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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726074/error-performances-of-a-model-based-biplane-fluoroscopic-system-for-tracking-knee-prosthesis-during-treadmill-gait-task
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Arnaud Barré, Kamiar Aminian
Roentgen stereophotogrammetry analysis technique allows an accurate measurement of knee joint prosthesis position and orientation using two X-ray images. Although this technique is used generally during static procedure, it is possible to use it with a biplane fluoroscopic system to measure the prosthesis kinematics during functional tasks (e.g., gait, squat, jump) performed in a laboratory environment. However, the performance of the system in terms of errors for the measurements and the model-based matching algorithm are not well known for dynamic tasks such as walking...
July 18, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723816/importance-of-physical-qualities-for-speed-and-change-of-direction-ability-in-elite-female-soccer-players
#2
Stacey Emmonds, G Nicholson, C Beggs, B Jones, A Bissas
The purpose of this study was to determine the importance of physical qualities for speed and change of direction (CoD) ability in female soccer players. Data were collected on 10 female soccer players who were part of a professional English Women's Super League team. Player assessments included anthropometric (stature and body mass), body composition (dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry), speed (10m, 30m sprint), CoD ability (505 agility), aerobic (Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test), lower-body strength (bilateral knee extensions) and power (countermovement jump [CMJ], squat jump [SJ], 30cm drop jump [DJ]) measures...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714767/comparison-of-methods-of-calculating-dynamic-strength-index
#3
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/28704309/effect-of-three-different-muscle-action-training-protocols-on-knee-strength-ratios-and-performance
#4
Cassio V Ruas, Lee E Brown, Camila D Lima, Pablo B Costa, Ronei S Pinto
Hamstring to quadriceps (H:Q) ratios are often used to assess strength imbalances. The aims of this study were to compare three different muscle action training protocols on H:Q strength balance and functional performance. Forty untrained males (age: 22.87 ± 2.28 y, mass: 70.66 ± 11.049 kg, ht: 174.29 ± 6.90 cm) performed 6 weeks of training on an isokinetic dynamometer. They were randomly assigned to one of 4 groups; concentric quadriceps and concentric hamstring (CON/CON), eccentric quadriceps and eccentric hamstring (ECC/ECC), concentric quadriceps and eccentric hamstring (CON/ECC), or no training (CNTRL)...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700511/quantifying-changes-in-squat-jump-height-across-a-season-of-men-s-collegiate-soccer
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Matt L Sams, Kimitake Sato, Brad H DeWeese, Adam L Sayers, Michael H Stone
The purposes of this study were to examine the effectiveness of an athlete monitoring program in managing athlete neuromuscular fatigue across a men's collegiate soccer season as measured by changes in squat jump (SJ) height and to compare possible changes with session rating of perceived exertion (sRPE) training load (TL). Eighteen outfield Division I men's college soccer players performed SJ testing prior to each game of the fall season in addition to a baseline measurement at the start of pre-season. The athletes provided sRPE values after all training sessions, weight training, and games...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686081/letter-to-the-editor-concerning-the-article-bar-velocities-capable-of-optimising-the-muscle-power-in-strength-power-exercises-by-loturco-pereira-abad-tabares-moraes-kobal-kitamura-nakamura-2017
#6
Slobodan Jaric, Amador Garcia Ramos
Loturco and co-workers (2017) recently published data in the Journal of Sports Sciences to present the optimum loading magnitudes regarding the maximization of the "mean propulsive power" of the leg and arm muscles. Among the most important findings were that (1) the recorded power in the squat and squat jump exercises was markedly low, (2) the optimum external load that maximized the power in the same exercises was close to 100% of body weight, while (3) the ballistic bench press throw revealed smaller power than the regular bench press typically performed with relatively low level of muscle activation towards the end of the propulsive lifting phase...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675792/non-localized-postactivation-performance-enhancement-pape-effects-in-trained-athletes-a-pilot-study
#7
Francisco Cuenca-Fernández, Ian C Smith, Matthew J Jordan, Brian R MacIntosh, Gracia López-Contreras, Raúl Arellano, Walter Herzog
Fifteen trained athletes were assessed for postactivation performance enhancement (PAPE) of squat jumps (SJ) and power push-ups (PPU) following upper body activation, lower body activation, upper and lower body activation, and rest. SJ improved similarly across all four conditions. PPU could not be assessed. Since the test protocol of SJ and PPU involved upper and lower body activation and caused PAPE in SJ, future work is required to determine if a non-localized PAPE effect exists.
