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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042830/evaluation-of-the-effects-of-two-doses-of-alpha-glycerylphosphorylcholine-on-physical-and-psychomotor-performance
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Lena Marcus, Jason Soileau, Lawrence W Judge, David Bellar
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have suggested that alpha glycerylphosphorylcholine (A-GPC) may be an effective ergogenic aid. The present study was designed to assess the efficacy of two doses of A-GPC in comparison to placebo and caffeine for increasing countermovement jump performance, isometric strength, and psychomotor function. METHODS: Forty-eight healthy, college aged males volunteered for the present study and underwent baseline assessment of countermovement jump (CMJ), isometric mid thigh pull (IMTP), upper body isometric strength test (UBIST), and psychomotor vigilance (PVT)...
2017: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949273/reliability-of-a-commercially-available-and-algorithm-based-kinetic-analysis-software-compared-to-manual-based-software
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Kevin M Carroll, John P Wagle, Kimitake Sato, Brad H DeWeese, Satoshi Mizuguchi, Michael H Stone
There is a need for reliable analysis techniques for kinetic data for coaches and sport scientists who employ athlete monitoring practices. The purpose of the study was: (1) to determine intra- and inter-rater reliability within a manual-based kinetic analysis program; and (2) to determine test-retest reliability of an algorithm-based kinetic analysis program. Five independent raters used a manual analysis program to analyse 100 isometric mid-thigh pull (IMTP) trials obtained from previously collected data...
September 26, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934100/differences-in-the-movement-skills-and-physical-qualities-of-elite-senior-academy-rugby-league-players
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Matthew R E Ireton, Kevin Till, Dan Weaving, Ben Jones
The aim of the present study was to investigate (a) the differences in the movement skills and physical qualities between academy and senior rugby league players, and (b) the relationships between movement skills and physical qualities. Fifty-five male rugby league players (Senior, n=18; Under 19 n=23; Under 16, n=14) undertook a physical testing battery including anthropometric (stature & body mass), strength (isometric mid-thigh pull; IMTP) and power (countermovement jump; CMJ) qualities, alongside the athletic ability assessment (AAA; comprised of overhead squat, double lunge, single-leg Romanian deadlift, press-up and pull-up exercises)...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922211/acute-effects-of-ammonia-inhalants-on-strength-and-power-performance-in-trained-men
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Sandro Bartolomei, Federico Nigro, Gubellini Luca, Semprini Gabriele, Simone Ciacci, Jay R Hoffman, Franco Merni
The aim of the present study was to investigate the influence of ammonia inhalants on lower body power and maximal isometric strength in trained men. Twenty experienced resistance trained men (age = 26.7 ± 3.7 y; body weight = 80.59 ± 9.0 kg; body height = 179.5 ± 5.7 cm) were tested for counter movement jump power (CMJP), maximal force and rate of force development (pRFD20) expressed during an isometric mid-thigh pull (IMTP). Assessments were performed using either an ammonia salt inhalants (AI), a placebo (PL) or no inhalants (N)...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858051/long-term-changes-in-jump-performance-and-maximum-strength-in-a-cohort-of-ncaa-division-i-women-s-volleyball-athletes
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Ashley A Kavanaugh, Satoshi Mizuguchi, William A Sands, Michael W Ramsey, Michael H Stone
The purpose of this investigation was to quantify the magnitude of change in maximal strength and jumping abilities over approximately one, two, and three years of supervised sport and resistance training in NCAA Division I women's volleyball athletes. This was an exploratory study on a cohort of women's volleyball athletes (n=29) split into three groups based on length of time spent in a supervised resistance training program: group 1 (n=11): 0.7±0.3 yrs, group 2 (n=9): 1.6±0.2 yrs, and group 3 (n=9): 2...
