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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918679/movement-patterns-and-metabolic-responses-during-an-international-rugby-sevens-tournament
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Anthony Couderc, Claire Thomas, Mathieu Lacome, Julien Piscione, Julien Robineau, Rémi Delfour-Peyrethon, Rachel Borne, Christine Hanon
PURPOSE: This study investigated the running-demands and associated metabolic perturbations during an official rugby sevens tournament. METHODS: Twelve elite players participated in seven matches wearing Global Positioning System units. Maximal sprinting speed (MSS) and maximal aerobic speed (MAS) were measured. High-intensity threshold was individualized relative to MAS (>100% of MAS) and very high-intensity distance were reported relative to both MAS and MSS...
December 5, 2016: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896682/methods-of-power-force-velocity-profiling-during-sprint-running-a-narrative-review
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Matt R Cross, Matt Brughelli, Pierre Samozino, Jean-Benoit Morin
The ability of the human body to generate maximal power is linked to a host of performance outcomes and sporting success. Power-force-velocity relationships characterize limits of the neuromuscular system to produce power, and their measurement has been a common topic in research for the past century. Unfortunately, the narrative of the available literature is complex, with development occurring across a variety of methods and technology. This review focuses on the different equipment and methods used to determine mechanical characteristics of maximal exertion human sprinting...
November 28, 2016: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893482/effects-of-sprint-training-with-and-without-weighted-vest-on-speed-and-repeated-sprint-ability-in-male-soccer-players
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Ezequiel Rey, Alexis Padrón-Cabo, Diego Fernández-Penedo
The purpose of this study was to assess the effect resisted sprint training using weighted vests (WV) compared with unresisted sprint training (US) on physical fitness (countermovement jump, 10 m sprint, 30 m sprint and repeated sprint ability (RSA)) in amateur male soccer players. 19 soccer players (age: 23.7±4.5 years; height: 178.3±5.8 cm; body mass: 72.9±5.2 kg) were randomly assigned to a WV (n= 10) or a US (n= 9) group. The intervention program had to be carried out 2 times a week over 6 weeks. The only difference between the two interventions was that the WV group performed all the sprints with an additional weight of 18...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849432/monitoring-the-inhalation-flow-rate-of-nebulized-aerosols-using-an-ultrasonic-flow-meter-in-vitro-assessment
#4
Michael Y Yang, Hak-Kim Chan
BACKGROUND: The measurement of aerosol flow rates without obscuration of the flow is of particular concern with in vivo lung deposition studies, where precise knowledge of aerosol particle size distributions is a necessary requirement for the development of predictive correlations. This study examines the utility of an ultrasonic flow meter for such measurements and determines if a valved system can be attached to the flow meter for sampling exhaled aerosols. METHODS: The flow rate across a D-30 flow meter was compared with and without nebulization of 0...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849115/blood-pressure-response-to-isometric-handgrip-testing-and-aerobic-capacity-and-associations-with-sprint-performance-in-middle-aged-men-following-high-intensity-interval-training
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Ryszard Zarzeczny, Cyprian Tomza, Anna Polak, Agnieszka Nawrat-Szołtysik
BACKGROUND: Of this study were to determine if a 6-week high-intensity interval training (HIIT) protocol with increasing exercise volume affects aerobic capacity and arterial blood pressure (BP) measured during a fatiguing isometric handgrip test (IHT) in middle-aged, normotensive men and to assess whether sprint performance is associated with training-induced changes in BP. METHODS: Fourteen recreationally active men (age 43.0 ± 0.9 years, body mass 74.4 ± 2...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849114/effects-of-in-season-short-term-aerobic-and-high-intensity-interval-training-program-on-repeated-sprint-ability-and-jump-performance-in-handball-players
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Souhail Hermassi, Jørgen Ingebrigtsen, René Schwesig, Georg Fieseler, Karl S Delank, Karim Chamari, Roy J Shephard, Mohamed S Chelly
BACKGROUND: This study examined the effects of a 7-week in-season aerobic and high-intensity interval-training program on performance tests linked to successful handball play (e.g., repeated sprint and jumping ability). METHODS: Thirty participants (age 17.0 ± 1.2 years, body mass 81.1 ± 3.4 kg, height 1.82± 0.07 m) performed a Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test level 1 (Yo-Yo IR1), a squat (SJ) and a countermovement jump test (CMJ), as well as a repeated sprint ability test (RSA)...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834560/very-heavy-sled-training-for-improving-horizontal-force-output-in-soccer-players
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Jean-Benoît Morin, George Petrakos, Pedro Jimenez-Reyes, Scott R Brown, Pierre Samozino, Matt R Cross
Sprint running acceleration is a key feature of physical performance in team sports, and recent literature shows that the ability to generate large magnitudes of horizontal ground reaction force and mechanical effectiveness of force application are paramount. We tested the hypothesis that very-heavy loaded sled sprint training would induce an improvement in horizontal force production, via an increased effectiveness of application. Training-induced changes in sprint performance and mechanical outputs were computed using a field method based on velocity-time data, before and after an 8-week protocol (16 sessions of 10x20-m sprints)...
