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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343188/technique-selection-in-young-female-gymnasts-elbow-and-wrist-joint-loading-during-the-cartwheel-and-round-off
#1
Roman Farana, Timothy Exell, Gerda Strutzenberger, Gareth Irwin
Biophysical loading of the elbow and wrist is a potential reason for chronic lesions in gymnastics and present a real concern for coaches, scientist and clinicians. Previous research has identified injury risk factors during round-off (RO) skills in elite female gymnasts. The aim of this study was to investigate key elbow and wrist joint injury risk factors during different techniques of fundamental cartwheel (CW) and RO skills performed by young female artistic gymnasts. Seventeen active young female gymnasts performed 30 successful trials of both CW and RO from a hurdle step with three different hand positions (parallel (10), T-shape (10) and reverse (10))...
January 17, 2018: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343184/foot-strike-pattern-in-preschool-children-during-running-sex-and-shod-unshod-differences
#2
Pedro Á Latorre-Román, Juan A Párraga-Montilla, Ignacio Guardia-Monteagudo, Felipe García-Pinillos
PURPOSE: This study aims to determine the foot strike patterns (FSPs) and neutral support (no inversion [INV]/eversion [EVE] and no foot rotation) in preschool children, as well as to determine the influence of shod/unshod conditions and sex. METHODS: A total of 1356 children aged 3-6 years (673 boys and 683 girls) participated in this study. A sagittal and frontal-plane video (240 Hz) was recorded using a high-speed camcorder to record the following variables: rearfoot strike (RFS), midfoot strike (MFS), forefoot strike (FFS), inversion/ eversion (INV/EVE) and foot rotation on initial contact...
January 17, 2018: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343183/the-acute-angiogenic-signalling-response-to-low-load-resistance-exercise-with-blood-flow-restriction
#3
Richard A Ferguson, Julie E A Hunt, Mark P Lewis, Neil R W Martin, Darren J Player, Carolin Stangier, Conor W Taylor, Mark C Turner
This study investigated protein kinase activation and gene expression of angiogenic factors in response to low-load resistance exercise with or without blood flow restriction (BFR). In a repeated measures cross-over design, six males performed four sets of bilateral knee extension exercise at 20% 1RM (reps per set = 30:15:15:continued to fatigue) with BFR (110 mmHg) and without (CON). Muscle biopsies were obtained from the vastus lateralis before, 2 and 4 h post-exercise. mRNA expression was determined using real-time RT-PCR...
January 17, 2018: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341849/factors-affecting-occlusion-pressure-and-ischemic-preconditioning
#4
Henry Brown, Martyn J Binnie, Brian Dawson, Nicola Bullock, Brendan R Scott, Peter Peeling
PURPOSE: To determine the effect of limb selection (upper/lower), cuff width (small (6 cm)/medium (13 cm) upper; medium/large (18 cm) lower) and anthropometry on arterial occlusion pressure (AOP) in ischemic preconditioning (IPC). METHODS: Twenty athletes (10 females and 10 males) had surface anthropometry and dual x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) assessments before using Doppler ultrasound to confirm AOP for each limb. Subsequently, 5 min of occlusion occurred, with near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) measuring muscle oxygenation changes...
January 17, 2018: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338584/effect-of-acute-ingestion-of-%C3%AE-hydroxybutyrate-salts-on-the-response-to-graded-exercise-in-trained-cyclists
#5
Mark Evans, Ella Patchett, Rickard Nally, Rachel Kearns, Matthew Larney, Brendan Egan
Acute ingestion of ketone salts induces nutritional ketosis by elevating β-hydroxybutyrate (βHB), but few studies have examined the metabolic effects of ingestion prior to exercise. Nineteen trained cyclists (12 male, 7 female) undertook graded exercise (8 min each at ∼30%, 40%, 50%, 60%, 70%, and 80% VO2peak) on a cycle ergometer on two occasions separated by either 7 or 14 days. Trials included ingestion of boluses of either (i) plain water (3.8 mL kg body mass-1) (CON) or (ii) βHB salts (0.38 g kg body mass-1) in plain water (3...
January 16, 2018: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334328/different-durations-within-the-method-of-best-practice-affect-the-parameters-of-the-speed-duration-relationship
#6
Christoph Triska, Bettina Karsten, Chris Beedie, Bernhard Koller-Zeisler, Alfred Nimmerichter, Harald Tschan
The aim of the study was to determine whether estimates of the speed-duration relationship are affected using different time-trial (TT) field-based testing protocols, where exhaustive times were located within the generally recommended durations of 2-15 min. Ten triathletes (mean ± SD age: 31.0 ± 5.7 years; height: 1.81 ± 0.05 m; body mass: 76.5 ± 6.8 kg) performed two randomly assigned field tests to determine critical speed (CS) and the total distance covered above CS (D´). CS and D´ were obtained using two different protocols comprising three TT that were interspersed by 60 min passive rest...