August 26, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777249/isometric-mid-thigh-pull-performance-is-associated-with-athletic-performance-and-sprinting-kinetics-in-division-i-men-and-women-s-basketball-players
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Jeremy R Townsend, David Bender, William Vantrease, John Hudy, Kevin Huet, Cassie Williamson, Emily Bechke, Paul Serafini, Gerald T Mangine
PURPOSE: To examine the relationships between isometric mid-thigh pull (IMTP) force, athletic performance measures, and sprint kinetics in Division I men's and women's basketball players. METHODS: Twenty-three (male = 8, female = 15) division 1 basketball players completed a maximal 20-m sprint trial while tethered to a device which provided kinetic feedback (peak and average sprinting power, velocity and force). Additionally, one repetition-maximal (1RM) front squat, 1RM hang clean, vertical jump height, and agility (pro-agility and lane agility) tests were performed...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777246/the-effects-of-jaw-clenching-and-jaw-alignment-mouthpiece-use-on-force-production-during-vertical-jump-and-isometric-clean-pull
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Charles R Allen, Yang-Chieh Fu, Vanessa Cazas-Moreno, Melinda W Valliant, Jacob R Gdovin, Charles C Williams, John C Garner
This study examined the effects of jaw clenching, and a self-adapted, jaw repositioning mouthpiece on force production during maximum countermovement vertical jump and maximum isometric mid-thigh clean pull assessments in an attempt to determine any ergogenic effects attributable to clenching, jaw repositioning mouthpiece use, or the combination of both. Thirty-six male subjects performed vertical jump and isometric clean pull assessments from a force platform under various mouthpiece and clench conditions...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768344/determining-bilateral-strength-imbalances-in-youth-basketball-athletes
#8
Christopher Thomas, Paul Comfort, Thomas Dos'Santos, Paul A Jones
The aims of this study were: 1) to compare the strongest (D) and weakest (ND) limbs in determining muscle strength asymmetry (MSA) ratios among various muscle strength qualities and 2) to determine the relationships among various muscle strength qualities. 17 youth male basketball athletes (age=17.5±0.8 years; height=187.1±9.4 cm; body mass=81.4±10.1 kg) participated in this study. Knee flexor and extensor strength at 60°·s(-1) was assessed for both limbs with the use of isokinetic dynamometry. Other tests involved single-leg hop (SLH), countermovement jump (CMJ) and isometric mid-thigh pull (IMTP)...
September 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748371/acute-effects-of-heated-resistance-exercise-in-female-and-male-power-athletes
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Julia R Casadio, Adam G Storey, Fabrice Merien, Andrew E Kilding, James D Cotter, Paul B Laursen
PURPOSE: To determine the effects of heated resistance exercise on thermal strain, neuromuscular function and hormonal responses in power athletes. METHODS: Sixteen (n = 8 female; 8 male) highly trained power athletes completed a combined strength and power resistance exercise session in hot (HOT ~30 °C) and temperate (CON ~20 °C) conditions. Human growth hormone (hGH), cortisol and testosterone concentrations in plasma, peak power (counter-movement jump, CMJ) and peak force (isometric mid-thigh pull) were measured before and after each training session; thermoregulatory responses were monitored during training...
October 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714767/comparison-of-methods-of-calculating-dynamic-strength-index
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Paul Comfort, Christopher Thomas, Thomas Dos'Santos, Paul A Jones, Timothy J Suchomel, John J McMahon
PURPOSE: To determine the reliability and variability of dynamic strength index (DSI) calculated from squat jump (SJ) (DSI-SJ) versus countermovement jump (CMJ) (DSI-CMJ) peak force (PF) and to compare DSI values between methods. METHODS: Male youth soccer and rugby league players (n = 27; age = 17.2 ± 0.7 years; height = 173.9 ± 5.7 cm; body mass = 71.1 ± 7.2 kg) performed 3 trials of the SJ, CMJ and isometric mid-thigh pull (IMTP), on two separate days. DSI was calculated by dividing the PF during each jump by the IMTP PF...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631257/the-validity-and-responsiveness-of-isometric-lower-body-multi-joint-tests-of-muscular-strength-a-systematic-review
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David Drake, Rodney Kennedy, Eric Wallace
BACKGROUND: Researchers and practitioners working in sports medicine and science require valid tests to determine the effectiveness of interventions and enhance understanding of mechanisms underpinning adaptation. Such decision making is influenced by the supportive evidence describing the validity of tests within current research. The objective of this study is to review the validity of lower body isometric multi-joint tests ability to assess muscular strength and determine the current level of supporting evidence...
