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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316257/acute-kinematic-and-kinetic-adaptations-to-wearable-resistance-during-vertical-jumping
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Paul Macadam, Kim D Simperingham, John B Cronin, Grace Couture, Chloe Evison
One variation of vertical jump (VJ) training is resisted or weighted jump training, where wearable resistance (WR) enables jumping to be overloaded in a movement specific manner. A two-way analysis of variance with Bonferroni post hoc contrasts was used to determine the acute changes in VJ performance with differing load magnitudes and load placements. Kinematic and kinetic data were quantified using a force plate and contact mat. Twenty sport active subjects (age: 27.8 ± 3.8 years; body mass (BM): 70...
March 19, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306678/the-complex-phenotype-of-the-athlete-s-heart-implications-for-preparticipation-screening
#2
Benjamin Brown, John Somauroo, Daniel J Green, Mathew Wilson, Jonathan Drezner, Keith George, David Oxborough
Preparticipation screening is vital to exclude inherited cardiac conditions that have the potential to cause sudden cardiac death in seemingly healthy athletes. Recent research has questioned traditional theories of load-induced, dichotomous cardiac adaptation. We therefore considered whether a one-size-fits-all approach to screening can account for interindividual differences brought about by sporting discipline, training volume, ethnicity, body size, sex, and age.
April 2017: Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301439/efficacy-of-the-repetitions-in-reserve-based-rating-of-perceived-exertion-for-the-bench-press-in-experienced-and-novice-benchers
#3
Michael J Ormsbee, Joseph P Carzoli, Alex Klemp, Brittany R Allman, Michael C Zourdos, Jeong-Su Kim, Lynn B Panton
Autoregulation (AR) is the practice of adjusting training variables in response to athlete feedback. One component of AR postulated to enhance resistance training adaptations involves implementing a resistance training-specific rating of perceived exertion (RPE) scale measuring repetitions in reserve (RIR). The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of this method using the bench press exercise. METHODS: Twenty-seven college-aged men were assigned to one of two groups based upon training age: experience benchers (EB) (n=14, training age: 4...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290718/assessments-of-mechanical-stiffness-and-relationships-to-performance-determinants-in-middle-distance-runners
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Simon A Rogers, Chris S Whatman, Simon N Pearson, Andrew E Kilding
PURPOSE: This study aimed to examine relationships between methods of lower-limb stiffness and their associations with running economy (RE) and maximal velocity (vmax) in middle-distance (MD) runners. METHODS: Eleven highly-trained male MD runners performed a series of mechanical and physiological tests to determine maximal overground sprint speed, RE and V̇O2peak. Achilles tendon stiffness (kT) was estimated using ultrasonography during maximal isometric ankle plantarflexion...
March 14, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287029/gender-influence-on-the-adaptation-of-atrial-performance-to-training
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Laura Sanchis, Maria Sanz-De La Garza, Bart Bijnens, Genevieve Giraldeau, Gonzalo Grazioli, Josefa Marin, Luigi Gabrielli, Silvia Montserrat, Marta Sitges
BACKGROUND: High-intensity training has been associated with atrial remodelling and arrhythmias in men. Our purpose was to analyse atrial performance in female endurance athletes, compared to male athletes and controls. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study. We included four groups: female athletes, females controls, male athletes and male controls. Left (LA) and right atrial (RA) volumes and function were assessed using 2D and speckle-tracking echocardiography to determine peak atrial strain-rate at atrial (SRa) and ventricular contraction (SRs), as surrogates of atrial contractile and reservoir function, respectively...
March 13, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277983/l-arginine-supplementation-improves-rats-antioxidant-system-and-exercise-performance
#6
E P Silva, L S Borges, C Mendes-da-Silva, S M Hirabara, R H Lambertucci
Reactive species have great importance in sports performance, once they can directly regulate energy production, muscular contraction, inflammation and fatigue. Therefore, the redox control is essential for athletes' performance. Studies demonstrated that L-arginine has an important role in the synthesis of urea, cell growth and production of nitric oxide, moreover, there are indications that it is also able to induce benefits to muscle antioxidant system through the upregulation of some antioxidant enzymes, and by inhibiting some pathways of reactive species production...
