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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095083/physiological-capacity-and-training-routines-of-elite-cross-country-skiers-approaching-the-upper-limits-of-human-endurance
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Øyvind Sandbakk, Hans-Christer Holmberg
Cross-country skiing is one of the most demanding of endurance sports, involving protracted competitions on varying terrain employing a variety of skiing techniques that require upper- and/or lower-body work to different extents. Through more effective training and extensive improvements in equipment and track preparation, the speed of cross-country ski races has increased more than that of any other winter Olympic sport and, in addition, new types of racing events have been introduced. To a certain extent this has altered the optimal physiological capacity required to win and the training routines of successful skiers have evolved accordingly...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095069/the-evolution-of-champion-cross-country-skier-training-from-lumberjacks-to-professional-athletes
#2
Øyvind Sandbakk
Competitive cross-country (XC) skiing has traditions extending back to the mid-19th century, and was included as a men's event in the first Winter Games in 1924. Since then, tremendous improvements in equipment, track preparation, and knowledge about training have prompted greater increases in XC skiing speeds than in any other Olympic sport. In response, this commentary focuses on how the training of successful XC skiers has evolved, with interviews and training data from surviving Norwegian world and Olympic XC champions as primary sources...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081033/performance-aspects-and-physiological-responses-in-male-amateur-boxing-competitions-a-brief-review
#3
Maamer Slimani, Helmi Chaabène, Philip Davis, Emerson Franchini, Karim Chamari
Boxing is one of the most popular striking combat sports in the world. The aim of this review was to present data concerning performance analysis (time-motion and technical/tactical analysis) and physiological responses (i.e., blood lactate concentration [BLC], heart rate and/or oxygen consumption) during novice and elite male simulated and official amateur boxing competitions in any age category. The present review shows that boxing competition is a high-intensity intermittent striking combat sport. Typically, the activity-to-rest ratio was higher in elite (18:1) than novice (9:1) boxers and significant differences were observed between rounds (1 round=16:1, 2 round=8:1, and 3 round=6:1) in novice boxers...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079758/concussion-in-ice-hockey-current-gaps-and-future-directions-in-an-objective-diagnosis
#4
Aynsley M Smith, Michael J Stuart, William O Roberts, David W Dodick, Jonathan T Finnoff, Janelle K Jorgensen, David A Krause
OBJECTIVE: This review provides an update on sport-related concussion (SRC) in ice hockey and makes a case for changes in clinical concussion evaluation. Standard practice should require that concussions be objectively diagnosed and provide quantitative measures of the concussion injury that will serve as a platform for future evidence-based treatment. METHODS: The literature was surveyed to address several concussion-related topics: research in ice hockey-related head trauma, current subjective diagnosis, promising components of an objective diagnosis, and current and potential treatments...
January 10, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055228/preliminary-investigation-of-brain-network-activation-bna-and-its-clinical-utility-in-sport-related-concussion
#5
A Reches, J Kutcher, R J Elbin, H Or-Ly, B Sadeh, J Greer, D J McAllister, A Geva, A P Kontos
BACKGROUND: The clinical diagnosis and management of patients with sport-related concussion is largely dependent on subjectively reported symptoms, clinical examinations, cognitive, balance, vestibular and oculomotor testing. Consequently, there is an unmet need for objective assessment tools that can identify the injury from a physiological perspective and add an important layer of information to the clinician's decision-making process. OBJECTIVE: The goal of the study was to evaluate the clinical utility of the EEG-based tool named Brain Network Activation (BNA) as a longitudinal assessment method of brain function in the management of young athletes with concussion...
January 5, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051829/apophyseal-and-epiphyseal-knee-injuries-in-the-adolescent-athlete
#6
P Persiani, F M Ranaldi, A Formica, M Mariani, O Mazza, M Crostelli, C Villani
OBJECTIVES: In the context of pediatric sports injuries, the epiphyseal and apophyseal knee fractures represent rather peculiar lesions. The most frequently involved anatomical area is the knee. The peculiar function of the physis and the need to preserve their integrity, makes choosing what treatment methods to employ very important. Objective of this study is to assess the kind and the effectiveness of the most suitable treatment in the apophyseal and epiphyseal knee lesions occurring in the adolescents...
