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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351167/can-caffeine-intake-improve-neuromuscular-and-technical-tactical-performance-during-judo-matches
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Marina Saldanha da Silva Athayde, Rafael Lima Kons, Daniele Detanico
This study aimed to verify the effect of caffeine intake on blood lactate concentrations and neuromuscular and technical-tactical performance during simulated judo matches. Fourteen male judo athletes received capsules containing caffeine or placebo and were evaluated in both conditions. Before the baseline and 1 hour after the caffeine/placebo intake, athletes performed the countermovement jump test (CMJ), handgrip strength, judogi grip strength test (JGST), and blood samples were collected. Subsequently, the athletes were submitted to three 5 minute matches with 15 minute intervals...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351164/body-mass-index-versus-body-fat-percentage-in-prospective-nfl-athletes-overestimation-of-obesity-rate-in-athletes-at-the-nfl-scouting-combine
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Capt Matthew T Provencher, Jorge Chahla, George Sanchez, Mark E Cinque, Nicholas I Kennedy, Jim Whalen, Mark D Price, Gilbert Moatshe, Robert F LaPrade
Obesity has been previously noted as a major issue in the National Football League (NFL), where it has been shown that 97% of all players demonstrate a body mass index (BMI) of ≥25.0 with a reported obesity rate of 56% (BMI ≥30.0). However, BMI does not take into account body composition by mass, and may overestimate prevalence of obesity. The purposes of this study were to (1) determine the validity of BMI as a measure of body fat percentage and obesity in athletes at the NFL Combine, to define the obesity rate based on body fat percentage compared to BMI...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351161/effects-of-contrast-strength-vs-plyometric-training-on-lower-limb-explosive-performance-ability-to-change-direction-and-neuromuscular-adaptation-in-soccer-players
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Mehrez Hammami, Nawel Gaamouri, Roy J Shephard, Mohamed Souhaiel Chelly
The aim was to compare the effects of two differing 8-week in-season strength training programs (contrast strength training [CST] vs. plyometric training [PT]) on selected performance tests (5 and 40m sprints, S 4 X 5 m change of direction test, squat (SJ) and countermovement (CMJ) jumps , leg peak power on a cycle ergometer force-velocity test, 1-repetition maximal (1-RM) half squat, and electromyographic [EMG] activity of the vastus lateralis, vastus medialis and rectus femoris muscles during vertical jump tests)...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340001/neuromuscular-control-during-the-bench-press-movement-in-an-elite-disabled-and-able-bodied-athlete
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Artur Gołaś, Anna Zwierzchowska, Adam Maszczyk, Michał Wilk, Petr Stastny, Adam Zając
The disabled population varies significantly in regard to physical fitness, what is conditioned by the damage to the locomotor system. Recently there has been an increased emphasis on the role of competitive sport in enhancing health and the quality of life of individuals with disability. One of the sport disciplines of Paralympics is the flat bench press. The bench press is one of the most popular resistance exercises used for the upper body in healthy individuals. It is used not only by powerlifters, but also by athletes in most strength-speed oriented sport disciplines...
December 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324575/the-relationship-between-tennis-serve-velocity-and-select-performance-measures
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Matthew J Hayes, Dirk R Spits, David G Watts, Vincent G Kelly
The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a relationship between tennis serve speed and isometric mid-thigh pull (IMTP) kinetic variables; countermovement jump height (CMJ Height), shoulder internal and external rotation strength and anthropometric measures in elite adolescent tennis players. Twenty-one elite junior tennis players from the Tennis Australia National Academy were recruited for this study (male, n = 12, female, n = 9). Correlations between the performance variables and peak tennis serve speed were calculated using a Pearson's product-moment correlation coefficient...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318170/injury-incidence-and-patterns-among-dutch-crossfit-athletes
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Mirwais Mehrab, Robert-Jan de Vos, Gerald A Kraan, Nina M C Mathijssen
Background: CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program that has gained widespread recognition, with 11,000 affiliated gyms worldwide. The incidence of injuries during CrossFit training is poorly analyzed. Purpose: To investigate the incidence of injuries for persons participating in CrossFit. Risk factors for injury and injury mechanisms were also explored through athlete demographics and characteristics. Study Design: Descriptive epidemiology study...
December 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283690/how-fast-is-a-horizontal-squat-jump
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Pierre Samozino, Jean Romain Riviere, Jérémy Rossi, Jean-Benoit Morin, Pedro Jimenez-Reyes
Velocity strength training requires exercise modalities allowing athletes to reach very high movement velocity, which is limited during vertical movements involving body weight. PURPOSE: Our aim was to quantify the mechanical outputs developed during horizontal squat jumps, and notably the movement velocity, in comparison to vertical squat jumps with and without loads. METHODS: Thirteen healthy male athletes performed squat jumps without additional loads (SJ0), with a load of ~60% of body mass (SJ60) and during horizontal squat jumps performed lying down on a roller device with (AHSJ) and without (HSJ) a rubber band assistance...
