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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324575/the-relationship-between-tennis-serve-velocity-and-select-performance-measures
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Matthew J Hayes, Dirk R Spits, David G Watts, Vincent G Kelly
The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a relationship between tennis serve speed and isometric mid-thigh pull (IMTP) kinetic variables; countermovement jump height (CMJ Height), shoulder internal and external rotation strength and anthropometric measures in elite adolescent tennis players. Twenty-one elite junior tennis players from the Tennis Australia National Academy were recruited for this study (male, n = 12, female, n = 9). Correlations between the performance variables and peak tennis serve speed were calculated using a Pearson's product-moment correlation coefficient...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315832/a-valid-and-reliable-method-to-measure-jump-specific-training-and-competition-load-in-elite-volleyball-players
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Christopher Skazalski, Rod Whiteley, Clint Hansen, Roald Bahr
PURPOSE: Use of a commercially available wearable device to monitor jump load with elite volleyball players has become common practice. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the validity and reliability of this device, the Vert, to count jumps and measure jump height with professional volleyball players. METHODS: Jump count accuracy was determined by comparing jumps recorded by the device to jumps observed through systematic video analysis of three practice sessions and two league matches performed by a men's professional volleyball team...
January 6, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300147/relationships-between-highly-skilled-golfers-clubhead-velocity-and-force-producing-capabilities-during-vertical-jumps-and-an-isometric-mid-thigh-pull
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Jack E T Wells, Andrew C S Mitchell, Laura H Charalambous, Iain M Fletcher
Whilst previous research has highlighted significant relationships between golfers' clubhead velocity (CHV) and their vertical jump height and maximum strength, these field-based protocols were unable to measure the actual vertical ground reaction force (vGRF) variables that may correlate to performance. The aim of this study was to investigate relationships between isometric mid-thigh pull (IMTP), countermovement jump (CMJ), squat jump (SJ) and drop jump (DJ) vGRF variables and CHV in highly skilled golfers...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285994/a-biomechanical-comparison-of-countermovement-performance-after-short-term-traditional-and-daily-undulated-loaded-vertical-jump-training
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Thiemo Pelzer, Boris Ullrich, Stefan Endler, Christian Rasche, Mark Pfeiffer
In order to assess lower extremity muscle mechanical properties in athletes, power-load characteristics during multi-joint tasks are frequently examined. This work compared 6 weeks of traditional (TP) and daily-undulated (DUP) periodized loaded countermovement jumping (CMJ). 20 amateur athletes (age: 24.2 ± 2.6 years, height: 175.6 ± 7.1 cm, body mass: 71.5 ± 7.7 kg, 10 males/10 females) exercised three times weekly using maximal CMJs with loads corresponding to 0%, 15% and 30% of body mass. Prior to the training period, subjects were once-only assigned by random to either the TP or DUP training scheme...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284166/functional-screening-tests-interrelationships-and-ability-to-predict-vertical-jump-performance
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Irineu Loturco, Lucas Adriano Pereira, Ronaldo Kobal, Cesar Cavinato Cal Abad, William Komatsu, Ronaldo Cunha, Gustavo Arliani, Benno Ejnisman, Alberto de Castro Pochini, Fábio Yuzo Nakamura, Moises Cohen
There are several methods used in sports science to identify asymmetries in athletes, given their purported relevance to injury prevention and performance optimization. We aimed to verify whether asymmetries provided by isokinetic assessments, jump tests, and tensiomyography (TMG) are associated with each other, and whether their respective functional indices are related to jumping ability. TMG parameters, unilateral and bilateral squat-jump (SJ) and countermovement-jump (CMJ) performances, and peak torque in knee-extension and flexion with angular velocities of 60o/s and 300o/s for twenty-four soccer players were retained for analyses...
December 28, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283696/the-neuromuscular-determinants-of-unilateral-jump-performance-in-soccer-players-are-direction-specific
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Conall Murtagh, Christopher Nulty, Jos Vanrenterghem, Andy O'Boyle, Ryland Morgans, Barry Drust, Robert Erskine
PURPOSE: To investigate differences in neuromuscular factors between elite and non-elite players, and to establish which factors underpin direction-specific unilateral jump performance. METHODS: Elite (n=23; age, 18.1 ± 1.0 yrs; BMI, 23.1 ± 1.8 kg/m2) and non-elite (n=20; age, 22.3 ± 2.7 yrs; BMI, 23.8 ± 1.8 kg/m2) soccer players performed three unilateral countermovement jumps (CMJs) on a force platform in the vertical, horizontal-forward and medial directions...