January 15, 2018: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334317/fluctuation-a-common-but-neglected-pattern-of-physical-activity-behaviour-an-exploratory-review-of-studies-in-recent-20-years
#7
Borui Shang, Yanping Duan, Wendy Yajun Huang, Walter Brehm
BACKGROUND: Regular physical activity (PA) is beneficial for physical and psychological well-being, yet many people do not achieve these health benefits due to irregular PA participation which is also known as fluctuation. Limited attention has been given to the phenomenon of fluctuation in the PA behaviour literature. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review was to explore and to map definitions, measurements, behavioural evidence, and factors related to PA fluctuation...
January 15, 2018: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320305/social-physique-anxiety-and-physical-activity-behaviour-of-male-and-female-exercisers
#8
Robert M Portman, Jane Bradbury, Kiara Lewis
Despite females consistently reporting greater social physique anxiety (SPA), previous literature has yet to demonstrate whether SPA gender differences are linked to the way males and females perform physical activity. This study investigated an association between SPA and physical activity frequency, history of exercise, and physical activity intensity. Participants were represented by currently active users (N = 33 males; N = 31 females) of an on-campus university-run gym and completed a background physical activity questionnaire and the nine-item Social Physique Anxiety Scale...
January 10, 2018: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320303/time-of-day-and-short-duration-high-intensity-exercise-influences-on-coagulation-and-fibrinolysis
#9
Emma Kate Zadow, Cecilia Marie Kitic, Sam Shi Xuan Wu, James William Fell, Murray John Adams
Exercise has been demonstrated to have considerable effects upon haemostasis, with activation dependent upon the duration and intensity of the exercise bout. In addition, markers of coagulation and fibrinolysis have been shown to possess circadian rhythms, peaking within the morning (0600-1200 h). Therefore, the time of day in which exercise is performed may influence the activation of the coagulation and fibrinolytic systems. This study aimed to examine coagulation and fibrinolytic responses to short-duration high-intensity exercise when completed at different times of the day...
January 10, 2018: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303682/the-organised-chaos-of-english-adolescent-rugby-union-influence-of-weekly-match-frequency-on-the-variability-of-match-and-training-loads
#10
Padraic J Phibbs, Ben Jones, Gregory Roe, Dale Read, Joshua Darrall-Jones, Jonathon Weakley, Andrew Rock, Kevin Till
The aims of this study were to determine the variability of weekly match and training loads in adolescent rugby union players across a competitive season, and to investigate the effect of match frequency on load distribution across different activities. Internal match and training load data (i.e. session-rating of perceived exertion (sRPE)) were collected daily from 20 players from a regional academy across a 14-week season. Data were analysed using a mixed-effects linear model, and variability was reported as a coefficient of variation (CV)...
January 5, 2018: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280410/iron-balance-and-iron-supplementation-for-the-female-athlete-a-practical-approach
#11
Charles R Pedlar, Carlo Brugnara, Georgie Bruinvels, Richard Burden
Maintaining a positive iron balance is essential for female athletes to avoid the effects of iron deficiency and anaemia and to maintain or improve performance. A major function of iron is in the production of the oxygen and carbon dioxide carrying molecule, haemoglobin, via erythropoiesis. Iron balance is under the control of a number of factors including the peptide hormone hepcidin, dietary iron intake and absorption, environmental stressors (e.g. altitude), exercise, menstrual blood loss and genetics. Menstruating females, particularly those with heavy menstrual bleeding are at an elevated risk of iron deficiency...
December 27, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251174/reliability-and-validity-of-a-modified-3-minute-all-out-swimming-test-in-elite-swimmers
#12
Lachlan J G Mitchell, David B Pyne, Philo U Saunders, Ben Rattray
Critical speed (CS) testing is useful in monitoring training in swimmers, however, completing a series of time trials (TTs) regularly is time-consuming. The 3-minute test may be a solution with positive initial findings. This investigation examined whether a modified 3-minute test (12 × 25 m) could assess CS and supra-CS distance capacity (D') in swimmers. A series of 12 × 25 m intervals were completed unpaced at maximal effort, interspersed with 5 s rest periods. The model speed = aebt + c was fitted to the data and integrated to calculate D'...
December 17, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249177/active-recovery-intervals-restore-initial-performance-after-repeated-sprints-in-swimming
#13
Ioannis D Kostoulas, Argyris G Toubekis, Thrasivoulos Paxinos, Konstantinos Volaklis, Savvas P Tokmakidis
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of active recovery (AR) and passive recovery (PR) using short (2-min) and long (4-min) intervals on swimming performance. Twelve male competitive swimmers completed a progressively increasing speed test of 7 × 200-m swimming repetitions to locate the speed before the onset of curvilinear increase in blood lactate concentration (LT1). Subsequently, performance time of 6 × 50-m sprints was recorded during four different conditions: (i) 2-min PR (PR-2), (ii) 4-min PR (PR-4), (iii) 2-min AR (AR-2) and (iv) 4-min AR (AR-4) intervals...