March 1, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277422/neuromuscular-adaptations-to-short-term-high-intensity-interval-training-in-female-ice-hockey-players
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Juho-Ville Kinnunen, Harri Piitulainen, Jarmo M Piirainen
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) related neuromuscular adaptations, changes in force production and on-ice performance were investigated in female ice-hockey players during pre-season. Fourteen Finnish championship level ice hockey players (average age 22 ± 3 years) participated in 2½-week HIIT. Both spinal (H-reflex) and supraspinal (V-wave) neuromuscular responses of the soleus muscle were recorded before and after the training period. Static jump (SJ) and countermovement jump (CMJ) heights, plantar flexor maximal voluntary contraction (MVC) and rate of force development (RFD) were measured...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271799/resistance-exercise-and-youth-survival-of-the-strongest
#8
Avery Faigenbaum
Research evidence continues to define the unique health- and performance-related benefits of resistance exercise for children and adolescents. While the effectiveness of resistance exercise in increasing muscle strength and motor skill performance has been demonstrated repeatedly, current scientific evidence indicates that the right "dose" of resistance exercise can enhance physical performance in young athletes and reduce the risk of developing cardiometabolic disease. The papers discussed in this commentary add to our understanding of the potential benefits of youth resistance exercise by defining dose-response relationships for key training variables, exploring sex-specific adaptations to this type of training, and examining the relationship between muscular strength early in life and cardiometabolic risk later in life...
February 2017: Pediatric Exercise Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246499/energy-systems-efficiency-influences-the-results-of-2-000-m-race-simulation-among-elite-rowers
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Stefan Adrian Martin, Valeriu Tomescu
HYPOTHESIS: Energy efficiency within an elite group of athletes will ensure metabolic adaptation during training. OBJECTIVES: To identify energy system efficiency and contribution according to exercise intensity, and performance obtained during a 2,000 m race simulation in an elite group of rowers. METHOD: An observational cross-sectional study was conducted in February 2016 in Bucharest, Romania, on a group of 16 elite rowers. Measurements were performed through Cosmed Quark CPET equipment, and Concept 2 ergometer, by conducting a VO2max test over a standard rowing distance of 2,000 m...
2017: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241495/state-of-the-art-methods-for-skeletal-muscle-glycogen-analysis-in-athletes-the-need-for-novel-non-invasive-techniques
#10
REVIEW
Jacob Greene, Julien Louis, Olga Korostynska, Alex Mason
Muscle glycogen levels have a profound impact on an athlete's sporting performance, thus measurement is vital. Carbohydrate manipulation is a fundamental component in an athlete's lifestyle and is a critical part of elite performance, since it can provide necessary training adaptations. This paper provides a critical review of the current invasive and non-invasive methods for measuring skeletal muscle glycogen levels. These include the gold standard muscle biopsy, histochemical analysis, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and musculoskeletal high frequency ultrasound, as well as pursuing future application of electromagnetic sensors in the pursuit of portable non-invasive quantification of muscle glycogen...
February 23, 2017: Biosensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239404/impact-of-a-6-week-non-energy-restricted-ketogenic-diet-on-physical-fitness-body-composition-and-biochemical-parameters-in-healthy-adults
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Paul Urbain, Lena Strom, Lena Morawski, Anja Wehrle, Peter Deibert, Hartmut Bertz
BACKGROUND: The ketogenic diet (KD) is a very low-carbohydrate, high-fat and adequate-protein diet that without limiting calories induces different metabolic adaptations, eg, increased levels of circulating ketone bodies and a shift to lipid metabolism. Our objective was to assess the impact of a 6-week non-energy-restricted KD in healthy adults beyond cohorts of athletes on physical performance, body composition, and blood parameters. METHODS: Our single arm, before-and-after comparison study consisted of a 6-week KD with a previous preparation period including detailed instructions during classes and individual counselling by a dietitian...
2017: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210643/perception-of-health-problems-among-competitive-runners-a-qualitative-study-of-cognitive-appraisals-and-behavioral-responses
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Sara Jelvegård, Toomas Timpka, Victor Bargoria, Håkan Gauffin, Jenny Jacobsson
BACKGROUND: Approximately 2 of every 3 competitive runners sustain at least 1 health problem each season. Most of these problems are nontraumatic injuries with gradual onset. The main known risk indicator for sustaining a new running-related injury episode is a history of a previous injury, suggesting that behavioral habits are part of the causal mechanisms. PURPOSE: Identification of elements associated with purposeful interpretations of body perceptions and balanced behavioral responses may supply vital information for prevention of health problems in runners...
December 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195977/fat-grip-resistance-training-improves-driving-performance-in-division-i-male-golfers
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Patrick M Cummings, Hunter S Waldman, Ben M Krings, JohnEric W Smith, Matthew J McAllister
Fat Grip (FG) training is implemented into strength and conditioning programs with the overall goal of increasing grip strength. Previous research assessing the effect of training with increased grip diameters compared to standard Olympic bar diameters has mainly been in acute settings. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine to effects FG training compared to normal diameter grip (CON) training during an eight week periodized resistance training (RT) program in Division I male golfers. Subjects (n = 10) were randomly assigned into two groups: the FG group (n = 5, scoring average: 75...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185706/training-induced-right-ventricular-remodelling-in-pre-adolescent-endurance-athletes-the-athlete-s-heart-in-children
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Flavio D'Ascenzi, Antonio Pelliccia, Francesca Valentini, Angela Malandrino, Benedetta Maria Natali, Riccardo Barbati, Marta Focardi, Marco Bonifazi, Sergio Mondillo
AIMS: Little is known about the adaptation of the right ventricle (RV) to endurance exercise in children. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of 5months of intensive training on RV morphology and function in preadolescent endurance athletes. METHODS: Ninety-four children were evaluated in this study. Fifty-seven male competitive swimmers (aged 10.8±0.2years) were evaluated before (baseline) and after 5months of the training (peak-training), and compared to 37 age- and sex-matched non-athlete children evaluated at baseline and after 5months of natural growth...
