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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/29347151/near-field-deformation-of-a-liquid-interface-by-atomic-force-microscopy
#2
C Mortagne, V Chireux, R Ledesma-Alonso, M Ogier, F Risso, T Ondarçuhu, D Legendre, Ph Tordjeman
We experiment the interaction between a liquid puddle and a spherical probe by Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) for a probe radius R ranging from 10 nm to 30 μm. We have developed a new experimental setup by coupling an AFM with a high-speed camera and an inverted optical microscope. Interaction force-distance curves (in contact mode) and frequency shift-distance curves (in frequency modulation mode) are measured for different bulk model liquids for which the probe-liquid Hamaker constant H_{pl} is known. The experimental results, analyzed in the frame of the theoretical model developed in Phys...
July 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345556/positional-differences-in-elite-basketball-selecting-appropriate-training-load-measures
#3
Luka Svilar, Julen Castellano, Igor Jukic, David Casamichana
PURPOSE: The purpose of this paper was to study the structure of interrelationships among external training load measures and how these vary among different positions in elite basketball. METHODS: Eight external variables of jumping (JUMP), acceleration (ACC), deceleration (DEC) and change of direction (COD), and two internal load variables (RPE and sRPE) were collected from 13 professional players with 300 session records. Three playing positions were considered: guards (n=4), forwards (n=4) and centers (n=5)...
January 18, 2018: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345173/effects-of-3-day-serial-sodium-bicarbonate-loading-on-performance-and-physiological-parameters-during-a-simulated-basketball-test-in-female-university-players
#4
Anne Delextrat, Sinead MacKessy, Luis Arceo-Rendon, Aaron Scanlan, Roger Ramsbottom, Julio Calleja-González
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of 3-day serial sodium bicarbonate ingestion on repeated sprint and jump performance. Fifteen female university basketball players (23.3±3.4 years; 173.1±5.8 cm; 65.8±6.3 kg; 23.6±4.9% body fat) ingested 0.4 g·kg-1 of body mass of sodium bicarbonate or placebo for 3 days (split in 3 equal daily doses), before completing a simulated basketball exercise. Sprint and circuit times, jump heights, performance decrements and gastrointestinal (GI) side effects were recorded during the test and blood lactate concentration was measured pre- and post-test...
January 18, 2018: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345075/genetic-analyses-of-linear-profiling-data-on-3-year-old-swedish-warmblood-horses
#5
Å Viklund, S Eriksson
A linear profiling protocol was introduced in 2013 at tests for 3-year-old Swedish Warmblood horses. In this protocol, traits are subjectively described on a nine-point linear scale from one biological extreme to the other. This complements the traditional scoring where horses are evaluated in relation to the breeding objective. This study aimed to investigate the suitability of the linear information for genetic evaluation. Data on 22 conformation traits, 17 movement traits, 14 jumping traits and one temperament trait from 3,410 horses tested between 2013 and 2016 were analysed using an animal model...
February 2018: Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Zeitschrift Für Tierzüchtung und Züchtungsbiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341635/low-field-triggered-large-magnetostriction-in-iron-palladium-strain-glass-alloys
#6
Shuai Ren, Dezhen Xue, Yuanchao Ji, Xiaolian Liu, Sen Yang, Xiaobing Ren
Development of miniaturized magnetostriction-associated devices requires low-field-triggered large magnetostriction. In this study, we acquired a large magnetostriction (800 ppm) triggered by a low saturation field (0.8 kOe) in iron-palladium (Fe-Pd) alloys. Magnetostriction enhancement jumping from 340 to 800 ppm was obtained with a slight increase in Pd concentration from 31.3 to 32.3 at. %. Further analysis showed that such a slight increase led to suppression of the long-range ordered martensitic phase and resulted in a frozen short-range ordered strain glass state...
September 22, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340745/a-6-week-warm-up-injury-prevention-programme-results-in-minimal-biomechanical-changes-during-jump-landings-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jeffrey B Taylor, Kevin R Ford, Randy J Schmitz, Scott E Ross, Terry A Ackerman, Sandra J Shultz
PURPOSE: To examine the extent to which an ACL injury prevention programme modifies lower extremity biomechanics during single- and double-leg landing tasks in both the sagittal and frontal plane. It was hypothesized that the training programme would elicit improvements in lower extremity biomechanics, but that these improvements would be greater during a double-leg sagittal plane landing task than tasks performed on a single leg or in the frontal plane. METHODS: Ninety-seven competitive multi-directional sport athletes that competed at the middle- or high-school level were cluster randomized into intervention (n = 48, age = 15...
