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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020108/influence-of-sports-flooring-and-shoes-on-impact-forces-and-performance-during-jump-tasks
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Laurent Malisoux, Paul Gette, Axel Urhausen, Joao Bomfim, Daniel Theisen
We aim to determine the influence of sports floorings and sports shoes on impact mechanics and performance during standardised jump tasks. Twenty-one male volunteers performed ankle jumps (four consecutive maximal bounds with very dynamic ankle movements) and multi-jumps (two consecutive maximal counter-movement jumps) on force plates using minimalist and cushioned shoes under 5 sports flooring (SF) conditions. The shock absorption properties of the SF, defined as the proportion of peak impact force absorbed by the tested flooring when compared with a concrete hard surface, were: SF0 = 0% (no flooring), SF1 = 19%, SF2 = 26%, SF3 = 37% and SF4 = 45%...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018362/effects-of-unloaded-vs-loaded-plyometrics-on-speed-and-power-performance-of-elite-young-soccer-players
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Ronaldo Kobal, Lucas A Pereira, Vinicius Zanetti, Rodrigo Ramirez-Campillo, Irineu Loturco
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of loaded and unloaded plyometric training strategies on speed and power performance of elite young soccer players. Twenty-three under-17 male soccer players (age: 15.9 ± 1.2 years, height: 178.3 ± 8.1 cm, body-mass (BM): 68.1 ± 9.3 kg) from the same club took part in this study. The athletes were pair-matched in two training groups: loaded vertical and horizontal jumps using an haltere type handheld with a load of 8% of the athletes' body mass (LJ; n = 12) and unloaded vertical and horizontal plyometrics (UJ; n = 11)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017017/the-effect-of-resistance-training-set-configuration-on-strength-power-and-hormonal-adaptation-in-female-volleyball-players
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Hamid Arazi, Aida Khanmohammadi, Abbas Asadi, G Gregory Haff
The primary purpose of this investigation was to determine the impact of altering the set structure during an 8-week resistance training program on anthropometric, hormonal, and strength power characteristics. Thirty female volleyball players were recruited for participation and then randomly assigned to one of three resistance training groups: 1) cluster sets (CRT; n=10), 2) traditional sets (TRT: n=10), or 3) control (CON: n=10). All athletes were evaluated for thigh and arm circumference, vertical jump (VJ), 20-m sprint, 4x9-m shuttle-run, 1 repetition maximum (1RM) back squat, bench press, military press, and deadlift prior to and after an 8-week periodized training intervention...
October 10, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016475/relationship-between-physiological-off-ice-testing-on-ice-skating-and-game-performance-in-division-i-women-s-ice-hockey-players
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Michelle Boland, Emily M Miele, Katie Delude
The purpose was to identify off-ice testing variables that correlate to skating and game performance in Division I collegiate women ice hockey players. Twenty female, forward and defensive players (19.95 ± 1.35 yr) were assessed for weight, height, percent fat mass (%FAT), bone mineral density, predicted one repetition maximum (RM) absolute and relative (REL%) bench press (BP) and hex bar deadlift (HDL), lower body explosive power, anaerobic power, countermovement vertical jump (CMJ), maximum inspiratory pressure (MIP), and on-ice repeated skate sprint (RSS) performance...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991043/kinetic-compensations-due-to-chronic-ankle-instability-during-landing-and-jumping
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Hyunsoo Kim, S Jun Son, Matthew K Seeley, J Ty Hopkins
INTRODUCTION: Skeletal muscles absorb and transfer kinetic energy during landing and jumping, which are common requirements of various forms of physical activity. Chronic ankle instability (CAI) is associated with impaired neuromuscular control and dynamic stability of the lower extremity. Little is known regarding an intra-limb, lower-extremity joint coordination of kinetics during landing and jumping for CAI patients. We investigated the effect of CAI on lower-extremity joint stiffness, and kinetic and energetic patterns across the ground contact phase of landing and jumping...
October 3, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988267/leg-length-in-relation-to-selected-ballet-performance-indicators
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C C Karpodini, M A Wyon, N Comoutos, Y Koutedakis
It is unclear whether the modern ballet body stereotype of long limbs is advantageous in dance performance. Therefore, we investigated the relationship between leg-length and selected dance movements representative of power, dexterity, and range of motion in ballet dancers at different competence levels. METHODS: The total of 10 recreational, 24 vocational, and 10 professional ballerinas volunteered. They were subjected to: a) lower limb-length measurements, b) power tests (vertical jump-sautés and unilateral countermovement jump-temps levé), c) dexterity tests (tendus and double battement frappes), and d) flexibility tests (lateral active and passive-développé à la seconde)...