January 27, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181210/the-differences-in-ecgs-interpretation-in-top-level-athletes
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Agnieszka A Jakubiak, Krystyna Burkhard-Jagodzińska, Wojciech Król, Marcin Konopka, Dominik Bursa, Dariusz Sitkowski, Marek Kuch, Wojciech Braksator
BACKGROUND: The Ministry of Health in Poland recommends ECG- based cardiovascular screening in athletes, but so far, there is lack of guidelines on preparticipation assessment. We compared different criteria of ECG screening assessment in the group of top-level athletes. AIMS: The aims were to evaluate the prevalence of ECG changes in athletes that necessitate further cardiological work-up according to three criteria in various age groups as well as to identify factors determining the occurrence of changes related and unrelated to the training...
February 9, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166116/cerebral-blood-flow-responses-to-aquatic-treadmill-exercise
#16
Rhodri Parfitt, Marianne Y Hensman, Samuel J E Lucas
INTRODUCTION: Aquatic treadmills are used as a rehabilitation method for conditions such as spinal cord injury, osteoarthritis and stroke, and can facilitate an earlier return to exercise training for athletes. However, their effect on cerebral blood flow (CBF) responses has not been examined. We tested the hypothesis that aquatic treadmill exercise would augment CBF and lower heart rate compared to land-based treadmill exercise. METHODS: Eleven participants completed incremental exercise (crossover design) starting from walking pace [4 km/h, immersed to iliac crest (aquatic), 6 km/h (land)] and increasing 1 km/h every 2 min up to 10 km/h for aquatic (maximum belt speed) or 12 km/h for land...
February 4, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153943/the-cardiovascular-system-after-exercise
#17
Steven A Romero, Christopher Todd Minson, John R Halliwill
Recovery from exercise refers to the time period between the end of a bout of exercise and the subsequent return to a resting or recovered state. It also refers to specific physiological processes or states, occurring after exercise, which are distinct from the physiology of either the exercising or the resting states. In this context, recovery of the cardiovascular system after exercise occurs across a period of minutes to hours, during which many characteristics of the system, even how it is controlled, are changing over time...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150163/fatigue-and-recovery-in-rugby-a-review
#18
REVIEW
Francisco Tavares, Tiaki Brett Smith, Matthew Driller
The physical demands and combative nature of rugby lead to notable levels of muscle damage. In professional rugby, athletes only have a limited timeframe to recover following training sessions and competition. Through the implementation of recovery strategies, sport scientists, practitioners and coaches have sought to reduce the effect of fatigue and allow athletes to recover faster. Although some studies demonstrate that recovery strategies are extensively used by rugby athletes, the research remains equivocal concerning the efficacy of recovery strategies in rugby...
February 2, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150069/influence-of-gender-on-right-ventricle-adaptation-to-endurance-exercise-an-ultrasound-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-stress-study
#19
Maria Sanz-de la Garza, Geneviève Giraldeau, Josefa Marin, Gonzalo Grazioli, Montserrat Esteve, Luigi Gabrielli, Carlos Brambila, Laura Sanchis, Bart Bijnens, Marta Sitges
BACKGROUND: Characteristic right ventricle (RV) remodelling is related to endurance exercise in male athletes (MAs), but data in female athletes (FAs) are scarce. Our aim was to evaluate sex-related influence on exercise-induced RV remodelling and on RV performance during exercise. METHODS: Forty endurance athletes (>10 training hours/week, 50% female) and 40 age-matched controls (<3 h moderate exercise/week, 50% female) were included. Echocardiography was performed at rest and at maximum cycle-ergometer effort...
March 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149386/conforming-and-nonconforming-personality-and-stress-coping-styles-in-combat-athletes
#20
Ryszarda Ewa Bernacka, Bogusław Sawicki, Anna Mazurek-Kusiak, Joanna Hawlena
The main objective of this study was to investigate whether the personality dimension of conformism/nonconformism was a predictor of stress coping styles in athletes training combat sports, and to present the characteristics of this personality dimension in the context of the competitors' adaptive/innovative sport performance. Scores of 346 males practising combat sports such as kick boxing, MMA, thai boxing, boxing and wrestling were analyzed. The participants completed the Creative Behaviour Questionnaire (KANH III) measuring the conformity/nonconformity personality dimension and the Coping Inventory for Stressful Situations (CISS) measuring stress coping styles...
June 1, 2016: Journal of Human Kinetics
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