute effects of plyometric and resistance training (PRT) on running economy (RE) are conflicting. Eight male collegiate distance runners (21 ± 1 years, 62.5 ± 7.8 ml/kg/min V[Combining Dot Above]O2 peak) completed V[Combining Dot Above]O2 peak and 1 repetition maximum (1RM) testing. Seven days later, subjects completed a 12 minute RE test at 60% and 80% V[Combining Dot Above]O2 peak, followed by a PRT protocol or a rested condition of equal duration (CON). The PRT protocol consisted of 3 sets of 5 repetitions at 85% 1RM for barbell squats, Romanian deadlifts, and barbell lunges; the same volume was utilized for resisted lateral lunges, box jumps, and depth jumps...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820726/%C3%AE-hydroxy-%C3%AE-methylbutyrate-hmb-supplementation-effects-on-body-mass-and-performance-in-elite-male-rugby-union-players
#18
Nicholas D McIntosh, Thomas D Love, Jillian Haszard, Hamish Osborne, Katherine E Black
Pre-season is characterized by high training volumes with short recovery periods β-hydroxy β-methylbutyrate (HMB) has been postulated to assist with recovery. HMB has been shown to improve strength and body composition amongst untrained groups the benefits of HMB amongst trained populations are unclear due to the methodologies employed. This randomized control trail determined the effects of 11 weeks HMB supplementation on body mass and performance measures in 27 elite rugby players. HMB group (n=13) mean±SD age 20...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806010/warm-up-for-sprint-swimming-race-pace-or-aerobic-stimulation-a-randomized-study
#19
Henrique P Neiva, Mário C Marques, Tiago M Barbosa, Mikel Izquierdo, João L Viana, Ana M Teixeira, Daniel A Marinho
The aim of this study was to compare the effects of two different warm-up intensities on 100m swimming performance in a randomized controlled trial. Thirteen competitive swimmers performed two 100m freestyle time-trials on separate days after either control or experimental warm-up, in a randomized design. The control warm-up included a typical race-pace set (4x25m), while the experimental warm-up included an aerobic set (8x50m at 98-102% of critical velocity). Cortisol, testosterone, blood lactate ([La]), oxygen uptake (VO2), heart rate, core (Tcore and Tcorenet) and tympanic temperatures, and rating of perceived exertion (RPE) were monitored...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806009/tapering-practices-of-croatian-open-class-powerlifting-champions
#20
Jozo Grgic, Pavle Mikulic
The aim of this study was to explore tapering practices among 10 Croatian open-class powerlifting champions (mean ± SD: age 29.2 ± 3.2 years; Wilks coefficient 355.1 ± 54.8). The athletes were interviewed about their tapering practices using a semi-structured interview, after which the audio content was transcribed. The athletes reported decreasing training volume during the taper by 50.5 ± 11.7% using a step type or an exponential type of taper with a fast decay. Training intensity was maintained or increased during the taper, and it reached its highest values 8 ± 3 days before the competition...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
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