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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134051/does-context-practice-or-competition-affect-female-athletes-achievement-goal-dominance-goal-pursuit-burnout-and-motivation
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Javier Fernández-Rio, Jose A Cecchini, Antonio Méndez-Giménez
The goal of this study was to assess the effects of two different achievement sport contexts, practice and competition, on the motivational profile of professional/semi-professional athletes. Forty-eight Spanish national/international-level female athletes (basketball = 18; handball = 12; soccer = 11; volleyball = 7), mean age 25.14 ± 3.43 years, agreed to participate in the study. They completed a questionnaire, prior and after training and competition, to assess achievement goals, achievement goal dominance, goal pursuit, motivational climate, motivation, burnout and perceived recovery-exertion...
October 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117452/influence-of-population-size-density-and-proximity-to-talent-clubs-on-the-likelihood-of-becoming-elite-youth-athlete
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Niels N Rossing, Diana Stentoft, Alexander Flattum, Jean Côté, Dan S Karbing
Previous studies have found significant differences in the likelihood of becoming an elite athlete depending on community population sizes and densities, an effect known as the place of early development, or birthplace effect. However, the results have not been consistent between sports or European countries. Since both professional and voluntary clubs are vital to the talent development systems in Europe, the proximity of an athlete's place of early development to the location of talent clubs may be an important predictor of the likelihood of becoming an elite athlete...
November 8, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104553/decision-making-by-handball-referees-design-of-an-ad-hoc-observation-instrument-and-polar-coordinate-analysis
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Juan P Morillo, Rafael E Reigal, Antonio Hernández-Mendo, Alejandro Montaña, Verónica Morales-Sánchez
Referees are essential for sports such as handball. However, there are few tools available to analyze the activity of handball referees. The aim of this study was to design an instrument for observing the behavior of referees in handball competitions and to analyze the resulting data by polar coordinate analysis. The instrument contained 6 criteria and 18 categories and can be used to monitor and describe the actions of handball referees according to their role/position on the playing court. For the data quality control analysis, we calculated Pearson's (0...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076959/effects-of-pre-competitive-preparation-period-on-the-isokinetic-muscular-characteristics-in-world-class-handball-players
#4
Olivier Maurelli, Pierre Louis Bernard, Romain Dubois, Said Ahmaidi, Jacques Prioux
The aim of this study was to describe the effects of eight weeks of pre-competitive period preparation (Pc2P) on the isokinetic muscular characteristics in world-class handball players. Nineteen male professional players (age: 26.6 ± 5.4 years) participated in the study. Two bilateral isokinetic tests of knee joint flexors (H; Hamstring) and extensors (Q; Quadriceps) were performed before and after Pc2P to determine the peak torque (PT), the mean power (MP) and the ratios (agonist/antagonist, dominant/non-dominant and combined)...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058022/neuromuscular-exercises-prevent-severe-knee-injury-in-adolescent-team-handball-players
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Leonard Achenbach, Volker Krutsch, Johannes Weber, Michael Nerlich, Patrick Luig, Oliver Loose, Peter Angele, Werner Krutsch
PURPOSE: Team handball is associated with a high risk of severe knee injury that needs to be reduced, particularly at the youth level. The purpose of this study was to show how an injury-prevention programme effectively reduces severe knee injury in adolescent team handball players. METHODS: Of 23 adolescent handball teams of both sexes, 13 were randomly allocated into the intervention group (168 players) and 10 into the control group (111 players). Players of the intervention group regularly participated in an injury-prevention programme for one season...
October 20, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047173/motivational-orientations-and-performance-in-penalty-throws-during-elite-male-team-handball-games
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Thierry Debanne, Guillaume Laffaye, David Trouilloud
The present study is based on Regulatory Focus Theory and investigates the links between the subjects' motivational orientations for promotion or prevention and their performance in handball penalty throws. In a real-world setting with high stakes, we analysed 327 penalties taken from 68 closed games. The results of the 7-metre throws constitute the dependent variable (Goal vs. Miss). The independent variables are the situational focus ([critical moment (i.e., final minute) = pressure] vs. [non-critical moment = no pressure]), the reward structure (i...
October 19, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037617/the-effects-of-preventive-rubber-band-training-on-shoulder-joint-imbalance-and-throwing-performance-in-handball-players-a-randomized-and-prospective-study
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Naryana Cristina Mascarin, Claudio Andre Barbosa de Lira, Rodrigo Luiz Vancini, Antonio Carlos da Silva, Marilia Santos Andrade
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of a strength training program (STP) using rubber band exercises. METHODS: Twenty-five athletes were divided into two groups: muscular imbalance in the dominant (D) and in the non-dominant (ND) upper limbs. Each group was subdivided into experimental and control groups. Experimental groups performed eighteen sessions of STP. Athletes were submitted to ball throwing and isokinetic strength tests to assess the muscular strength of the shoulder rotator muscles and conventional and functional balance ratios...
