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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227156/a-case-study-for-integrated-stem-outreach-in-an-urban-setting-using-a-do-it-yourself-vertical-jump-measurement-platform
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John F Drazan, Heather Danielsen, Matthew Vercelletto, Amy Loya, James Davis, Ron Eglash, John F Drazan, Heather Danielsen, Matthew Vercelletto, Amy Loya, James Davis, Ron Eglash, Heather Danielsen, Ron Eglash, John F Drazan, Matthew Vercelletto, Amy Loya, James Davis
The purpose of this study was to develop and deploy a low cost vertical jump platform using readily available materials for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education and outreach in the inner city. The platform was used to measure the jumping ability of participants to introduce students to the collection and analysis of scientific data in an engaging, accessible manner. This system was designed and fabricated by a student team of engineers as part of a socially informed engineering and design class...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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/28203589/prevalence-of-vitamin-d-insufficiency-in-professional-hockey-players
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Nima Mehran, Brian M Schulz, Brian R Neri, William J Robertson, Orr Limpisvasti
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D is a fat-soluble hormone that plays a role in bone health, muscle function, and athletic performance. Studies have shown that low levels of vitamin D can lead to slower muscle recovery and function, increased rates of stress fractures, and even poorer athletic performance. Insufficient vitamin D levels have been demonstrated in professional basketball and football players, however, there have been no studies to date reviewing vitamin D insufficiency in professional hockey players...
December 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202398/peripheral-target-identification-performance-modulates-eye-movements
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Min-Suk Kang, Sori Kim, Kyoung-Min Lee
We often shift our eyes to an interesting stimulus, but it is important to inhibit that eye movement in some environments (e.g., a no-look pass in basketball). Here, we investigated participants' ability to inhibit eye movements when they had to process a peripheral target with a requirement to maintain strict fixation. An array of eight letters composed of four characters was briefly presented and a directional cue was centrally presented to indicate the target location. The stimulus onset asynchrony (SOA) between the cue and the stimulus array was chosen from six values, consisting of pre-cue conditions (-400 and -200ms), a simultaneous cue condition (0ms), and post-cue conditions (200, 400, and 800ms)...
February 17, 2017: Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198602/the-profile-of-upper-extremity-muscular-strength-in-female-wheelchair-basketball-players-a-pilot-study
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Bahar Külünkoğlu, Yasemin Akkubak, Nevin Ergun
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to analyze and compare the profile of upper extremity muscle strength in female wheelchair basketball players with that of sex-matched non-disabled controls. METHODS: Nineteen female subjects were enrolled in this study. These were divided into two groups. Group 1 (n=10) consisted of wheelchair basketball players and Group 2 (n=9) of non-disabled individuals. Muscular strength in the shoulder was measured using an isokinetic dynamometer...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194391/simultaneous-bilateral-patellar-tendon-rupture
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Diogo Lino Moura, José Pedro Marques, Francisco Manuel Lucas, Fernando Pereira Fonseca
Bilateral patellar tendon rupture is a rare entity, often associated with systemic diseases and patellar tendinopathy. The authors report a rare case of a 34-year-old man with simultaneous bilateral rupture of the patellar tendon caused by minor trauma. The patient is a retired basketball player with no past complaints of chronic knee pain and a history of steroid use. Surgical management consisted in primary end-to-end tendon repair protected temporarily with cerclage wiring, followed by a short immobilization period and intensive rehabilitation program...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182712/increased-cerebellar-gray-matter-volume-in-head-chefs
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Antonio Cerasa, Alessia Sarica, Iolanda Martino, Carmelo Fabbricatore, Francesco Tomaiuolo, Federico Rocca, Manuela Caracciolo, Aldo Quattrone
OBJECTIVE: Chefs exert expert motor and cognitive performances on a daily basis. Neuroimaging has clearly shown that that long-term skill learning (i.e., athletes, musicians, chess player or sommeliers) induces plastic changes in the brain thus enabling tasks to be performed faster and more accurately. How a chef's expertise is embodied in a specific neural network has never been investigated. METHODS: Eleven Italian head chefs with long-term brigade management expertise and 11 demographically-/ psychologically- matched non-experts underwent morphological evaluations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175509/mechanisms-of-injury-as-a-diagnostic-predictor-of-sport-related-concussion-severity-in-football-basketball-and-soccer-results-from-a-regional-concussion-registry
