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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29877754/increased-foot-stretcher-height-improves-rowing-performance-evidence-from-biomechanical-perspectives-on-water
#1
Yang Liu, Binghong Gao, Jiru Li, Zuchang Ma, Yining Sun
The aim of this study was to investigate whether changes on foot-stretcher height were associated with characteristics of better rowing performance. Ten male rowers performed a 200 m rowing trial at their racing rate at each of three foot-stretcher heights. A single scull was equipped with an accelerometer to collect boat acceleration, an impeller with embedded magnets to collect boat speed, specially designed gate sensors to collect gate force and angle, and a compact string potentiometer to collect leg drive length...
June 7, 2018: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29796856/impact-of-ischaemia-reperfusion-cycles-during-ischaemic-preconditioning-on-2000-m-rowing-ergometer-performance
#2
Tiago Turnes, Rafael Alves de Aguiar, Rogério Santos de Oliveira Cruz, Amadeo Félix Salvador, Felipe Domingos Lisbôa, Kayo Leonardo Pereira, João Antônio Gesser Raimundo, Fabrizio Caputo
PURPOSE: Although ischaemic preconditioning (IPC), induced by cycles of transient limb ischaemia and reperfusion, seems to improve exercise performance, the optimal duration of ischaemia-reperfusion cycles is not established. The present study investigated the effect of ischaemia-reperfusion duration within each IPC cycle on performance in a 2000-m rowing ergometer test. METHODS: After incremental and familiarization tests, 16 trained rowers (mean ± SD: age, 24 ± 11 years; weight, 74...
May 23, 2018: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777528/state-of-the-art-review-on-physiologically-based-pharmacokinetic-modeling-in-pediatric-drug-development
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REVIEW
Venkata Yellepeddi, Joseph Rower, Xiaoxi Liu, Shaun Kumar, Jahidur Rashid, Catherine M T Sherwin
Physiologically based pharmacokinetic modeling and simulation is an important tool for predicting the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and safety of drugs in pediatrics. Physiologically based pharmacokinetic modeling is applied in pediatric drug development for first-time-in-pediatric dose selection, simulation-based trial design, correlation with target organ toxicities, risk assessment by investigating possible drug-drug interactions, real-time assessment of pharmacokinetic-safety relationships, and assessment of non-systemic biodistribution targets...
May 18, 2018: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746794/an-accurate-estimation-of-the-horizontal-acceleration-of-a-rower-s-centre-of-mass-using-inertial-sensors-a-validation
#4
Lotte L Lintmeijer, Gert S Faber, Hessel R Kruk, A J Knoek van Soest, Mathijs J Hofmijster
For a valid determination of a rower's mechanical power output, the anterior-posterior (AP) acceleration of a rower's centre of mass (CoM) is required. The current study was designed to evaluate the accuracy of the determination of this acceleration using a full-body inertial measurement units (IMUs) suit in combination with a mass distribution model. Three methods were evaluated. In the first two methods, IMU data were combined with either a subject-specific mass distribution or a standard mass distribution model for athletes...
May 10, 2018: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737945/mechanical-power-output-in-rowing-should-not-be-determined-from-oar-forces-and-oar-motion-alone
#5
Mathijs J Hofmijster, Lotte L Lintmeijer, Peter J Beek, A J Knoek van Soest
Mechanical power output is a key performance-determining variable in many cyclic sports. In rowing, instantaneous power output is commonly determined as the dot product of handle force moment and oar angular velocity. The aim of this study was to show that this commonly used proxy is theoretically flawed and to provide an indication of the magnitude of the error. To obtain a consistent dataset, simulations were performed using a previously proposed forward dynamical model. Inputs were previously recorded rower kinematics and horizontal oar angle, at 20 and 32 strokes∙min-1 ...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737929/improved-determination-of-mechanical-power-output-in-rowing-experimental-results
#6
Lotte L Lintmeijer, Mathijs J Hofmijster, Guido A Schulte Fischedick, Patrick J Zijlstra, A J Knoek Van Soest
In rowing, mechanical power output is a key parameter for biophysical analyses and performance monitoring and should therefore be measured accurately. It is common practice to estimate on-water power output as the time average of the dot product of the moment of the handle force relative to the oar pin and the oar angular velocity. In a theoretical analysis we have recently shown that this measure differs from the true power output by an amount that equals the mean of the rower's mass multiplied by the rower's center of mass acceleration and the velocity of the boat...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650339/a-force-profile-analysis-comparison-between-functional-data-analysis-statistical-parametric-mapping-and-statistical-non-parametric-mapping-in-on-water-single-sculling
#7
REVIEW
John Warmenhoven, Andrew Harrison, Mark A Robinson, Jos Vanrenterghem, Norma Bargary, Richard Smith, Stephen Cobley, Conny Draper, Cyril Donnelly, Todd Pataky
OBJECTIVES: To examine whether the Functional Data Analysis (FDA), Statistical Parametric Mapping (SPM) and Statistical non-Parametric Mapping (SnPM) hypothesis testing techniques differ in their ability to draw inferences in the context of a single, simple experimental design. DESIGN: The sample data used is cross-sectional (two-sample gender comparison) and evaluation of differences between statistical techniques used a combination of descriptive and qualitative assessments...
