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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741443/the-effect-of-individualised-sprint-training-in-elite-female-team-sport-athletes-a-pilot-study
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Elvir Rakovic, Gøran Paulsen, Christian Helland, Ola Eriksrud, Thomas Haugen
This study aimed to evaluate whether an individualised sprint-training program was more effective in improving sprint performance in elite team-sport players compared to a generalised sprint-training program. Seventeen elite female handball players (23 ± 3 y, 177 ± 7 cm, 73 ± 6 kg) performed two weekly sprint training sessions over eight weeks in addition to their regular handball practice. An individualised training group (ITG, n = 9) performed a targeted sprint-training program based on their horizontal force-velocity profile from the pre-training test...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734457/11-361-sports-injuries-in-a-15-year-survey-of-a-level-i-emergency-trauma-department-reveal-different-severe-injury-types-in-the-6-most-common-team-sports
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Werner Krutsch, Volker Krutsch, Franz Hilber, Christian Pfeifer, Florian Baumann, Johannes Weber, Paul Schmitz, Maximilian Kerschbaum, Michael Nerlich, Peter Angele
INTRODUCTION:  Severe sports-related injuries are a common affliction treated in Level I trauma departments. Detailed knowledge on injury characteristics from different medical settings is essential to improve the development of injury prevention strategies in different team sports. METHODS:  Team sport injuries were retrospectively analysed in a Level I trauma department registry over 15 years. Injury and treatment data were compared with regard to competition and training exposure...
May 7, 2018: Sportverletzung Sportschaden: Organ der Gesellschaft Für Orthopädisch-Traumatologische Sportmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731401/adverse-effects-of-common-sports-and-recreational-activities-on-male-reproduction
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Kush Panara, John M Masterson, Luis F Savio, Ranjith Ramasamy
CONTEXT: Male factor infertility plays a significant role in infertility. Many factors have been associated with male infertility; however, the link between many sports and recreational factors and male reproduction remains poorly characterized. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the current literature regarding the impact of many common sports and recreational factors on male reproduction. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A comprehensive PubMed and Embase search for relevant articles published between 1970 and 2017 was performed by combining the following search terms: male, sports (including individual sports), traumatic brain injury, sauna, hot tub, fertility, erectile dysfunction, varicocele, environment, cell phone, and laptop computer...
May 3, 2018: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695189/a-multidimensional-approach-to-talent-identification-and-selection-in-high-level-youth-australian-football-players
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Rhys Tribolet, Kyle J M Bennett, Mark L Watsford, Job Fransen
There is limited research in talent identification in youth Australian Football (AF), especially the factors that underpin selection into higher-level development programs. Therefore, this study explored age-related differences in high-level youth AF players and investigated characteristics influencing selection into a high-level development program. Anthropometry (stature, sitting height, body mass), maturity (estimated age at peak height velocity), motor competence (Körperkoordinationstest für Kinder), fitness (change of direction speed, lower body power and upper body muscular endurance) and coach skill ratings (kicking, marking and handballing) of 277 state academy players (U13-U15) were assessed...
April 26, 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670536/multi-directional-repeated-sprint-is-a-valid-and-reliable-test-for-assessment-of-junior-handball-players
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Amin Daneshfar, Daniel E Gahreman, Majid S Koozehchian, Sadegh Amani Shalamzari, Mozhgan Hassanzadeh Sablouei, Thomas Rosemann, Beat Knechtle, Pantelis T Nikolaidis
The aim of the present study was to examine the validity and reliability of a 10 × (6 × 5 m) multi-directional repeated sprint ability test (RSM) in elite young team handball (TH) players. Participants were members of the Iranian national team ( n = 20, age 16.4 ± 0.7 years, weight 82.5 ± 5.5 kg, height 184.8 ± 4.6 cm, body fat 15.4 ± 4.3%). The validity of RSM was tested against a 10 × (15 + 15 m) repeated sprint ability test (RSA), Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery test Level 1 (Yo-Yo IR1), squat jump (SJ) and countermovement jump (CMJ)...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607462/injury-prevalence-across-sports-a-descriptive-analysis-on-a-representative-sample-of-the-danish-population
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A M Bueno, M Pilgaard, A Hulme, P Forsberg, D Ramskov, C Damsted, R O Nielsen
BACKGROUND: Physical activity plays an important role in public health, owing to a range of health-related benefits that it provides. Sports-related injuries are known to be an important barrier to continued physical activity. Still, the prevalence of injuries on a general population level has not yet been explored in a descriptive epidemiological investigation. The purpose of the questionnaire-based study, therefore, was to describe the prevalence of injury in a representative sample of the Danish population...