October 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035983/injury-pattern-in-icelandic-elite-male-handball-players
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Elis Thor Rafnsson, Örnólfur Valdimarsson, Thorarinn Sveinsson, Árni Árnason
OBJECTIVE: To examine the incidence, type, location, and severity of injuries in Icelandic elite male handball players and compare across factors like physical characteristics and playing position. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: The latter part of the preseason and the competitive season of Icelandic male handball. PARTICIPANTS: Eleven handball teams (185 players) from the 2 highest divisions in Iceland participated in the study...
October 10, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035582/video-feedback-and-2-dimensional-landing-kinematics-in-elite-female-handball-players
#9
Anne Benjaminse, Wytze Postma, Ina Janssen, Egbert Otten
CONTEXT: In team handball, an anterior cruciate ligament injury often occurs during landing after a jump shot. Many intervention programs try to reduce the injury rate by instructing athletes to land more safely. Video is an effective way to provide feedback, but little is known about its influence on landing technique in sport-specific situations. OBJECTIVE: To test the effectiveness of a video-overlay feedback method on landing technique in elite handball players...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024605/hip-and-ankle-kinematics-in-noncontact-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-situations-video-analysis-using-model-based-image-matching
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Hideyuki Koga, Atsuo Nakamae, Yosuke Shima, Roald Bahr, Tron Krosshaug
BACKGROUND: Detailed kinematic descriptions of real anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury situations are limited to the knee only. PURPOSE: To describe hip and ankle kinematics as well as foot position relative to the center of mass (COM) in ACL injury situations through use of a model-based image-matching (MBIM) technique. The distance between the projection of the COM on the ground and the base of support (BOS) (COM_BOS) normalized to the femur length was also evaluated...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023322/effects-of-two-different-training-periodization-models-on-physical-and-physiological-aspects-of-elite-female-team-handball-players
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Carmen Manchado, Juan M Cortell-Tormo, Juan Tortosa-Martínez
Manchado, C, Cortell-Tormo, JM, and Tortosa-Martínez, J. Effects of two different training periodization models on physical and physiological aspects of elite female team handball players. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2017-This study was undertaken to compare training-induced changes in selected physiological and physical team handball performance factors after 2 training periodization models: traditional vs. block periodization (BP). Eleven female team handball players who played over 2 consecutive seasons for a Spanish first league team were assessed twice per season during a training cycle...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023199/responses-of-low-and-high-compression-during-recovery-after-repeated-sprint-training-in-well-trained-handball-players
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Christoph Zinner, Maximilian Pelka, Alexander Ferrauti, Tim Meyer, Mark Pfeiffer, Billy Sperlich
The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of wearing various levels of compression following repeated and exhausting sprint exercise on variables related to recovery. Twelve well-trained handball players performed three sessions of repeated and exhausting sprint exercise (30 × 30m). Directly after each session the participants wore tights extending from below the hip to the foot with either 0, 10, or 25 mm Hg of compression onto the thigh and calf muscles. 48 h after the training session all participants performed 5 × 30m sprints and counter movement jumps...
October 12, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016476/effects-of-in-season-circuit-training-on-physical-abilities-in-male-handball-players
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Souhail Hermassi, Rainer Wollny, René Schwesig, Roy J Shephard, Mohamed Souhaiel Chelly
This study analyzed the effects of a resistance-type circuit training program (RCT) (30-35 minutes, performed twice a week for 10 weeks) on male handball players. Twenty-two males were divided into experimental (E; age 20.3 ± 0.5 years) and control groups (C; age 20.1± 0.5 years). Measures before and after RCT included squat (SJ) and countermovement jumps (CMJ), one repetition maximum (1-RM) ofbench press, pull-over and back half-squats, throwing velocity (a 3-step throw with run (RT), and a jump throw (JT)), repeated-sprint ability (six 2 x 15-m shuttle sprints with recording of best time for a single trial), anthropometric estimates of leg and thigh muscle volumes and mean thigh cross-sectional area (CSA), and a test of agility...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981450/determinant-factors-of-physical-performance-and-specific-throwing-in-handball-players-of-different-ages
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Manuel Ortega-Becerra, Fernando Pareja-Blanco, Pedro Jiménez-Reyes, Víctor Cuadrado-Peñafiel, Juan José González-Badillo
This study aimed to analyze various fitness qualities in handball players of different ages, and to determine the relationships between these parameters and throwing velocity. Forty-four handball players participated, pooled by age groups: ELITE (n = 13); under-18 (U18, n = 16); under-16 (U16, n = 15). The following tests were completed: 20-m running sprints; countermovement jumps (CMJ); jump squat to determine the load that elicited ∼20 cm jump height (JSLOAD-20cm); a progressive loading test in full-squat and bench-press to determine the load that elicited ∼1 m·s (SQ-V1-LOAD and BP-V1-LOAD), and handball throwing (Jump Throw and 3-Step Throw)...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968288/specific-physical-training-in-elite-male-team-handball
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Herbert Wagner, Manuel Gierlinger, Nermin Adzamija, Samuel Ajayi, David W Bacharach, Serge P von Duvillard
Wagner, H, Gierlinger, M, Adzamija, N, Ajayi, S, Bacharach, DW, and von Duvillard, SP. Specific physical training in elite male team handball. J Strength Cond Res 31(11): 3083-3093, 2017-Specific physical training in elite team handball is essential for optimal player's performance; however, scientific knowledge is generally based on temporary training studies with subelite athletes. Therefore, the aim of the study was to analyze the effects of specific physical training in an elite male handball team over the entire season...
