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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632066/differences-in-trunk-and-thigh-muscle-strength-endurance-and-thickness-between-elite-sailors-and-non-sailors
#1
Bernd Friesenbichler, Julia F Item-Glatthorn, Fabian Neunstöcklin, Nicola C Casartelli, Gaël Guilhem, Nicola A Maffiuletti
Dinghy sailors lean their upper body over the windward side of the boat ('hiking') to keep the boat's balance and maximise its speed. Sustaining the hiking position is essential for competitive performance and this study examined sport-specific differences of muscles relevant for hiking in elite sailors. Knee extensor muscle strength as well as trunk muscle strength, muscle endurance and muscle thickness were assessed in elite dinghy sailors (n = 15) and compared to matched, non-sailing controls (n = 15)...
March 1, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632057/rotation-sequence-to-report-humerothoracic-kinematics-during-3d-motion-involving-large-horizontal-component-application-to-the-tennis-forehand-drive
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Thomas Creveaux, Violaine Sevrez, Raphaël Dumas, Laurence Chèze, Isabelle Rogowski
The aim of this study was to examine the respective aptitudes of three rotation sequences (YtXf'Yh'', ZtXf'Yh'', and XtZf'Yh'') to effectively describe the orientation of the humerus relative to the thorax during a movement involving a large horizontal abduction/adduction component: the tennis forehand drive. An optoelectronic system was used to record the movements of eight elite male players, each performing ten forehand drives. The occurrences of gimbal lock, phase angle discontinuity and incoherency in the time course of the three angles defining humerothoracic rotation were examined for each rotation sequence...
February 28, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630582/doubly-disadvantaged-the-relative-age-effect-in-poland-s-basketball-players
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Krystian Rubajczyk, Kamil Świerzko, Andrzej Rokita
The aim of this study was to identify the relative age effect (RAE) in young Polish male (n = 3849) and female (n = 3419) basketball players aged 14 to 22 years competing in the elite games of the Polish Youth Championships. The distribution of birth dates, body height, players' match statistics, and the results of teams participating in championships were identified. The RAE was observed in male and female group, regardless of players age. Nevertheless, the greatest disproportion in the distribution of dates of birth was found in U16 group of boys (V = 0...
June 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627293/new-evidence-of-relative-age-effects-in-super-elite-sportsmen-a-case-for-the-survival-and-evolution-of-the-fittest
#4
Benjamin D Jones, Gavin P Lawrence, Lew Hardy
The relative age effect (RAE) describes an overrepresentation of players born early (Q1) in a selection year and is highly prevalent within youth sport pathways. However, a dearth of research has investigated the RAE at the "super-elite" level. The present research assessed the presence of RAE in super-elite performers. Study 1 investigated RAEs in the world's best international Test cricketers (N = 262) over a 20-year period according to a robust and stringent "super-elite" criteria. Results revealed the RAE (Q1) when all disciplines were combined...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601589/sharpsports-mental-health-awareness-research-project-prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-depressive-symptoms-and-life-stress-in-elite-athletes
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Sarah Beable, Mark Fulcher, Arier C Lee, Bruce Hamilton
OBJECTIVES: Our study aims to estimate the prevalence of symptoms of depression and daily life hassles in elite athletes. DESIGN: A cross-sectional prospective epidemiological study design. METHODS: An online anonymous survey was administered during a 2-month period from May to July 2015. Athletes 18 years of age (or older) who were members of the High Performance Sport New Zealand programme were invited to participate. Of 370 potential participants, 187 completed responses were received (51%)...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599111/corrigendum
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Krosshaug T, Steffen K, Kristianslund E, et al. The vertical drop jump is a poor screening test for ACL injuries in female elite soccer and handball players: a prospective cohort study of 710 athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2016;44(4):874-883. (Original DOI: 10.1177/0363546515625048 ).
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594505/lisfranc-injuries-in-the-elite-athlete
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Michael Isiah Sandlin, Cyrus E Taghavi, Timothy P Charlton, Robert B Anderson
The management of sports-related Lisfranc injuries is optimized by a detailed understanding of the relevant anatomy, mechanisms of injury, clinical diagnostic maneuvers, imaging, and treatment options for patients with this disabling injury. A lower energy ligamentous variant Lisfranc injury, which was first observed in professional football players, has recently been described. The treatment options for patients with a Lisfranc injury include nonsurgical management, open reduction and internal fixation, suture-button fixation techniques, and arthrodesis...
