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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657045/the-relationship-between-left-ventricular-structure-and-function-in-the-elite-rugby-football-league-athlete-as-determined-by-conventional-echocardiography-and-myocardial-strain-imaging
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Lynsey Forsythe, David Hunter MacIver, Christopher Johnson, Keith George, John Somauroo, Michael Papadakis, Benjamin Brown, Mohammad Qasem, David Oxborough
AIMS: The aims of this study were to establish the left ventricular (LV) phenotype in rugby football league (RFL) athletes and to mathematically model the association between LV size, strain (ɛ) and ejection fraction (EF). METHODS AND RESULTS: 139 male athletes underwent echocardiographic LV evaluation including ɛ imaging. Non-athletic males were used for comparison. All absolute and scaled structural indices were significantly larger (P < 0.05) in athletes with a predominance for normal LV geometry...
June 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29545712/activity-profile-and-physiological-responses-of-korean-amateur-football-referees-during-matches
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Youngin Choi, Jungsuk Roh
[Purpose] The present study aimed to analyze and compare the activity profile and physiological responses of amateur football referees during competitive matches of high school and college students. [Subjects and Methods] Thirty referees (high school, 15; college, 15) were included in this study. The total distance covered, movement speed, and heart rate were measured using a global positioning system-enabled wireless heart rate monitor. The blood lactate concentration was measured immediately after the first and second half...
February 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29541036/influence-of-football-on-physiological-cardiac-indexes-in-professional-and-young-athletes
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Cristian V Francavilla, Francesco Sessa, Monica Salerno, Giuseppe D Albano, Ines Villano, Giovanni Messina, Fabio Triolo, Lorenzo Todaro, Maria Ruberto, Gabriella Marsala, Orazio Cascio, Maria P Mollica, Vincenzo Monda, Giuseppe Cibelli, Anna Valenzano, Christian Zammit, Marcellino Monda, Antonietta Messina
Background: After long-term intensive training, considerable morphological and functional heart changes occur in professional athletes. Such changes arise progressively and regress upon interruption of the physical activity. Morphological and functional alterations on heart are known as "Athlete's heart" condition. Objective: This study aims to compare echocardiographic parameters in two different groups of professional athletes. Furthermore, a prospective study is performed analyzing the echocardiographic changes occurring in 12 professional players in 3 years of follow-up...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29498249/a-profile-of-body-composition-omega-3-and-vitamin-d-in-national-football-league-players
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Malia N Blue, Eric T Trexler, Katie R Hirsch, Abbie E Smith-Ryan
BACKGROUND: Body composition (%BF), omega-3 and vitamin D (VitD) status are important components of an athlete's individual physiological profile, as each measure has potential to influence performance, inflammation, and injury recovery. The purpose of this study was to characterize %BF, omega-3, and VitD in a subset of professional football athletes. Secondary analyses investigated changes in %BF, omega-3, and VitD, throughout a competitive season, and evaluated the relationship between physiological variables, race, and injury prevalence...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29461413/cardiac-autonomic-responses-to-in-season-training-among-division-1-college-football-players
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Andrew A Flatt, Michael R Esco, Jeff R Allen, James B Robinson, Amy Bragg, Clay M Keith, Michael V Fedewa, Ryan L Earley
Despite having to endure a rigorous in-season training schedule, research evaluating daily physiological recovery status markers among American football players is limited. The purpose of this study was to determine if recovery of cardiac-autonomic activity to resting values occurs between consecutive-day, in-season training sessions among college football players. Subjects (n = 29) were divided into groups based on position: receivers and defensive backs (SKILL, n = 10); running backs, linebackers and tight-ends (MID-SKILL, n = 11) and linemen (LINEMEN, n = 8)...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417958/comparison-of-impact-performance-between-youth-and-varsity-football-helmets
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David W Sproule, Steven Rowson
Current youth football helmets, intended for players under the age of 14 years old, are similar in design and are tested under the same standard as varsity football helmets. This study evaluated the impact performance of matched youth and adult varsity football helmets. Eight helmet models were evaluated using an impact pendulum, with a modified National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) medium sized headform mounted on a Hybrid III 50th percentile neck. Four locations on the helmet shell at three impact velocities were tested for three trials, for a total of 576 impact tests...
December 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part P, Journal of sports engineering and technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415503/physicochemical-properties-of-the-mammalian-molecular-chaperone-hsp60
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Ryuichi Ishida, Tomoya Okamoto, Fumihiro Motojima, Hiroshi Kubota, Hiroki Takahashi, Masako Tanabe, Toshihiko Oka, Akira Kitamura, Masataka Kinjo, Masasuke Yoshida, Michiro Otaka, Ewa Grave, Hideaki Itoh
The E. coli GroEL/GroES chaperonin complex acts as a folding cage by producing a bullet-like asymmetric complex, and GroEL exists as double rings regardless of the presence of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Its mammalian chaperonin homolog, heat shock protein, HSP60, and co-chaperonin, HSP10, play an essential role in protein folding by capturing unfolded proteins in the HSP60/HSP10 complex. However, the structural transition in ATPase-dependent reaction cycle has remained unclear. We found nucleotide-dependent association and dissociation of the HSP60/HSP10 complex using various analytical techniques under near physiological conditions...