December 28, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276543/an-investigation-of-home-advantage-in-the-summer-paralympic-games
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Darryl Wilson, Girish Ramchandani
Purpose: There is a paucity of home advantage research set in the context of para-sport events. It is this gap in the knowledge that this paper addresses by investigating the prevalence and size of home advantage in the Summer Paralympic Games. Methods: Using a standardised measure of success, we compared the performances of nations when competing at home with their own performances away from home in the competition between 1960 and 2016. Both country-level and individual sport-level analyses were conducted for this time frame...
2017: Sport Sciences for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249454/biomechanical-consequences-of-running-with-deep-core-muscle-weakness
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Margaret E Raabe, Ajit M W Chaudhari
The deep core muscles are often neglected or improperly trained in athletes. Improper function of this musculature may lead to abnormal spinal loading, muscle strain, or injury to spinal structures, all of which have been associated with increased low back pain (LBP) risk. The purpose of this study was to identify potential strategies used to compensate for weakness of the deep core musculature during running and to identify accompanying changes in compressive and shear spinal loads. Kinematically-driven simulations of overground running were created for eight healthy young adults in OpenSim at increasing levels of deep core muscle weakness...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219896/an-analysis-of-training-loads-in-elite-under-18-australian-rule-football-players
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Emily E Cust, Nathan Elsworthy, Sam Robertson
Differences in training loads (TL) between under 18 (U18) Australian Rules football (AF) State Academy selected and non-selected players were investigated. Players were categorised relating to their highest representative level; State Academy selected (n = 9) and TAC Cup level players (n = 38). Data were obtained from an online training-monitoring tool implemented to collect player training and match information across a 20 - week period during the regular season. Parameters modelled included AF skills, strength, and other sport training sessions...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199551/royal-sun-culinary-medicinal-mushroom-agaricus-brasiliensis-agaricomycetes-supplement-in-training-capacity-improvement-parameters
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Flávio F Silva, Guilherme A C de Oliveira, Hugo C Martins Costa, Wiliam C B Regis
People seek a greater quality of life and healthy aging that culminates in improved self-esteem and vitality in the performance of daily activities; this is generating a growing number of people enrolled in gyms in search of quick results. However, this training can result in physical and metabolic damage. During physical exercise, under conditions of oxidative stress, changes take place that lead to the onset of fatigue. The Agaricus brasiliensis mushroom is native to Brazil and has therapeutic potential, with widely studied antioxidant and immunomodulatory capabilities...
2017: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176381/barriers-to-the-prescription-of-psychological-strategies-by-strength-and-conditioning-specialists
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Dr Jon N Radcliffe, Dr Paul Comfort, Dr Tom Fawcett
The purpose of this paper was to explore the barriers to strength and conditioning coaches integrating psychological strategies within the strength and conditioning practice. The sample of accredited strength and conditioning coaches comprised 10 subjects working within the UK, 3 within the USA and 5 within Australia offering a cross section of experience from a range sporting disciplines and educational backgrounds. Subjects were interviewed using semi-structured interviews and thematic clustering was employed utilizing interpretative phonological analysis to identify common themes...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165732/effect-of-melatonin-supplementation-on-antioxidant-status-and-dna-damage-in-high-intensity-trained-athletes
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Manuel Ortiz-Franco, Elena Planells, Bartholomé Quintero, Dario Acuña-Castroviejo, Iryna Rusanova, Germaine Escames, Jorge Molina-López
The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of melatonin supplementation on antioxidant capacity and DNA damage in high intensity interval training (HIIT) athletes. A 2-week randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial with two groups was conducted. Placebo (PG) and melatonin (MG) (20 mg/d) athletes were monitored over a two-week period of HIIT and strength training. The total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and the glutathione peroxidase (GPx) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activities were analysed in blood samples...
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162467/return-to-play-after-injuries-a-survey-on-the-helpfulness-of-various-forms-of-assistance-in-the-shared-decision-making-process-in-semi-professional-athletes-in-germany
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Daniel Niederer, Jan Wilke, Lutz Vogt, Winfried Banzer
OBJECTIVE: To assess how different decision-guiding factors, such as health and performance related actuators, as well as evidence based guidelines, support the process-orientated final positive return to play (RTP) decision of head coaches responsible for semi-professional sport teams. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. SETTING: and Participants: A survey consisting of questions on the importance of different decision-guiding factors used when making the RTP decision following injuries was administered to and completed by 238 head coaches of semi-professional players' teams...
