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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233241/protective-knee-braces-and-the-biomechanics-of-the-half-squat-parachute-landing
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Di Wu, Chao Zheng, Ji Wu, Longfeng Wang, Xiang Wei, Lizheng Wang
INTRODUCTION: Knee injuries are common among paratroopers and skydivers during landing maneuvers. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of dropping height and the use of protective knee braces on parachute landing biomechanics. METHODS: The study cohort consisted of 30 male elite paratroopers with formal parachute landing training and more than 2 yr of parachute jumping experience. Each participant was instructed to jump off a platform at two different heights (40 and 80 cm, respectively) and land on force plates in a half-squat posture...
January 1, 2018: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228409/short-term-effects-of-combined-high-intensity-strength-and-sprint-interval-training-on-anthropometric-characteristics-and-physical-performance-of-elite-team-handball-players
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Souhail Hermassi, Mohamed Souhail Chelly, Georg Fieseler, Thomas Bartels, Stephan Schulze, Karl-Stefan Delank, Roy J Shepard, René Schwesig
Muscular strength and speed are critical physical factors in determining the technical and tactical skills of elite team handball players. This study thus investigated the effect of high-intensity muscular strength and sprint interval training (SIT) on lower limb explosive performance and anthropometric characteristics in 22 male handball athletes aged 20.2 ± 0.1 years. A training group (TG, n = 12) and a control group (CG, n = 10) were followed over 8 weeks parallel to regular handball training...
December 2017: Sportverletzung Sportschaden: Organ der Gesellschaft Für Orthopädisch-Traumatologische Sportmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227735/effect-of-8-weeks-of-concurrent-plyometric-and-running-training-on-spatiotemporal-and-physiological-variables-of-novice-runners
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Josué Gómez-Molina, Ana Ogueta-Alday, Jesus Camara, Christopher Stickley, Juan García-López
Concurrent plyometric and running training has the potential to improve running economy (RE) and performance through increasing muscle strength and power, but the possible effect on spatiotemporal parameters of running has not been studied yet. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of 8 weeks of concurrent plyometric and running training on spatiotemporal parameters and physiological variables of novice runners. Twenty-five male participants were randomly assigned into two training groups; running group (RG) (n = 11) and running + plyometric group (RPG) (n = 14)...
December 11, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214619/real-time-interrater-reliability-of-a-novel-musculoskeletal-readiness-screening-tool
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Mark D Thelen, Shane L Koppenhaver, Shanee E Allen, Michael U Bolduc, Riley K Quan, Anne E Sidwell
Military service members receive regular screenings for a variety of health conditions, but a field-expedient and military-specific screening tool that identifies an individual's risk for injury has not yet been identified. The purpose of this study is to describe the conduct of a novel musculoskeletal readiness screening tool (MRST) and evaluate the real-time interrater reliability of the MRST when scored by raters with differing levels of medical experience. MATERIALS/METHODS: This study included a convenience sample of 40 active duty military participants (30 male, 10 female, mean age 29...
October 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206782/muscle-fiber-and-performance-changes-after-fast-eccentric-complex-training
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Gregory C Bogdanis, Athanasios Tsoukos, Lee E Brown, Elisavet Selima, Panagiotis Veligekas, Konstantinos Spengos, Gerasimos Terzis
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a short-term fast eccentric and ballistic complex training program on muscle power, rate of force development (RFD), muscle fiber composition and cross-sectional area (CSA). METHODS: Sixteen male physical education students were randomly assigned to either a training group (TG, n=8) or a control group (C, n=8). The TG followed a 6-week low volume training program, including fast eccentric squat training with an individually optimized load of 74±7% of maximal half-squat strength (1RM) twice per week and a ballistic training session with loaded (30% 1RM) and unloaded jump squats, once per week, all combined with unloaded plyometric jumps...