November 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967241/functional-movement-screentm-and-history-of-injury-in-assessment-of-potential-risk-of-injury-among-team-handball-players
#16
Robert Slodownik, Anna Ogonowska-Slodownik, Natalia Morgulec-Adamowicz
INTRODUCTION: Handball is known to be one of the team sports representing the highest risk of injury. Several investigators have tried to identify injury risk factors in team sports including handball and suggested the need to develop an optimal tool to capture and quantify the potential risk of injury. The aim of the study was to evaluate potential risk of injury among handball players. METHODS: It was a mixed design study. Handball players from 1st and 2nd division were evaluated (n = 30) using the Functional Movement ScreenTM (FMSTM)...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961069/symptoms-of-common-mental-disorders-and-related-stressors-in-danish-professional-football-and-handball
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Özgür Kilic, Haruhito Aoki, Rasmus Haagensen, Claus Jensen, Urban Johnson, Gino M M J Kerkhoffs, Vincent Gouttebarge
The aim of the study was twofold, namely (i) to determine the prevalence of symptoms of common mental disorders (CMDs) among current and retired professional football and handball players and (ii) to explore the relationship of psychosocial stressors with the outcome measures under study. A total of 1155 players were enrolled in an observational study based on a cross-sectional design. Questionnaires based on validated scales were set up and distributed among current and retired professional football and handball players by the Danish football and handball players' union...
September 29, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946537/the-posture-of-adolescent-male-handball-players-a-two-year-study
#18
Małgorzata Grabara
BACKGROUND: Young athletes at the stage of growth acceleration tend to exhibit increased susceptibility to postural abnormalities, especially in the trunk region. The aim of this study was to assess and compare the posture in male adolescent handball players over two years of regular training sessions. METHODS: The study group comprised 21 handball players. At the start of the study 15 participants were aged 14 and 6 participants were aged 15 (mean 14.25 ± 0.58)...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915772/hypermobility-in-adolescent-athletes-pain-functional-ability-quality-of-life-and-musculoskeletal-injuries
#19
Heidi Schmidt, Trine Lykke Pedersen, Tina Junge, Raoul Engelbert, Birgit Juul-Kristensen
Study Design Cross-sectional. Background Generalized joint hypermobility (GJH) may increase pain and likelihood of injuries and also decrease function and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in elite-level adolescent athletes. Objective To assess the prevalence of GJH in elite-level adolescent athletes, and to study the association of GJH with pain, function, HRQoL, and musculoskeletal injuries. Methods A total of 132 elite-level adolescent athletes (36 adolescent boys, 96 adolescent girls; mean ± SD age, 14...
October 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873044/loaded-hip-thrust-based-pap-protocol-effects-on-acceleration-and-sprint-performance-of-handball-players
#20
Antonio Dello Iacono, Johnny Padulo, Laurent D Seitz
This study aimed to investigate the acute effects of two barbell hip thrust-based (BHT) post-activation potentiation (PAP) protocols on subsequent sprint performance. Using a crossover design, eighteen handball athletes performed maximal 15-m sprints before and 15s, 4min and 8min after two experimental protocols consisting of BHT loaded with either 50% or 85% 1RM (50PAP and 85PAP, respectively), in order to profile the transient PAP effects. The resulting sprint performances were significantly impaired at 15s only after the 85PAP protocol, which induced likely and very likely greater decreases compared to the 50PAP...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
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