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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336211/the-effect-of-altering-loading-distance-on-skeleton-start-performance-is-higher-pre-load-velocity-always-beneficial
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Steffi L Colyer, Keith A Stokes, James L J Bilzon, Danny Holdcroft, Aki I T Salo
Athletes initiating skeleton runs differ in the number of steps taken before loading the sled. We aimed to understand how experimentally modifying loading distance influenced sled velocity and overall start performance. Ten athletes (five elite, five talent; 67% of all national athletes) underwent two to four sessions, consisting of two dry-land push-starts in each of three conditions (preferred, long and short loading distances). A magnet encoder on the sled wheel provided velocity profiles and the overall performance measure (sled acceleration index)...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298672/no-association-between-actn3-r577x-and-ace-i-d-polymorphisms-and-endurance-running-times-in-698-caucasian-athletes
#2
Ioannis D Papadimitriou, Sarah J Lockey, Sarah Voisin, Adam J Herbert, Fleur Garton, Peter J Houweling, Pawel Cieszczyk, Agnieszka Maciejewska-Skrendo, Marek Sawczuk, Myosotis Massidda, Carla Maria Calò, Irina V Astratenkova, Anastasia Kouvatsi, Anastasiya M Druzhevskaya, Macsue Jacques, Ildus I Ahmetov, Georgina K Stebbings, Shane Heffernan, Stephen H Day, Robert Erskine, Charles Pedlar, Courtney Kipps, Kathryn N North, Alun G Williams, Nir Eynon
BACKGROUND: Studies investigating associations between ACTN3 R577X and ACE I/D genotypes and endurance athletic status have been limited by small sample sizes from mixed sport disciplines and lack quantitative measures of performance. AIM: To examine the association between ACTN3 R577X and ACE I/D genotypes and best personal running times in a large homogeneous cohort of endurance runners. METHODS: We collected a total of 1064 personal best 1500, 3000, 5000 m and marathon running times of 698 male and female Caucasian endurance athletes from six countries (Australia, Greece, Italy, Poland, Russia and UK)...
January 3, 2018: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29262272/effects-of-carbohydrate-mouth-rinse-and-caffeine-on-high-intensity-interval-running-in-a-fed-state
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Simon Devenney, Shane Mangan, Marcus Shortall, Kieran Collins
The current study aims to identify if mouth rinsing with a 6% carbohydrate solution (CMR) and mouth rinsing and ingestion of caffeine (CMR+CAFF) can affect exercise performance during steady state (SS) running and high intensity intervals (HIT) in comparison to a 0% control solution (PLA), when in a fed state. Eight recreationally trained males completed three trials (CMR, CMR + CAFF, and PLA) of 45-min SS run and a HIT protocol (90% peak treadmill velocity) until fatigue in a double blinded, repeated measures study...
December 20, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259560/the-energetics-during-the-world-s-most-challenging-mountain-ultra-marathon-a-case-study-at-the-tor-des-geants%C3%A2
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Aldo Savoldelli, Alessandro Fornasiero, Pietro Trabucchi, Eloisa Limonta, Antonio La Torre, Francis Degache, Barbara Pellegrini, Grégoire P Millet, Gianluca Vernillo, Federico Schena
Purpose: To provide insights into the energy requirements as well as the physiological adaptations of an experienced 50-year-old ultra-marathon male athlete during the world's most challenging mountain ultra-marathon (MUM). Methods: The international race supporting the study was the Tor des Geants®, characterized by 330 km with +24,000 m D+ to be covered within 150 h. Before the MUM, we assessed the peak oxygen uptake ([Formula: see text]) by means of an incremental graded running test. During the MUM we monitored six ascents (once per race day) with a portable gas analyzer, a GPS and a finger pulse oximeter...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248350/effectiveness-of-kinesiology-tape-on-sports-performance-abilities-in-athletes-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Jennifer C Reneker, Lisa Latham, Ryan McGlawn, Matthew R Reneker
OBJECTIVE: Establish the effectiveness of kinesiology tape (KT) on sports performance abilities compared to that of other tapes or no tape with consideration to the application methodology, timeframe, and outcome measurement. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, and PEDro databases were systematically searched. The following inclusion criteria were applied: 1) participants were healthy athletes, 2) compared any brand of dynamic KT to other types of tape (sham or therapeutic) and/or no tape, 3) measured some construct of functional sports performance, 4) involved randomization...
