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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781937/body-composition-assessment-in-female-national-collegiate-athletic-association-division-i-softball-athletes-as-a-function-of-playing-position-across-a-multiyear-time-frame
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Ashley Peart, Danielle Wadsworth, Jessica Washington, Gretchen Oliver
Peart, A, Wadsworth, D, Washington, J, and Oliver, G. Body composition assessment in female National Collegiate Athletic Association division I softball athletes as a function of playing position across a multiyear time frame. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2018-The purpose of this study was to record changes in total body mass, lean body mass (LBM), fat mass (FM), and body fat percentage (BF%) in female National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I level softball athletes over a multiyear time frame using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (iDXA)...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753800/effect-of-sexual-intercourse-on-lower-extremity-muscle-force-in-strength-trained-men
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Leah M Valenti, Claudia Suchil, Gabriel Beltran, Roman C Rogers, Emily A Massey, Todd A Astorino
BACKGROUND: Sex has been deemed taboo for athletic performance going back to ancient Rome and Greece, as the act of sex was thought to promote ease and a sense of relaxation. AIM: This study examined the effect of sexual intercourse completed 12 hours before a bout of isokinetic dynamometry on muscle force production in strength-trained men. METHODS: 12 Healthy physically active men (age = 25.6 ± 3.8 years) who were sexually active participated in this study...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746384/maximum-movement-workloads-and-high-intensity-workload-demands-by-position-in-ncaa-division-i-collegiate-football
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Gabriel J Sanders, Brad Roll, Corey A Peacock, Roger O Kollock
Sanders, GJ, Roll, B, Peacock, CA, and Kollock, RO. Maximum movement workloads and high-intensity workload demands by position in NCAA division I collegiate football. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2018-The purpose of the study was to quantify the average and maximum (i.e., peak) movement workloads, and the percent of those workloads performed at high intensity by NCAA division I football athletes during competitive games. Using global positioning system devices (Catapult Sports), low, moderate, and high and total multidirectional movement workloads were quantified by each position...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697023/comparison-of-vibration-rolling-nonvibration-rolling-and-static-stretching-as-a-warm-up-exercise-on-flexibility-joint-proprioception-muscle-strength-and-balance-in-young-adults
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Chia-Lun Lee, I-Hua Chu, Bo-Jhang Lyu, Wen-Dien Chang, Nai-Jen Chang
Warm-up is an essential component for optimizing performance before an exercise session. This study investigated that the immediate effects of vibration rolling (VR), nonvibration rolling (NVR), and static stretching as a part of a warm-up regimen on the flexibility, knee joint proprioception, muscle strength, and dynamic balance of the lower extremity in young adults. Compared with the preintervention, VR induced the range of motion of knee flexion and extension significantly increased by 2.5% and 6%, respectively, and isokinetic peak torque and dynamic balance for muscle strength and dynamic balance increased by 33%-35% and 1...
April 26, 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695970/sport-specific-assessment-of-the-effectiveness-of-neuromuscular-training-in-young-athletes
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Erika Zemková, Dušan Hamar
Neuromuscular training in young athletes improves performance and decreases the risk of injuries during sports activities. These effects are primarily ascribed to the enhancement of muscle strength and power but also balance, speed and agility. However, most studies have failed to demonstrate significant improvement in these abilities. This is probably due to the fact that traditional tests do not reflect training methods (e.g., plyometric training vs. isometric or isokinetic strength testing, dynamic balance training vs...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628898/postactivation-potentiation-of-the-plantar-flexors-does-not-directly-translate-to-jump-performance-in-female-elite-young-soccer-players
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Olaf Prieske, Nicola A Maffiuletti, Urs Granacher
High-intensity muscle actions have the potential to temporarily improve muscle contractile properties (i.e., postactivation potentiation, PAP) thereby inducing acute performance enhancements. There is evidence that balance training can improve performance during strength exercises. Taking these findings together, the purpose of this study was to examine the acute effects of a combined balance and strength (B+S) exercise vs. a strength only (S) exercise on twitch contractile properties, maximum voluntary strength, and jump performance in young athletes...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599872/responsiveness-of-the-countermovement-jump-and-handgrip-strength-to-an-incremental-running-test-in-endurance-athletes-influence-of-sex
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Felipe García-Pinillos, Pedro Delgado-Floody, Cristian Martínez-Salazar, Pedro Á Latorre-Román
The present study analyzed the acute effects of an incremental running test on countermovement jump (CMJ) and handgrip strength performance in endurance athletes, considering the effect of post-exercise recovery time and sex. Thirty-three recreationally trained long-distance runners, 20 men and 13 women, participated voluntarily in this study. The participants performed the Léger test, moreover, the CMJ and handgrip strength tests were carried out before and after the running test and during different stages of recovery (at the 1st min of recovery (posttest1), 5th min of recovery (posttest2), and 10th min of recovery (posttest3))...