December 2017: Sports Medicine—Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605261/criterion-and-construct-validity-of-an-isometric-mid-thigh-pull-dynamometer-for-assessing-whole-body-strength-in-professional-rugby-league-players
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Nick Dobbin, Richard Hunwicks, Ben Jones, Kevin Till, Jamie Highton, Craig Twist
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the criterion and construct validity of an isometric mid-thigh pull dynamometer to assess whole body strength in professional rugby league players. METHODS: Fifty-six male rugby league players, (33 senior and 23 youth professional players) performed four isometric mid-thigh pull efforts (i.e. two on the dynamometer and two on the force platform) in a randomised and counterbalanced order. RESULTS: Isometric peak force was underestimated (P<0...
June 12, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581367/carbohydrate-mouth-rinse-improves-morning-high-intensity-exercise-performance
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Neil D Clarke, Scott Hammond, Evangelos Kornilios, Peter D Mundy
Oral carbohydrate (CHO) rinsing has been demonstrated to provide beneficial effects on exercise performance of durations of up to one hour. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of CHO mouth rinsing on morning high-intensity exercise performance. Following institutional ethical approval and familiarisation, 12 healthy males (mean ± SD age: 23 ± 3 years, height: 175.5 ± 7.4 cm, body mass: 75.4 ± 7.5 kg) participated in this study. Countermovement jump (CMJ) height, isometric mid-thigh pull peak force, 10 m sprint time and bench press and back squat repetitions to failure were assessed following CHO and placebo (PLA) rinsing or a control condition (CON)...
September 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486331/effect-of-body-position-on-force-production-during-the-isometric-mid-thigh-pull
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George K Beckham, Kimitake Sato, Satoshi Mizuguchi, G Gregory Haff, Michael H Stone
Various body positions have been used in the scientific literature when performing the isometric mid-thigh pull resulting in divergent results. We evaluated force production in the isometric mid-thigh pull in bent (125° knee and 125° hip angles) and upright (125° knee, 145° hip angle) positions in subjects with (>6 months) and without (< 6 months) substantial experience using weightlifting derivatives. A mixed-design ANOVA was used to evaluate the effect of pull position and weightlifting experience on peak force, force at 50ms, 90ms, 200ms, and 250ms...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447186/comparison-of-the-recovery-response-from-high-intensity-and-high-volume-resistance-exercise-in-trained-men
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Sandro Bartolomei, Eliahu Sadres, David D Church, Eliott Arroyo, Joseph A Gordon Iii, Alyssa N Varanoske, Ran Wang, Kyle S Beyer, Leonardo P Oliveira, Jeffrey R Stout, Jay R Hoffman
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the physiological responses of a high-volume (HV; 8 sets of 10 repetitions) versus high-intensity (HI; 8 sets of 3 repetitions) exercise protocol in resistance-trained men. METHODS: Twelve men (24.5 ± 4.2 years; 82.3 ± 8.4 kg; 175.2 ± 5.5 cm) with 6.3 ± 3.4 years of resistance training experience performed each protocol in a counterbalanced, randomized order. Performance [counter movement jump peak power (CMJP), isokinetic (ISOK) and isometric leg extension (MVIC), isometric mid-thigh pull (IMTP), and isometric squat (ISQ)] and muscle morphological [cross-sectional area (CSA) of vastus lateralis] assessments were performed at baseline (BL), 30-min (P-30 min), 24-h (P-24 h), 48-h (P-48 h), and 72-h (P-72 h) post-exercise for each testing session...
