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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338793/the-institutional-context-of-tobacco-production-in-zambia
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Ronald Labonté, Raphael Lencucha, Jeffrey Drope, Corinne Packer, Fastone M Goma, Richard Zulu
BACKGROUND: Tobacco production is said to be an important contributor to Zambia's economy in terms of labour and revenue generation. In light of Zambia's obligations under the WHO Framework Convention of Tobacco Control (FCTC) we examined the institutional actors in Zambia's tobacco sector to better understand their roles and determine the institutional context that supports tobacco production in Zambia. METHODS: Findings from 26 qualitative, semi-structured individual or small-group interviews with key informants from governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations were analysed, along with data and information from published literature...
January 16, 2018: Globalization and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332730/biomechanical-factors-associated-with-running-economy-and-performance-of-elite-kenyan-distance-runners-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Nassib Tawa, Quinette Louw
BACKGROUND: Running economy (RE) is a determinant of performance in endurance sports and is a complex multi-factorial measure which reflects the combined functioning of bio-mechanical, neuro-muscular, metabolic and cardio-respiratory factors some of which are hereditary or adapt to coaching. Kenyan distance runners have dominated major global events with their unmatched performance for decades and this phenomenon has prompted several investigations aimed at establishing possible factors associated with their performance...
January 2018: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315164/effects-of-strength-training-on-postpubertal-adolescent-distance-runners
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Richard C Blagrove, Louis P Howe, Emily J Cushion, Adam Spence, Glyn Howatson, Charles R Pedlar, Philip R Hayes
PURPOSE: Strength training activities have consistently been shown to improve running economy (RE) and neuromuscular characteristics, such as force producing ability and maximal speed, in adult distance runners. However the effects on adolescent (<18 years) runners remains elusive. This randomized control trial aimed to examine the effect of strength training on several important physiological and neuromuscular qualities associated with distance running performance. METHODS: Participants (n=25, 13 female, 17...
January 8, 2018: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287284/potential-relationship-between-passive-plantar-flexor-stiffness-and-running-performance
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Hiromasa Ueno, Tadashi Suga, Kenji Takao, Takahiro Tanaka, Jun Misaki, Yuto Miyake, Akinori Nagano, Tadao Isaka
The present study aimed to determine the relationship between passive stiffness of the plantar flexors and running performance in endurance runners. Forty-eight well-trained male endurance runners and 24 untrained male control subjects participated in this study. Plantar flexor stiffness during passive dorsiflexion was calculated from the slope of the linear portion of the torque-angle curve. Of the endurance runners included in the present study, running economy in 28 endurance runners was evaluated by measuring energy cost during three 4-min trials (14, 16, and 18 km/h) of submaximal treadmill running...
December 29, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276855/assessing-differences-in-cardiorespiratory-fitness-with-respect-to-maturity-status-in-highly-trained-youth-soccer-players
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Greg Doncaster, John Iga, Viswanath Unnithan
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to examine differences in measures of cardiorespiratory fitness and determinants of running economy with respect to maturity status in a group of highly trained youth soccer players. METHODS: A total of 21 highly trained youth soccer players participated in this study. On separate visits, players' peak oxygen uptake (VO2peak), running economy at 3 different speeds [8 km·h-1, 80% gaseous exchange threshold (GET), and 95% GET], and pulmonary oxygen uptake (VO2) kinetics were determined...
December 23, 2017: Pediatric Exercise Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251084/further-evidence-for-an-external-focus-of-attention-in-running-looking-at-specific-focus-instructions-and-individual-differences
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Antje Hill, Linda Schücker, Norbert Hagemann, Bernd Strauß
Although attentional focusing in sports has been broadly investigated, the findings vary when it comes to endurance sports. This study provides a comparison between relevant foci in the literature of running economy. These include two internal foci-one addressing automated processes (running movement) and the other nonautomated processes (internal body signals and perceived exertion), an external focus (video) and a control condition. Furthermore, we investigated the influence of interoceptive sensitivity on oxygen consumption within the different attention conditions...
December 18, 2017: Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249083/effects-of-strength-training-on-the-physiological-determinants-of-middle-and-long-distance-running-performance-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Richard C Blagrove, Glyn Howatson, Philip R Hayes
BACKGROUND: Middle- and long-distance running performance is constrained by several important aerobic and anaerobic parameters. The efficacy of strength training (ST) for distance runners has received considerable attention in the literature. However, to date, the results of these studies have not been fully synthesized in a review on the topic. OBJECTIVES: This systematic review aimed to provide a comprehensive critical commentary on the current literature that has examined the effects of ST modalities on the physiological determinants and performance of middle- and long-distance runners, and offer recommendations for best practice...