December 28, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239985/training-load-physical-performance-biochemical-markers-and-psychological-stress-during-a-short-preparatory-period-in-brazilian-elite-male-volleyball-players
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Thiago A G Horta, Maurício G Bara Filho, Danilo R Coimbra, R Miranda, Francisco Z Werneck
The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between training load (TL) and physical performance, biochemical markers, and psychological stress during a short preparatory period (PP) in Brazilian elite male volleyball players. Twelve volleyball players from a team competing in the Brazilian Men's Volleyball Super League were enrolled (26.9 ± 4.6 years). Countermovement Jump (CMJ), Creatine Kinase (CK), Testosterone (T), Cortisol (Cr), T/Cr ratio, and Recovery and Stress Questionnaire for Athletes (RESTQ-Sport) were collected at baseline, after 2, 4, and 6 week...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238806/vertical-jump-height-estimation-algorithm-based-on-vertical-acceleration-profile-characteristics-via-foot-worn-inertial-sensing
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Jianren Wang, Junkai Xu, Peter B Shull
Vertical jump height is widely used for assessing motor development, functional ability, and motor capacity. Traditional methods for estimating vertical jump height rely on force plates or optical marker-based motion capture systems limiting assessment to people with access to specialized laboratories. This paper presents a novel algorithm for estimating vertical jump height based on foot-worn inertial sensors. Twenty healthy subjects performed countermovement jumping trials and maximum jump height was determined via inertial sensors located above the toe and under the heel and was compared with the gold standard maximum jump height estimation via optical marker-based motion capture...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238253/plyometric-training-improves-sprinting-jumping-and-throwing-capacities-of-high-level-female-volleyball-players-better-than-skill-based-conditioning
#9
Bahri Gjinovci, Kemal Idrizovic, Ognjen Uljevic, Damir Sekulic
There is an evident lack of studies on the effectiveness of plyometric- and skill-based-conditioning in volleyball. This study aimed to evaluate effects of 12-week plyometric- and volleyball-skill-based training on specific conditioning abilities in female volleyball players. The sample included 41 high-level female volleyball players (21.8 ± 2.1 years of age; 1.76 ± 0.06 cm; 60.8 ± 7.0 kg), who participated in plyometric- (n = 21), or skill-based-conditioning-program (n = 20). Both programs were performed twice per week...
December 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234284/the-efficacy-of-wrestling-style-compression-suits-to-improve-maximum-isometric-force-and-movement-velocity-in-well-trained-male-rugby-athletes
#10
Daniel T McMaster, Christopher M Beaven, Brad Mayo, Nicholas Gill, Kim Hébert-Losier
Purpose: The prevalence of compression garment (CG) use is increasing with athletes striving to take advantage of the purported benefits to recovery and performance. Here, we investigated the effect of CG on muscle force and movement velocity performance in athletes. Methods: Ten well-trained male rugby athletes wore a wrestling-style CG suit applying 13-31 mmHg of compressive pressure during a training circuit in a repeated-measures crossover design. Force and velocity data were collected during a 5-s isometric mid-thigh pull (IMTP) and repeated countermovement jump (CMJ), respectively; and time to complete a 5-m horizontal loaded sled push was also measured...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214194/data-concerning-the-effect-of-plyometric-training-on-jump-performance-in-soccer-players-a-meta-analysis
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Maamer Slimani, Armin Paravlić, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi
Plyometric training (PT) enhances soccer performance, particularly vertical jump. However, the effectiveness of PT depends on various factors. A systematic search of the research literature was conducted for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) studying the effects of PT on countermovement jump (CMJ) height in soccer players. Ten studies were obtained through manual and electronic journal searches (up to April 2017). Significant differences were observed when compared: (1) PT group vs. control group (ES=0.85; 95% CI 0...
December 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206782/muscle-fiber-and-performance-changes-after-fast-eccentric-complex-training
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Gregory C Bogdanis, Athanasios Tsoukos, Lee E Brown, Elisavet Selima, Panagiotis Veligekas, Konstantinos Spengos, Gerasimos Terzis
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a short-term fast eccentric and ballistic complex training program on muscle power, rate of force development (RFD), muscle fiber composition and cross-sectional area (CSA). METHODS: Sixteen male physical education students were randomly assigned to either a training group (TG, n=8) or a control group (C, n=8). The TG followed a 6-week low volume training program, including fast eccentric squat training with an individually optimized load of 74±7% of maximal half-squat strength (1RM) twice per week and a ballistic training session with loaded (30% 1RM) and unloaded jump squats, once per week, all combined with unloaded plyometric jumps...
December 2, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202784/sprint-and-jump-performance-in-elite-male-soccer-players-following-a-10-week-nordic-hamstring-exercise-protocol-a-randomised-pilot-study
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K Krommes, J Petersen, M B Nielsen, P Aagaard, P Hölmich, K Thorborg
OBJECTIVE: The preseason Nordic Hamstring Protocol (NHP) reduces hamstring strain injuries in football players. Despite persisting injury rates, elite clubs are reluctant to apply the NHP often over concerns of negative impacts on performance. This pilot study investigated if sprint or jump-performance outcomes tended to increase or decrease following implementation of the NHP in elite male soccer-players. RESULTS: Nineteen male soccer players from the Danish 1st division were randomised to perform NHP (27 sessions) during pre-season, or to control group (CG)...