April 2, 2018: Injury Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29603396/video-analysis-of-acute-injuries-and-referee-decisions-during-the-24-th-men-s-handball-world-championship-2015-in-qatar
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Stig Haugsboe Andersson, Marco Cardinale, Rod Whiteley, Nebojsa Popovic, Clint Hansen, Fernando Sanz Lopez, Tone Bere, Roald Bahr, Grethe Myklebust
Although handball is a contact sport with a high risk of acute match injuries, their mechanisms have not yet been investigated. We aimed to describe the mechanisms of acute match injuries in elite male handball and evaluate referee performance in injury situations. Based on injury surveillance from the 24th Men's Handball World Championship 2015 in Qatar, injury situations and the referee decisions were identified on video footage. A total of 55 injury situations and 37 referee decisions were included for analysis...
March 30, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599877/motivational-climate-sport-youth-scale-measurement-invariance-across-gender-and-five-different-sports
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Diogo Monteiro, Carla Chicau Borrego, Carlos Silva, João Moutão, Daniel Almeida Marinho, Luís Cid
The aim of this study was to analyze the psychometric properties of the Portuguese version of the Motivational Climate Sport Youth Scale (MCSYSp) and invariance across gender and different sports (swimming, soccer, handball, basketball, futsal). A total of 4,569 athletes (3,053 males, 1,516 females) from soccer (1,098), swimming (1,049), basketball (1,754), futsal (340), and handball (328) participated in this study, with ages between 10 and 20 years (M = 15.13; SD = 1.95). The results show that the original model (two factors/12 items) did not adjust to the data in a satisfactory way; therefore, it was necessary to change the model by removing four items (two from each factor)...
March 2018: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594958/change-of-direction-speed-toward-a-strength-training-approach-with-accentuated-eccentric-muscle-actions
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Helmi Chaabene, Olaf Prieske, Yassine Negra, Urs Granacher
There is growing evidence that eccentric strength training appears to have benefits over traditional strength training (i.e., strength training with combined concentric and eccentric muscle actions) from muscular, neuromuscular, tendinous, and metabolic perspectives. Eccentric muscle strength is particularly needed to decelerate and stabilize the body during the braking phase of a jump exercise or during rapid changes of direction (CoD) tasks. However, surprisingly little research has been conducted to elucidate the effects of eccentric strength training or strength training with accentuated eccentric muscle actions on CoD speed performance...
March 28, 2018: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594323/beach-handball-is-safer-than-indoor-team-handball-injury-rates-during-the-2017-european-beach-handball-championships
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Leonard Achenbach, Oliver Loose, Lior Laver, Florian Zeman, Michael Nerlich, Peter Angele, Werner Krutsch
PURPOSE: Beach handball is a relatively new type of sports, which was derived from team handball. Medical issues such as frequency and severity of injury are yet unknown. The purpose of this study was to investigate the injury pattern and injury rates of this new type of sports. METHODS: This study investigated the injury incidence of 30 national teams (10 senior and 20 u-17 teams, 16 men's and 14 women's teams) participating in the 2017 European Beach Handball Championships...
March 28, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587785/trigger-wrist-caused-by-avascular-necrosis-of-the-capitate-a-case-report
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Yuichiro Matsui, Daisuke Kawamura, Hiroaki Kida, Kanako C Hatanaka, Norimasa Iwasaki
BACKGROUND: Trigger wrist is a rare condition first described by Marti in 1960, and various causes have been reported. The condition mostly occurs with finger flexion and extension, and rarely with flexion and extension of the wrist itself. Avascular necrosis of the capitate is also a rare condition, first described by Jönsson in 1942. While some reports of this condition have been published, little is known about its etiology. Therefore, no established treatment exists. We report a case of trigger wrist caused by avascular necrosis of the capitate...
March 27, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578385/comparison-of-step-by-step-kinematics-of-resisted-assisted-and-unloaded-20-m-sprint-runs
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Roland van den Tillaar, Paul Gamble
This investigation examined step-by-step kinematics of sprint running acceleration. Using a randomised counterbalanced approach, 37 female team handball players (age 17.8 ± 1.6 years, body mass 69.6 ± 9.1 kg, height 1.74 ± 0.06 m) performed resisted, assisted and unloaded 20-m sprints within a single session. 20-m sprint times and step velocity, as well as step length, step frequency, contact and flight times of each step were evaluated for each condition with a laser gun and an infrared mat. Almost all measured parameters were altered for each step under the resisted and assisted sprint conditions (η2  ≥ 0...
March 26, 2018: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564843/upper-extremity-functional-performance-tests-reference-values-for-overhead-athletes
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Dorien Borms, Ann Cools
This study aimed to provide an age, gender and sport-based normative database for three functional shoulder tests: Y Balance Test - Upper Quarter (YBT-UQ), Closed Kinetic Chain Upper Extremity Stability Test (CKCUEST), and Seated Medicine Ball Throw (SMBT). A second aim was to discuss gender, age and sports differences. Finally, correlation between tests was evaluated. Overhead athletes (106 male, 100 female) between 18 and 50 years old and from three different sports (volleyball, tennis, handball) performed all functional tests...