January 16, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339993/functional-and-muscle-size-effects-of-flywheel-resistance-training-with-eccentric-overload-in-professional-handball-players
#8
Sergio Maroto-Izquierdo, David García-López, José A de Paz
The aim of the study was to analyse the effects of 6 week (15 sessions) flywheel resistance training with eccentric-overload (FRTEO) on different functional and anatomical variables in professional handball players. Twenty-nine athletes were recruited and randomly divided into two groups. The experimental group (EXP, n = 15) carried out 15 sessions of FRTEO in the leg-press exercise, with 4 sets of 7 repetitions at a maximum-concentric effort. The control group (CON, n = 14) performed the same number of training sessions including 4 sets of 7 maximum repetitions (7RM) using a weight-stack leg-press machine...
December 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339991/multivariate-profiles-of-selected-versus-non-selected-elite-youth-brazilian-soccer-players
#9
Rodrigo Aquino, Isabella S Alves, Maickel B Padilha, Filipe Casanova, Enrico F Puggina, José Maia
This study determined whether a multivariate profile more effectively discriminated selected than non-selected elite youth Brazilian soccer players. This examination was carried out on 66 youth soccer players (selected, n = 28, mean age 16.3 ± 0.1; non-selected, n = 38, mean age 16.7 ± 0.4) using objective instruments. Multivariate profiles were assessed through anthropometric characteristics, biological maturation, tactical-technical skills, and motor performance. The Student's t-test identified that selected players exhibited significantly higher values for height (t = 2...
December 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339985/butterfly-sprint-swimming-technique-analysis-of-somatic-and-spatial-temporal-coordination-variables
#10
Marek Strzała, Arkadiusz Stanula, Piotr Krężałek, Andrzej Ostrowski, Marcin Kaca, Grzegorz Głąb
The aim of this study was to investigate somatic properties and force production of leg extensor muscles measured in the countermovement jump test (CMJ), as well as to analyse kinematic variables of sprint surface butterfly swimming. Thirty-four male competitive swimmers were recruited with an average age of 19.3 ± 1.83 years. Their average body height (BH) was 183.7 ± 5.93 cm, body fat content 10.8 ± 2.64% and body mass (BM) 78.3 ± 5.0 kg. Length measurements of particular body segments were taken and a counter movement jump (CMJ) as well as an all-out 50 m butterfly speed test were completed...
December 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339981/using-bilateral-functional-and-anthropometric-tests-to-define-symmetry-in-cross-country-skiers
#11
Glenn Björklund, Marie Alricsson, Ulla Svantesson
The aim of this study was to evaluate the symmetry of anthropometry and muscle function in cross-country skiers and their association to vertical jumping power. Twenty cross-country skiers were recruited (21.7 ± 3.8 yrs, 180.6 ± 7.6 cm, 73.2 ± 7.6 kg). Anthropometric data was obtained using an iDXA scan. VO2max was determined using the diagonal stride technique on a ski treadmill. Bilateral functional tests for the upper and lower body were the handgrip and standing heel-rise tests. Vertical jump height and power were assessed with a counter movement jump...
December 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337831/the-acute-effects-of-a-caffeine-containing-supplement-on-anaerobic-power-and-subjective-measurements-of-fatigue-in-recreationally-active-males
#12
Chelsea J Hahn, Andrew R Jagim, Clayton L Camic, Matthew J Andre
Studies show mixed results for the effects of caffeine on performance, warranting further investigation. The purpose of this study was to examine the acute effects of a caffeine-containing supplement on anaerobic power and subjective measurements of fatigue during resisted sprinting on males. Fourteen recreationally-active males [N=14; (mean±SD), age: 21.0±0.7 yrs., height: 178.5±5.1 cm, weight: 77.3±9.6 kg, percent body fat: 12.6±4.8%] participated in a double-blind, placebo controlled, within-subjects crossover design study...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327828/the-acute-effects-of-stretching-with-vibration-on-dynamic-flexibility-in-young-female-gymnasts
#13
Aaron W Johnson, Caisa N Warcup, Matthew K Seeley, Dennis Eggett, Jeffery B Feland
BACKGROUND: While stretching with vibration has been shown to improve static flexibility; the effect of stretching with vibration on dynamic flexibility is not well known. The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of stretching with vibration on acute dynamic flexibility and jump height in novice and advanced competitive female gymnasts during a split jump. METHODS: Female gymnast (n=27, age: 11.5 ± 1.7 years, Junior Olympic levels 5-10) participated in this cross-over study...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326906/a-comparison-of-ground-reaction-force-components-according-to-the-foothold-heights-in-16-t-truck-during-downward-step
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Seung-Hyun Hyun, Che-Cheong Ryew
The aim of this study is to compare and analyze the components of ground reaction force (GRF) relative to the foothold heights during downward step of 16-t truck. Adult males (n= 10) jumped downward from each 1st, 2nd, 3rd foothold step and driver's seat orderly using hand rail. Sampling rate of force components of 3 axis (medial-lateral [ML] GRF, anterior-posterior [AP] GRF, peak vertical force [PVF]), variables (COPx, COPy, COP area) of center of pressure (COP), loading rate, and stability index (ML, AP, vertical, and dynamic postural stability index [DPSI]) processed from GRF system was cut off at 1,000 Hz...