December 16, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235027/a-study-on-the-causal-effect-of-urban-population-growth-and-international-trade-on-environmental-pollution-evidence-from-china
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Kofi Baah Boamah, Jianguo Du, Angela Jacinta Boamah, Kingsley Appiah
This study seeks to contribute to the recent literature by empirically investigating the causal effect of urban population growth and international trade on environmental pollution of China, for the period 1980-2014. The Johansen cointegration confirmed a long-run cointegration association among the utilised variables for the case of China. The direction of causality among the variables was, consequently, investigated using the recent bootstrapped Granger causality test. This bootstrapped Granger causality approach is preferred as it provides robust and accurate critical values for statistical inferences...
December 12, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227735/effect-of-8-weeks-of-concurrent-plyometric-and-running-training-on-spatiotemporal-and-physiological-variables-of-novice-runners
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Josué Gómez-Molina, Ana Ogueta-Alday, Jesus Camara, Christopher Stickley, Juan García-López
Concurrent plyometric and running training has the potential to improve running economy (RE) and performance through increasing muscle strength and power, but the possible effect on spatiotemporal parameters of running has not been studied yet. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of 8 weeks of concurrent plyometric and running training on spatiotemporal parameters and physiological variables of novice runners. Twenty-five male participants were randomly assigned into two training groups; running group (RG) (n = 11) and running + plyometric group (RPG) (n = 14)...
December 11, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216289/effects-of-load-carriage-on-physiological-determinants-in-adventure-racers
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Alex de O Fagundes, Elren P Monteiro, Leandro T Franzoni, Bruna S Fraga, Patrícia D Pantoja, Gabriela Fischer, Leonardo A Peyré-Tartaruga
Adventure racing athletes need run carrying loads during the race. A better understanding of how different loads influence physiological determinants in adventure racers could provide useful insights to gauge training interventions to improve running performance. We compare the maximum oxygen uptake (VO2max), the cost of transport (C) and ventilatory thresholds of twelve adventure running athletes at three load conditions: unloaded, 7 and 15% of body mass. Twelve healthy men experienced athletes of Adventure Racing (age 31...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209968/the-impact-of-internet-use-on-air-pollution-evidence-from-emerging-countries
#11
Burcu Ozcan, Nicholas Apergis
The goal of this study is to analyze the impact of Internet use, employed as a proxy for information and communications technologies (ICTs), on CO2 emissions. Using a panel of 20 emerging economies spanning the period 1990 to 2015, this paper finds that increased Internet access results in lower levels of air pollution. Moreover, panel causality test results highlight a unidirectional causality running from Internet use to CO2 emissions. This result also has crucial policy implications for the governments in emerging markets...
December 5, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200895/physiological-and-training-characteristics-of-recreational-marathon-runners
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Dan Gordon, Sarah Wightman, Itay Basevitch, James Johnstone, Carolina Espejo-Sanchez, Chelsea Beckford, Mariette Boal, Adrian Scruton, Mike Ferrandino, Viviane Merzbach
Purpose: The aim of this study was to examine the physical and training characteristics of recreational marathon runners within finish time bandings (2.5-3 h, 3-3.5 h, 3.5-4 h, 4-4.5 h and >4.5 h). Materials and methods: A total of 97 recreational marathon runners (age 42.4 ± 9.9 years; mass 69.2 ± 11.3 kg; stature 172.8 ± 9.1 cm), with a marathon finish time of 229.1 ± 48.7 min, of whom n = 34 were female and n = 63 were male, completed an incremental treadmill test for the determination of lactate threshold (LT1), lactate turn point (LT2) and running economy (RE)...
