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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222582/anthropometric-and-performance-measures-to-study-talent-detection-in-youth-volleyball
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Giovanni Melchiorri, Valerio Viero, Tamara Triossi, Giuseppe Annino, Elvira Padua, Virginia Tancredi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this work was to study anthropometric and performance measurements in 60 young male volleyball players (YV) and 60 youth not active in the sport (YNA) to assess which of these would be more useful to study the characteristics of potential performers. METHODS: Eight measures to assess anthropometric characteristics, six performance measures and two tests for joint mobility were used. Also relative age and level of maturation were assessed. RESULTS: The anthropometric variables, relative age and level of maturation measured did not show statistically significant differences between groups...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222579/effects-of-a-small-sided-game-based-training-programme-on-repeated-sprint-and-change-of-direction-abilities-in-recreationally-trained-football-players
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Pascual Bujalance-Moreno, Felipe García-Pinillos, Pedro Á Latorre-Román
BACKGROUND: To examine the effects of 6-week periodized small-sided game (SSG) training intervention on change of direction [COD], sprint and repeated sprint ability [RSA] in recreational male football players. METHODS: Twenty-three young football players (age: 20.86 years) were randomized in a control group (n = 11) and an experimental group (n = 12). The SSG programme was included in the experimental group's training sessions. The players completed two variations of a SSG (i...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222573/soccer-related-performance-in-eumenorrheic-tunisian-high-level-soccer-players-effects-of-menstrual-cycle-phase-and-moment-of-day
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Mohamed Tounsi, Hamdi Jaafar, Asma Aloui, Nizar Souissi
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to examine the combined effects of menstrual cycle phase and moment of day on female soccer players' performances in the five-jump test (5JT), the repeated shuttle- sprint ability test (RSSA), and the Yo-Yo intermittent recovery test level 1 (YYIRT1). METHODS: Eleven eumenorrheic Tunisian high-level soccer players volunteered to participate. Each subject individually participated in three testing periods: one in the early follicular phase (menses), one in the late follicular phase, and another in the luteal phase...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211843/performance-and-metabolic-demand-of-a-new-repeated-sprint-ability-test-in-basketball-players-does-the-number-of-changes-of-direction-matter
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Alessandro M Zagatto, Luca P Ardigò, Fabio A Barbieri, Fabio Milioni, Antonio Dello Iacono, Bruno H F Camargo, Johnny Padulo
This study compared two repeated-sprint ability tests in basketball players. Both tests included 10×30-m sprints, with the difference that the previously validated test (RSA2COD) featured two changes of direction (COD) per sprint, while the experimental test (RSA5COD) featured five CODs per sprint. Tests` performances and metabolic demands were specifically assessed in 20 basketball players. Firstly, RSA5COD test-retest reliability was investigated. Then RSA2COD, RSA5COD sprint times, peak speeds, oxygen uptake (VO2) and post-test blood lactate concentration [La] were measured...
