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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810709/parallel-evolution-of-sperm-hyper-activation-ca2-channels
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Jacob C Cooper, Nitin Phadnis
Sperm hyper-activation is a dramatic change in sperm behavior where mature sperm burst into a final sprint in the race to the egg. The mechanism of sperm hyper-activation in many metazoans, including humans, consists of a jolt of Ca2+ into the sperm flagellum via CatSper ion channels. Surprisingly, all nine CatSper genes have been independently lost in several animal lineages. In Drosophila, sperm hyper-activation is performed through the cooption of the polycystic kidney disease 2 (pkd2) Ca2+ channel. The parallels between CatSpers in primates and pkd2 in Drosophila provide a unique opportunity to examine the molecular evolution of the sperm hyper-activation machinery in two independent, nonhomologous calcium channels separated by > 500 million years of divergence...
July 1, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806410/the-influence-of-speed-abilities-and-technical-skills-in-early-adolescence-on-adult-success-in-soccer-a-long-term-prospective-analysis-using-anova-and-sem-approaches
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Oliver Höner, Daniel Leyhr, Augustin Kelava
Several talent development programs in youth soccer have implemented motor diagnostics measuring performance factors. However, the predictive value of such tests for adult success is a controversial topic in talent research. This prospective cohort study evaluated the long-term predictive value of 1) motor tests and 2) players' speed abilities (SA) and technical skills (TS) in early adolescence. The sample consisted of 14,178 U12 players from the German talent development program. Five tests (sprint, agility, dribbling, ball control, shooting) were conducted and players' height, weight as well as relative age were assessed at nationwide diagnostics between 2004 and 2006...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806275/effects-of-creatine-and-carbohydrate-loading-on-cycling-time-trial-performance
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Kristyen A Tomcik, Donny M Camera, Julia L Bone, Megan L Ross, Nikki A Jeacocke, Bill Tachtsis, Joan Senden, Luc J C van Loon, John A Hawley, Louise M Burke
INTRODUCTION: Creatine- and carbohydrate-loading are dietary strategies used to enhance exercise capacity. This study examined the metabolic and performance effects of a combined creatine and CHO-loading regiment on time-trial (TT) cycling bouts. METHODS: Eighteen well-trained (~65mL[BULLET OPERATOR]kg[BULLET OPERATOR]min VO2peak) males completed three performance trials (PT) comprised of a 120-km cycling TT interspersed with alternating 1- and 4-km sprints (6 sprints each) performed every 10-km followed by an inclined ride to fatigue (~90% VO2peak)...
August 11, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806100/including-the-copenhagen-adduction-exercise-in-the-fifa-11-provides-missing-eccentric-hip-adduction-strength-effect-in-male-soccer-players-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Joar Harøy, Kristian Thorborg, Andreas Serner, André Bjørkheim, Linn E Rolstad, Per Hölmich, Roald Bahr, Thor Einar Andersen
BACKGROUND: The FIFA 11+ was developed as a complete warm-up program to prevent injuries in soccer players. Although reduced hip adduction strength is associated with groin injuries, none of the exercises included in the FIFA 11+ seem to specifically target hip adduction strength. PURPOSE: To investigate the effect on eccentric hip adduction strength of the FIFA 11+ warm-up program with or without the Copenhagen adduction exercise. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial; Level of evidence, 1...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803797/m-wave-normalization-of-emg-signal-to-investigate-heat-stress-and-fatigue
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Olivier Girard, David J Bishop, Sébastien Racinais
OBJECTIVES: We examined the extent to which peripheral changes affect EMG signal adjustments during repeated sprinting in temperate and hot conditions. DESIGN: Randomised, crossover study. METHODS: Ten males performed 10×6-s 'all-out' cycling sprints (recovery=30s) in either a temperate (24°C/30%rH) or a hot (35°C/40%rH) environment with concomitant surface EMG recordings of the vastus lateralis (VL) and rectus femoris (RF). In addition, peak-to-peak M-wave amplitudes were obtained for each muscle after each sprint (i...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803134/age-related-changes-of-physiological-performance-and-survivorship-of-bank-voles-selected-for-high-aerobic-capacity
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Agata Marta Rudolf, Maciej Jan Dańko, Edyta Teresa Sadowska, Geoffrey Dheyongera, Paweł Koteja
Variation in lifespans is an intriguing phenomenon, but how metabolic rate influence this variation remains unclear. High aerobic capacity can result in health benefits, but also in increased oxidative damage and accelerated ageing. We tested these contradictory predictions using bank voles (Myodes=Clethrionomys glareolus) from lines selected for high swim-induced aerobic metabolism (A), which had about 50% higher maximum metabolic rate and a higher basal and routine metabolic rates, than those from unselected control lines (C)...
