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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095075/a-pilot-study-using-entropy-as-a-non-invasive-assessment-of-running
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Andrew M Murray, Joong Hyun Ryu, John Sproule, Anthony P Turner, Phil Graham-Smith, Marco Cardinale
PURPOSE: Running performance is influenced by the interaction of biomechanical and physiological factors. Miniaturised accelerometers worn by the athlete can be used to quantify mechanical aspects of running and be used as a non-invasive tool to assess training status and progression. The aim of this study was to define and validate a method to assess running regularity and allow the estimation of an individual's V̇O2 and/or blood lactate [La]b based on data collected with accelerometers and heart rate (HR)...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095067/pacing-strategies-and-metabolic-responses-during-4-minute-running-time-trials
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Jonathan Watkins, Simon Platt, Erik Andersson, Kerry McGawley
PURPOSE: The aim of the current study was to investigate pacing strategies and the distribution of physiological resources in best versus worst performances during a series of 4-minute, self-paced running time-trials (RunTTs). METHODS: Five male and five female recreational runners (age 32 ± 7 years) completed a sub-maximal ramp test and five RunTTs on a motor-driven treadmill fitted with a speed-controlling laser system. The supramaximal V̇O2 demand was estimated by linear extrapolation from the sub-maximal relationship between V̇O2 and speed, enabling computation of the accumulated oxygen deficit (AOD)...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
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
#3
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091446/correlation-between-athlete-training-intensity-and-cardiac-performance
#4
T Xiao, Y Zhang
OBJECTIVE: An effective analysis of correlation between training intensity of athletes and cardiac performance is done to develop scientific and reasonable exercise program and to promote health of athletes. METHODS: During December 2013-December 2015, 3600 students from different sports schools were selected for the test. All the athletes were randomly grouped, that is half-hour running group, one-hour running group and 90 -minute running group, which are named A, B, C groups respectively...
February 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090141/do-maximal-aerobic-power-and-blood-lactate-concentration-affect-specific-judo-fitness-test-performance-in-female-judo-athletes
#5
H Garbouj, M A Selmi, R Haj Sassi, M Haj Yahmed, K Chamari, A Chaouachi
The Special Judo Fitness Test (SJFT) has become the test most widely used by coaches and physical trainers for assessment of competitors' judo-specific physical aptitude and training programme prescription. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between the SJFT performance indices and both maximal aerobic power and the level of blood lactate concentrations in female judo athletes. Seventeen female judokas (age: 21.9±1.6 years, body mass: 74.6±27.4 kg, height: 164.5±8.6 cm; BMI: 27.1±8...
December 2016: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090138/agility-training-in-young-elite-soccer-players-promising-results-compared-to-change-of-direction-drills
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A Chaalali, M Rouissi, M Chtara, A Owen, N L Bragazzi, W Moalla, A Chaouachi, M Amri, K Chamari
The aim of this study was to compare the effect of two different training programmes - change of direction (COD) vs. agility (AG) - on straight sprint (SS), COD and AG test performances in young elite soccer players. Thirty-two soccer players (age: 14.5±0.9 years; height: 171.2±5.1 cm; body mass: 56.4±7.1 kg, body fat: 10.3±2.3%) participated in a short-term (6 weeks) training study. Players were randomly assigned to two experimental groups - training with change of direction drills (COD-G, n=11) or using agility training (AG-G, n= 11) - and to a control group (CON-G, n=10)...
December 2016: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087244/practice-makes-perfect-correlations-between-prior-experience-in-high-level-athletics-and-robotic-surgical-performance-do-not-persist-after-task-repetition
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Kevin Shee, Fady M Ghali, Elias S Hyams
OBJECTIVE: Robotic surgical skill development is central to training in urology as well as in other surgical disciplines. Here, we describe a pilot study assessing the relationships between robotic surgery simulator performance and 3 categories of activities, namely, videogames, musical instruments, and athletics. DESIGN: A questionnaire was administered to preclinical medical students for general demographic information and prior experiences in surgery, videogames, musical instruments, and athletics...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051343/methodological-considerations-when-quantifying-high-intensity-efforts-in-team-sport-using-global-positioning-system-technology
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Matthew C Varley, Arne Jaspers, Werner F Helsen, James J Malone
Purpose Sprints and accelerations are popular performance indicators in applied sport. The methods used to define these efforts using athlete tracking technology could affect the number of efforts reported. The study aimed to determine the influence of different techniques and settings for detecting high-intensity efforts using Global Positioning System (GPS) data. Methods Velocity and acceleration data of a professional soccer match was recorded via 10-Hz GPS. Velocity data was filtered using either a median or exponential filter...