November 5, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199402/short-or-long-rest-intervals-during-repeated-sprint-training-in-soccer
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F Marcello Iaia, Matteo Fiorenza, Luca Larghi, Giampietro Alberti, Grégoire P Millet, Olivier Girard
The present study compared the effects of two repeated-sprint training (RST) programs, differing in duration of the between-sprint rest intervals, on various soccer-related exercise performances. For 5 weeks during the competitive season, twenty-nine young trained male soccer players either replaced two of their habitual fitness conditioning sessions with RST characterized by short (5-15; n = 9) or long (5-30; n = 10) rest intervals, or served as control (n = 10). The 5-15 and 5-30 protocols consisted of 6 repetitions of 30-m (~5 s) straight-line sprints interspersed with 15 s or 30 s of passive recovery, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195979/effects-of-high-intensity-interval-training-with-different-interval-durations-on-physical-performance-in-handball-players
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Jorge Viaño-Santasmarinas, Ezequiel Rey, Sergio Carballeira, Alexis Padrón-Cabo
The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of 2 high-intensity interval training protocols (HIIT) with different interval durations (short (SI) vs long (LI)), based on peak running velocity in 30-15 Intermittent Fitness Test (VIFT) in handball players. Eighteen highly trained players (age: 22.7±3.9 years; height: 181.5±6.6 cm; body mass: 84.7±14.1 kg) were randomly assigned to SI (2 sets of 22 intervals of 10-s runs at 95%VIFT) or LI (5 sets of 3 min intervals at 85% VIFT) group. The intervention program had to be carried out 2 times a week over 6 weeks...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190999/higher-drop-in-speed-during-a-repeated-sprint-test-in-soccer-players-reporting-former-hamstring-strain-injury
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Ola D Røksund, Morten Kristoffersen, Bård E Bogen, Alexander Wisnes, Merete S Engeseth, Ann-Kristin Nilsen, Vegard V Iversen, Silje Mæland, Hilde Gundersen
Aim: Hamstring strain injury is common in soccer. The aim of this study was to evaluate the physical capacity of players who have and have not suffered from hamstring strain injury in a sample of semi-professional and professional Norwegian soccer players in order to evaluate characteristics and to identify possible indications of insufficient rehabilitation. Method: Seventy-five semi-professional and professional soccer players (19 ± 3 years) playing at the second and third level in the Norwegian league participated in the study...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182510/the-effect-of-plyometric-training-volume-in-prepubertal-male-soccer-players-athletic-performance
#8
Helmi Chaabene, Yassine Negra
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess and to compare the effects of 8-weeks in-season (2 sessions per-week) low and high-volume plyometric training (PT) on measures of physical fitness in prepubertal male soccer players. METHODS: A total of twenty-five soccer players were randomly assigned to low-volume plyometric training group (LPT; n=13; age = 12.68 ± 0.23 years; age at peak height velocity (APHV) = 14.25 ± 0.29 years, maturity-offset = -1.57 ± 0.29 years) and high-volume plyometric training group (HPT; n=12; age = 12...
February 9, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177741/modified-sprint-interval-training-protocols-part-ii-psychological-responses
#9
Logan K Townsend, Hashim Islam, Emily Dunn, Mark Eys, Jennifer Robertson-Wilson, Tom J Hazell
Sprint-interval training (SIT) is a viable method to improve health and fitness. However, researchers have questioned the utility of SIT due to its strenuous nature. The current study aimed to determine if manipulating the sprint and recovery duration, while maintaining the 1:8 work to rest ratio, could uncover a more favourable SIT protocol. Nine healthy active males (23.3±3.0 y, 22.4±2.2 kg·m<sup>-2</sup>, 48.9±5.3 mLkg<sup>-1</sup>min<sup>-1</sup>) participated in three experimental running SIT sessions: (1) 30:240 (4 x 30 sec efforts, 240 sec recovery); (2) 15:120 (8 x 15 sec efforts, 120 sec recovery); (3) 5:40 (24 x 5 sec efforts, 40 sec recovery); and (4) a final behavioural choice follow-up session...