2017: Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194186/the-impact-of-different-cross-training-modalities-on-performance-and-injury-related-variables-in-high-school-cross-country-runners
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Max R Paquette, Shelby A Peel, Ross E Smith, Mark Temme, Jeffrey N Dwyer
There are many different types of aerobic cross-training modalities currently available. It is important to consider the effects that these different modalities have on running performance and injury risks. The purpose of this study was to compare movement quality, running economy and performance, injury-related biomechanical variables and, hip muscle strength before and after training with different cross-training modalities in high school runners. Thirty-one high school male runners trained for four weeks in one of three cross-training modalities, in addition to a running-only (RUN, n=9) group, for which training sessions replaced two easy runs per week: cycling (CYCLE; n=6), indoor elliptical (ELLIP; n=7) and, outdoor elliptical bike (EBIKE; n=9)...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189582/aerobic-fitness-in-top-class-soccer-referees
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Carlo Castagna, Mario Bizzini, Susana C Araújo Póvoas, Kai Schenk, Gery Büsser, Stefano DʼOttavio
Castagna, C, Bizzini, M, Araújo Póvoas, SC, Schenk, K, Büsser, G, and D'Ottavio, S. Aerobic fitness in top-class soccer referees. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2017-The aim of this study was to examine the aerobic fitness status of top-class male soccer officials using a cross-sectional design and known population group constructs. Fifty-two field referees (FRs, age 38.4 ± 3.3 years; height 181 ± 5.6 cm; body mass 76.8 ± 6.8 kg; body mass index [BMI] 23.4 ± 1.7 kg·m; body fat 20.4 ± 3.6%; and international refereeing experience 5 ± 3...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184508/non-motorized-treadmill-running-is-associated-with-higher-cardiometabolic-demands-compared-with-overground-and-motorized-treadmill-running
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Robert B Edwards, Paul J Tofari, Stuart J Cormack, Douglas G Whyte
The aim of this study was to compare the cardiometabolic demands of running on a curved non-motorized treadmill (cNMT) with overground (OVR) and motorized treadmill (MOT) running. Fourteen trained male (n = 7) and female (n = 7) runners ([Formula: see text] 56.6 ± 4.0 mL.kg-1.min-1) participated in the study. Each experimental session consisted of 5 × 6-min bouts of running at progressively higher speeds, separated by 6-min rest (females 9-15 km.h-1; males 10.5-16.5 km.h-1). Oxygen consumption ([Formula: see text]) and heart rate (HR) during the last 2 min of each bout were measured using a portable metabolic cart...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176383/effect-of-jump-interval-training-on-kinematics-of-the-lower-limbs-and-running-economy
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Jonathan Ache-Dias, Juliano Dal Pupo, Rodolfo A Dellagrana, Anderson S Teixeira, Luis Mochizuki, Antônio R P Moro
This study analyzed the effects of the addition of jump interval training (JIT) to continuous endurance training (40-min running at 70% of peak aerobic velocity, three times per week for four weeks) on kinematic variables and running economy (RE) during submaximal constant-load running. Eighteen recreational runners, randomized into control (CG) or experimental (EG) groups performed the endurance training. In addition, the EG performed the JIT twice per week, which consisted of four to six bouts of continuous vertical jumping (30s) with five-minute intervals...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165399/greenhouse-gas-emissions-energy-consumption-and-economic-growth-a-panel-cointegration-analysis-for-16-asian-countries
#17
Wen-Cheng Lu
This research investigates the co-movement and causality relationships between greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption and economic growth for 16 Asian countries over the period 1990-2012. The empirical findings suggest that in the long run, bidirectional Granger causality between energy consumption, GDP and greenhouse gas emissions and between GDP, greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption is established. A non-linear, quadratic relationship is revealed between greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption and economic growth, consistent with the environmental Kuznets curve for these 16 Asian countries and a subsample of the Asian new industrial economy...
November 22, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123488/wearing-compression-tights-on-the-thigh-during-prolonged-running-attenuated-exercise-induced-increase-in-muscle-damage-marker-in-blood
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Sahiro Mizuno, Mari Arai, Fumihiko Todoko, Eri Yamada, Kazushige Goto
Purpose: To examine the effects of wearing a lower-body compression garment with different body coverage areas during prolonged running on exercise performance and muscle damage. Methods: Thirty male subjects were randomly assigned to one of three groups: (1) wearing a compression tights with 15 mmHg to thigh [n = 10, CT group], (2) wearing a compression socks with 15 mmHg to calf [n = 10, CS group], and (3) wearing a lower-body garment with < 5 mmHg to thigh and calf [n = 10, CON group]. The exercise consisted of 120 min of uphill running at 55% of [Formula: see text]O2max...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101708/dose-response-effect-of-photobiomodulation-therapy-on-neuromuscular-economy-during-submaximal-running
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Rodolfo André Dellagrana, Mateus Rossato, Raphael Luiz Sakugawa, Caetano Decian Lazzari, Bruno Manfredini Baroni, Fernando Diefenthaeler
The purpose of this study was to verify the photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) effects with different doses on neuromuscular economy during submaximal running tests. Eighteen male recreational runners participate in a randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled trial, which each participant was submitted to the same testing protocol in five conditions: control, placebo, and PBMT with doses of 15, 30, and 60 J per site (14 sites in each lower limb). The submaximal running was performed at 8 and 9 km h(-1) during 5 min for each velocity...
November 3, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100250/gait-retraining-from-rearfoot-strike-to-forefoot-strike-does-not-change-running-economy
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Jenevieve Lynn Roper, Deborah Doerfler, Len Kravitz, Janet S Dufek, Christine Mermier
Gait retraining is a method for management of patellofemoral pain, which is a common ailment among recreational runners. The present study investigated the effects of gait retraining from rearfoot strike to forefoot strike on running economy, heart rate, and respiratory exchange ratio immediately post-retraining and one-month post-retraining in recreational runners with patellofemoral pain. Knee pain was also measured. Sixteen participants (n=16) were randomly placed in the control (n=8) or experimental (n=8) group...
November 3, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
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