September 2017: Medical Problems of Performing Artists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974400/the-effect-of-knee-flexor-and-extensor-fatigue-on-shock-absorption-during-cutting-movements-after-a-jump-landing
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Youkyung Kim, Changhong Youm, Minji Son, Jinhee Kim, Myeounggon Lee
BACKGROUND: Sporting situations include instances of continuous and/or integrated movements. However, the effect of fatigue on the performance of these movements remains unclear. PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of knee flexor and extensor fatigue on the shock absorption strategy of the lower limb during cutting movements performed after jump landings. METHODS: Twenty-four healthy participants performed cutting movements following jump landings from two heights - 30cm and 40cm - and under three levels of lower limb fatigue: pre-fatigue (100% peak knee extension torque), and post-fatigue 50% (post-50%) and 30% (post-30%) peak knee extension torque...
September 30, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966711/recovery-in-level-7-10-women-s-usa-artistic-gymnastics
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Stephen B Buckner, Nicholas T Bacon, Phillip A Bishop
This study assessed physical performance in women's artistic gymnastics following three variable recovery periods. Participants included fifteen female gymnasts (mean age = 13.5 ± 1.1) who had competed at USA Gymnastics (USAG) levels 7 - 10 within at least one year prior to the study. Each testing session consisted of a warm-up followed by four muscular endurance tests and one explosive maximal test. Assessments included pull-ups, leg lifts, handstand push-ups, vertical jump, and push-ups. After the performance assessments, the participants completed a typical practice session...
2017: International Journal of Exercise Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966710/in-season-high-intensity-interval-training-improves-conditioning-in-high-school-soccer-players
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Neal Howard, Stasinos Stavrianeas
Soccer is characterized by high aerobic demands interspersed with frequent bursts of anaerobic activity. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is considered a viable alternative to traditional endurance conditioning and offers the additional time-saving benefits of anaerobic training. We hypothesized that HIIT will compare favorably to traditional (aerobic-based) soccer conditioning over the course of a high school soccer season. Junior varsity soccer players were split into control (CON, n=16) and experimental (HIIT, n=16) groups for the 10-week study...
2017: International Journal of Exercise Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965339/where-does-the-one-repetition-maximum-exist-on-the-force-velocity-relationship-in-squat
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Jean Romain Rivière, Jérémy Rossi, Pedro Jimenez-Reyes, Jean-Benoit Morin, Pierre Samozino
The aim was to determine the position of the one-repetition maximum (1RM) squat point on the force-velocity (F-V) relationship obtained during squat jump (SJ). Ten healthy athletes performed a 1RM squat during which ground reaction force and lower-limb extension velocity were measured, and six loaded SJs to determine individual F-V relationship. The goodness of fit of the linear F-V relationship with or without the 1RM point was tested. The vertical and horizontal coordinates were determined relative to the theoretical maximal force (F0) and the highest loaded SJ (load of 44...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964824/spine-kinematics-exhibited-during-the-stop-jump-by-physically-active-individuals-with-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-and-spinal-fusion
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Rumit Singh Kakar, Yumeng Li, Cathleen N Brown, Seock-Ho Kim, Timothy S Oswald, Kathy J Simpson
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: After spinal fusion, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis individuals (SF-AIS) often return to exercise and sport. However, the movements SF-AIS use to compensate for the loss of spinal flexibility during high-effort tasks are not known. PURPOSE: To compare, between SF-AIS and healthy controls (CON) groups, the spinal kinematics of the trunk segments displayed during the stop-jump, a maximal effort task. STUDY DESIGN: Case Controlled design METHODS: Ten SF-AIS (physically active; posterior-approach spinal fusion: 11...