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Scott L Zuckerman, Douglas J Totten, Kolin E Rubel, Andrew W Kuhn, Aaron M Yengo-Kahn, Gary S Solomon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2016: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175489/174%C3%A2-mechanisms-of-injury-as-a-diagnostic-predictor-of-sport-related-concussion-severity-in-football-basketball-and-soccer-results-from-a-regional-concussion-registry
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Scott L Zuckerman, Doug Totten, Kolin Rubel, Andrew W Kuhn, Aaron M Yengo-Kahn, Gary Solomon, Allen K Sills
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2016: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169152/sleep-patterns-and-match-performance-in-elite-australian-basketball-athletes
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Craig Staunton, Brett Gordon, Edhem Custovic, Jonathan Stanger, Michael Kingsley
OBJECTIVES: To assess sleep patterns and associations between sleep and match performance in elite Australian female basketball players. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: Seventeen elite female basketball players were monitored across two consecutive in-season competitions (30 weeks). Total sleep time and sleep efficiency were determined using triaxial accelerometers for Baseline, Pre-match, Match-day and Post-match timings. Match performance was determined using the basketball efficiency statistic (EFF)...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162172/-radiographic-and-clinical-assessment-of-supracondylar-humeral-fractures-resulted-from-sports-in-children
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Z J Liu, S N Pan, L J Zhang
Objective: To investigate the radiographic and clinical assessment for supracondylar humeral fractures resulted from sports in children. Methods: The medical records of 166 patients with displaced supracondylar humerus fractures treated in Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University from January 2015 to December 2015 were reviewed.The etiology of 56 of 166 cases was relevant to the sports.Medical records of 56 of 166 patients were reviewed, incluidng gender, the mean age of patient at the time of surgery, the mean duration of injury, radiographic assessment based on the anteroposterior (AP) and lateral radiographs of the elbow, neurologic injury, the Mayo Elbow Performance Score (MEPS) and the criteria of Flynn...
January 17, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
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/28149403/effect-of-drop-jump-technique-on-the-reactive-strength-index
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Artur Struzik, Grzegorz Juras, Bogdan Pietraszewski, Andrzej Rokita
The basic drill of plyometric training aimed at improving lower limb power and jump height is a drop jump. This exercise can be performed using different techniques, which substantially affects jump variables. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare the values of the reactive strength index (RSI) for countermovement drop jumps (CDJs) and bounce drop jumps (BDJs). The study was carried out in a group of 8 male youth basketball players. The tests were conducted using the AMTI BP600900 force plate to measure ground reaction forces and the Noraxon MyoMotion system to record kinematic data...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149397/optimizing-post-activation-potentiation-for-explosive-activities-in-competitive-sports
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Artur Gołaś, Adam Maszczyk, Adam Zajac, Kazimierz Mikołajec, Petr Stastny
Post activation potentiation (PAP) has shown improved performance during movements requiring large muscular power output following contractions under near maximal load conditions. PAP can be described as an acute enhancement of performance or an enhancement of factors determining an explosive sports activity following a preload stimulus. In practice, PAP has been achieved by complex training, which involves a combination of a heavy loaded exercise followed by a biomechanically similar explosive activity, best if specific for a particular sport discipline...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149396/control-strategy-of-maximum-vertical-jumps-the-preferred-countermovement-depth-may-not-be-fully-optimized-for-jump-height
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Radivoj Mandic, Olivera M Knezevic, Dragan M Mirkov, Slobodan Jaric
The aim of the present study was to explore the control strategy of maximum countermovement jumps regarding the preferred countermovement depth preceding the concentric jump phase. Elite basketball players and physically active non-athletes were tested on the jumps performed with and without an arm swing, while the countermovement depth was varied within the interval of almost 30 cm around its preferred value. The results consistently revealed 5.1-11.2 cm smaller countermovement depth than the optimum one, but the same difference was more prominent in non-athletes...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149375/efficacy-of-the-pick-and-roll-offense-in-top-level-european-basketball-teams
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Christos Marmarinos, Nikolaos Apostolidis, Nikolaos Kostopoulos, Alexandros Apostolidis
Team offense in basketball games consists of a set of offensive actions carried out with the cooperation of two or more players. Of these actions, the most commonly used in the last decade is the on-ball screen called the "pick and roll." The aim of this study was to analyze all of the pick and rolls conducted in the Euroleague championship from all of the 24 participating teams and to investigate the possible relationships between success in the pick and roll and overall success of the teams. For this purpose, 12,376 pick and rolls from 502 matches were analyzed and classified in categories according to the end result of the offensive possession...