August 9, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800636/combined-sprint-and-resistance-training-abrogates-age-differences-in-somatotropic-hormones
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Maha Sellami, Wissem Dhahbi, Lawrence D Hayes, Johnny Padulo, Fatma Rhibi, Hanen Djemail, Anis Chaouachi
The aim of this investigation was to compare serum growth hormone (GH), insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) in response to a combined sprint and resistance training (CSRT) program in young and middle-aged men.Thirty-eight healthy, moderately trained men participated in this study. Young and middle-aged men were randomly assigned to, a young training group (YT = 10, 21.4±1.2yrs) ora young control group (YC = 9, 21.6±1.8 yrs), a middle-aged training group (MAT = 10, 40...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800004/sport-specific-repeated-sprint-training-improves-punching-ability-and-upper-body-aerobic-power-in-experienced-amateur-boxers
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Sigitas Kamandulis, Vidas Bruzas, Pranas Mockus, Alvydas Stasiulis, Audrius Snieckus, Tomas Venckunas
High-intensity interval training improves endurance and performance, but it is unclear whether sprint-type upper-body interval training is similarly effective. This study explored the effects of 4-week sport-specific sprint interval training on punch characteristics and endurance capacity in boxers. Experienced male amateur boxers (n = 18) participated in this 4-week training study, and were divided into an experimental group (EG) and a control group (CG) (n = 9 per group). Both groups completed standard low-intensity training...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796124/evaluation-of-strength-and-conditioning-measures-with-game-success-in-division-i-collegiate-volleyball-a-retrospective-study
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Jennifer A Bunn, Greg A Ryan, Gabriel R Button, S Zhang
The purpose of this study was to retrospectively assess relationships between strength and conditioning (SC) measures and game performance in Division I volleyball. Five years of SC and game data were collected from one women's Division I collegiate team, n = 76. SC measures included: T-drill, 18.3 m sprint, back squat, hang clean, vertical jump, and broad jump. All game and SC stats were normalized to Z-scores. Analyses included assessing SC differences by position, and multiple stepwise regression to assess relationships between game and SC stats...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795586/fixture-congestion-modulates-post-match-recovery-kinetics-in-professional-soccer-players
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Tommy R Lundberg, Kristoffer Weckström
This study examined the influence of fixture congestion on physical performance and biochemical variables in professional male footballers. After 3 competitive matches within a week (3M cycle), 16 players underwent blood sampling and field testing 72 h after the last match. The same tests were performed after a regular 1 match-week cycle (1M cycle). The 1M vs. 3M change scores were compared between Congested (high match exposure) and non-selected Control players. The change score in muscle soreness was greater (effect size 1...
August 10, 2017: Research in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794227/the-metabolic-cost-of-carrying-a-sexually-selected-trait-in-the-male-fiddler-crab-uca-pugilator
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Alexa Tullis, Corinne H T Straube
Models proposed to explain sexually selected structures assume that these traits are costly. However, studies investigating the impact of such structures on locomotory costs have produced inconsistent results. Male fiddler crabs possess a large sexually selected claw and are ideal for assessing the impact of a sexually selected trait on the cost of locomotion. Here, we measure the energy expenditure of clawed, declawed, and artificially loaded crabs during sustained exercise by measuring oxygen consumption and blood lactate levels...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793997/effect-of-intensive-versus-standard-blood-pressure-treatment-according-to-baseline-prediabetes-status-a-post-hoc-analysis-of-a-randomized-trial
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Adam P Bress, Jordan B King, Kathryn E Kreider, Srinivasan Beddhu, Debra L Simmons, Alfred K Cheung, Yingying Zhang, Michael Doumas, John Nord, Mary Ellen Sweeney, Addison A Taylor, Charles Herring, William J Kostis, James Powell, Anjay Rastogi, Christianne L Roumie, Alan Wiggers, Jonathan S Williams, Reem Yunis, Athena Zias, Greg W Evans, Tom Greene, Michael V Rocco, William C Cushman, David M Reboussin, Mark N Feinglos, Vasilios Papademetriou
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the effects of intensive (<120 mmHg) compared with standard (<140 mmHg) systolic blood pressure (SBP) treatment are different among those with prediabetes versus those with fasting normoglycemia at baseline in the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: This was a post hoc analysis of SPRINT. SPRINT participants were categorized by prediabetes status, defined as baseline fasting serum glucose ≥100 mg/dL versus those with normoglycemia (fasting serum glucose <100 mg/dL)...
August 9, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783847/movement-patterns-of-a-u-20-national-women%C3%A2-s-soccer-team-during-competitive-matches-influence-of-playing-position-and-performance-in-the-first-half
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Guilherme Passos Ramos, Fábio Yuzo Nakamura, Lucas Adriano Pereira, Wanderley Brilhante Junior, Fábio Mahseredjian, Carolina Franco Wilke, Emerson Silami Garcia, Cândido Celso Coimbra
The aim of this study was to determine the match locomotor characteristics of a sample of U-20 Brazilian female soccer players. Seven international matches were analyzed during the 2015 U-20 South American Championship, using global positioning technology. During a typical match, fullbacks and forwards covered greater distances in high-intensity running and sprinting than central defenders and midfielders (effect size [ES]=1.42-3.69). In the final 15 min of a game, total and high-intensity running distance and player load were ≈20 to 35% (ES=0...