December 17, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249176/neural-mechanisms-of-strength-increase-after-one-week-motor-imagery-training
#14
Sidney Grosprêtre, Thomas Jacquet, Florent Lebon, Charalambos Papaxanthis, Alain Martin
The neural mechanisms explaining strength increase following mental training by motor imagery (MI) are not clearly understood. While gains are mostly attributed to cortical reorganization, the sub-cortical adaptations have never been investigated. The present study investigated the effects of MI training on muscle force capacity and the related spinal and supraspinal mechanisms. Eighteen young healthy participants (mean age: 22.5 ± 2.6) took part in the experiment. They were distributed into two groups: a control group (n = 9) and an MI training group (n = 9)...
December 17, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249174/biomechanical-insights-into-the-determinants-of-speed-in-the-fencing-lunge
#15
Yanfei Guan, Li Guo, Nana Wu, Lingli Zhang, Darren E R Warburton
For fencing, speed of the lunge is considered critical to success. The aim of this study is to investigate determinants of lunge speed based on biomechanics. Ground reaction force (GRF) and three-dimensional kinematic data were collected from 7 elite fencers and 12 intermediate-level fencers performing maximum-effort lunges. The results showed that elite fencers acquired a higher horizontal peak velocity of the centre of gravity (HPV) and concomitantly a higher horizontal peak GRF exerted by rear leg (PGRF) than intermediate-level fencers (P < ...
December 17, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239696/compression-garments-and-cerebral-blood-flow-influence-on-cognitive-and-exercise-performance
#16
Brittany A Smale, Joseph M Northey, Disa J Smee, Nathan G Versey, Ben Rattray
This study aimed to describe the effect of compression garments on middle cerebral artery blood flow velocity (MCAv) in relation to cognitive and exercise performance whilst cycling. In a randomised-controlled-cross-over design, 15 well-trained male cyclists were recruited to participate in three identical trials wearing loose fitting shorts (control), low-grade, or medium-grade compression garments. The protocol involved four 8 min increments of cycling at 30%, 50%, 70%, and 85% maximal power output and a 4 km time-trial...
December 14, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231092/test-retest-reliability-of-the-irrational-performance-beliefs-inventory
#17
M J Turner, M J Slater, J Dixon, A Miller
The irrational performance beliefs inventory (iPBI) was developed to measure irrational beliefs within performance domains such as sport, academia, business, and the military. Past research indicates that the iPBI has good construct, concurrent, and predictive validity, but the test-retest reliability of the iPBI has not yet been examined. Therefore, in the present study the iPBI was administered to university sport and exercise students (n = 160) and academy soccer athletes (n = 75) at three-time points...
December 12, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227735/effect-of-8-weeks-of-concurrent-plyometric-and-running-training-on-spatiotemporal-and-physiological-variables-of-novice-runners
#18
Josué Gómez-Molina, Ana Ogueta-Alday, Jesus Camara, Christopher Stickley, Juan García-López
Concurrent plyometric and running training has the potential to improve running economy (RE) and performance through increasing muscle strength and power, but the possible effect on spatiotemporal parameters of running has not been studied yet. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of 8 weeks of concurrent plyometric and running training on spatiotemporal parameters and physiological variables of novice runners. Twenty-five male participants were randomly assigned into two training groups; running group (RG) (n = 11) and running + plyometric group (RPG) (n = 14)...
December 11, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224500/transition-phase-clothing-strategies-and-their-effect-on-body-temperature-and-100-m-swimming-performance
#19
Andy Galbraith, Aimee Willmott
OBJECTIVE: Effective warm-ups are attributed to several temperature-related mechanisms. Strategies during the transition phase, preceding swimming competition, have been shown to prolong temperature-related warm-up effects. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of two different clothing strategies during the transition phase, on subsequent 100-m maximal swimming performance. METHODS: Nine competitive swimmers (3 female, 21 ± 3 yrs; 6 male 20 ± 2 yrs, mean performance standard 702 FINA Points, mean 100-m seasons best time 61...
December 10, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220311/quantifying-the-effects-of-acute-hypoxic-exposure-on-exercise-performance-and-capacity-a-systematic-review-and-meta-regression
#20
Sanjoy K Deb, Daniel R Brown, Lewis A Gough, Christopher P McLellan, Paul A Swinton, S Andy Sparks, Lars R McNaughton
OBJECTIVE: To quantify the effects of acute hypoxic exposure on exercise capacity and performance, which includes continuous and intermittent forms of exercise. DESIGN: A systematic review was conducted with a three-level mixed effects meta-regression. The ratio of means method was used to evaluate main effects and moderators providing practical interpretations with percentage change. DATA SOURCES: A systemic search was performed using three databases (Google scholar, PubMed and SPORTDiscus)...
December 8, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
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