February 6, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414117/structural-differences-in-the-lower-extremities-in-children-aged-7-9-years-caused-by-playing-football-a-cross-sectional-study
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Salvador Diaz-Miguel, Eva Lopezosa-Reca, Salomon Benhamu-Benhamu, Ana Belen Ortega-Avila, Raquel García-De-La-Peña, Gabriel Gijon-Nogueron
BACKGROUND: Physical activity during childhood can be beneficial in the long term. However, this practice can influence the child's physiological development. The aim of this study was to determine whether the practice of soccer, in moderation, could be a risk factor for the inadequate development of the lower limb. METHODS: The study group was composed of 115 children, of whom 59 (mean age 8.03±0.89years) practised soccer 3 times a week and had a positive Physical Activity Questionnaire for Adolescents (PAQ-A) score, while a further 56 (mean age 7...
March 2018: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299878/talent-identification-and-development-in-male-football-a-systematic-review
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Hugo Sarmento, M Teresa Anguera, Antonino Pereira, Duarte Araújo
BACKGROUND: Expertise has been extensively studied in several sports over recent years. The specificities of how excellence is achieved in Association Football, a sport practiced worldwide, are being repeatedly investigated by many researchers through a variety of approaches and scientific disciplines. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review was to identify and synthesise the most significant literature addressing talent identification and development in football. We identified the most frequently researched topics and characterised their methodologies...
April 2018: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132263/movement-pattern-and-physiological-response-in-recreational-small-sided-football-effect-of-number-of-players-with-a-fixed-pitch-size
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Morten B Randers, Christina Ørntoft, Marie Hagman, Jens J Nielsen, Peter Krustrup
Recreational soccer is an effective health-promoting activity, but it is unclear how different game formats influence internal and external load. Thus, to be able to advise how to maximise the outcome of recreational football, we examined movement pattern and physiological response in 11 untrained men (32.6 ± 6.7 yrs, 23.3 ± 4.9 fat%, 43.4 ± 5.3 ml·min(-1)·kg(-1)) during three football sessions comprising 4 × 12 min of 3v3, 5v5 or 7v7 with a constant pitch size of 20 × 40 m. Movement pattern, heart rate (HR), blood lactate and RPE were measured during and after the 12-min periods...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109688/weak-relationships-between-stint-duration-physical-and-skilled-match-performance-in-australian-football
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David M Corbett, Alice J Sweeting, Sam Robertson
Australian Rules football comprises physical and skilled performance for more than 90 min of play. The cognitive and physiological fatigue experienced by participants during a match may reduce performance. Consequently, the length of time an athlete is on the field before being interchanged (known as a stint), is a key tactic which could maximize the skill and physical output of the Australian Rules athlete. This study developed two methods to quantify the relationship between athlete time on field, skilled and physical output...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065805/acute-white-matter-abnormalities-in-sports-related-concussion-a-diffusion-tensor-imaging-study-from-the-ncaa-dod-care-consortium
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Sourajit Mitra Mustafi, Jaroslaw Harezlak, Kevin M Koch, Andrew S Nencka, Timothy Meier, John D West, Christopher C Giza, John DiFiori, Kevin K Guskiewicz, Jason Mihalik, Stephen M LaConte, Stefan M Duma, Steven P Broglio, Andrew J Saykin, Michael McCrea, Thomas McAllister, Yu-Chien Wu
Sport-related concussion (SRC) is an important public health issue. While standardized assessment tools are useful in the clinical management of acute concussion, the underlying pathophysiology of SRC and the time course of physiological recovery after injury remain unclear. In this study, we used diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to detect white-matter alterations in football players within 48 hours after SRC. As part of the NCAA-DoD CARE Consortium study of SRC, 30 American football players diagnosed with acute concussion, and 28 matched controls received clinical assessments and underwent advanced MRI scans...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058465/positional-synchronization-affects-physical-and-physiological-responses-to-preseason-in-professional-football-soccer
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Hugo Folgado, Bruno Gonçalves, Jaime Sampaio
This study aimed to identify changes in tactical, physical and physiological performances in large-sided games during the preseason of elite footballers. Thirty professional football players participated in several GK+8vs.8+GK large-sided games across the first four weeks of the season. Players were monitored by GPS units and heart rate monitors to quantify physical, physiological and tactical performances. The variables were compared according to the preseason period, players' positioning and professional experience...