November 18, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158621/loaded-and-unloaded-jump-performance-of-top-level-volleyball-players-from-different-age-categories
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Katia Kitamura, Lucas Adriano Pereira, Ronaldo Kobal, Cesar Cavinato Cal Abad, Ronaldo Finotti, Fábio Yuzo Nakamura, Irineu Loturco
The aim of this study was to investigate the differences in loaded and unloaded jump performances between different age categories of top-level volleyball players from the same club. Forty-three volleyball players were divided into four age groups: under-17, under-19, under-21 and professional. Vertical jumping height for squat jump (SJ), countermovement jump (CMJ) and CMJ with arm swing (CMJa) and mean propulsive velocity (MPV) in the loaded jump squat exercise with 40% of the athlete's body mass were compared among the different age categories, considering body mass as a covariate...
September 2017: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157139/authors-response-to-letter-to-the-editor-bar-velocities-capable-of-optimising-the-muscle-power-in-strength-power-exercises-by-loturco-pereira-abad-tabares-moraes-kobal-kitamura-nakamura-2017
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Irineu Loturco
Our study in the Journal of Sports Sciences was originally designed to test whether the bar-velocity is a precise indicator of the power training intensity (i.e., optimum loads) in different exercises commonly included in athletes' training programs. Furthermore, we presented secondary findings, related to the actual results obtained in our assessments. As a cross-sectional study with clear objectives, we focused on discussing issues and applications pertaining to neuromuscular training interventions, such as: (1) describing the advantages of using bar-velocities to control the power training intensity, (2) defining a range of loads capable of maximizing the power production in certain ballistic and traditional exercises, and (3) revealing the differences between these exercises and the respective implications for training...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112054/lower-extremity-stiffness-considerations-for-testing-performance-enhancement-and-injury-risk
#17
Jon Brazier, Sean Maloney, Chris Bishop, Paul J Read, Anthony N Turner
Brazier, J, Maloney, S, Bishop, C, Read, PJ, and Turner, AN. Lower extremity stiffness: considerations for testing, performance enhancement, and injury risk. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2017-Force-deformation characteristics of the lower limb have been associated with athletic performance and may modulate the risk of injury. Despite these known associations, measurements of lower extremity stiffness are not commonly administered by strength and conditioning coaches. This review provides an overview of the available literature pertaining to the effects of lower extremity stiffness on physical performance and injury risk...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091479/case-study-the-effect-of-nutritional-intervention-on-body-composition-and-physical-performance-of-a-female-squash-player
#18
Christopher Rosimus
The body composition of a squash player may affect athletic performance as carrying excessive body fat may increase injury risk and impair agility and speed. This case study outlines the effect of a nutritional intervention on body composition, vitamin D status and physical performance of a female squash player. A structured, 6-week moderate energy-restricted diet (70-78% of Estimated Energy Requirement (EER) of 2300 kcal was implemented with weekly support. A daily supplement of vitamin D, omega 3 fatty acids, and a multivitamin/multimineral and whey protein was used...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065077/optimizing-half-squat-postactivation-potential-load-in-squat-jump-training-for-eliciting-relative-maximal-power-in-ski-jumpers
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Artur Gołaś, Michal Wilk, Petr Stastny, Adam Maszczyk, Katarzyna Pajerska, Adam Zając
Gołaś, A, Wilk, M, Stastny, P, Maszczyk, A, Pajerska, K, and Zając, A. Optimizing half squat postactivation potential load in squat jump training for eliciting relative maximal power in ski jumpers. J Strength Cond Res 31(11): 3010-3017, 2017-Training load manipulation in a single workout session can increase or decrease training effectiveness in terms of athletes' strength or power gains. In ski jumping, the complex training that elicits maximal power gains may take advantage of the postactivation potentiation (PAP) mechanism...
November 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060408/features-selection-for-bayes-classification-of-prolonged-fatigue-on-rectus-femoris-muscle
#20
Fauzani N Jamaluddin, Siti A Ahmad, Samsul Bahari Mohd Noor, Wan Zuha Wan Hassan, Y Azhar
Sports training is very important to athletes in improving and maintaining their performances. It commonly involves high intensity exercise and requires longer time for fatigue to recover, compares to normal activity. During training, adequate rest is essential to allow recuperation and build body strength. Unfortunately, inadequate rest exposes the body to prolonged fatigue (PF). Hence, this condition needs to be managed accordingly to avoid chronic fatigue syndrome. Recent findings indicate that there are strong characteristics on surface EMG under PF conditions...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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