December 2, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200094/characteristics-of-a-national-level-female-weightlifter-peaking-for-competition-a-case-study
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Caleb D Bazyler, Satoshi Mizuguchi, Michael C Zourdos, Kimitake Sato, Ashley A Kavanaugh, Brad H DeWeese, Kevin F Breuel, Michael H Stone
This study investigated physiological and performance changes of a national level 69kg female weightlifter following three competition phases over a 28-week training period. The athlete first trained for a regional championship (weeks 1-12), followed by a local competition (weeks 13-23) and the national championship (weeks 24-28). Body mass, vastus lateralis cross-sectional area, and unloaded and loaded squat jump performance were assessed weekly during each 4-week competition phase. Serum biomarkers, and dynamic mid-thigh pulls were assessed prior to and after each competition phase...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199782/anthropometric-and-physiological-characteristics-of-male-soccer-players-according-to-their-competitive-level-playing-position-and-age-group-a-systematic-review
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Maamer Slimani, Pantelis T Nikolaidis
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present systematic review was to profile soccer players' anthropometric, physiological, and physical attributes relative to different competitive levels, playing positions and age groups. METHODS: The systematic search was conducted using different databases and according to the Population/Intervention or Exposure/Comparison/Outcome(s) [PICO] criteria. RESULTS: The present review shows that the somatotype characteristics, percentage (%) of body fat, maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max), repeatedsprint ability (RSA), running speed, strength, and muscular power of the lower limbs were the most powerful discriminators between male soccer players of different competitive levels, playing positions, and age groups...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199778/influence-of-ethnicity-on-vertical-jump-performances-in-male-physical-education-students-a-pilot-study
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Elvis Attiogbe, Henry Vandewalle, Tarak Driss
BACKGROUND: The present study aimed to: i) test the possibility of ethnic differences in squat jump (SJ), countermovement jump (CMJ) and countermovement jump with arms swing (CMJA); ii) test the possibility of ethnic differences in the effects of countermovement and arms swing; iii) verify whether the relationships between the different vertical jumps VJ (SJ, CMJ, CMJA) and maximal power (Pmax), determined from a force-velocity test (F-V), were dependent on the ethnicity as previously found for CMJA...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182895/efficacy-of-downhill-running-training-for-improving-muscular-and-aerobic-performances
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Junichi Toyomura, Hisashi Mori, Kota Tayashiki, Masayoshi Yamamoto, Hiroaki Kanehisa, Sumiaki Maeo
This study investigated effects of downhill (DR) versus level (LR) running training on various muscular and aerobic performances. Eighteen healthy young males conducted either DR (DR group [DRG], n = 10: -10% slope) or LR (LR group [LRG], n = 8) training at a target heart rate (HR) associated with lactate threshold (LT) for 20 min·session<sup>-1</sup>, 3 sessions·week<sup>-1</sup>, for 5 weeks. Before and after the interventions, the following variables were measured: knee extension torque (-150, -30, 0, 30, 150°·s<sup>-1</sup>), leg extension power (simultaneous hip and knee extension: 0...
November 28, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182414/cfdna-as-an-earlier-predictor-of-exercise-induced-performance-decrement-related-to-muscle-damage
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Michely V Andreatta, Victor M Curty, João Victor S Coutinho, Miguel Ângelo A Santos, Paula F Vassallo, Nuno F de Sousa, Valério G Barauna
PURPOSE: The aims of this study were: a) to evaluate whether cell-free DNA (cfDNA) levels increase immediately after an acute light and heavy resistance exercise (RE) bout, and b) to whether cfDNA levels are associated with functional muscle capacity until 48hrs after exercise session. METHODS: Twenty healthy volunteers performed 3 sets of the leg press resistance exercise with 80% of 1RM (RE80) or 40% of 1RM (RE40) with similar exercise volume. Blood lactate was measured after completion of the 3 sets...
November 28, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176388/the-effect-of-citrulline-malate-supplementation-on-muscle-fatigue-among-healthy-participants
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Tyler M Farney, Matthew V Bliss, Christopher M Hearon, Dassy A Salazar
The focus of the investigation was to examine the effects of citrulline malate on muscular fatigue in healthy, recreationally trained participants. Twelve participants (males = 6; females = 6) (24.1 ± 3.9 yrs) visited the lab on three separate days all separated by one week. Each visit consisted of consuming one of three treatments: placebo (PLA), citrulline malate (8 g) (CM), and control (CON) in which no drink mixture was consumed. For each day of testing, participants consumed assigned treatment and performed one high-intensity exercise trial consisting of squats, lunge jumps, squat jumps, and lateral jumps...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170708/repeated-plyometric-exercise-attenuates-blood-glucose-in-healthy-adults
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Saldiam R Barillas, Casey M Watkins, Megan A Wong, Ian J Dobbs, David C Archer, Cameron N Munger, Andrew J Galpin, Jared W Coburn, Lee E Brown
Plyometric exercise is popular in commercial exercise programs aiming to maximize energy expenditure for weight loss. However, the effect of plyometric exercise on blood glucose is unknown. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of relatively high intensity plyometric exercise on blood glucose. Thirteen subjects (6 females age= 21.8 ± 1.0 yrs.; height= 163.7 ± 7.8 cm; mass= 60.8 ± 6.7 kg and 7 males age= 22.0 ± 2.6 yrs.; height= 182.3 ± 3.6 cm; mass= 87.4 ± 12.5 kg) volunteered to participate...
2017: International Journal of Exercise Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166930/a-prospective-cohort-study-identifying-risk-factors-for-shoulder-injuries-in-adolescent-elite-handball-players-the-karolinska-handball-study-khast-study-protocol
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Martin Asker, Markus Waldén, Henrik Källberg, Lena W Holm, Eva Skillgate
BACKGROUND: Handball is a physical contact sport that includes frequent overhead throwing, and this combination leads to a high rate of shoulder injuries. Several factors have been associated with shoulder injuries in overhead athletes, but strong scientific evidence is lacking for most suggested risk factors. We therefore designed the Karolinska Handball Study (KHAST) with the aim to identify risk factors for shoulder injuries in adolescent male and female elite handball players studying at handball-profiled secondary schools in Sweden...