February 15, 2017: Instructional Course Lectures
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594504/achilles-tendon-rupture-in-elite-athletes
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Michael Isiah Sandlin, Cyrus E Taghavi, Timothy P Charlton
The management of acute Achilles tendon rupture in elite athletes is a current area of clinical controversy. Recent studies have reported near-equivocal outcomes in patients who undergo either nonsurgical or surgical treatment of Achilles tendon rupture; however, similar functional outcomes may not be observed in elite athletes who are at the highest levels of athletic performance and undergo nonsurgical or surgical treatment of Achilles tendon rupture. Surgeons should understand the risks and benefits of nonsurgical and surgical management of acute Achilles tendon rupture...
February 15, 2017: Instructional Course Lectures
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591135/bioelectrical-impedance-vector-analysis-biva-for-measuring-the-hydration-status-in-young-elite-synchronized-swimmers
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Marta Carrasco-Marginet, Jorge Castizo-Olier, Lara Rodríguez-Zamora, Xavier Iglesias, Ferran A Rodríguez, Diego Chaverri, Daniel Brotons, Alfredo Irurtia
PURPOSE: The assessment of body hydration is a complex process, and no measurement is valid for all situations. Bioelectrical impedance vector analysis (BIVA) has emerged as a relatively novel technique for assessing hydration status in sports. We applied BIVA a) to determine hydration changes evoked by an intense synchronized swimming (SS) training session; b) to characterize the sample of young elite swimmers in relation with a nonathletic reference population; and c) to generate its 50%, 75% and 95% percentiles of the bioelectrical variables...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581692/examining-the-effects-of-rational-emotive-behavior-therapy-rebt-on-performance-outcomes-in-elite-paralympic-athletes
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Andrew G Wood, Jamie B Barker, Martin Turner, David Sheffield
Traditionally a psychotherapeutic intervention, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) is receiving increasing attention within the extant literature as an intervention to enhance the athletic performance and psychological wellbeing of competitive athletes. Whilst the benefits of REBT on psychological health are established, less is understood about the effects on athletic performance. The present study aimed to examine the immediate and maintained effects of REBT on physiological, psychological, and performance outcomes with elite Paralympic athletes...
June 5, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578541/anthropometric-and-physical-qualities-of-elite-male-youth-rugby-league-players
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REVIEW
Kevin Till, Sean Scantlebury, Ben Jones
Rugby league is a collision team sport played at junior and senior levels worldwide, whereby players require highly developed anthropometric and physical qualities (i.e. speed, change-of-direction speed, aerobic capacity, muscular strength and power). Within junior levels, professional clubs and national governing bodies implement talent identification and development programmes to support the development of youth (i.e. 13-20 years) rugby league players into professional athletes. This review presents and critically appraises the anthropometric and physical qualities of elite male youth rugby league players aged between 13 and 20 years, by age category, playing standard and playing position...
June 3, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574940/management-of-lumbar-conditions-in-the-elite-athlete
#12
Wellington K Hsu, Tyler James Jenkins
Lumbar disk herniation, degenerative disk disease, and spondylolysis are the most prevalent lumbar conditions that result in missed playing time. Lumbar disk herniation has a good prognosis. After recovery from injury, professional athletes return to play 82% of the time. Surgical management of lumbar disk herniation has been shown to be a viable option in athletes in whom nonsurgical measures have failed. Degenerative disk disease is predominately genetic but may be accelerated in athletes secondary to increased physiologic loading...
June 1, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573403/a-kinetic-model-describing-injury-burden-in-team-sports
#13
Colin W Fuller
BACKGROUND: Injuries in team sports are normally characterised by the incidence, severity, and location and type of injuries sustained: these measures, however, do not provide an insight into the variable injury-burden experienced during a season. Injury burden varies according to the team's match and training loads, the rate at which injuries are sustained and the time taken for these injuries to resolve. At the present time, this time-based variation of injury burden has not been modelled...
