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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538304/a-performance-analysis-of-a-stand-up-paddle-board-marathon-race
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Ben L Schram, Wayne A Hing, Mike Climstein, James W Furness
Schram, BL, Hing, WA, Climstein, M, and Furness, JW. A performance analysis of a stand-up paddle board marathon race. J Strength Cond Res 31(6): 1552-1556, 2017-Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) is a rapidly growing sport and recreational activity in which little scientific research exists. A review of the literature failed to identify a single article pertaining to the physiological demands of SUP competition. The purpose of this study was to conduct a performance analysis of a national-level SUP marathon race...
June 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538294/effects-of-different-combinations-of-strength-power-and-plyometric-training-on-the-physical-performance-of-elite-young-soccer-players
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Ronaldo Kobal, Irineu Loturco, Renato Barroso, Saulo Gil, Rogério Cuniyochi, Carlos Ugrinowitsch, Hamilton Roschel, Valmor Tricoli
Kobal, R, Loturco, I, Barroso, R, Gil, S, Cuniyochi, R, Ugrinowitsch, C, Roschel, H, and Tricoli, V. Effects of different combinations of strength, power, and plyometric training on the physical performance of elite young soccer players. J Strength Cond Res 31(6): 1468-1476, 2017-The combination of strength (ST) and plyometric training (PT) has been shown to be effective for improving sport-specific performance. However, there is no consensus about the most effective way to combine these methods in the same training session to produce greater improvements in neuromuscular performance of soccer players...
June 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532704/the-bright-and-the-dark-sides-of-motor-simulation
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Maria Serena Panasiti, Giuseppina Porciello, Salvatore Maria Aglioti
While the acquisition of knowledge about the sensory, emotional, and motor states of others has long been thought to derive from abstract inferential operations, recent theories based on neuroscientific and psychological models emphasize that motor simulation is essential to a variety of complex functions ranging from the monitoring of one's own performance to the understanding of others' actions, and matching self and others' states to optimize social interactions. In this review, we discuss evidence that simulating the actions of others has both bright and dark sides...
May 19, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530528/objectifying-tactics-athlete-and-race-variability-in-elite-short-track-speed-skating
#4
Marco J Konings, Florentina J Hettinga
PURPOSE: To objectively capture and understand tactical considerations in a race, we explored whether race-to-race variation of an athlete and the variation of competitors within a race could provide insight into how and when athletes modify their pacing decisions in response to other competitors. METHODS: Lap times of elite 500, 1000 and 1500 m short-track speed skating competitions between 2011-2016 (n=6965 races) were collected. Log-transformed lap and finishing times were analyzed with mixed linear models...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515832/a-low-dose-caffeine-and-carbohydrate-supplement-does-not-improve-athletic-performance-during-volleyball-competition
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David R Pfeifer, Kelsey M Arvin, Courtney N Herschberger, Nicholas J Haynes, Matthew S Renfrow
Dietary supplements are widely used to enhance sport performance and the combination of carbohydrate and caffeine (CHO+CAF) has yielded particularly high performance gains. Though the effects of a CHO+CAF supplement have been studied in a laboratory environment, little research exists on the effects of supplementation during competition. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a CHO+CAF supplement on athletic performance in competition. Eight female collegiate volleyball players completed three testing sessions under three different conditions separated by approximately one week each: CHO+CAF supplement, placebo (PBO), and control (CTL) using a randomized, cross-over design...
2017: International Journal of Exercise Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508338/fluid-balance-in-team-sport-athletes-and-the-effect-of-hypohydration-on-cognitive-technical-and-physical-performance
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Ryan P Nuccio, Kelly A Barnes, James M Carter, Lindsay B Baker
Sweat losses in team sports can be significant due to repeated bursts of high-intensity activity, as well as the large body size of athletes, equipment and uniform requirements, and environmental heat stress often present during training and competition. In this paper we aimed to: (1) describe sweat losses and fluid balance changes reported in team sport athletes, (2) review the literature assessing the impact of hypohydration on cognitive, technical, and physical performance in sports-specific studies, (3) briefly review the potential mechanisms by which hypohydration may impact team sport performance, and (4) discuss considerations for future directions...