July 4, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662531/effects-of-in-season-explosive-strength-training-on-maximal-leg-strength-jumping-sprinting-and%C3%A2-intermittent-aerobic-performance-in-male-handball-athletes
#8
Souhail Hermassi, Mohamed Souhaiel Chelly, Georg Fieseler, Thomas Bartels, Stephan Schulze, Karl-Stefan Delank, Roy J Shephard, René Schwesig
Background Team handball is an intense ball sport with specific requirements on technical skills, tactical understanding, and physical performance. The ability of handball players to develop explosive efforts (e. g. sprinting, jumping, changing direction) is crucial to success. Objective The purpose of this pilot study was to examine the effects of an in-season high-intensity strength training program on the physical performance of elite handball players. Materials and methods Twenty-two handball players (a single national-level Tunisian team) were randomly assigned to a control group (CG; n = 10) or a training group (TG; n = 12)...
June 29, 2017: Sportverletzung Sportschaden: Organ der Gesellschaft Für Orthopädisch-Traumatologische Sportmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662163/association-between-laboratory-capacities-and-world-cup-performance-in-nordic-combined
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Vegard Rasdal, Ronny Fudel, Jan Kocbach, Frode Moen, Gertjan Ettema, Øyvind Sandbakk
BACKGROUND: Nordic combined (NC) is an Olympic winter-sport performed as a ski jumping (SJ) event followed by a cross-country (XC) pursuit race employing the skating style. PURPOSE: To elucidate the associations between sport-specific laboratory capacities and SJ, XC skiing, and overall NC performance in a world-cup NC event. METHODS: Twelve international world-cup NC athletes from 8 nations performed laboratory testing one day prior to participating in a world-cup NC event...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658081/the-positional-anthropometric-and-performance-profile-of-elite-gaelic-football-players
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Aidan Shovlin, Mark Roe, Shane Malone, Kieran Collins
The aim of the current investigation was to evaluate the variation in the anthropometric and performance characteristics of elite Gaelic football players with respect of position. One hundred and forty-eight elite Gaelic footballers underwent anthropometric (height, body mass, sum of seven skinfolds, % adipose tissue) and performance [counter movement jump height (CMJ), CMJ peak power, CMJ relative peak power, squat jump height (SJ), SJ peak power, SJ relative peak power, 5-, 10- and 20 m sprint times and Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test Level 2 (Yo-YoIRT2)] during 'the early in-season' phase...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658079/validity-and-usability-of-a-new-system-for-measuring-and-monitoring-variations-in-vertical-jump-performance
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Irineu Loturco, Lucas A Pereira, Ronaldo Kobal, Katia Kitamura, César C Cal Abad, Guilherme Marques, Aristide Guerriero, José E Moraes, Fábio Y Nakamura
Vertical jump height (VJ) is one of the most sensitive measures to quantify training-related fatigue and athletic performance in elite athletes. Currently, however, there is no equipment designed to graphically deliver the daily performance changes in VJ compared with the smallest worthwhile change (SWC), which is considered essential in "progressive statistics" to judge meaningful performance fluctuations. The aims of the study were to analyze the criterion validity of a new contact mat (i.e., Elite Jump®), alongside testing its usability to detect meaningful changes in VJ of elite team sport athletes...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658073/monitoring-changes-in-power-speed-agility-and-endurance-in-elite-cricketers-during-the-off-season
#12
Chris Bishop, Ross Herridge, Anthony Turner
The purpose of this study was to monitor changes in power, speed, agility and endurance in elite cricketers during the 20-week off-season period. Fourteen elite male cricketers (age 26.2 ± 5.3years; height 180.8 ± 8.5cm; mass 83.5 ± 6.7kg) conducted a physical testing battery in week 1 and week 18 of the off-season period. The testing included a yoyo intermittent recovery test (yoyo IRT), bilateral and unilateral countermovement jumps (CMJ), squat jump (SJ), broad jump (BJ), drop jump (to calculate reactive strength index - [RSI]), pro agility and 5, 10, 20m sprint tests...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650736/test-retest-reliability-of-jump-execution-variables-using-mechanography-a-comparison-of-jump-protocols
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John S Fitzgerald, LuAnn Johnson, Grant Tomkinson, Jesse Stein, James N Roemmich
Mechanography during the vertical jump may enhance screening and determining mechanistic causes underlying physical performance changes. Utility of jump mechanography for evaluation is limited by scant test-retest reliability data on force-time variables. This study examined the test-retest reliability of eight jump execution variables assessed from mechanography. Thirty-two women (mean±SD: age 20.8 ± 1.3 yr) and 16 men (age 22.1 ± 1.9 yr) attended a familiarization session and two testing sessions, all one week apart...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646101/serum-androgen-profile-and-physical-performance-in-women-olympic-athletes
#14
Emma Eklund, Bo Berglund, Fernand Labrie, Kjell Carlström, Lena Ekström, Angelica Lindén Hirschberg
BACKGROUND: The role of endogenous androgens for body composition and physical performance in women athletes is still not elucidated. AIM: To examine the serum androgen profile in relation to body composition and physical performance in women Olympic athletes and to compare endocrine variables and body composition to controls. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study, conducted between 2011 and 2015 at the Women's Health Research Unit, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm...
