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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667867/excelling-at-youth-level-in-competitive-track-and-field-athletics-is-not-a-prerequisite-for-later-success
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Philip E Kearney, Philip R Hayes
Enhancing our understanding of athlete development would be valuable for coaches, parents and administrators to set realistic performance expectations and to advance youth sport policy. To this end, a database of track and field performances was examined. Records of 134,313 performances by athletes aged between 12 and 35 years in sprinting, throwing, jumping and middle distance events were analysed. Results revealed that a minority (Male, 9%; Female, 13%) of top 20 ranked senior athletes were also ranked in the top 20 at Under 13 (U13)...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627093/engineering-and-technology-in-wheelchair-sport
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REVIEW
Rory A Cooper, Yetsa A Tuakli-Wosornu, Geoffrey V Henderson, Eleanor Quinby, Brad E Dicianno, Kalai Tsang, Dan Ding, Rosemarie Cooper, Theresa M Crytzer, Alicia M Koontz, Ian Rice, Adam W Bleakney
Technologies capable of projecting injury and performance metrics to athletes and coaches are being developed. Wheelchair athletes must be cognizant of their upper limb health; therefore, systems must be designed to promote efficient transfer of energy to the handrims and evaluated for simultaneous effects on the upper limbs. This article is brief review of resources that help wheelchair users increase physiologic response to exercise, develop ideas for adaptive workout routines, locate accessible facilities and outdoor areas, and develop wheelchair sports-specific skills...
May 2018: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609507/biomechanical-characterization-of-the-junzuki-karate-punch-indexes-of-performance
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Martina Rinaldi, Yasmen Nasr, Ghada Atef, Fabiano Bini, Tiwana Varrecchia, Carmela Conte, Giorgia Chini, Alberto Ranavolo, Francesco Draicchio, Francesco Pierelli, Mokhtar Amin, Franco Marinozzi, Mariano Serrao
The aims of this study were: (i) to determine kinematic, kinetic, and electromyographic characteristics of Junzuki karate punch in professional karate athletes; (ii) to identify biomechanical parameters that correlate with punch force and lead to a higher punching performance; (iii) to verify the presence of muscle co-activation in the upper limb, trunk, and lower limb muscles. Data were collected from nine experienced karatekas from the Accademia Italiana Karate e Arti Marziali during the execution of the specific punch...
April 3, 2018: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599876/competition-field-perceptions-of-table-tennis-athletes-and-their-performance
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Ying-Chieh Liu, Ming-Yueh Wang, Chi-Yueh Hsu
The distinction between positive and negative perceptions is fundamental in perception models. The purpose of this study was to investigate the correlation between field perceptions of table tennis players and the outcome (net result) during the matches in a competition. Experimental data were collected from 10 elite table tennis players and analysed. The results addressed the following three competition field perceptions: (1) before the service, the player's positive perceptions had significant effect on the positive outcome (winning rate) of that service; (2) the perception after the net result of the previous service increased the positive outcome of the next service, and (3) the player's positive/negative perception during the matches affected the win/loss outcome of that competition...
March 2018: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599725/validity-and-reliability-of-10-hz-global-positioning-system-to-assess-in-line-movement-and-change-of-direction
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Pantelis T Nikolaidis, Filipe M Clemente, Cornelis M I van der Linden, Thomas Rosemann, Beat Knechtle
The objectives of the present study were to examine the validity and reliability of the 10 Hz Johan GPS unit in assessing in-line movement and change of direction. The validity was tested against the criterion measure of 200 m track-and-field (track-and-field athletes, n = 8) and 20 m shuttle run endurance test (female soccer players, n = 20). Intra-unit and inter-unit reliability was tested by intra-class correlation coefficient (ICC) and coefficient of variation (CV), respectively. An analysis of variance examined differences between the GPS measurement and five laps of 200 m at 15 km/h, and t -test examined differences between the GPS measurement and 20 m shuttle run endurance test...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594958/change-of-direction-speed-toward-a-strength-training-approach-with-accentuated-eccentric-muscle-actions
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Helmi Chaabene, Olaf Prieske, Yassine Negra, Urs Granacher
There is growing evidence that eccentric strength training appears to have benefits over traditional strength training (i.e., strength training with combined concentric and eccentric muscle actions) from muscular, neuromuscular, tendinous, and metabolic perspectives. Eccentric muscle strength is particularly needed to decelerate and stabilize the body during the braking phase of a jump exercise or during rapid changes of direction (CoD) tasks. However, surprisingly little research has been conducted to elucidate the effects of eccentric strength training or strength training with accentuated eccentric muscle actions on CoD speed performance...