May 15, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507521/prime-time-light-exposures-do-not-seem-to-improve-maximal-physical-performance-in-male-elite-athletes-but-enhance-end-spurt-performance
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Raphael Knaier, Juliane Schäfer, Anja Rossmeissl, Christopher Klenk, Henner Hanssen, Christoph Höchsmann, Christian Cajochen, Arno Schmidt-Trucksäss
Many sports competitions take place during television prime time, a time of the day when many athletes have already exceeded their time of peak performance. We assessed the effect of different light exposure modalities on physical performance and melatonin levels in athletes during prime time. Seventy-two young, male elite athletes with a median (interquartile range) age of 23 (21; 29) years and maximum oxygen uptake (VO2max) of 63 (58; 66) ml/kg/min were randomly assigned to three different light exposure groups: bright light (BRIGHT), blue monochromatic light (BLUE), and control light (CONTROL)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497280/a-minimal-soft-tissue-damage-approach-of-spondylolysis-repair-in-athletes-preliminary-report
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Łukasz Bartochowski, Wojciech Jurasz, Jacek Kruczyński
PURPOSE AND HYPOTHESIS: Both spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis come in second place in the causes of pain among athletes. Treatment options include both conservative management and different operative methods. Athletes and adolescents are groups where the priority is to protect tissues from perioperative damage. OBJECTIVE: We present our modification of the Buck's, direct pars repair method, which we believe offers maximum protection of tissues. We used the modified surgical method in young, competitive athletes, in whom non-surgical treatment was not effective...
May 11, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488921/sex-differences-in-world-record-performance-the-influence-of-sport-discipline-and-competition-duration
#9
Øyvind Sandbakk, Guro Strøm Solli, Hans-Christer Holmberg
In the present review, we summarize scientific knowledge concerning sex differences in world record performance and the influence of sport discipline and competition duration. In addition, we discuss how physiological factors relate to sex dimorphism. While cultural factors played a major role in the rapid improvement of performance of women relative to men up until the 1990's, sex differences between the world's best athletes in most events have remained relatively stable at approximately 8-12%. The exceptions are events in which upper-body power is a major contributor, where this difference is more than 15%, and ultra-endurance swimming, where the gap is now less than 5%...
May 10, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480685/hormonal-responses-to-a-rugby-match-a-brief-review
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Maamer Slimani, Foued Cheour, Wassim Moalla, Julien S Baker
BACKGROUND: Rugby is an intermittent team sport, commonly stressing the endocrine system by physiological efforts. However, no review has synthesized the available literature on the hormonal responses to a rugby match. The purpose of this review was to examine the hormonal responses to a rugby match. Mediator and moderator variables for the rugby match- hormonal responses relationship were also discussed. METHODS: The systematic search was conducted using different databases and according to the Population/Intervention or Exposure/Comparison/Outcome(s) [PICO] criteria...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475550/duration-specific-running-performance-in-elite-gaelic-football
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Shane Malone, Barry Solan, Brian Hughes, Kieran Collins
The aim of the current investigation was to determine the position and duration specific running performance of elite Gaelic football players through the use of a moving average method. Global positioning system data (4-Hz, VX Sport, New-Zealand) were collected from thirty-five (n = 35) elite Gaelic football players across a two season period. A total of 32 competitive matches were analysed with 300 full match play data samples obtained for final analysis. Players were categorised based on positional groups; full-back, half-back, midfield, half- forward and full-forward...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463915/return-to-play-and-patient-satisfaction-after-acl-reconstruction-study-with-minimum-2-year-follow-up
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Benedict U Nwachukwu, Pramod B Voleti, Patricia Berkanish, Brenda Chang, Matthew R Cohn, Riley J Williams, Answorth A Allen
BACKGROUND: Return to play and patient satisfaction after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) have been inconsistently studied. The purposes of this study were to (1) investigate rates and predictors of return to play after ACLR, (2) evaluate patient satisfaction after ACLR, and (3) analyze the relationship between return to play and satisfaction with the result of ACLR. METHODS: Eligible patients were active athletes included in an institutional ACL registry who had undergone ACLR and had been followed for a minimum of 2 years...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459358/oral-contraceptive-use-for-manipulation-of-menstruation-in-young-physically-active-women
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Mia A Schaumberg, Lynne M Emmerton, David G Jenkins, Nicola W Burton, Xanne Ak Janse de Jonge, Tina L Skinner
PURPOSE: Menstruation and menstrual symptoms are commonly-cited barriers to physical activity in women. The delay or avoidance of menstruation through extended oral contraceptive regimens may mitigate these barriers, yet information on menstrual manipulation practices in young physically-active women is sparse. The objective of this study was to investigate prevalence of, and reasons for, menstrual manipulation with oral contraceptives in recreationally- and competitively- active women...