November 2016: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045961/noseband-use-in-equestrian-sports-an-international-study
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Orla Doherty, Vincent Casey, Paul McGreevy, Sean Arkins
Nosebands are used by riders to prevent the horse from opening its mouth, to increase control and, in some cases, to comply with the competition rules. While equestrian texts traditionally recommend that two adult human fingers should be able to fit under a fastened noseband, noseband tightness levels are not, in general, regulated in competition. Possible detrimental consequences for the horse, of excessively tight nosebands, include discomfort, pain or tissue damage. The current study investigated noseband usage in equestrian competition...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039074/caffeine-stimulates-voluntary-wheel-running-in-mice-without-increasing-aerobic-capacity
#8
Gerald C Claghorn, Zoe Thompson, Kristianna Wi, Lindsay Van, Theodore Garland
The "energy drink" Red Bull and the "sports drink" Gatorade are often marketed to athletes, with claims that they cause performance gains. However, both are high in sugars, and also consumed by non-athletes. Few studies have addressed the effects of these drinks or their biologically active components in rodent exercise models. We used three experiments to test effects on both voluntary exercise behavior and maximal aerobic capacity in lines of mice known to differ in "athletic" traits. Mice from four replicate High Runner (HR) lines have been selectively bred for voluntary running on wheels, and run approximately three times as many revolutions per day as do mice from four non-selected Control (C) lines...
December 28, 2016: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035865/effect-of-contact-and-no-contact-small-sided-games-on-elite-handball-players
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Antonio Dello Iacono, Domenico Martone, Alessandro Moura Zagatto, Yoav Meckel, Mahmood Sindiani, Mirjana Milic, Johnny Padulo
This study aimed to investigate the effect of contact (C-SSG) and no-contact (NC-SSG) handball small-sided games (SSGs) on motion patterns and physiological responses of elite handball players. Twelve male handball players performed 10 C-SSG and 10 NC-SSG while being monitored through the heart rate (HR) and rate of perceived exertion (RPE) as physiological responses and time-motion activities profile using video-match analysis. Both game conditions resulted in similar HR responses (P > 0.05), but the NC-SSG led to a higher RPE scores...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035584/from-lab-to-real-world-heat-acclimation-considerations-for-elite-athletes
#10
Julia R Casadio, Andrew E Kilding, James D Cotter, Paul B Laursen
As major sporting events are often held in hot environments, increased interest in ways of optimally heat acclimating athletes to maximise performance has emerged. Heat acclimation involves repeated exercise sessions in hot conditions that induce physiological and thermoregulatory adaptations that attenuate heat-induced performance impairments. Current evidence-based guidelines for heat acclimation are clear, but the application of these recommendations is not always aligned with the time commitments and training priorities of elite athletes...
December 29, 2016: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030533/physical-and-physiological-profile-of-wrestler-athletes-short-review
#11
Helmi Chaabene, Yassine Negra, Raja Bouguezzi, Bessem Mkaouer, Emerson Franchini, Ursula Julio, Younés Hachana
Wrestling is one of the oldest combat sports, disputed since the ancient Greek Olympic Games. This combat sport discipline has caught the attention of scientists since 1943 which is the date that matches the appearance of the first scientific research dealing with wrestling. The current short review aimed to summarize and critically analyze the scientific literature related to wrestling's physical and physiological attributes and to provide practical recommendations for testing/training together with new perspective and areas of future scientific research...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028062/cardiovascular-effects-of-performance-enhancing-drugs
#12
André La Gerche, Maria J Brosnan
Exercise and competitive sports should be associated with a wide range of health benefits with the potential to inspire a positive community health legacy. However, the reputation of sports is being threatened by an ever-expanding armamentarium of agents with real or perceived benefits in performance enhancement. In addition to the injustice of unfair advantage for dishonest athletes, significant potential health risks are associated with performance-enhancing drugs. Performance-enhancing drugs may have an effect on the cardiovascular system by means of directly altering the myocardium, vasculature, and metabolism...
January 3, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026792/a-deep-learning-approach-to-on-node-sensor-data-analytics-for-mobile-or-wearable-devices
#13
Daniele Ravi, Charence Wong, Benny Lo, Guang-Zhong Yang
The increasing popularity of wearable devices in recent years means that a diverse range of physiological and functional data can now be captured continuously for applications in sports, wellbeing, and healthcare. This wealth of information requires efficient methods of classification and analysis where deep learning is a promising technique for large-scale data analytics. Whilst deep learning has been successful in implementations that utilize high performance computing platforms, its use on low-power wearable devices is limited by resource constraints...