September 27, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939962/hindrances-to-bistable-front-propagation-application-to-wolbachia-invasion
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Grégoire Nadin, Martin Strugarek, Nicolas Vauchelet
We study the biological situation when an invading population propagates and replaces an existing population with different characteristics. For instance, this may occur in the presence of a vertically transmitted infection causing a cytoplasmic effect similar to the Allee effect (e.g. Wolbachia in Aedes mosquitoes): the invading dynamics we model is bistable. We aim at quantifying the propagules (what does it take for an invasion to start?) and the invasive power (how far can an invading front go, and what can stop it?)...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Mathematical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930879/repeat-effort-performance-is-reduced-24-h-following-acute-dehydration-in-mixed-martial-arts-athletes
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Oliver R Barley, Fiona Iredale, Dale W Chapman, Amanda Hopper, Chris Abbiss
This study sought to determine the influence of acute dehydration on physical performance and physiology in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). MMA athletes (n=14; age: 23±4 years), completed in a randomised counterbalanced order a dehydration protocol, (DHY: 3 h cycling at 60 W in 40°C to induce 5% dehydration) or thermoneutral control (25°C: CONT) exercise, followed by ad libitum fluid/food intake. Performance testing (a repeat sled push test, medicine ball chest throw and vertical jump) was completed 3 and 24 h following the intervention, while urine and blood samples were collected before, 20 min, 3 and 24 h following the intervention...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930878/performance-of-future-elite-players-at-the-nfl-scouting-combine
#14
David P Hedlund
The purpose of this study is to examine players' physical and performance measures taken at the NFL Scouting Combine and compare these to their future performance in the NFL. From 2002-2016, three types of player data (N=5,506) were collected from secondary data sources. Results players earned on various NFL Scouting Combine drills and measurements (e.g., height, weight, 40-yard dash time, vertical jump, bench press repetitions, shuttle run time, and 3-cone drill time), the position players play on the field (e...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930872/improving-vertical-jump-profiles-through-prescribed-movement-plans
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John K Mayberry, Bryce Patterson, Phil Wagner
Developing practical, reliable, and valid methods for monitoring athlete wellness and injury risk is an important goal for trainers, athletes, and coaches. Previous studies have shown that the countermovement vertical jump test (CMJ) is both a reliable and valid metric for evaluating an athlete's condition. This study examines the effectiveness of prescribed workouts on improving quality of movement during CMJ. The dataset consists of 2425 pairs of CMJ scans for high school, college, and professional athletes training at a privately owned facility...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920556/the-effects-of-limb-dominance-and-a-short-term-high-intensity-exercise-protocol-on-both-landings-of-the-vertical-drop-jump-implications-for-the-vertical-drop-jump-as-a-screening-tool
#16
Enda F Whyte, Patrick Kennelly, Oliver Milton, Chris Richter, Siobhán O'Connor, Kieran A Moran
The effectiveness of vertical drop jumps (VDJs) to screen for non-contact ACL injuries is unclear. This may be contributed to by discrete point analysis, which does not evaluate patterns of movement. Also, limited research exists on the second landing of VDJs, potential lower limb performance asymmetries and the effect of fatigue. Statistical parametric mapping investigated the main effects of landing, limb dominance and a high intensity, intermittent exercise protocol (HIIP) on VDJ biomechanics. Twenty-two male athletes (21...
September 18, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902119/determination-of-vertical-jump-as-a-measure-of-neuromuscular-readiness-and-fatigue
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Casey M Watkins, Saldiam R Barillas, Megan A Wong, David C Archer, Ian J Dobbs, Robert G Lockie, Jared W Coburn, Tai T Tran, Lee E Brown
Coaches closely monitor training loads and periodize sessions throughout the season to create optimal adaptations at the proper time. However, only monitoring training loads ignores the innate physiological stress each athlete feels individually. Vertical jump (VJ) is widely used as a measure of lower body power, and has been used in post-match studies to demonstrate fatigue levels. However, no pre-training monitoring via VJ performance has been previously studied. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the sensitivity of VJ as a measure of readiness and fatigue on a daily sessional basis...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902118/concurrent-training-followed-by-detraining-does-the-resistance-training-intensity-matter
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António C Sousa, Daniel A Marinho, Maria H Gil, Mikel Izquierdo, David Rodríguez-Rosell, Henrique P Neiva, Mário C Marques
The aim of the present study was to analyze the training and detraining effects of concurrent aerobic training and resistance training against three different external loads on strength and aerobic variables. Thirty-two men were randomly assigned to four groups: low-load (LLG, n=9), moderate-load (MLG, n=9), high-load (HLG, n=8), and control group (CG, n=6). Resistance training consisted of FS with a low-load (40-55% 1RM), a moderate-load (55-70% 1RM) or a high-load (70-85% 1RM) combined with jump and sprint exercises...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902117/factors-influencing-spike-jump-height-in-female-college-volleyball-players
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Yusuke Ikeda, Yusuke Sasaki, Shingo Sorimachi, Rena Hamano
The purpose of this study was to examine factors influencing spike jump (SPJ) performance by female competitive volleyball players through comparisons of the kinematic data of SPJ with those of the standing long jump (SLJ) and vertical jump (VJ). Seventeen female competitive volleyball players were asked to perform SPJ, SLJ, and VJ. Motion data of SPJ including the approach phase were recorded. Regarding SLJ and VJ, jumping motion and ground reaction force were recorded during each performance. The results obtained showed that SPJ height correlated with vertical velocity at take-off, horizontal velocity at third step contact, and the deceleration of horizontal velocity from third step contact to take-off...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902111/the-influence-of-foam-rolling-on-recovery-from-exercise-induced-muscle-damage
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Anthony P D'Amico, Jason Gillis
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of foam rolling (FR) on recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD). Thirty-seven males performed 40 x 15 m sprints, inducing muscle damage. Immediately following sprinting and in the four days following, perceived muscle soreness, hip abduction range of motion (ROM), hamstring muscle length, vertical jump, and agility measures were recorded. Eighteen subjects (mean ± sd; age 22.4 ± 2.0 yrs; BMI 26.9 ± 4.2 kgm) foam rolled prior to testing each day (FR), while 19 (mean ± sd; age 23...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
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