November 11, 2016: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825551/repeated-sprint-ability-but-not-neuromuscular-fatigue-is-dependent-on-short-versus-long-duration-recovery-time-between-sprints-in-healthy-males
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Michael R Monks, Chris T Compton, Joseph D Yetman, Kevin E Power, Duane C Button
OBJECTIVES: During maximal intensity leg cycling sprints, previous research has shown that central and peripheral fatigue development occurs with various (<30s) short-duration recovery periods between sprints. The aim of the current study was to compare the development of neuromuscular fatigue during maximal intensity lower-body sprints interspersed with short and longer duration recovery periods. DESIGN: Crossover study. METHODS: Ten participants completed 10, 10s sprints interspersed with either 30 or 180s of recovery...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806004/the-validity-and-contributing-physiological-factors-to-30-15-intermittent-fitness-test-performance-in-rugby-league
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Tannath J Scott, Grant M Duthie, Jace A Delaney, Colin E Sanctuary, David A Ballard, Jeremy A Hickmans, Ben J Dascombe
This study examined the validity of the 30-15 Intermittent Fitness Test (30-15IFT) within rugby league. Sixty-three Australian elite and junior-elite rugby league players (22.5 ± 4.5 yr, 96.1. kg ± 9.5 kg, Σ7 skinfolds: 71.0 ± 18.7 mm) from a professional club participated in this study. Players were assessed for anthropometry (body mass, Σ7 skinfolds, lean mass index), prolonged high-intensity intermittent running (PHIR; measured by 30-15IFT), predicted aerobic capacity (MSFT) and power (AAS), speed (40 m sprint), repeated sprint and change of direction (COD - 505 agility test) ability prior to and following an 11 week pre-season training period...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798634/influence-of-fatigue-on-tackling-ability-in-rugby-league-players-role-of-muscular-strength-endurance-and-aerobic-qualities
#10
Tim J Gabbett
This study investigated the influence of repeated high-intensity effort exercise on tackling ability in rugby league players, and determined the relationship between physical qualities and tackling ability under fatigued conditions in these athletes. Eleven semi-professional rugby league players underwent measurements of speed (10 m and 40 m sprint), upper-body strength (4 repetition maximum [RM] bench press and weighted chin-up), upper-body muscular endurance (body mass maximum repetition chin-up, body mass maximum repetition dips), lower-body strength (4RM squat), and estimated maximal aerobic power (multi-stage fitness test)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764544/association-of-plasma-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-with-physical-performance-in-physically-active-children
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Ikram Bezrati, Raouf Hammami, Mohamed Kacem Ben Fradj, Domenico Martone, Johnny Padulo, Moncef Feki, Anis Chaouachi, Naziha Kaabachi
Vitamin D is thought to regulate skeletal muscle function and boost physical performance. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between vitamin D and physical performance in physically active children. This cross-sectional study included 125 children who practice football as a leisure activity. Plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD) was assessed using a chemiluminescence immunoassay method. Vitamin D inadequacy was defined as 25-OHD < 20 ng/mL. Physical performance testing included measurements of muscle strength (maximal isometric contraction), jumping ability (vertical jump, standing broad jump, triple hop test), linear sprint (10 m and 20 m), and agility (9 × 4-m shuttle run)...
July 13, 2016: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742804/influence-of-training-intensity-on-adaptations-in-acid-base-transport-proteins-muscle-buffer-capacity-and-repeated-sprint-ability-in-active-men
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Cian McGinley, David J Bishop
McGinley C, Bishop DJ. Influence of training intensity on adaptations in acid/base transport proteins, muscle buffer capacity, and repeated-sprint ability in active men. J Appl Physiol 121: 1290-1305, 2016. First published October 14, 2016; doi:10.1152/japplphysiol.00630.2016-This study measured the adaptive response to exercise training for each of the acid-base transport protein families, including providing isoform-specific evidence for the monocarboxylate transporter (MCT)1/4 chaperone protein basigin and for the electrogenic sodium-bicarbonate cotransporter (NBCe)1...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741057/influence-of-rest-intervals-following-assisted-sprinting-on-bodyweight-sprint-times-in-female-collegiate-soccer-players
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Austyn L Nealer, Dustin D Dunnick, Kylie K Malyszek, Megan A Wong, Pablo B Costa, Jared W Coburn, Lee E Brown
Speed is a crucial element an athlete must possess to be successful. In soccer, the ability to accelerate faster than your opponent can result in being first to reach a ball on a breakaway or stopping a counter attack. A unique way to train explosive movements is to evoke postactivation potentiation (PAP) in the working muscles. Traditionally, an overload stimulus with a long rest period is used, but a model utilizing an overspeed stimulus with shorter rest periods is less understood. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the acute effects of varied rest intervals following assisted sprinting on bodyweight sprint time...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27735885/effect-5-weeks-pre-season-training-with-small-sided-game-in-rsa-according-to-physical-fitness
#14
Alejandro Rodríguez-Fernández, Javier Sánchez Sánchez, José A Rodríguez-Marroyo, David Casamichana, José G Villa