June 23, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640774/the-difference-between-countermovement-and-squat-jump-performances-a-review-of-underlying-mechanisms-with-practical-applications
#15
Bas Van Hooren, Julia Zolotarjova
Van Hooren, B and Zolotarjova, J. The difference between countermovement and squat jump performances: a review of underlying mechanisms with practical applications. J Strength Cond Res 31(7): 2011-2020, 2017-Two movements that are widely used to monitor athletic performance are the countermovement jump (CMJ) and squat jump (SJ). Countermovement jump performance is almost always better than SJ performance, and the difference in performance is thought to reflect an effective utilization of the stretch-shortening cycle...
July 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639440/the-relationship-between-jumping-performance-isokinetic-strength-and-dynamic-postural-control-in-elite-youth-soccer-players
#16
Robert Śliwowski, Monika Grygorowicz, Andrzej Wieczorek, Łukasz Jadczak
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was (i) to investigate the relationship between vertical jumping performance, isokinetic strength of knee extensors/flexors, and postural priority and (ii) an attempt to describe a multiple regression model that accounts for the effects of selected parameters of isokinetic strength and postural priority on vertical jumping performance. METHODS: Thirty-one professional male soccer players, aged from 17 to 20 years, participated in this study (mean age: ± SD 18,6 ± 1...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636435/effects-of-a-contrast-training-programme-on-jumping-sprinting-and-agility-performance-of-prepubertal-basketball-players
#17
Pedro Ángel Latorre Román, Francisco Javier Villar Macias, Felipe García Pinillos
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a 10 week contrast training (CT) programme (isometric + plyometric) on jumping, sprinting abilities and agility performance in prepubertal basketball players. Fifty-eight children from a basketball academy (age: 8.72 ± 0.97 years; body mass index: 17.22 ± 2.48 kg/m(2)) successfully completed the study. Participants were randomly assigned to experimental groups (EG, n = 30) and control groups (CG, n = 28). The CT programme was included in the experimental group's training sessions - twice a week - as part of their usual weekly training regime...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598797/physical-fitness-and-obesity-levels-during-an-academic-year-followed-by-summer-holidays-an-issue-of-insufficient-time-for-physical-activity
#18
George Aphamis, Yiannakis Ioannou, Christoforos D Giannaki
Today, available time for physical activity has been continuously decreasing, whilst, school-time physical education (PE) classes appear to be the only real option for many adolescents to engage in physical activity and exercise. The aim of the present study was to investigate fitness and health related parameters over one academic year, and after the summer holidays for adolescents who do not engage in out-of-school physical activities. Participants were 153 students (age: 15-17 years; boys n = 86) who exercised only during PE (2 × 45-min periods per week)...
June 9, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597614/the-effects-of-two-different-explosive-strength-training-programs-on-vertical-jump-performance-in-basketball
#19
Simone Ciacci, Sandro Bartolomei
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of two different training programs oriented to improve vertical jump performance and leg stiffness in basketball players. METHODS: Fifty-eight male basketball players were involved, divided into three age groups (Senior, U19 and U17). Subsequently, within any age group, the players were randomly divided into two training groups, respectively performing a 16-week "hang-clean" training program (HCL), and a "half-squat" training program (HSQ), lasting for the same duration...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595238/distinguishing-playing-status-through-a-functionally-relevant-performance-measure-in-female-division-i-collegiate-soccer-athletes
#20
Mitchel A Magrini, Ryan J Colquhoun, John H Sellers, Eric C Conchola, Garrett M Hester, Ryan M Thiele, Zach K Pope, Doug B Smith
Although soccer is predominately an endurance sport, high velocity movements may be an important indicator of athletic success. The purpose of this investigation was to establish whether squat jumps (SJ) can differentiate starters from non-starters with a female collegiate division I soccer team. Eighteen female division I soccer athletes were separated into two groups: 9 starters (age: 19.5 ± 1.0; mass = 64.8 ± 11.5 kg; height = 167.5 ± 7.7 cm; games started = 18.2 ± 4.7; minutes played = 1633.8 ± 478...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
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