March 28, 2018: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582711/the-role-of-path-length-and-speed-related-factors-for-the-enhancement-of-section-performance-in-alpine-giant-slalom
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Jörg Spörri, Josef Kröll, Hermann Schwameder, Erich Müller
Knowing how to enhance alpine skiing performance is essential for effective coaching. The purpose of this study was to explore the role of path length- and speed-related factors for performance enhancement, while skiing on a homogeneously set/constantly inclined giant slalom course section (average gate distance: 27 m; offset: 8 m; slope inclination: 26°). During a video-based three-dimensional kinematic field-experiment, the data of six athletes who skied a two-gate section on four different types of skis were collected...
March 27, 2018: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581995/role-of-rotational-kinematics-in-minimizing-elbow-varus-torques-for-professional-versus-high-school-pitchers
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Micheal J Luera, Brittany Dowling, Mitchel A Magrini, Tyler W D Muddle, Ryan J Colquhoun, Nathaniel D M Jenkins
Background: Elbow injury rates among baseball pitchers are rapidly rising. However, this increase has been most dramatic among high school (HS) pitchers. Purpose: To examine pitch velocity and the kinetic and kinematic characteristics of HS versus professional (PRO) pitchers to identify potential differences that may play a role in the increased risk of ulnar collateral ligament injury in youth pitchers. Study Design: Controlled laboratory study...
March 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29570600/the-age-of-peak-marathon-performance-in-cross-country-skiing-the-engadin-ski-marathon
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Beat Knechtle, Pantelis T Nikolaidis
Knechtle, B and Nikolaidis, PT. The age of peak marathon performance in cross-country skiing-the "Engadin Ski Marathon." J Strength Cond Res 32(4): 1131-1136, 2018-The age of the best endurance performance has been well investigated in flat city running marathons. However, we have no knowledge about the age of peak marathon performance in cross-country skiing, which would be of great practical value for athletes and coaches. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to examine the age of peak marathon performance in cross-country skiing...
April 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29570580/effects-of-exercise-induced-muscle-damage-in-well-trained-cyclists-aerobic-and-anaerobic-performance
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Fábio C Karasiak, Luiz Guilherme A Guglielmo
This study purpose was to analyze the effect of EIMD in gross efficiency and in aerobic and anaerobic cycling performance. Nine well-trained cyclists (30.8 ± 6.4 years, cycling experience 8.4 ± 5.6 years) visited the laboratory 5 times. During the first visit, they performed a maximal incremental test on a cycle ergometer, to identify VO2max (55.2 ± 4.9 mL.kg.min) and maximum aerobic power (Pmax; 327.0 ± 28.5 watts). During the second visit (control), they cycled 5 minutes at 60% of Pmax, 5 minutes at 70% of Pmax, 5 minutes time-trial, and Wingate test...
March 22, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560605/pacing-in-swimming-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Katie E McGibbon, D B Pyne, M E Shephard, K G Thompson
BACKGROUND: Pacing strategy, or how energy is distributed during exercise, can substantially impact athletic performance and is considered crucial for optimal performance in many sports. This is particularly true in swimming given the highly resistive properties of water and low mechanical efficiency of the swimming action. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this systematic review was to determine the pacing strategies utilised by competitive swimmers in competition and their reproducibility, and to examine the impact of different pacing strategies on kinematic, metabolic and performance variables...
March 20, 2018: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560159/prevalence-and-awareness-of-anabolic-androgenic-steroids-aas-among-gymnasts-in-the-western-province-of-riyadh-saudi-arabia
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Khaled Abdullah Al Bishi, Ayman Afify
Background: Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS) are synthetic derivatives of the male sex hormone (testosterone) that are increasingly used by athletes as performance enhancing drugs to increase muscle mass and strength. Multiple health adverse effects may be caused by its non-medical use. Several international and regional studies showed the high prevalence of AAS usage and low level of awareness of it among different populations. Objective: To estimate the prevalence of AAS and to determine the level of awareness toward it among gymnasts in the western province of Riyadh...
December 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29547489/the-impact-of-power-clean-ability-and-training-age-on-adaptations-to-weightlifting-style-training
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Lachlan P James, Paul Comfort, Timothy J Suchomel, Vincent G Kelly, Emma M Beckman, G Gregory Haff
The purpose of this investigation was to determine whether weightlifting actions are a viable method for improving athletic performance amongst weaker, inexperienced lifters when compared to individuals with a greater power clean result, and hence weightlifting ability and experience. Two groups of males with distinctly different power clean performances (higher performance (HP): N = 8; BM = 78.1±4.0 kg; 1RM PC = 1.08±0.09 kgBM; lower performance (LP): N = 8; BM=82.6±14.0 kg; 1RM PC=0.78±0.1 kg·BM) and resistance training age (HP: resistance training experience=3...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543074/the-influence-of-match-day-napping-in-elite-female-netball-athletes
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Shannon O'Donnell, Christopher M Beaven, Matthew Driller
PURPOSE: To assess the effect of match-day napping and duration of naps on perceptual and performance indices in elite female netball players over two consecutive netball seasons. METHODS: Fourteen elite female netball athletes (mean ± SD; age = 23 ± 6 yr) participated in an observational study over 26 competition matches. On each match day, athletes provided information on their napping habits, perceived energy levels, and then performed 3 countermovement jumps (CMJ) 3h30 prior to the start of the match...