March 21, 2018: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563884/symptoms-of-anxiety-and-depression-in-young-athletes-using-the-hospital-anxiety-and-depression-scale
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Stephanie Weber, Christian Puta, Melanie Lesinski, Brunhild Gabriel, Thomas Steidten, Karl-Jürgen Bär, Marco Herbsleb, Urs Granacher, Holger H W Gabriel
Elite young athletes have to cope with multiple psychological demands such as training volume, mental and physical fatigue, spatial separation of family and friends or time management problems may lead to reduced mental and physical recovery. While normative data regarding symptoms of anxiety and depression for the general population is available (Hinz and Brähler, 2011), hardly any information exists for adolescents in general and young athletes in particular. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess overall symptoms of anxiety and depression in young athletes as well as possible sex differences...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550753/return-to-pivoting-sport-after-acl-reconstruction-association-with-osteoarthritis-and-knee-function-at-the-15-year-follow-up
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Britt Elin Øiestad, Inger Holm, May Arna Risberg
OBJECTIVES: To examine the associations between return to pivoting sport following ACL reconstruction (ACLR) and knee osteoarthritis (OA), and self-reported knee symptoms, function and quality of life after 15 years. METHODS: Study sample included 258 participants with ACLR 15 years previously. Return to pivoting sport (handball, soccer and basketball) data were collected by interviews, and symptomatic OA was defined as Kellgren and Lawrence grade ≥2 plus almost daily knee pain in the last month...
March 17, 2018: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29535578/sport-education-as-a-curriculum-approach-to-student-learning-of-invasion-games-effects-on-game-performance-and-game-involvement
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Cláudio Farias, Carla Valério, Isabel Mesquita
The teaching and learning of games and sport-based activities has historically been the dominant form of the physical education curricula. With an interest in providing to students meaningful and culturally situated sporting experiences, Sport Education is probably the most implemented and researched pedagogical model worldwide. However, although there is considerable evidence that the model as a curriculum approach can benefit the development of social goals and healthy sport behaviors, not a single study as to date examined students' game-play development beyond participation in single and isolated teaching units...
March 2018: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29526055/knowledge-and-attitudes-about-sports-related-dental-injuries-and-mouthguard-use-in-young-athletes-in-four-different-contact-sports-water-polo-karate-taekwondo-and-handball
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Tea Galic, Domagoj Kuncic, Tina Poklepovic Pericic, Ivan Galic, Frane Mihanovic, Josko Bozic, Mark Herceg
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The increasing popularity of participating in sports activities among children and adolescents has increased the risk of sports-related orofacial and dental injuries. Therefore, it is important to establish efficient preventive strategies regarding sports-related dental trauma. The aim of this study was to evaluate the occurrence of sports-related dental injuries in young athletes and to compare the frequency of such injuries between high-risk and medium-risk sports, along with assessing athletes' attitudes and habits regarding mouthguard use...
March 11, 2018: Dental Traumatology: Official Publication of International Association for Dental Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29508956/realistic-stimuli-reveal-selective-effects-of-motor-expertise-during-a-mental-body-rotation-task
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Hamdi Habacha, Laure Lejeune-Poutrain, Corinne Molinaro
To investigate the effects of stimulus features on the implementation of motor expertise in body rotations during a mental body rotation task, 2 experiments were conducted. In Experiment 1, we investigated the mental rotation abilities in 27 male participants: 14 experts in real body rotations (national level gymnasts) and 13 nonexperts (national handball players). The mental rotation task used left-right judgments and involved 3 types of stimuli: images of a stick figure person, images of line drawings of the human body, and photographs of real male persons...
April 2017: American Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29493531/-comparison-of-pelvic-floor-muscle-strength-in-competition-level-athletes-and-untrained-women
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Ingunn Ludviksdottir, Hildur Hardardottir, Thorgerdur Sigurdardottir, Gudmundur F Ulfarsson
INTRODUCTION: Exercise can stress the pelvic floor muscles. Numerous women experience urinary incontinence while exercising or competing in sports. This study investigated pelvic floor muscle strength, urinary incontinence, and knowledge in contracting pelvic floor muscles among female athletes and untrained women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective case-control study measuring pelvic floor muscle strength using vaginal pressure meas-urement. Participants answered questions regarding general health, urinary incontinence, and knowledge on pelvic floor muscles...
2018: Læknablađiđ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29489720/differences-in-physical-performance-according-to-the-competitive-level-in-amateur-handball-players
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Estibaliz Romaratezabala, Fabio Nakamura, Rodrigo Ramirez-Campillo, Daniel Castillo, Josune Rodríguez-Negro, Javier Yanci
The aim of this study was to compare physical performance in amateur handball players of two different competitive levels. Thirty-four senior handball players were divided into two groups according to their competitive level (regional category: REG or national category: NAC). Although no significant differences were found between groups in any of the horizontal (HJ) or vertical jump (VJ) variables (p>0.05), NAC players obtained a better performance in the repeated sprint ability (RSA) test (RSABest [the best attempt] and RSATT [the total time in the total of sprints] in 15 m and 30 m), in change of direction ability (CODA) and in the Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery test Level 1 (YYIR1) test (p<0...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
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