November 22, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166832/conditioning-exercises-in-ski-jumping-biomechanical-relationship-of-squat-jumps-imitation-jumps-and-hill-jumps
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Silvio Lorenzetti, Fabian Ammann, Sabrina Windmüller, Ramona Häberle, Sören Müller, Micah Gross, Michael Plüss, Stefan Plüss, Berni Schödler, Klaus Hübner
As hill jumps are very time-consuming, ski jumping athletes often perform various imitation jumps during training. The performed jumps should be similar to hill jumps, but a direct comparison of the kinetic and kinematic parameters has not been performed yet. Therefore, this study aimed to correlate 11 common parameters during hill jumps (Oberstdorf Germany), squat jumps (wearing indoor shoes), and various imitation jumps (rolling 4°, rolling flat, static; jumping equipment or indoor shoes) on a custom-built instrumented vehicle with a catch by the coach...
November 22, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158621/loaded-and-unloaded-jump-performance-of-top-level-volleyball-players-from-different-age-categories
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Katia Kitamura, Lucas Adriano Pereira, Ronaldo Kobal, Cesar Cavinato Cal Abad, Ronaldo Finotti, Fábio Yuzo Nakamura, Irineu Loturco
The aim of this study was to investigate the differences in loaded and unloaded jump performances between different age categories of top-level volleyball players from the same club. Forty-three volleyball players were divided into four age groups: under-17, under-19, under-21 and professional. Vertical jumping height for squat jump (SJ), countermovement jump (CMJ) and CMJ with arm swing (CMJa) and mean propulsive velocity (MPV) in the loaded jump squat exercise with 40% of the athlete's body mass were compared among the different age categories, considering body mass as a covariate...
September 2017: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131573/flexible-and-lightweight-pressure-sensor-based-on-carbon-nanotube-thermoplastic-polyurethane-aligned-conductive-foam-with-superior-compressibility-and-stability
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Wenju Huang, Kun Dai, Yue Zhai, Hu Liu, Pengfei Zhan, Jiachen Gao, Guo-Qiang Zheng, Chuntai Liu, Changyu Shen
Flexible and lightweight carbon nanotubes (CNTs)/thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) conductive foam with a novel aligned porous structure was fabricated. The density of the aligned porous material was as low as 0.123 g•cm-3. Homogeneous dispersion of CNTs was achieved through the skeleton of the foam, and an ultralow percolation threshold of 0.0023 vol.% was obtained. Compared with the disordered foam, mechanical properties of the aligned foam were enhanced and the piezoresistive stability of the flexible foam was improved significantly...
November 13, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120989/validity-and-reliability-of-a-new-test-of-planned-agility-in-elite-taekwondo-athletes
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Helmi Chaabene, Yassine Negra, Laura Capranica, Raja Bouguezzi, Younés Hachana, Mohamed Ali Rouahi, Bessem Mkaouer
This study aimed to examine the validity, reliability, and sensitivity of a new test of planned agility in elite taekwondo athletes and to establish its relationship with sprint-time, jumping ability, and dynamic balance. Twenty-seven (20 males and 7 females) taekwondo athletes participated to this study. They performed taekwondo-specific agility test (TSAT) in two occasions (i.e., test-retest). Additionally, they performed jumping ability (i.e., squat jump, countermovement jump, standing long jump, and three-hop jump), sprint-time (5-m and 20-m dash), and dynamic balance (i...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112056/effects-of-a-resistance-training-intervention-on-strength-power-and-performance-in-adolescent-dancers
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Rebecca A Dowse, Mike R McGuigan, Craig Harrison
Dowse, RA, McGuigan, MR, and Harrison, C. Effects of a resistance training intervention on strength, power, and performance in adolescent dancers. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2017-The aim of this study was to determine whether a 9-week resistance training program could have a significant effect on maximum lower-body strength and power, dynamic balance, and dance performance in adolescent dancers. Twelve competitive adolescent female dancers trained in jazz, ballet, and contemporary were recruited from local dance schools and assigned to a resistance training group (dance experience 9...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112051/a-comparison-of-the-effects-of-short-term-plyometric-and-resistance-training-on-lower-body-muscular-performance
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Malcolm T Whitehead, Timothy P Scheett, Michael R McGuigan, N Z Auckland, Angel V Martin
The purpose of this study was to compare effects of short-term plyometric and resistance training on lower body muscular performance. A convenience sample of thirty males aged 21.3 ± 1.8 years, height 177.3 ± 9.4 cm, mass 80.0 ± 2.6 kg, body fat 16.1 ± 1.2 % participated in this investigation. Participants were grouped and participated in progressive plyometric (PLT) or resistance training (SRT) twice per week for eight consecutive weeks or a control (CNT) group that did not participate in any training...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089109/explosive-lower-limb-extension-mechanics-an-on-land-vs-in-water-exploratory-comparison
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Brice Guignard, Jessy Lauer, Pierre Samozino, Luis Mourão, João Paulo Vilas-Boas, Annie Hélène Rouard
During a horizontal underwater push-off, performance is strongly limited by the presence of water, inducing resistances due to its dense and viscous nature. At the same time, aquatic environments offer a support to the swimmer with the hydrostatic buoyancy counteracting the effects of gravity. Squat jump is a vertical terrestrial push-off with a maximal lower limb extension limited by the gravity force, which attracts the body to the ground. Following this observation, we characterized the effects of environment (water vs...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
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