December 7, 2016: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169153/effects-of-light-load-maximal-lifting-velocity-weight-training-vs-combined-weight-training-and-plyometrics-on-sprint-vertical-jump-and-strength-performance-in-adult-soccer-players
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David Rodríguez-Rosell, Julio Torres-Torrelo, Felipe Franco-Márquez, José Manuel González-Suárez, Juan José González-Badillo
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of combined light-load maximal lifting velocity weight training (WT) and plyometric training (PT) with WT alone on strength, jump and sprint performance in semiprofessional soccer players. DESIGN: Experimental, pre-post tests measures. METHODS: Thirty adult soccer players were randomly assigned into three groups: WT alone (FSG, n=10), WT combined to jump and sprint exercises (COM, n=10) and control group (CG, n=10)...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149421/physical-characteristics-of-elite-adolescent-female-basketball-players-and-their-relationship-to-match-performance
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Azahara Fort-Vanmeerhaeghe, Alicia Montalvo, Alexander Latinjak, Viswanath Unnithan
There were two aims of this study: first, to investigate physical fitness and match performance differences between under-16 (U16) and under-18 (U18) female basketball players, and second, to evaluate the relationship between physical fitness and game-related performances. Twenty-three young, female, elite Spanish basketball players (16.2 1.2 years) participated in the study. The sample was divided into two groups: U16 and U18 players. The average scores from pre- and post-season physical fitness measurements were used for subsequent analyses...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149420/repeated-dribbling-ability-in-young-soccer-players-reproducibility-and-variation-by-the-competitive-level
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João P Duarte, Óscar Tavares, João Valente-Dos-Santos, Vítor Severino, Alexis Ahmed, Ricardo Rebelo-Gonçalves, João R Pereira, Vasco Vaz, Susana Póvoas, André Seabra, Sean P Cumming, Manuel J Coelho-E-Silva
The intermittent nature of match performance in youth soccer supports relevance of ability to repeatedly produce high-intensity actions with short recovery periods. This study was aimed to examine the reproducibility of a repeated dribbling ability protocol and, additionally, to estimate the contribution of concurrent tests to explain inter-individual variability in repeated dribbling output. The total sample comprised 98 players who were assessed as two independent samples: 31 players were assessed twice to examine reliability of the protocol; and 67 juveniles aged 16...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149399/a-systematic-review-of-the-main-factors-that-determine-agility-in-sport-using-structural-equation-modeling
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Vladimir Hojka, Petr Stastny, Tomas Rehak, Artur Gołas, Aleksandra Mostowik, Marek Zawart, Martin Musálek
While tests of basic motor abilities such as speed, maximum strength or endurance are well recognized, testing of complex motor functions such as agility remains unresolved in current literature. Therefore, the aim of this review was to evaluate which main factor or factor structures quantitatively determine agility. In methodological detail, this review focused on research that explained or described the relationships between latent variables in a factorial model of agility using approaches such as principal component analysis, factor analysis and structural equation modeling...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149358/muscle-strength-and-speed-performance-in-youth-soccer-players
#14
Luis Peñailillo, Francisco Espíldora, Sebastián Jannas-Vela, Iñigo Mujika, Hermann Zbinden-Foncea
This study aimed to examine the relationship between maximum leg extension strength and sprinting performance in youth elite male soccer players. Sixty-three youth players (12.5 ± 1.3 years) performed 5 m, flying 15 m and 20 m sprint tests and a zigzag agility test on a grass field using timing gates. Two days later, subjects performed a one-repetition maximum leg extension test (79.3 ± 26.9 kg). Weak to strong correlations were found between leg extension strength and the time to perform 5 m (r = -0.39, p = 0...