January 4, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050921/influence-of-dietary-acid-load-on-exercise-performance
#9
Catherine Applegate, Mackenzie Mueller, Krystle E Zuniga
Diet composition can affect systemic pH and acid-base regulation, which may in turn influence exercise performance. An acidic environment in the muscle impairs performance and contributes to fatigue; therefore, current trends in sports nutrition place importance on maximizing the alkalinity of the body with ergogenic aids and dietary strategies. This review examines the evidence on the effects of dietary manipulations on acid load and exercise performance. Ten studies that investigated the effect of high versus low dietary acid loads on athletic performance generally identified that low dietary acid loads increased plasma pH, but did not consistently improve exercise performance at maximal or submaximal exercise intensities...
January 4, 2017: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039074/caffeine-stimulates-voluntary-wheel-running-in-mice-without-increasing-aerobic-capacity
#10
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/28031761/physiological-responses-during-the-time-limit-at-100-of-the-peak-velocity-in-the-carminatti-s-test-in-futsal-players
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Leandro Teixeira Floriano, Juliano Fernandes da Silva, Anderson Santiago Teixeira, Paulo Cesar do Nascimento Salvador, Naiandra Dittrich, Lorival José Carminatti, Lucas Loyola Nascimento, Luiz Guilherme Antonacci Guglielmo
The aim of this study was to investigate the physiological responses during the time limit at the intensity of the peak velocity of the Carminatti's test (T-CAR). Ten professional futsal players (age, 27.4 ± 5.8 years, body mass, 78.8 ± 8.5 kg, body height, 175.8 ± 6.8 cm, body fat mass, 14.1 ± 2.6%) took part in the study. The players performed three tests, with an interval of at least 48 hours, as follows: the T-CAR to determine the peak velocity and the maximal heart rate; an incremental treadmill protocol to determine the maximal physiological responses; and a time limit running test at the peak velocity reached in the T-CAR...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018241/master-athletes-are-extending-the-limits-of-human-endurance
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Romuald Lepers, Paul J Stapley
The increased participation of master athletes (i.e., >40 years old) in endurance and ultra-endurance events (>6 h duration) over the past few decades has been accompanied by an improvement in their performances at a much faster rate than their younger counterparts. Aging does however result in a decrease in overall endurance performance. Such age-related declines in performance depend upon the modes of locomotion, event duration, and gender of the participant. For example, smaller age-related declines in cycling performance than in running and swimming have been documented...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018192/differences-in-resting-state-functional-connectivity-between-young-adult-endurance-athletes-and-healthy-controls
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David A Raichlen, Pradyumna K Bharadwaj, Megan C Fitzhugh, Kari A Haws, Gabrielle-Ann Torre, Theodore P Trouard, Gene E Alexander
Expertise and training in fine motor skills has been associated with changes in brain structure, function, and connectivity. Fewer studies have explored the neural effects of athletic activities that do not seem to rely on precise fine motor control (e.g., distance running). Here, we compared resting-state functional connectivity in a sample of adult male collegiate distance runners (n = 11; age = 21.3 ± 2.5) and a group of healthy age-matched non-athlete male controls (n = 11; age = 20.6 ± 1.1), to test the hypothesis that expertise in sustained aerobic motor behaviors affects resting state functional connectivity in young adults...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009787/prevalence-of-exercise-induced-arterial-hypoxemia-in-distance-runners-at-sea-level
#14
Keren Constantini, David A Tanner, Timothy P Gavin, Craig A Harms, Joel M Stager, Robert F Chapman
PURPOSE: It has been reported that ~50% of endurance-trained men demonstrate exercise induced arterial oxyhemoglobin hypoxemia (EIAH) during heavy exercise. However, this often-cited prevalence rate comes from a single study using a cohort of 25 highly trained men who completed maximal cycle ergometry. As arterial oxyhemoglobin saturation (SpO2) during maximal exercise is reported to be significantly lower during treadmill vs. cycle ergometry in the same subjects, we hypothesized that the prevalence of EIAH would be greater than previously reported (and commonly referenced) in a larger cohort of highly endurance-trained men during maximal treadmill running...