March 21, 2018: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575042/monitoring-morphologic-changes-in-male-rowers-using-limited-portable-echocardiography-performed-by-a-frontline-physician
#8
Deanna L Kerkhof, Caroline Lucas, Gianmichel D Corrado
Athletes' hearts have been studied for adaptive changes in response to exercise. Physiologic changes are normal responses to intense athletic training regimens, whereas pathologic changes predispose athletes to sudden cardiac death. The two alterations overlap in clinical presentation. Research continues to investigate the upper limits of cardiac remodeling to aid clinical decision making. Studying normal changes that occur in response to exercise will advance physicians' understanding of physiologic responses to exercise and potentially improve clinical distinction...
March 25, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29533359/methodological-considerations-on-the-relationship-between-the-1-500-m-rowing-ergometer-performance-and-vertical-jump-in-national-level-adolescent-rowers
#9
Hugo Maciejewski, Abderrahmane Rahmani, Frédéric Chorin, Julien Lardy, Pierre Samozino, Sébastien Ratel
The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether three different approaches for evaluating squat jump performance were correlated to rowing ergometer performance in elite adolescent rowers. Fourteen young male competitive rowers (15.3 ± 0.6 years), who took part in the French rowing national championships, performed a 1,500-m all-out rowing ergometer performance (P1500) and a squat jump (SJ) test. The performance in SJ was determined by calculating the jump height (HSJ in cm), a jump index (ISJ = HSJ · body mass · gravity, in J) and the mean power output (PSJ in W) from the Samozino et al...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29529908/withdrawal-plews-and-laursen-2017
#10
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We, the Editors and Publishers of the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, have withdrawn the following article in whole: Plews, DJ, Laursen, PB. Training intensity distribution over a four-year cycle in Olympic champion rowers: different roads lead to Rio [version of record published online ahead of print September 27, 2017]. Int J Sports Physiol Perform. doi: 10.1123/ijspp.2017-0343 . The Editorial Office was contacted with the request to withdraw this article informing the Editor-in-Chief that the data in this article were not permissible to use due to undisclosed contractual obligations...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528959/seasonal-changes-in-anthropometric-physiological-nutritional-and-performance-factors-in-collegiate-rowers
#11
Kenji Kuzuhara, Kanako Katai, Tatsuya Hojo, Yoshihiko Fujisawa, Misaka Kimura, Yasuyoshi Yanagida, Yosuke Yamada, Junta Iguchi
Well-controlled seasonal distribution of training intensity appears to be an important variable for endurance athletes' success as competitors and/or for avoidance of overtraining. The aim of this study was to examine the interrelationships of training distribution, body composition, energy intake/expenditure, and rowing ergometer performance throughout the 2012-2013 season. In the present study of 15 collegiate male rowers, most of whom started rowing during their time at the university, we divided the 2012-2013 season (total 37 weeks) into 3 phases (off-season, December to mid-March, 16 weeks; pre-season, late March to April, 5 weeks; and in-season, May to August, 16 weeks) and analyzed the transition of 2000-m rowing ergometer time, training intensity/volume, body composition (body weight and body fat) and energy intake/expenditure in each phase...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473785/muscle-morphology-of-the-vastus-lateralis-is-strongly-related-to-ergometer-performance-sprint-capacity-and-endurance-capacity-in-olympic-rowers
#12
Stephan van der Zwaard, Guido Weide, Koen Levels, Michelle R I Eikelboom, Dionne A Noordhof, Mathijs J Hofmijster, Willem J van der Laarse, Jos J de Koning, Cornelis J de Ruiter, Richard T Jaspers
Rowers need to combine high sprint and endurance capacities. Muscle morphology largely explains muscle power generating capacity, however, little is known on how muscle morphology relates to rowing performance measures. The aim was to determine how muscle morphology of the vastus lateralis relates to rowing ergometer performance, sprint and endurance capacity of Olympic rowers. Eighteen rowers (12♂, 6♀, who competed at 2016 Olympics) performed an incremental rowing test to obtain maximal oxygen consumption, reflecting endurance capacity...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467598/an-attempt-to-induce-an-immunomodulatory-effect-in-rowers-with-spirulina-extract
#13
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Artur Juszkiewicz, Piotr Basta, Elżbieta Petriczko, Bogusław Machaliński, Jerzy Trzeciak, Karolina Łuczkowska, Anna Skarpańska-Stejnborn
Background: The aim of this study was to analyze the response of selected components of the immune system in rowers to maximal physical exercise, and to verify if this response can be modulated by supplementation with spirulina (cyanobacterium Spirulina platensis ) . Method: The double-blind study included 19 members of the Polish Rowing Team. The subjects were randomly assigned to the supplemented group ( n  = 10), receiving 1500 mg of spirulina extract for 6 weeks, or to the placebo group ( n  = 9)...