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459290/injury-patterns-physiological-profile-and-performance-in-university-rugby-union
#14
Shane Ball, Mark Halaki, Tristan Sharp, Rhonda Orr
OBJECTIVES: Rugby union is a physically demanding collision sport with high injury rates. There is a common perception that higher training loads result in greater injury risk in field-based sports. This study aims to determine injury, anthropometric and physical performance characteristics in junior rugby union players and investigate the interaction between training load and injury across a competitive season. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: Fifty-one players (age 19...
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457670/implications-of-altered-autonomic-control-on-sports-performance-in-athletes-with-spinal-cord-injury
#15
REVIEW
Sebastian Cruz, Cheri A Blauwet
It is well known that athletes with spinal cord injury (SCI) may experience altered autonomic physiology that impacts their exercise capacity and sports performance. This is particularly relevant given the ever-increasing number of individuals with SCI who are actively engaged in sports at all levels, from community-based adaptive sports to elite Paralympic competitions. As such, the purpose of this article is to review the present literature regarding the implications of altered autonomic control on the safety and performance of athletes with SCI...
April 4, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451905/effects-of-altitude-hypoxia-on-single-and-multiple-sprint-performance-a-comprehensive-review
#16
REVIEW
Olivier Girard, Franck Brocherie, Grégoire P Millet
Many sport competitions, typically involving the completion of single- (e.g. track-and-field or track cycling events) and multiple-sprint exercises (e.g. team and racquet sports, cycling races), are staged at terrestrial altitudes ranging from 1000 to 2500 m. Our aim was to comprehensively review the current knowledge on the responses to either acute or chronic altitude exposure relevant to single and multiple sprints. Performance of a single sprint is generally not negatively affected by acute exposure to simulated altitude (i...
April 27, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450840/more-than-the-win-the-relation-between-appetitive-competition-motivation-socialization-and-gender-role-orientation-in-women-s-football
#17
Danie Meyer-Parlapanis, Sabrina Siefert, Roland Weierstall
The ability to produce peak performance plays a decisive role in the success of athletes in competitive contest situations. Levels of appetitive competition motivation (ACM), i.e., the desire to defeat an opponent independent of secondary reinforcing factors, were assessed in professional female football/soccer players in the premier and regional leagues, using club level as the measurement of sport success. Furthermore, the influence of social environments predominantly encouraging masculine and competitive play behavior and the players' perceptions of their own gender role orientations were investigated...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446456/injuries-impair-the-chance-of-successful-performance-by-sportspeople-a-systematic-review
#18
REVIEW
Michael K Drew, Ben P Raysmith, Paula C Charlton
BACKGROUND: Cost-benefit analyses have been proposed for determining acceptable risk of injury regarding training and competition participation. Currently, there is no best evidence synthesis of the literature evaluating the relationship between injury/illness and chance of success or failure. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship between injury and/or illness and success and/or failure in athletic populations (individual and team sports). METHODS: This review was prospectively registered (PROSPERO CRD42016036729) and a systematic electronic search was conducted in May 2016...
April 26, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446454/epidemiology-of-injuries-in-judo-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-severe-injuries-based-on-time-loss-and-reduction-in-sporting-level
#19
Ralph Akoto, Christophe Lambert, Maurice Balke, Bertil Bouillon, Karl-Heinz Frosch, Jürgen Höher
BACKGROUND: Sport injury severity can be detected by duration of time loss and reduction of sporting performance. AIM: To detect injury type-specific time loss duration and sporting performance reduction in judo. METHODS: An online survey of active and former judo athletes was conducted (exclusion criterion: incomplete questionnaire). Only injuries causing more than 3 weeks' time loss were recorded. Athletes classified themselves into performance classes...
April 26, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424882/effectiveness-of-dry-needling-and-high-volume-image-guided-injection-in-the-management-of-chronic-mid-portion-achilles-tendinopathy-in-adult-population-a-literature-review
#20
REVIEW
F A Chaudhry
Achilles tendinopathy is a common overuse condition affecting the adult population. The incidence is on the rise because of greater participation of people in recreational or competitive sporting activities. There are several treatment options available both non-operative and operative. Ultrasound-guided dry needling and high-volume image-guided injection is relatively a new procedure. The aim of this study was to find out the effectiveness of dry needling and HVIGI in the management of mid-portion chronic Achilles tendinopathy by performing a literature review...
May 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
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