March 15, 2018: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29541343/evaluating-energy-expenditure-estimated-by-wearable-technology-during-variable-intensity-activity-on-female-collegiate-athletes
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Monica Taylor, Elizabeth F Nagle, Fredric L Goss, Elaine N Rubinstein, Andrew Simonson
Monitoring an athlete's energy intake and energy expenditure (EE) is an important consideration of nutritional planning for sport conditioning and peak performance. In order to provide appropriate recommendations regarding nutritional requirements and caloric needs, an accurate determination of energy requirements is necessary. By knowing an individual's EE, a coach, athletic performance staff or trainer can effectively determine training loads and volumes necessary for periodization and seasonal planning for a particular sport...
2018: International Journal of Exercise Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528959/seasonal-changes-in-anthropometric-physiological-nutritional-and-performance-factors-in-collegiate-rowers
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Kenji Kuzuhara, Kanako Katai, Tatsuya Hojo, Yoshihiko Fujisawa, Misaka Kimura, Yasuyoshi Yanagida, Yosuke Yamada, Junta Iguchi
Well-controlled seasonal distribution of training intensity appears to be an important variable for endurance athletes' success as competitors and/or for avoidance of overtraining. The aim of this study was to examine the interrelationships of training distribution, body composition, energy intake/expenditure, and rowing ergometer performance throughout the 2012-2013 season. In the present study of 15 collegiate male rowers, most of whom started rowing during their time at the university, we divided the 2012-2013 season (total 37 weeks) into 3 phases (off-season, December to mid-March, 16 weeks; pre-season, late March to April, 5 weeks; and in-season, May to August, 16 weeks) and analyzed the transition of 2000-m rowing ergometer time, training intensity/volume, body composition (body weight and body fat) and energy intake/expenditure in each phase...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29526077/sex-differences-in-the-age-of-peak-marathon-race-time
#17
Pantelis T. Nikolaidis, Thomas Rosemann, Beat Knechtle
Recent studies showed that women were older than men when achieving their fastest marathon race time. These studies, however, investigated a limited sample of athletes. We investigated the age of peak marathon performance in a large sample of female and male marathon finishers by using data from all finishers. We analyzed the age of peak marathon performance in 1-year and 5-year age intervals of 451,637 runners (i.e. 168,702 women and 282,935 men) who finished the ‘New York City Marathon’ between 2006 and 2016, using analysis of variance and non-linear regression analysis...
March 12, 2018: Chinese Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29519195/sport-specific-and-non-specific-practice-of-strong-and-weak-responders-in-junior-and-senior-elite-athletics-a-matched-pairs-analysis
#18
Arne Güllich
Elite track and field athletes with greater and lesser multi-year performance improvement were compared regarding their developmental sport-specific and non-specific, organised (coach-led) and non-organised (peer-led) sporting activities. Athlete pairs were matched on gender, discipline and baseline performance in competitions (at 13/19 years). Their unequal subsequent performance development during junior (13-17 years; n = 138) and senior (19-23+ years; n = 80) age ranges defined "strong responders" and "weak responders"...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29506415/neophyte-experiences-of-football-match-analysis-a-multiple-case-study-approach
#19
Mark McKenna, Daryl Cowan, David Stevenson, Julien Baker
Performance analysis is extensively used in sport, but its pedagogical application is little understood. Given its expanding role across football, this study explored the experiences of neophyte performance analysts. Experiences of six analysis interns, across three professional football clubs, were investigated as multiple cases of new match analysis. Each intern was interviewed after their first season, with archival data providing background information. Four themes emerged from qualitative analysis: (1) "building of relationships" was important, along with trust and role clarity; (2) "establishing an analysis system" was difficult due to tacit coach knowledge, but analysis was established; (3) the quality of the "feedback process" hinged on coaching styles, with balance of feedback and athlete engagement considered essential; (4) "establishing effect" was complex with no statistical effects reported; yet enhanced relationships, role clarity, and improved performances were reported...
March 5, 2018: Research in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29489731/performance-in-100-km-ultra-marathoners-at-which-age-it-reaches-its-peak
#20
Pantelis Theodoros Nikolaidis, Beat Knechtle
The number of those participating in 100-km ultra-marathon has increased over the last years; however, we have limited knowledge about performance trends in this sport, and particularly the effect of age. The aim of the present study was to analyze the age when women and men runners achieve their peak performance considering 1- and 5-year age group intervals, and examining all or the fastest (i.e. top ten) participants in each age group. We analyzed 370,051 athletes (i.e. 44,601 women and 325,450 men) who finished a 100-km ultra-marathon between 1959 and 2016, and studied the age of peak performance using a second-order non-linear regression analysis...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
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