March 2018: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599871/effects-of-different-post-activation-potentiation-warm-ups-on-repeated-sprint-ability-in-soccer-players-from-different-competitive-levels
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Javier Sanchez-Sanchez, Alejandro Rodriguez, Cristina Petisco, Rodrigo Ramirez-Campillo, Cristian Martínez, Fábio Y Nakamura
This study aimed to compare the effects of a traditional warm-up with two post-activation potentiation (PAP) warm-up strategies on the repeated sprint ability (RSA) of soccer players from national (NL) and regional (RL) competitive levels. Sixteen young players (NL, n = 8, age = 20.7 ± 1.4 y, body mass = 68.5 ± 7.0 kg, body height = 177.4 ± 5.2 cm; RL, n = 8, age = 20.8 ± 1.0 y, body mass = 68.7 ± 4.0 kg, body height = 176.6 ± 5.6 cm) were recruited to complete a traditional warm-up (CONTROL), a PAP warm-up incorporating squats with a load (~60% 1RM) that allowed a high speed (1 m/s) of movement and a high number of repetitions (PAP-1), and a PAP warm-up with a load (~90% 1RM) that allowed a moderate speed (0...
March 2018: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594958/change-of-direction-speed-toward-a-strength-training-approach-with-accentuated-eccentric-muscle-actions
#9
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/29566543/beetroot-based-gel-supplementation-improves-handgrip-strength-forearm-muscle-o2-saturation-but-not-exercise-tolerance-and-blood-volume-in-jiu-jitsu-athletes
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Gustavo Vieira de Oliveira, Luiz Nascimento, Mônica Volino-Souza, Jacilene Mesquita, Thiago Alvares
The ergogenic effect of beetroot on the exercise performance of trained cyclists, runners, kayakers, and swimmers has been demonstrated. However, whether or not beetroot supplementation presents a beneficial effect on the exercise performance of jiu-jitsu athletes (JJA) remains inconclusive. Therefore, present study assessed the effect of beetroot-based gel (BG) supplementation on maximal voluntary contraction (MVC), exercise time until fatigue (ETF), muscle O2 saturation (SmO2), blood volume (tHb), and plasma nitrate and lactate in response to handgrip isotonic exercise (HIE) in JJA...
March 22, 2018: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528956/effects-of-heavy-squat-training-on-a-vibration-platform-on-maximal-strength-and-jump-performance-in-resistance-trained-men
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Roger L Hammer, Joshua T Linton, Adam M Hammer
The purpose of this investigation was to determine maximal strength and jump performance outcomes of heavy squat training on a low-amplitude (<1.0 mm peak-to-peak) vibration platform (VP). Nineteen recreationally resistance-trained college-aged men (22.3 ± 1.66 years) completed the 6-week study. Participants were randomly assigned to one of two training groups: SQT (n = 10) performed conventional back squats on the floor; SQTV (n = 9) performed back squats on the VP. Supervised training took place over 12 sessions (2 days/week) which utilized an aggressive strength development protocol (85-95 % 1-RM), which was identically followed by both groups...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29489730/a-biomechanical-analysis-of-the-effects-of-bouncing-the-barbell-in-the-conventional-deadlift
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Kellen Krajewski, Robert LeFavi, Bryan Riemann
The purpose of this study is to analyze biomechanical differences between the bounce and pause styles of deadlifting. Twenty physically active males performed deadlifts at their 75% one repetition maximum testing utilizing both pause and bounce techniques in a within-subjects randomized study design. The average peak height the barbell attained from the three bounce style repetitions was used to compute a compatible phase for analysis of the pause style repetitions. Net joint moment impulse (NJMI), work, average vertical ground reaction force (vGRF), vGRF impulse and phase time were computed for two phases, lift off to peak barbell height and the entire ascent...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29489728/normative-reference-values-for-high-school-aged-american-football-players
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Brianna D McKay, Amelia A Miramonti, Zachary M Gillen, Todd J Leutzinger, Alegra I Mendez, Nathaniel D M Jenkins, Joel T Cramer
The purpose of the present report was to provide test- and position-specific normative reference values for combine test results based on a large, nationally-representative sample of high school-aged American football players in their freshman, sophomore, and junior classes. Cross-sectional anthropometric and performance data were obtained from 12 different high school American football recruiting combines between March 7, 2015 and January 9, 2016 across the United States. Subjects included a sample (n=7,478) of high school-aged American football athletes in their junior (n=3,779), sophomore (n=2,514), and freshman (n=1,185) classes...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29489715/force-velocity-relationship-in-three-different-variations-of-prone-row-exercises