June 1, 2016: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149351/lower-limb-neuromuscular-asymmetry-in-volleyball-and-basketball-players
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Azahara Fort-Vanmeerhaeghe, Gabriel Gual, Daniel Romero-Rodriguez, Viswanath Unnitha
The primary objective of the present study was to evaluate the agreement between the dominant leg (DL) (determined subjectively) and the stronger leg (SL) (determined via a functional test) in a group of basketball and volleyball players. The secondary objective was to calculate lower limb neuromuscular asymmetry when comparing the DL vs the non-dominant leg (NDL) and the SL vs the weaker (WL) leg in the whole group and when differentiating by sex. Seventy-nine male and female volleyball and basketball players (age: 23...
April 1, 2016: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149348/influence-of-physiological-loading-on-the-lumbar-spine-of-national-level-athletes-in-different-sports
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Mansoorehossadat Rozan, Vahid Rouhollahi, Amit Rastogi, Dilip Kumar Dureha
The lumbar spine is subjected to considerable stress during many athletic efforts. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of physiological loading on the lumbar spine in national male players of different games, which may be predictive of the future development of low back pain and injury symptoms. Thirty-four national players (12 cricket players, 12 field hockey players, and 10 basketball players) underwent magnetic resonance imaging, and selected geometric variables including intervertebral disc angles, the Farfan ratio, the lumbar body index, the compression deformity ratio, the biconcave deformity ratio and the anterior wedge deformity ratio were measured using KINOVEA-0...
April 1, 2016: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149209/performance-outcomes-after-metacarpal-fractures-in-national-basketball-association-players
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Michael S Guss, John P Begly, Austin J Ramme, Richard M Hinds, Raj J Karia, John T Capo
Background: The aim was to determine whether players in the National Basketball Association (NBA) who sustain metacarpal fractures demonstrate decreased performance upon return to competition when compared with their performance before injury and that of their control-matched peers. Methods: Data for 32 NBA players with metacarpal fractures incurred over 11 seasons (2002-2003 to 2012-2013) were obtained from injury reports, press releases, and player profiles (www.nba.com and www.basketballreference.com). Player age, body mass index (BMI), position, shooting hand, number of years in the league, and treatment (surgical vs nonsurgical) were recorded...
December 2016: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146032/different-training-loads-partially-influence-physiological-responses-to-preparation-period-in-basketball
#20
Davide Ferioli, Andrea Bosio, Antonio La Torre, Domenico Carlomagno, Darragh R Connolly, Ermanno Rampinini
The aim of this study was to compare perceived TL (sRPE-TL), training volume (TV) and the changes in physical fitness between professional (n=14) and semi-professional (n=18) basketball players during the preparation period. Furthermore, relationships between sRPE-TL and TV with changes in physical fitness level were investigated. The players performed the Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test (Yo-Yo IR1) before and after the preparation period. In addition, physiological responses to a standardized 6-min continuous running test (Mognoni's test) and to a standardized 5-min high-intensity intermittent running test (HIT) were measured...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
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