2018: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465607/the-efficacy-of-heart-rate-variability-in-tracking-travel-and-training-stress-in-youth-female-rowers-a-preliminary-study
#14
Julian D Egan-Shuttler, Rohan Edmonds, Stephen J Ives
(248 words)Heart rate (HR) variability (HRV) is a reliable indicator of cardiac parasympathetic activity and has been used in athletic populations to measure training adaptations. To date, there is limited research showing whether HRV is practical in youth female athletes and rowers during short periods of overload training. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the practicality of HRV in documenting training responses during a period of overload training in youth female rowers...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452353/a-diagnostic-germ-cell-score-for-immature-testicular-tissue-at-risk-of-germ-cell-loss
#15
L Heckmann, D Langenstroth-Röwer, T Pock, J Wistuba, J-B Stukenborg, M Zitzmann, S Kliesch, S Schlatt, N Neuhaus
STUDY QUESTION: Can a systematic scoring procedure provide crucial information on the status of highly heterogeneous immature human testicular tissues in the context of cryopreservation for fertility preservation? SUMMARY ANSWER: We developed a systematic histological score as a novel diagnostic tool which differentiates the patient cohort according to the status of germ cell differentiation and number of spermatogonia (normal, diminished and absent), and which could be relevant in the fertility clinic...
April 1, 2018: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450135/development-of-a-specific-index-to-detect-malnutrition-in-athletes-validity-in-weight-class-or-intermittent-fasted-athletes
#16
François D Desgorces, Christophe Moinard, Mounir Chennaoui, Jean-François Toussaint, Cyril Petibois, Philippe Noirez
Fasted or weight-category athletes manage their training under strict diet conditions that could impair the stress-recovery balance and result in acute or chronic fatigue. However, to date, no validated biomarker are available to quantify this phenomena. The aim of this study was to assess the validity of a specific index combining plasma albumin and weight change to detect nutrition-related risks of fatigue increase and under-performance in athletes experiencing particular nutritional conditions. An athlete's nutrition risk index (ANRI) equation, based on data from lightweight and heavyweight rowers, was developed using relationship between plasma albumin concentrations combined to weight changes with sport performance and overtraining scores and was tested by odds ratio for failure...
June 2017: Biochimie open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448350/role-of-spatial-heterogeneity-in-the-collective-dynamics-of-cilia-beating-in-a-minimal-one-dimensional-model
#17
Supravat Dey, Gladys Massiera, Estelle Pitard
Cilia are elastic hairlike protuberances of the cell membrane found in various unicellular organisms and in several tissues of most living organisms. In some tissues such as the airway tissues of the lung, the coordinated beating of cilia induces a fluid flow of crucial importance as it allows the continuous cleaning of our bronchia, known as mucociliary clearance. While most of the models addressing the question of collective dynamics and metachronal wave consider homogeneous carpets of cilia, experimental observations rather show that cilia clusters are heterogeneously distributed over the tissue surface...
January 2018: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29361644/correction-relationship-between-force-velocity-profiles-and-1-500-m-ergometer-performance-in-young-rowers
#18
Caroline Giroux, Hugo Maciejewski, Amal Ben-Abdessamie, Frédéric Chorin, Julien Lardy, Sebastien Ratel, Abderrahmane Rahmani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352279/girls-in-the-boat-sex-differences-in-rowing-performance-and-participation
#19
Kevin G Keenan, Jonathon W Senefeld, Sandra K Hunter
Men outperform women in many athletic endeavors due to physiological and anatomical differences (e.g. larger and faster muscle); however, the observed sex differences in elite athletic performance are typically larger than expected, and may reflect sex-related differences in opportunity or incentives. As collegiate rowing in the United States has been largely incentivized for women over the last 20 years, but not men, the purpose of this study was to examine sex differences in elite rowing performance over that timeframe...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341517/proliferative-myositis-of-the-latissimus-dorsi-presenting-in-a-20-year-old-male-athlete
#20
N McHugh, R Tevlin, C Beggan, D J Ryan, J Larkin, F Moloney, M W Bennett, J Kelly
We describe the case of a 20-year-old rower presenting with an uncommon condition of Proliferative Myositis (PM) affecting the Latissimus Dorsi (LD). PM is a rare, benign tumour infrequently developing in the upper back. Its rapid growth and firm consistency may mistake it for sarcoma at presentation. Therefore, careful multidisciplinary work-up is crucial, and should involve appropriate radiological and histopathological investigations. Here, we propose the aetiology of LD PM to be persistent myotrauma induced by repetitive rowing motions...
August 8, 2017: Irish Medical Journal
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