December 23, 2016: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018244/differences-in-muscle-oxygenation-perceived-fatigue-and-recovery-between-long-track-and-short-track-speed-skating
#14
Florentina J Hettinga, Marco J Konings, Chris E Cooper
Due to the technical nature of speed skating, that is affecting physiological mechanisms such as oxygenation and blood flow, this sport provides a unique setting allowing us to uncover novel mechanistic insights of the physiological response to exercise in elite middle-distance and endurance sports. The present study aimed to examine the influence of skating mode (short-track vs. long-track) on muscle oxygenation, perceived fatigue, and recovery in elite speed skating. Muscle oxygenation of 12 talented short-track speed skaters was continuously monitored during a long-track (LT) and a short-track (ST) skating time-trial of maximal effort using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) on the m...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002179/game-profile-based-training-in-soccer-a-new-field-approach
#15
Antonio Dello Iacono, Domenico Martone, Drazen Cular, Mirjana Milic, Johnny Padulo
The aim of the study was to profile and compare the time-motion, physiological, and neuromuscular responses of both national youth league (NYL) and UEFA Youth League (UYL) matches with those of an experimental game-profile-based training (GPBT) protocol. Time-motion traits and physiological, perceptual, and neuromuscular responses were investigated in 24 male soccer players across 14 matches and 6 GPBT training sessions, for a total of 420 samples. The GPBT had a greater influence on time-motion traits and perceptual responses than the NYL and UYL matches (all p< 0...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002177/selected-physiological-perceptual-and-physical-performance-changes-during-two-bouts-of-prolonged-high-intensity-intermittent-running-separated-by-72-hours
#16
Nicholas Dobbin, Kevin Lamb, Craig Twist
This study investigated the effects of performing a second 90-minute intermittent running protocol 72 hours after an initial trial on selected physiological, perceptual and sprint running measures. Eight sub-elite soccer players provided measures of isokinetic muscle function, counter-movement jump (CMJ), 10 m sprinting, and muscle soreness before, and at 0, 24, 48 and 72 h after a 90-minute intermittent high intensity running bout (IHIR 1). A second 90-minute intermittent high intensity running bout (IHIR 2) was performed 72 h after the first...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994535/3mo-a-model-for-music-based-biofeedback
#17
Pieter-Jan Maes, Jeska Buhmann, Marc Leman
In the domain of sports and motor rehabilitation, it is of major importance to regulate and control physiological processes and physical motion in most optimal ways. For that purpose, real-time auditory feedback of physiological and physical information based on sound signals, often termed "sonification," has been proven particularly useful. However, the use of music in biofeedback systems has been much less explored. In the current article, we assert that the use of music, and musical principles, can have a major added value, on top of mere sound signals, to the benefit of psychological and physical optimization of sports and motor rehabilitation tasks...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984046/psychophysiological-relationships-between-a-multi-component-self-report-measure-of-mood-stress-and-behavioural-signs-and-symptoms-and-physiological-stress-responses-during-a-simulated-firefighting-deployment
#18
Alexander Wolkow, Brad Aisbett, Sally A Ferguson, John Reynolds, Luana C Main
Physical work and sleep loss are wildland firefighting demands that elicit psychological and physiological stress responses. Research shows that these responses are statistically related which presents an opportunity to use subjective psychological questionnaires to monitor physiological changes among firefighters; an approach used extensively in sport settings. The aim of the present study was to investigate if changes in self-reported psychological factors on the multi-component training distress scale (MTDS), relate to cytokines and cortisol levels among firefighters completing three days of simulated physical firefighting work separated by an 8-h or restricted 4-h sleep each night...
October 29, 2016: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27967274/a-new-method-to-individualize-monitoring-of-muscle-recovery-in-athletes
#19
Anne Hecksteden, Werner Pitsch, Ross Julian, Mark Pfeiffer, Michael Kellmann, Alexander Ferrauti, Tim Meyer
PURPOSE: Assessment of muscle recovery is essential for the daily fine-tuning of training load in competitive sports, but individual differences may limit the diagnostic accuracy of group-based reference ranges. We report an attempt to develop individualized reference ranges using a Bayesian approach comparable to that developed for the athlete biological passport. METHODS: Urea and creatine kinase (CK) were selected as indicators of muscle recovery. For each parameter, prior distributions and repeated measures standard deviations were characterized based on data of 883 squad athletes (1758 data points, 1-8 per athlete, years 2013-2015)...
December 14, 2016: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958719/detection-of-metoprolol-in-human-biofluids-and-pharmaceuticals-via-ion-transfer-voltammetry-at-the-nanoscopic-liquid-liquid-interface-array
#20
Xiao Huang, Lisiqi Xie, Xingyu Lin, Bin Su
Metoprolol (MTP) is one of the most widely used antihypertensive drugs yet banned to use in sport competition. Therefore, there has been an increasing demand for developing simple, rapid, and sensitive methods suited to the identification and quantification of MTP in human biofluids. In this work, ultrathin silica nanochannel membrane (SNM) with perforated channels was employed to support nanoscale liquid/liquid interface (nano-ITIES) array for investigation of the ion-transfer voltammetric behavior of MTP and for its detection in multiple human biofluids and pharmaceutical formulation...
December 13, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
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