January 2018: Research in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948583/a-narrative-review-of-the-physical-demands-and-injury-incidence-in-american-football-application-of-current-knowledge-and-practices-in-workload-management
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REVIEW
Toby Edwards, Tania Spiteri, Benjamin Piggott, G Gregory Haff, Christopher Joyce
The sport of American football (AmF) exposes athletes to high-velocity movements and frequent collisions during competition and training, placing them at risk of contact and non-contact injury. Due to the combative nature of the game, the majority of injuries are caused by player contact; however, a significant number are also non-contact soft-tissue injuries. The literature suggests that this mechanism of injury can be prevented through workload monitoring and management. The recent introduction of microtechnology into AmF allows practitioners and coaches to quantify the external workload of training and competition to further understand the demands of the sport...
January 2018: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912742/perception-action-and-cognition-of-football-referees-in-extreme-temperatures-impact-on-decision-performance
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Nadia Gaoua, Rita F de Oliveira, Steve Hunter
Different professional domains require high levels of physical performance alongside fast and accurate decision-making. Construction workers, police officers, firefighters, elite sports men and women, the military and emergency medical professionals are often exposed to hostile environments with limited options for behavioral coping strategies. In this (mini) review we use football refereeing as an example to discuss the combined effect of intense physical activity and extreme temperatures on decision-making and suggest an explicative model...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858055/thermoregulatory-and-perceptual-effects-of-a-percooling-garment-worn-underneath-an-american-football-uniform
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Megan L Keen, Kevin C Miller, Micah N Zuhl
Keen, ML, Miller, KC, and Zuhl, MN. Thermoregulatory and perceptual effects of a percooling garment worn underneath an American football uniform. J Strength Cond Res 31(11): 2983-2991, 2017-American football athletes are at the highest risk of developing exertional heat illness (EHI). We investigated whether percooling (i.e., cooling during exercise) garments affected perceptual or physiological variables in individuals exercising in the heat while wearing football uniforms. Twelve male participants (age = 24 ± 4 year, mass = 80...
November 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825878/injuries-in-australian-rules-football-an-overview-of-injury-rates-patterns-and-mechanisms-across-all-levels-of-play
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Richard Saw, Caroline F Finch, David Samra, Peter Baquie, Tanusha Cardoso, Danielle Hope, John W Orchard
CONTEXT: The nature of Australian rules football (Australian football) predisposes both unique and common injuries compared with those sustained in other football codes. The game involves a combination of tackling, kicking, high-speed running (more than other football codes), and jumping. Two decades of injury surveillance has identified common injuries at the professional level (Australian Football League [AFL]). OBJECTIVE: To provide an overview of injuries in Australian rules football, including injury rates, patterns, and mechanisms across all levels of play...
August 1, 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795586/fixture-congestion-modulates-post-match-recovery-kinetics-in-professional-soccer-players
#18
Tommy R Lundberg, Kristoffer Weckström
This study examined the influence of fixture congestion on physical performance and biochemical variables in professional male footballers. After 3 competitive matches within a week (3M cycle), 16 players underwent blood sampling and field testing 72 h after the last match. The same tests were performed after a regular 1 match-week cycle (1M cycle). The 1M vs. 3M change scores were compared between Congested (high match exposure) and non-selected Control players. The change score in muscle soreness was greater (effect size 1...
August 10, 2017: Research in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676767/when-is-a-sprint-a-sprint-a-review-of-the-analysis-of-team-sport-athlete-activity-profile
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REVIEW
Alice J Sweeting, Stuart J Cormack, Stuart Morgan, Robert J Aughey
The external load of a team-sport athlete can be measured by tracking technologies, including global positioning systems (GPS), local positioning systems (LPS), and vision-based systems. These technologies allow for the calculation of displacement, velocity and acceleration during a match or training session. The accurate quantification of these variables is critical so that meaningful changes in team-sport athlete external load can be detected. High-velocity running, including sprinting, may be important for specific team-sport match activities, including evading an opponent or creating a shot on goal...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640769/physiological-profile-and-activity-pattern-of-minor-gaelic-football-players
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Bryan D Cullen, Mark T Roantree, Andrew L McCarren, David T Kelly, Paul L OʼConnor, Sarah M Hughes, Pat G Daly, Niall M Moyna
Cullen, BD, Roantree, M, McCarren, A, Kelly, DT, O'Connor, PL, Hughes, SM, Daly, PG, and Moyna1, NM. Physiological profile and activity pattern of minor Gaelic football players. J Strength Cond Res 31(7): 1811-1820, 2017-The purpose of this study was to evaluate the physiological profile and activity pattern in club- and county-level under-18 (U-18) Gaelic football players relative to playing position. Participants (n = 85) were analyzed during 17 official 15-a-side matches using global positioning system technology (SPI Pro X II; GPSports Systems, Canberra, Australia) and heart rate (HR) telemetry...
July 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
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