BACKGROUND: Numerous studies have analyzed during competitive season different conditioning programs to improve soccer players' repeat sprint ability (RSA). However, few studies have focused on analysing what happens with this ability after small-sided games (SSG)-based training. Thus, the aim of this study was to determine the changes in physical performance after 5-weeks of pre-season training composed of SSGs in amateur soccer players. METHODS: Twenty-four male soccer players performed RSA, a sit-and-reach and two vertical jump (squat and counter movement jump) tests before and after 5-weeks of pre- season training using fundamentally SSGs...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706551/traditional-periodization-versus-optimum-training-load-applied-to-soccer-players-effects-on-neuromuscular-abilities
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I Loturco, F Y Nakamura, R Kobal, S Gil, B Pivetti, L A Pereira, H Roschel
It is unknown whether traditional periodization of strength-power training involving accumulation, transformation and realization blocks is superior to other simpler and more practical training schemes. The purpose of this study was thus to investigate changes in strength/power/speed characteristics of elite soccer players in response to either classic strength-power periodization (TSP) or optimum power load (OPL). 23 professional soccer players were randomly assigned to TSP or OPL for 6 weeks in-season regular training (3 times per week)...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27683452/measuring-vascular-reactivity-with-resting-state-blood-oxygenation-level-dependent-bold-signal-fluctuations-a-potential-alternative-to-the-breath-holding-challenge
#16
Hesamoddin Jahanian, Thomas Christen, Michael E Moseley, Nicholas M Pajewski, Clinton B Wright, Manjula K Tamura, Greg Zaharchuk
Measurement of the ability of blood vessels to dilate and constrict, known as vascular reactivity, is often performed with breath-holding tasks that transiently raise arterial blood carbon dioxide (PaCO2) levels. However, following the proper commands for a breath-holding experiment may be difficult or impossible for many patients. In this study, we evaluated two approaches for obtaining vascular reactivity information using blood oxygenation level-dependent signal fluctuations obtained from resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging data: physiological fluctuation regression and coefficient of variation of the resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging signal...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676816/hamstring-injury-prevention-contributions-of-biomechanics
#17
Pascal Edouard, Pierre Samozino, Romain Slotala, Jurdan Mendiguchia, Jean-Benoit Morin
Hamstring muscle injury is the main injury related to athletics, but also other sports including acceleration and sprints, with important consequences (time loss of sport and re-injury risk). In a prevention approach, a better knowledge of risk factors and mechanisms of these lesions seem relevant, and it can pass through a better understanding of the biomechanical and muscular determinants of performance in sprint and acceleration. The ability to produce a horizontal force on the ground [i.e. orienting the total push backward (or ground force reaction forward)], and to do so despite the increase in running speed, is an important determinant of sprint performance...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27669191/influence-of-physical-maturity-status-on-sprinting-speed-among-youth-soccer-players
#18
Robert McCunn, Matthew Weston, John Ka Hill, Rich D Johnston, Neil V Gibson
The relative age effect is well documented with the maturation-selection hypothesis the most common explanation; however, conflicting evidence exists. We observed the birth-date distribution within an elite junior soccer academy. The influence of physical maturity status on anthropometric variables and sprinting ability was also investigated. Annual fitness testing was conducted over an eight-year period with a total of 306 players (age: 12.5 ± 1.7 y [range: 9.7 - 16.6 y]; stature: 156.9 ± 12.9 cm; mass: 46...
September 21, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27662490/repeated-sprint-sequences-during-female-soccer-matches-using-fixed-and-individual-speed-thresholds
#19
Fábio Y Nakamura, Lucas A Pereira, Irineu Loturco, Marcelo Rosseti, Felipe A Moura, Paul S Bradley
The main objective of this study was to characterize the occurrence of single sprint and repeated-sprint sequences (RSS) during elite female soccer matches, using fixed (20 kmh) and individually based speed thresholds (>90% of the mean speed from a 20 m sprint test). Eleven elite female soccer players from the same team participated in the study. All players performed a 20 m linear sprint test, and were assessed in up to 10 official matches using Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. Magnitude-based inferences were used to test for meaningful differences...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27662489/effects-of-two-different-volume-equated-weekly-distributed-short-term-plyometric-training-programs-on-futsal-players-physical-performance
#20
Javier Yanci, Daniel Castillo, Aitor Iturricastillo, Rubén Ayarra, Fabio Yuzo Nakamura
The aim was to analyze the effect of two different plyometric training programs (i.e., one vs. two sessions per week, same total weekly volume) on physical performance in futsal players. Forty-four futsal players were divided into three training groups differing in weekly plyometric training load: the two days per week plyometric training group (PT2D, n=15), the one day per week plyometric training group (PT1D, n=12) and the control group (CG, n=12) which did not perform plyometric training. The results of this study showed that in-season futsal training per se was capable of improving repeat sprint ability (RSA) (ES=-0...
September 19, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
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