December 22, 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007336/the-combined-frequency-of-igf-and-myostatin-polymorphism-among-track-field-athletes-and-swimmers
#15
Sigal Ben-Zaken, Yoav Meckel, Dan Nemet, Alon Eliakim
OBJECTIVE: The IGF C-1245T (rs35767) and the myostatin (MSTN) Lys(K)-153Arg(R) genetic polymorphism may influence skeletal muscle phenotypes and athletic performance. Carrying the minor IGF T allele and the myostatin rare R allele was associated with higher circulating IGF-I levels, greater muscle mass and improved performance. The aim of the present study was to assess the combined frequency of the IGF 1245T (rs35767) and MSTN 153Arg(R) polymorphism among Israeli track and field athletes (n=111) and swimmers (n=80)...
December 15, 2016: Growth Hormone & IGF Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992260/a-three-week-unexpected-disturbance-program-improves-physical-performance-of-elite-female-athletes
#16
Jorg Teichmann, Edin K Suwarganda, C Martyn Beaven, Kim Hébert-Losier, Lee Jin Wei, Florencio Tenllado Vallejo, Philip Lew Chun Foong, Ramlan Abdul Aziz, Yeo Wee Kian, Dietmar Schmidtbleicher
CONTEXT: Sensorimotor training is commonly used in a rehabilitative setting; however, the effectiveness of an unexpected disturbance program (UDP) to enhance performance measures in uninjured elite athletes is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of a three-week UDP program on strength, power, and proprioceptive measures. DESIGN: Matched-group, pre- post design. SETTING: National Sports Institute. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-one international-level female field hockey athletes...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984496/influence-of-clothing-on-thermoregulation-and-comfort-during-exercise-in-the-heat
#17
Jon-Kyle Davis, C Matt Laurent, Kimberly E Allen, Yang Zhang, Nicola I Stolworthy, Taylor R Welch, Michael E Nevett
Sport textiles of synthetic fiber have been proposed to have superior properties for keeping wearers cooler, drier, and more comfortable compared to natural fibers. The impact of various fiber content and fabric construction on thermoregulation and perceptual responses are not well understood. Eight male collegiate athletes performed three counter-balanced trials of 45-min treadmill run at 60% of maximal oxygen uptake in an environmental chamber (32°C). Three different fibers, consisting of 100% cotton, a blend of natural fibers (50/50% cotton/soybean), and a synthetic fiber (100% polyester) with mesh loops to facilitate ventilation through the clothing, were tested...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977300/preventive-neuromuscular-training-for-young-female-athletes-comparison-of-coach-and-athlete-compliance-rates
#18
Dai Sugimoto, Carl G Mattacola, Heather M Bush, Staci M Thomas, Kim D Barber Foss, Gregory D Myer, Timothy E Hewett
CONTEXT:  Fewer athletic injuries and lower anterior cruciate ligament injury incidence rates were noted in studies of neuromuscular training (NMT) interventions that had high compliance rates. However, several groups have demonstrated that preventive NMT interventions were limited by low compliance rates. OBJECTIVE:  To descriptively analyze coach and athlete compliance with preventive NMT and compare the compliance between study arms as well as among school levels and sports...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973573/characterizing-the-mechanical-properties-of-running-specific-prostheses
#19
Owen N Beck, Paolo Taboga, Alena M Grabowski
The mechanical stiffness of running-specific prostheses likely affects the functional abilities of athletes with leg amputations. However, each prosthetic manufacturer recommends prostheses based on subjective stiffness categories rather than performance based metrics. The actual mechanical stiffness values of running-specific prostheses (i.e. kN/m) are unknown. Consequently, we sought to characterize and disseminate the stiffness values of running-specific prostheses so that researchers, clinicians, and athletes can objectively evaluate prosthetic function...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27967284/sled-towing-the-optimal-overload-for-peak-power-production
#20
Andrea Monte, Francesca Nardello, Paola Zamparo
PURPOSE: The effects of different loads on kinematic and kinetic variables during sled towing were investigated with the aim to identify the optimal overload for this specific sprint training. METHODS: Thirteen male sprinters (100m PB: 10.91±0.14 s) performed 5 maximal trials over a 20m distance in the following conditions: unloaded (UL) and with loads from +15% to +40% of the athlete's body mass (BM). In these calculations the sled mass and friction were taken into account...
December 14, 2016: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
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