August 7, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783846/cardiorespiratory-responses-to-continuous-and-intermittent-exercises-in-children
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Georges Baquet, François-Xavier Gamelin, Julien Aucouturier, Serge Berthoin
The aim of the study was to characterize aerobic responses to high intensity intermittent (HIIE) and continuous (CE) exercises in prepubertal children. 26 children aged 8 to 11-year-old took part in a preliminary session to determine peakVO2 and Maximal Aerobic Velocity (MAV). In 5 subsequent experimental visits, the participants completed 2 CE and 3 HIIE sessions in a randomized order. HIIE consisted of short intermittent 10-s and 20-s running bouts at 100 to 130% MAV, interspersed with recovery periods of equal duration (S-HIIE1 and S-HIIE2 respectively) and 5-s of sprinting and jumping at maximal intensity with 15-s recovery periods (S-HIIE3)...
August 7, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777244/the-effect-of-a-sprint-interval-and-resistance-concurrent-exercise-training-program-on-aerobic-capacity-of-inactive-adult-women
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Lorena Salom Huffman, Shelby J Foote, Hayden Hyatt, James R McDonald, Danielle D Wadsworth, David D Pascoe
The purpose of this investigation was to examine the effects of high-intensity concurrent exercise training (CET) consisting of sprint intervals (SIT) and resistance exercise (RET) protocols on aerobic capacity in recreationally active, adult females. Fifty-three participants were pair-matched according to preliminary maximal aerobic capacity (VO2max) Bruce protocol assessment into level-grade (SIT0) or 6% incline (SIT6) groups. This 12-week intervention consisted of three CET sessions per week. SIT protocol consisted of 2 (weeks 1-6) then 3 (weeks 7-12) sets of three 40s sprints at specific intensities to evoke responses equivalent to 95% of age-predicted maximal heart rate (HR) interspersed with 20s of rest; with 1-minute of passive recovery between sets...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771061/comparison-of-performance-levels-and-sex-on-sprint-race-performance-in-the-biathlon-world-cup
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Harri Luchsinger, Jan Kocbach, Gertjan Ettema, Øyvind Sandbakk
Biathlon is an Olympic sport combining cross-country skiing with the skating technique and rifle shooting. The sprint (7.5 km for women and 10 km for men) includes two shootings between the three laps of skiing. The aims of the current study are to compare biathletes of different performance-levels and sex on total race time and performance-determining factors of sprint races in the biathlon World Cup. The top 10-performers (G1-10) and results within rank 21-30 (G21-30) in 47 sprint races during the 2011/2012 to 2015/2016 World Cup seasons were compared regarding total race time, course time, shooting time, range time, shooting performance (rate of hits) and penalty time...
August 3, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767317/effects-of-inter-limb-asymmetries-on-physical-and-sports-performance-a-systematic-review
#17
Chris Bishop, Anthony Turner, Paul Read
The prevalence of inter-limb asymmetries has been reported in numerous studies across a wide range of sports and physical qualities; however, few have analysed their effects on physical and sports performance. A systematic review of the literature was undertaken using the Medline and SPORT Discus databases, with all articles required to meet a specified criteria based on a quality review. Eighteen articles met the inclusion criteria, relating participant asymmetry scores to physical and sports performance measures...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763443/intermittent-hypoxic-training-improves-anaerobic-performance-in-competitive-swimmers-when-implemented-into-a-direct-competition-mesocycle
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Miłosz Czuba, Robert Wilk, Jakub Karpiński, Małgorzata Chalimoniuk, Adam Zajac, Józef Langfort
The main objective of this research was to evaluate the efficacy of intermittent hypoxic training (IHT) on anaerobic and aerobic capacity and swimming performance in well-trained swimmers. Sixteen male swimmers were randomly divided into a hypoxia (H) group (n = 8), which trained in a normobaric hypoxia environment, and a control (C) group (n = 8), which exercised under normoxic conditions. However, one participant left the study without explanation. During the experiment group H trained on land twice per week in simulated hypoxia (FiO2 = 15...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760939/visit-to-visit-office-blood-pressure-variability-and-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-sprint-systolic-blood-pressure-intervention-trial
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Tara I Chang, David M Reboussin, Glenn M Chertow, Alfred K Cheung, William C Cushman, William J Kostis, Gianfranco Parati, Dominic Raj, Erik Riessen, Brian Shapiro, George S Stergiou, Raymond R Townsend, Konstantinos Tsioufis, Paul K Whelton, Jeffrey Whittle, Jackson T Wright, Vasilios Papademetriou
Studies of visit-to-visit office blood pressure (BP) variability (OBPV) as a predictor of cardiovascular events and death in high-risk patients treated to lower BP targets are lacking. We conducted a post hoc analysis of SPRINT (Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial), a well-characterized cohort of participants randomized to intensive (<120 mm Hg) or standard (<140 mm Hg) systolic BP targets. We defined OBPV as the coefficient of variation of the systolic BP using measurements taken during the 3-,6-, 9-, and 12-month study visits...
July 31, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760878/correction-to-effect-of-intensive-blood-pressure-lowering-on-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-in-patients-with-hypertension-sprint-systolic-blood-pressure-intervention-trial
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