June 1, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572775/perceptions-of-the-coach-athlete-relationship-predict-the-attainment-of-mastery-achievement-goals-six-months-later-a-two-wave-longitudinal-study-among-f-a-premier-league-academy-soccer-players
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Adam R Nicholls, Keith Earle, Fiona Earle, Daniel J Madigan
All football teams that compete within the F. A. Premier League possess an academy, whose objective is to produce more and better home-grown players that are capable of playing professionally. These young players spend a large amount of time with their coach, but little is known about player's perception of the coach-athlete relationship within F. A. Premier League Academies. The objectives of this study were to examine whether perceptions of the coach-athlete relationship changed over six months and if the coach-athlete relationship predicted self-reported goal achievement among F...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571017/can-we-better-integrate-the-role-of-anti-doping-in-sports-and-society-a-psychological-approach-to-contemporary-value-based-prevention
#15
Andrea Petróczi, Paul Norman, Sebastian Brueckner
In sport, a wide array of substances with established or putative performance-enhancing properties is used. Most substances are fully acceptable, whilst a defined set, revised annually, is prohibited; thus, using any of these prohibited substances is declared as cheating. In the increasingly tolerant culture of pharmacological and technical human enhancements, the traditional normative approach to anti-doping, which involves telling athletes what they cannot do to improve their athletic ability and performance, diverges from the otherwise positive values attached to human improvement and enhancement in society...
2017: Medicine and Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566813/kickboxing-review-anthropometric-psychophysiological-and-activity-profiles-and-injury-epidemiology
#16
REVIEW
M Slimani, H Chaabene, B Miarka, E Franchini, K Chamari, F Cheour
Kickboxing is one of the modern combat sports. The psychophysiological demands of a kickboxing competition require athletes to achieve high thresholds of several aspects of physical fitness. The aim of the current review is to critically analyse and appraise the kickboxer's anthropometric, physiological, physical and psychological attributes with the activity profile and injury epidemiology in order to provide practical recommendations for training as well as new areas of scientific research. The available information shows that both amateur and elite-level male kickboxers are characterized by a higher proportion of mesomorphy with a well-developed muscle mass and low body fat percentage...
June 2017: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558442/specific-physiological-and-biomechanical-performance-in-elite-sub-elite-and-in-non-elite-male-team-handball-players
#17
Herbert Wagner, Philip X Fuchs, Serge P von Duvillard
BACKGROUND: Team handball is a dynamic sport game that is played professionally in numerous countries. However, knowledge about training and competition is based mostly on practical experience due to limited scientific studies. Consequently, the aims of our study were to compare specific physiological and biomechanical performance in elite, sub-elite and in non-elite male team handball players. METHODS: Thirty-six elite, sub-elite and non-elite male team handball players performed a game based performance test, upper-body and lower-body strength tests, 30m sprint test, counter movement jump test and an incremental treadmill running test...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557852/analysis-of-high-intensity-skating-in-top-class-ice-hockey-match-play-in-relation-to-training-status-and-muscle-damage
#18
Erik Lignell, Dan Fransson, Peter Krustrup, Magni Mohr
We examined high-intensity activities in a top-class ice-hockey game and the effect of training status. Male ice-hockey players (n=36) from the NHL participated. Match-analysis was performed during a game and physical capacity was assessed by a submaximal Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Ice-hockey test, level 1 (YYIR1-IHSUB). Venous blood samples were collected 24-h post-game to determine markers of muscle damage. Players performed 119±8 and 31±3 m·min of high-intensity and sprint-skating, respectively, during a game...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555116/interaction-between-gender-and-skill-on-competitive-state-anxiety-using-the-time-to-event-paradigm-what-roles-do-intensity-direction-and-frequency-dimensions-play
#19
John E Hagan, Dietmar Pollmann, Thomas Schack
Background and purpose: The functional understanding and examination of competitive anxiety responses as temporal events that unfold as time-to-competition moves closer has emerged as a topical research area within the domains of sport psychology. However, little is known from an inclusive and interaction oriented perspective. Using the multidimensional anxiety theory as a framework, the present study examined the temporal patterning of competitive anxiety, focusing on the dimensions of intensity, direction, and frequency of intrusions in athletes across gender and skill level...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548390/a-step-towards-removing-plasma-volume-variance-from-the-athlete-s-biological-passport-the-use-of-biomarkers-to-describe-vascular-volumes-from-a-simple-blood-test
#20
Louisa M Lobigs, Pierre-Edouard Sottas, Pitre C Bourdon, Zoran Nikolovski, Mohamed El-Gingo, Evdokia Varamenti, Peter Peeling, Brian Dawson, Yorck O Schumacher
The haematological module of the Athlete's Biological Passport (ABP) has significantly impacted the prevalence of blood manipulations in elite sports. However, the ABP relies on a number of concentration-based markers of erythropoiesis, such as haemoglobin concentration ([Hb]), which are influenced by shifts in plasma volume (PV). Fluctuations in PV contribute to the majority of biological variance associated with volumetric ABP markers. Our laboratory recently identified a panel of common chemistry markers (from a simple blood test) capable of describing ~67% of PV variance, presenting an applicable method to account for volume shifts within antidoping practices...
May 26, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
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