October 9, 2017: Physical Therapy in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176384/the-use-of-mobile-applications-to-collect-data-in-sport-health-and-exercise-science-a-narrative-review
#6
Daniel J Peart, Carlos Balsalobre-Fernández, Matthew P Shaw
Mobile devices are ubiquitous in the population, and most have the capacity to download applications (apps). Some apps have been developed to collect physiological, kinanthropometric and performance data, however the validity and reliability of such data is often unknown. An appraisal of such apps is warranted as mobile apps may offer an alternative method of data collection for practitioners and athletes with money, time and space constraints. This article identifies and critically reviews the commercially available apps that have been tested in the scientific literature, finding evidence to support the measurement of resting heart through photoplethysmograpy, heart rate variability, range of motion, barbell velocity, vertical jump, mechanical variables during running, and distances covered during walking, jogging and running...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167568/elite-long-jumpers-with-below-the-knee-prostheses-approach-the-board-slower-but-take-off-more-effectively-than-non-amputee-athletes
#7
Steffen Willwacher, Johannes Funken, Kai Heinrich, Ralf Müller, Hiroaki Hobara, Alena M Grabowski, Gert-Peter Brüggemann, Wolfgang Potthast
The use of technological aids to improve sport performance ('techno doping') and inclusion of Paralympic athletes in Olympic events are matters of ongoing debate. Recently, a long jumper with a below the knee amputation (BKA) achieved jump distances similar to world-class athletes without amputations, using a carbon fibre running-specific prosthesis (RSP). We show that athletes with BKA utilize a different, more effective take-off technique in the long jump, which provided the best athlete with BKA a performance advantage of at least 0...
November 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163210/a-wearable-test-for-maximum-aerobic-power-real-time-analysis-of-a-60-m-sprint-performance-and-heart-rate-off-kinetics
#8
Jorge L Storniolo, Gaspare Pavei, Alberto E Minetti
Maximum aerobic power ([Formula: see text]) as an indicator of body fitness is today a very well-known concept not just for athletes but also for the layman. Unfortunately, the accurate measurement of that variable has remained a complex and exhaustive laboratory procedure, which makes it inaccessible to many active people. In this paper we propose a quick estimate of it, mainly based on the heart rate off-kinetics immediately after an all-out 60-m sprint run. The design of this test took into account the recent availability of wrist wearable, heart band free, multi-sensor smart devices, which could also inertially detect the different phases of the sprint and check the distance run...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159669/thyroid-hormones-and-commonly-cited-symptoms-of-overtraining-in-collegiate-female-endurance-runners
#9
Justin X Nicoll, Disa L Hatfield, Kathleen J Melanson, Christopher S Nasin
PURPOSE: Overtraining syndrome (OTS) is reported in endurance sports. Thyroid hormones (TH) regulate metabolism, mood, and energy production, and may play a role in OTS of endurance athletes. The purpose of this study was to investigate relationships in TH and symptoms of OTS in track and field endurance runners (ER). METHODS: Sixteen female track and field middle distance (MD; n = 9; age: 20.2 ± 1.5 years; ht: 167.86 ± 5.04 cm; body-mass: 57.97 ± 5...
November 20, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141506/triathlon-transition-study-quantifying-differences-in-running-movement-pattern-and-precision-after-bike-run-transition
#10
Christian Weich, Randall L Jensen, Manfred Vieten
Various publications discuss the discrepancies of running in triathlons and stand-alone runs. However, those methods, such as analysing step-characteristics or ground-contact time, lack the ability to quantitatively discriminate between subtle running differences. The attractor method can be applied to overcome those shortcomings. The purpose was to detect differences in athletes' running patterns (δM) and movement precision (δD) by comparing a 5,000 m run after a prior cycling session (TRun) with an isolated run over the same distance (IRun)...
November 15, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129021/the-effect-of-natural-or-simulated-altitude-training-on-high-intensity-intermittent-running-performance-in-team-sport-athletes-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Michael J Hamlin, Catherine A Lizamore, Will G Hopkins
BACKGROUND: While adaptation to hypoxia at natural or simulated altitude has long been used with endurance athletes, it has only recently gained popularity for team-sport athletes. OBJECTIVE: To analyse the effect of hypoxic interventions on high-intensity intermittent running performance in team-sport athletes. METHODS: A systematic literature search of five journal databases was performed. Percent change in performance (distance covered) in the Yo-Yo intermittent recovery test (level 1 and level 2 were used without differentiation) in hypoxic (natural or simulated altitude) and control (sea level or normoxic placebo) groups was meta-analyzed with a mixed model...
November 11, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035596/the-elevated-track-in-pole-vault-an-advantage-during-run-up
#12
Johan Cassirame, Hervé Sanchez, Jean Benoit Morin
Approach speed is a major determinant of pole-vault performance. Athletic jump events such as long jump, triple jump and pole vault can utilise an elevated track for the runway. Feedback from athletes indicates a benefit of using an elevated track on their results. However, there is no evidence that elevated tracks do increase athletes' performance. PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to investigate the potential advantage of using an elevated track during elite pole-vault competitions on run-up speed parameters...
October 16, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035595/the-influence-of-physical-qualities-on-activity-profiles-of-female-australian-football-match-play
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Georgia M Black, Tim J Gabbett, Rich D Johnston, Michael H Cole, Geraldine Naughton, Brian Dawson
PURPOSE: The rapid transition of female Australian football players from amateur to semi-elite competitions has the potential for athletes to be underprepared for match-play. To gain an understanding the match demands of female football, the aims of this study were three-fold: (1) to highlight the physical qualities that discriminate selected and non-selected female Australian Football players, (2) to investigate activity profiles of female Australian Football players, and (3) to gain an understanding of the influence of physical qualities on running performance in female Australian Football match-play...