December 4, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199782/anthropometric-and-physiological-characteristics-of-male-soccer-players-according-to-their-competitive-level-playing-position-and-age-group-a-systematic-review
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Maamer Slimani, Pantelis T Nikolaidis
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present systematic review was to profile soccer players' anthropometric, physiological, and physical attributes relative to different competitive levels, playing positions and age groups. METHODS: The systematic search was conducted using different databases and according to the Population/Intervention or Exposure/Comparison/Outcome(s) [PICO] criteria. RESULTS: The present review shows that the somatotype characteristics, percentage (%) of body fat, maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max), repeatedsprint ability (RSA), running speed, strength, and muscular power of the lower limbs were the most powerful discriminators between male soccer players of different competitive levels, playing positions, and age groups...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199778/influence-of-ethnicity-on-vertical-jump-performances-in-male-physical-education-students-a-pilot-study
#15
Elvis Attiogbe, Henry Vandewalle, Tarak Driss
BACKGROUND: The present study aimed to: i) test the possibility of ethnic differences in squat jump (SJ), countermovement jump (CMJ) and countermovement jump with arms swing (CMJA); ii) test the possibility of ethnic differences in the effects of countermovement and arms swing; iii) verify whether the relationships between the different vertical jumps VJ (SJ, CMJ, CMJA) and maximal power (Pmax), determined from a force-velocity test (F-V), were dependent on the ethnicity as previously found for CMJA...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194184/biomechanical-comparison-of-loaded-countermovement-jumps-performed-on-land-and-in-water
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Talin Louder, Eadric Bressel, Clint Nardoni, Dennis Dolny
Researchers have observed physical improvements following the completion of aquatic-based jump training. However, there is a lack of research on the biomechanical specificity of aquatic-based movement. Therefore, the purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the kinetics and kinematics of loaded countermovement jumps performed in water versus land. Twenty young males and twenty-four NCAA division I women's soccer and gymnastics athletes were asked to perform unloaded and loaded countermovement jumps on land and in chest-deep water immersion...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189581/impact-of-10-minute-interval-roller-massage-on-performance-and-active-range-of-motion
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D D Hodgson, P J Quigley, J H D Whitten, J C Reid, David G Behm
Hodgson, DD, Quigley, PJ, Whitten, JHD, Reid, JC, and Behm, DG. Impact of 10-minute interval roller massage on performance and active range of motion. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2017-Roller massage (RM) has been shown to increase range of motion (ROM) without subsequent performance deficits. However, prolonged static stretching (SS) can induce performance impairments. The objective of this study was to examine the effects of combining SS and RM with and without subsequent RM on ROM and neuromuscular performance...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182414/cfdna-as-an-earlier-predictor-of-exercise-induced-performance-decrement-related-to-muscle-damage
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Michely V Andreatta, Victor M Curty, João Victor S Coutinho, Miguel Ângelo A Santos, Paula F Vassallo, Nuno F de Sousa, Valério G Barauna
PURPOSE: The aims of this study were: a) to evaluate whether cell-free DNA (cfDNA) levels increase immediately after an acute light and heavy resistance exercise (RE) bout, and b) to whether cfDNA levels are associated with functional muscle capacity until 48hrs after exercise session. METHODS: Twenty healthy volunteers performed 3 sets of the leg press resistance exercise with 80% of 1RM (RE80) or 40% of 1RM (RE40) with similar exercise volume. Blood lactate was measured after completion of the 3 sets...
November 28, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181258/age-differences-in-measures-of-functional-movement-and-performance-in-highly-youth-basketball-players
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Oliver Gonzalo-Skok, Jorge Serna, Matthew R Rhea, Pedro J Marín
Background: There is a lack of information about the influence of age on functional movement tests (FMT) and performance tests as well as in their relationships in young basketball players. Purpose: The purpose of the present study was to determine the variations in FMT and jump and/or sprint performance scores between age groups (U-14 vs. U-16) in Highly-trained young basketball players. The second purpose was to investigate the relationship between FMT for lower body and jump and/or sprint performance in highly-trained young (U-14 and U-16) male basketball players...
October 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158621/loaded-and-unloaded-jump-performance-of-top-level-volleyball-players-from-different-age-categories
#20
Katia Kitamura, Lucas Adriano Pereira, Ronaldo Kobal, Cesar Cavinato Cal Abad, Ronaldo Finotti, Fábio Yuzo Nakamura, Irineu Loturco
The aim of this study was to investigate the differences in loaded and unloaded jump performances between different age categories of top-level volleyball players from the same club. Forty-three volleyball players were divided into four age groups: under-17, under-19, under-21 and professional. Vertical jumping height for squat jump (SJ), countermovement jump (CMJ) and CMJ with arm swing (CMJa) and mean propulsive velocity (MPV) in the loaded jump squat exercise with 40% of the athlete's body mass were compared among the different age categories, considering body mass as a covariate...
September 2017: Biology of Sport
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