July 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426514/comparison-of-the-hang-high-pull-and-loaded-jump-squat-for-the-development-of-vertical-jump-and-isometric-force-time-characteristics
#16
Dustin J Oranchuk, Tracey L Robinson, Zachary J Switaj, Eric J Drinkwater
Weightlifting movements have high skill demands and require expert coaching. Loaded jumps have a comparably lower skill demand, but may be similarly effective for improving explosive performance. The purpose of this study was to compare vertical jump performance, isometric force, and rate of force development (RFD) following a ten-week intervention employing the hang high-pull (hang-pull) or trap-bar jump squat (jump-squat). Eighteen NCAA Division II swimmers (8 males, 10 females) with at least one year of resistance training experience volunteered to participate...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415068/validity-and-reliability-of-a-portable-isometric-mid-thigh-clean-pull
#17
Lachlan P James, Llion A Roberts, G Gregory Haff, Vincent G Kelly, Emma M Beckman
James, LP, Roberts, LA, Haff, GG, Kelly, VG, and Beckman, EM. Validity and reliability of a portable isometric mid-thigh clean pull. J Strength Cond Res 31(5): 1378-1386, 2017-This study investigated the test-retest reliability and criterion validity of force-time curve variables collected through a portable isometric mid-thigh clean pull (IMTP) device equipped with a single-axial load cell. Fifteen males with ≥6 months of resistance training experience attended two testing sessions. In each session, participants performed an IMTP in 2 separate conditions in a randomized counterbalanced manner...
May 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301441/predictors-of-linear-and-multidirectional-acceleration-in-elite-soccer-players
#18
Northeast Jonathan, M Russell, D Shearer, C Cook, L Kilduff
Linear and multidirectional acceleration underpins success in professional soccer match-play. However, the physical qualities that determine these performance indicators are poorly understood in elite players. English Premier League players (n=26) performed isometric mid-thigh pulls (IMTP), bilateral and unilateral drop jumps (DJ; from 40 and 20 cm, respectively), bilateral and unilateral countermovement jumps (CMJ) and assessments of linear (5-, 10-, 20-m) and multidirectional (left/right pre-planned and reactive) acceleration...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166186/between-session-reliability-of-isometric-mid-thigh-pull-kinetics-and-maximal-power-clean-performance-in-male-youth-soccer-players
#19
Thomas Dos'Santos, Christopher Thomas, Paul Comfort, John J McMahon, Paul A Jones, Nick P Oakley, Ashley L Young
The aim of the study was to determine the between-session reliability of isometric mid-thigh pull (IMTP) kinetics and maximal weight lifted during the power clean (PC) in male youth soccer players, and to identify the smallest detectable differences between sessions. Thirteen male youth soccer players (age: 16.7 ± 0.5 years, height: 1.80 ± 0.08 m, mass: 70.5 ± 9.4 kg) performed three IMTP trials, while only ten soccer players performed maximal power cleans. These were performed twice, separated by 48 hours to examine the between-session reliability...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121198/supercompensation-kinetics-of-physical-qualities-during-a-taper-in-team-sport-athletes
#20
Bruno Marrier, Julien Robineau, Julien Piscione, Mathieu Lacome, Alexis Peeters, Christophe Hausswirth, Jean-Benoît Morin, Yann Le Meur
PURPOSE: Peaking for major competition is considered critical for maximizing team sports performance. However, there is little scientific information available to guide coaches in prescribing efficient tapering strategies for team sports players. The aim of this study was to monitor the changes in physical performance in elite team sports players during a 3-week taper following a pre-season training camp. METHODS: Ten male international rugby sevens players were tested before (Pre) and after (Post) a 4-week pre-season training camp focusing on high-intensity training and strength training with moderate loads, and once each week during a subsequent 3-week taper (T1, T2, T3)...
January 25, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
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