October 16, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023328/strength-and-conditioning-habits-of-competitive-distance-runners
#14
Richard C Blagrove, Nicola Brown, Glyn Howatson, Philip R Hayes
Blagrove, RC, Brown, N, Howatson, G, and Hayes, PR. Strength and conditioning habits of competitive distance runners. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2017-Targeted strength and conditioning (S&C) programs can potentially improve performance and reduce injury risk factors in competitive runners. However, S&C practices of distance runners are unknown. This study aimed to explore S&C practices of competitive middle- and long-distance runners and examined whether reported frequency of injuries was influenced by training behaviors...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018542/spatiotemporal-characteristics-of-motor-actions-by-blind-long-jump-athletes
#15
Miguel Angel Torralba, José María Padullés, Jose Luis Losada, Jose Luis López
BACKGROUND: Blind people depend on spatial and temporal representations to perform activities of daily living and compete in sport. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to determine the spatiotemporal characteristics of long jumps performed by blind athletes and compare findings with those reported for sighted athletes. METHODS: We analysed a sample of 12 male athletes competing in the F11 Long Jump Finals at the Paralympic Games in London 2012...
2017: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018355/criterion-validity-of-commercially-available-physical-activity-tracker-to-estimate-step-count-covered-distance-and-energy-expenditure-during-sports-conditions
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Yvonne Wahl, Peter Düking, Anna Droszez, Patrick Wahl, Joachim Mester
Background: In the past years, there was an increasing development of physical activity tracker (Wearables). For recreational people, testing of these devices under walking or light jogging conditions might be sufficient. For (elite) athletes, however, scientific trustworthiness needs to be given for a broad spectrum of velocities or even fast changes in velocities reflecting the demands of the sport. Therefore, the aim was to evaluate the validity of eleven Wearables for monitoring step count, covered distance and energy expenditure (EE) under laboratory conditions with different constant and varying velocities...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988513/step-to-step-spatiotemporal-variables-and-ground-reaction-forces-of-intra-individual-fastest-sprinting-in-a-single-session
#17
Ryu Nagahara, Mirai Mizutani, Akifumi Matsuo, Hiroaki Kanehisa, Tetsuo Fukunaga
We aimed to investigate the step-to-step spatiotemporal variables and ground reaction forces during the acceleration phase for characterising intra-individual fastest sprinting within a single session. Step-to-step spatiotemporal variables and ground reaction forces produced by 15 male athletes were measured over a 50-m distance during repeated (three to five) 60-m sprints using a long force platform system. Differences in measured variables between the fastest and slowest trials were examined at each step until the 22nd step using a magnitude-based inferences approach...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952906/association-of-sprint-performance-with-ground-reaction-forces-during-acceleration-and-maximal-speed-phases-in-a-single-sprint
#18
Ryu Nagahara, Mirai Mizutani, Akifumi Matsuo, Hiroaki Kanehisa, Tetsuo Fukunaga
We aimed to clarify the mechanical determinants of sprinting performance during acceleration and maximal speed phases of a single sprint, using ground reaction forces (GRFs). While 18 male athletes performed a 60-m sprint, GRF was measured at every step over a 50-m distance from the start. Variables during the entire acceleration phase were approximated with a fourth-order polynomial. Subsequently, accelerations at 55%, 65%, 75%, 85%, and 95% of maximal speed, and running speed during the maximal speed phase were determined as sprinting performance variables...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900572/return-to-running-following-a-knee-disarticulation-amputation-a-case-report
#19
Angela R Diebal-Lee, Robert S Kuenzi, Christopher A Rábago
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The evolution of running-specific prostheses has empowered athletes with lower extremity amputations to run farther and faster than previously thought possible; but running with proper mechanics is still paramount to an injury-free, active lifestyle. The purpose of this case report was to describe the successful alteration of intact limb mechanics from a Rearfoot Striking (RFS) to a Non-Rearfoot Striking (NRFS) pattern in an individual with a knee disarticulation amputation, the associated reduction in Average Vertical Loading Rate (AVLR), and the improvement in functional performance following the intervention...
August 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881769/middle-distance-running-acutely-influences-the-concentration-and-composition-of-serum-bile-acids-potential-implications-for-cancer-risk
#20
Elisa Danese, Gian Luca Salvagno, Cantor Tarperi, Davide Negrini, Martina Montagnana, Luca Festa, Fabian Sanchis-Gomar, Federico Schena, Giuseppe Lippi
BACKGROUND: This study was aimed to investigate the acute effect of medium-distance running on bile acids concentration and composition, in order to verify whether the positive impact of physical exercise on cancer risk may also be mediated by variation of bile acids concentration and composition in serum. METHODS: The concentration and composition of serum bile acids was analyzed in 30 middle-aged and healthy recreational athletes with a reference liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry technique, immediately before and shortly after the end of the running trial...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
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