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Irineu Loturco, Timothy Suchomel, Ronaldo Kobal, Ademir F S Arruda, Aristide Guerriero, Lucas A Pereira, Chi Nan Pai
This study examined the force-velocity relationship and tested the possibility of determining the relative loading intensity (% 1RM) in three different variations of prone row exercises. Thirty male top-level athletes from two different sports (National Team rugby union players and professional mixed martial arts fighters) were submitted to maximum dynamic strength assessments in the free prone bench pull, bent over barbell row, and bent over Smith-machine row, following standard procedures encompassing lifts performed from 40 to 100% of 1RM...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29484246/isokinetic-assessment-of-muscular-strength-and-balance-in-brazilian-elite-futsal-players
#15
Renan F H Nunes, Rodolfo A Dellagrana, Fábio Y Nakamura, Cosme F Buzzachera, Flavia A M Almeida, Lucinar J F Flores, Luiz G A Guglielmo, Sérgio G da Silva
Purpose/Background: Strength asymmetries are related to knee injuries in intermittent sports players. The purpose of this study was to examine whether elite futsal players demonstrate strength asymmetries during knee isokinetic testing applying the Croisier et al.21 criteria. Methods: Forty male elite (27.9 ± 6.5 years) Brazilian futsal players participated in the study. The testing protocol required players to perform concentric contractions of both quadriceps and hamstring muscles at angular velocities of 60 °·s-1 and 240 °·s-1 and eccentric contractions of hamstring at 30 °·s-1 and 120 °·s-1 ...
February 2018: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466269/neuromuscular-effects-to-6-weeks-of-loaded-countermovement-jumping-with-traditional-and-daily-undulating-periodization
#16
Boris Ullrich, Thiemo Pelzer, Mark Pfeiffer
Ullrich, B, Pelzer, T, and Pfeiffer, M. Neuromuscular effects to 6 weeks of loaded countermovement jumping with traditional and daily undulating periodization. J Strength Cond Res 32(3): 660-674, 2018-Loaded vertical jumps are routinely used to enhance athlete's power production in the lower extremity and to optimize jumping and sprinting performance. This study compared traditional (TP) and daily undulating (DUP) periodization on muscle strength, jumping performance, electromyographic (EMG) muscle activity, and muscle architecture during preseason loaded jump training...
March 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401194/anthropometric-and-physiological-characteristics-of-brazilian-jiu-jitsu-athletes
#17
Karsten Øvretveit
Øvretveit, K. Anthropometric and physiological characteristics of Brazilian jiu-jitsu athletes. J Strength Cond Res 32(4): 997-1004, 2018-The aim of this study was to describe anthropometric and physiological characteristics of Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) athletes. For this purpose, 42 male athletes were recruited from one of the largest BJJ academies in central Norway. The subjects were 32 ± 6 (SD) years old, 181.9 ± 7.2 cm tall, had a body mass (mb) of 85.7 ± 10.6 kg, and 5.5 ± 3.7 years of BJJ training experience...
April 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29365286/effect-of-cluster-set-warm-up-configurations-on-sprint-performance-in-collegiate-male-soccer-players
#18
Brett S Nickerson, Gerald T Mangine, Tyler D Williams, Ismael A Martinez
The purpose of this study was to determine if back squat cluster sets (CS) with varying inter-repetition rest periods would potentiate greater sprint performance compared to a traditional set parallel back squat in collegiate soccer players. Twelve collegiate male soccer players (21.0 ± 2.0 years; 180.0 ± 9.0 cm; 79.0 ± 9.5 kg) performed a 20-meter sprint prior to (PRE) a potentiation complex and at 1-, 4-, 7-, and 10-minutes post-exercise on three separate, randomized occasions. On each occasion, the potentiation complex consisted of 1 set of 3 repetitions at 85% one-repetition maximum (1RM) for the traditional parallel back squat...
January 24, 2018: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351167/can-caffeine-intake-improve-neuromuscular-and-technical-tactical-performance-during-judo-matches
#19
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-national-football-league-athletes-overestimation-of-obesity-rate-in-athletes-at-the-national-football-league-scouting-combine
#20
Matthew T Provencher, Jorge Chahla, George Sanchez, Mark E Cinque, Nicholas I Kennedy, Jim Whalen, Mark D Price, Gilbert Moatshe, Robert F LaPrade
Provencher, MT, Chahla, J, Sanchez, G, Cinque, ME, Kennedy, NI, Whalen, J, Price, MD, Moatshe, G, and LaPrade, RF. Body mass index versus body fat percentage in prospective national football league athletes: overestimation of obesity rate in athletes at the national football league scouting combine. J Strength Cond Res 32(4): 1013-1019, 2018-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...
April 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
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