December 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326905/neuromuscular-features-in-sprinters-with-cerebral-palsy-case-studies-based-on-paralympic-classification
#15
Diego Antunes, Mateus Rossato, Rafael Lima Kons, Raphael Luiz Sakugawa, Gabriela Fischer
Despite the evolution of runner performance in athletes with cerebral palsy (CP), little is known about neuromuscular parameters of sprinters from different classes, especially related to power output, muscular imbalances and asymmetry indexes in lower limbs. The aim of this study was to assess muscle power, muscular imbalance and asymmetry in sprinters with CP. Four male sprinters with CP (age, 18 to 27 years; body mass, 58.5 to 72.8 kg; height, 161.5 to 174 cm) classified as T38, T37, T36, T35 according to International Paralympic Committee functional classification, performed vertical counter movement jump and squat jump on force plate and isokinetic torque evaluations in both limbs...
December 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325192/single-transsacral-screw-and-nut-stabilization-of-bilateral-sacroiliac-luxation-in-20-cats
#16
Andrea Pratesi, James M Grierson, Andrew P Moores
OBJECTIVE:  This article aims to describe the use of a single transsacral screw and nut in a cohort of cats with bilateral sacroiliac (SI) luxation and document its radiographic and clinical outcome. METHODS:  Medical records and radiographic studies of cats with bilateral SI luxation managed with a transsacral screw and nut stabilization were reviewed. Short-term follow-up included clinical examination and radiographs. Long-term follow-up was via owner questionnaire...
January 2018: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319722/pain-and-quality-of-life-in-breast-cancer-patients
#17
Weruska Alcoforado Costa, Michelly Nóbrega Monteiro, Janice França Queiroz, Ana Katherine Gonçalves
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the influence of pain on quality of life in breast cancer patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of 400 patients, including 118 without metastasis, 160 with loco-regional metastasis and 122 with distant metastasis. The instruments used were the European Organization for Research and Treatment for Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-Core 30 and the Breast Cancer-specific 23 and short McGill Pain Questionnaire. RESULTS: In total, 71...
December 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318174/sagittal-plane-hip-knee-and-ankle-biomechanics-and-the-risk-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-a-prospective-study
#18
Mari Leppänen, Kati Pasanen, Tron Krosshaug, Pekka Kannus, Tommi Vasankari, Urho M Kujala, Roald Bahr, Jarmo Perttunen, Jari Parkkari
Background: Stiff landings with less knee flexion and high vertical ground-reaction forces have been shown to be associated with an increased risk of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. The literature on the association between other sagittal plane measures and the risk of ACL injuries with a prospective study design is lacking. Purpose: To investigate the relationship between selected sagittal plane hip, knee, and ankle biomechanics and the risk of ACL injury in young female team-sport athletes...
December 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318166/lower-limb-symmetry-comparison-of-muscular-power-between-dominant-and-nondominant-legs-in-healthy-young-adults-associated-with-single-leg-dominant-sports
#19
Alex Vaisman, Rodrigo Guiloff, Juan Rojas, Iris Delgado, David Figueroa, Rafael Calvo
Background: Achieving a symmetrical power performance (difference <15%) between lower limbs is generally recommended during sports rehabilitation. However, athletes in single-leg-dominant sports, such as professional soccer players, could develop significant asymmetry between their dominant and nondominant legs, such that symmetry does not act as a viable comparison. Purpose: To (1) compare maximal muscular power between the dominant and nondominant legs in healthy young adults, (2) evaluate the effect of a single-leg-dominant sport activity performed at the professional level, and (3) propose a parameter of normality for maximal power difference in the lower limbs of this young adult population...
December 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315832/a-valid-and-reliable-method-to-measure-jump-specific-training-and-competition-load-in-elite-volleyball-players
#20
Christopher Skazalski, Rod Whiteley, Clint Hansen, Roald Bahr
PURPOSE: Use of a commercially available wearable device to monitor jump load with elite volleyball players has become common practice. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the validity and reliability of this device, the Vert, to count jumps and measure jump height with professional volleyball players. METHODS: Jump count accuracy was determined by comparing jumps recorded by the device to jumps observed through systematic video analysis of three practice sessions and two league matches performed by a men's professional volleyball team...
January 6, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
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