April 1, 2016: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148492/rest-interval-duration-does-not-influence-adaptations-in-acid-base-transport-proteins-following-10-weeks-of-sprint-interval-training-in-active-women
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Cian McGinley, David John Bishop
The removal of protons (H(+)) produced during intense exercise is important for skeletal muscle function, yet it remains unclear how best to structure exercise training to improve muscle pH regulation. We investigated whether 4 weeks of work-matched, sprint-interval training (SIT), performed 3 days per week, with either 1 min (Rest-1; n = 7) or 5 min (Rest-5; n = 7) of rest between sprints, influenced adaptations in acid/base transport protein content, non-bicarbonate muscle buffer capacity (βmin vitro), and exercise capacity in active women...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139111/relationship-between-ice-hockey-specific-complex-test-and-maximal-strength-aerobic-capacity-and-postural-regulation-in-professional-players
#16
René Schwesig, Souhail Hermassi, Sebastian Edelmann, Ulrike Thorhauer, Stephan Schulze, Georg Fieseler, Karl S Delank, Roy J Shephard, Mohamed S Chelly
BACKGROUND: We aimed to examine the validity of an ice hockey-specific complex test (IHCT) and nonspecific off-ice tests for sports performance. METHODS: Eighteen professional athletes (27.4 ± 6.0 years) underwent the IHCT, maximal strength squat tests, an endurance cycling test (PWC 170) and posturography during in the first week of the pre-seasonal training. The IHCT included parameters of load (e.g., 10m and 30m sprint, transition and weave agility without and with puck, slap and wrist shots before and after the test)...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121265/%C3%AE-alanine-supplementation-improves-throwing-velocities-in-repeated-sprint-ability-and-200-m-swimming-performance-in-young-water-polo-players
#17
Gabriel Machado Claus, Paulo Eduardo Redkva, Gabriel Mota Pinheiro Brisola, Elvis Sousa Malta, Rodrigo de Araujo Bonetti de Poli, Willian Eiji Miyagi, Alessandro Moura Zagatto
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of β-alanine supplementation on specific tests for water polo. Fifteen young water polo players (16±2years) underwent a 200-m swimming performance, repeated-sprint ability test (RSA) with free throw (shooting), and 30-s maximal teth-ered eggbeater kicks. Participants were randomly allocated into two groups (placebo x β-alanine) and supplemented with 6.4g∙day(-1) of β-alanine or a placebo for six weeks. The mean and total RSA times, the magnitude based inference analysis showed a likely beneficial effect for β-alanine sup-plementation (both 79...
January 25, 2017: Pediatric Exercise Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121198/supercompensation-kinetics-of-physical-qualities-during-a-taper-in-team-sport-athletes
#18
Bruno Marrier, Julien Robineau, Julien Piscione, Mathieu Lacome, Alexis Peeters, Christophe Hausswirth, Jean-Benoît Morin, Yann Le Meur
PURPOSE: Peaking for major competition is considered critical for maximizing team sports performance. However, there is little scientific information available to guide coaches in prescribing efficient tapering strategies for team sports players. The aim of this study was to monitor the changes in physical performance in elite team sports players during a 3-week taper following a pre-season training camp. METHODS: Ten male international rugby sevens players were tested before (Pre) and after (Post) a 4-week pre-season training camp focusing on high-intensity training and strength training with moderate loads, and once each week during a subsequent 3-week taper (T1, T2, T3)...
January 25, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114431/jump-squat-and-half-squat-exercises-selective-influences-on-speed-power-performance-of-elite-rugby-sevens-players
#19
Irineu Loturco, Lucas A Pereira, José E Moraes, Katia Kitamura, César C Cal Abad, Ronaldo Kobal, Fábio Y Nakamura
The aim of this study was to evaluate the relation between the maximum mean propulsive power (MPP) obtained in the loaded jump squat (JS) and half squat (HS) exercises and functional performances in vertical jumps, 40 m linear speed (VEL) and change-of-direction (COD) tests, using the median split technique. Twenty-two male rugby sevens players from the Brazilian National Olympic Team (Rio-2016) performed vertical jumping tests (squat and countermovement jumps [SJ and CMJ]), JS and HS exercises, COD speed test and sprinting velocity in 40 m, in this order...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094488/effects-of-leg-contrast-strength-training-on-sprint-agility-and-repeated-change-of-direction-performance-in-male-soccer-players
#20
Mehréz Hammami, Yassine Negra, Roy J Shephard, Mohamed Souhaiel Chelly
BACKGROUND: Contrast training is popular technique among individuals who are involved in dynamic sports, having as its goal an increase in dynamic muscular performance. It is characterized by the use of high and low loads in the same strength training session. The present investigation aimed to determine the effects of adding 8--weeks of contrast strength training (CSTP) to regular soccer practice in U--17 male soccer players during the competitive season. We hypothesized that CSTP would enhance their performance...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
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