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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210339/anger-management-evaluation-of-a-cognitive-behavioral-training-program-for-table-tennis-players
#1
Georges Steffgen
Based on a systematic review of the literature on anger and anger management in sport, there is evidence that anger might be dysfunctional, especially in sports requiring selective attention and fine-tuned motor skills. The research literature suggests that cognitive-behavioral intervention programs can be fruitful in helping athletes to understand and control dysfunctional anger. Therefore, the main goal of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a brief training program for table tennis players in cognitive-behavioral anger management that aimed at changing their noneffective anger reactions...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202542/m%C3%A3-ssbauer-spectra-of-mouse-hearts-reveal-age-dependent-changes-in-mitochondrial-and-ferritin-iron-levels
#2
Joshua D Wofford, Mrinmoy Chakrabarti, Paul Alan Lindahl
Cardiac function requires continuous high levels of energy, and so iron, a critical player in mitochondrial respiration, is an important component of the heart. Hearts from (57)Fe-enriched mice were evaluated by Mossbauer spectroscopy. Spectra consisted of a sextet and two quadrupole doublets. One doublet was due to residual blood while the other was due to [Fe4S4](2+) clusters and Fe(II) hemes, most of which were associated with mitochondrial respiration. The sextet was due to ferritin; there was no evidence of hemosiderin, a ferritin decomposition product...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199402/short-or-long-rest-intervals-during-repeated-sprint-training-in-soccer
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F Marcello Iaia, Matteo Fiorenza, Luca Larghi, Giampietro Alberti, Grégoire P Millet, Olivier Girard
The present study compared the effects of two repeated-sprint training (RST) programs, differing in duration of the between-sprint rest intervals, on various soccer-related exercise performances. For 5 weeks during the competitive season, twenty-nine young trained male soccer players either replaced two of their habitual fitness conditioning sessions with RST characterized by short (5-15; n = 9) or long (5-30; n = 10) rest intervals, or served as control (n = 10). The 5-15 and 5-30 protocols consisted of 6 repetitions of 30-m (~5 s) straight-line sprints interspersed with 15 s or 30 s of passive recovery, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199216/acupuncture-decreases-competitive-anxiety-prior-to-a-competition-in-young-athletes-a-randomized-controlled-trial-pilot-study
#4
Sahar Zarei, Monir Shayestehfar, Amir-Hossein Memari, Tohid SeifBarghi, Vahid Sobhani
Background Although a certain level of competitive anxiety may increase performance, many athletes with anxiety experience uncontrolled negative feelings and cognition that in turn can have overwhelming effects on their performance. Methods We aimed to assess the effect of acupuncture on competitive anxiety of the adolescent football players prior to the competition using psychological and physiological markers. A total of 30 athletes were randomly and equally allocated to either acupuncture or sham control group...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198600/relationship-between-field-tests-and-match-running-performance-in-high-level-young-brazilian-soccer-players
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Rodrigo Aquino, Luiz H Palucci Vieira, Lucas de Paula Oliveira, Luiz G Cruz Goncalves, Paulo R Pereira Santiago
BACKGROUND: The main aim of this study was to analyse the relationship between field tests and match running performance using computational tracking technology in high-level young Brazilian soccer players. METHODS: Twenty-five young male Brazilian soccer players participated in this study (U-15, n = 13; U-17, n = 12). In the same week the players were submitted to field tests and actual matches. The field tests were: Maximum Speed (10m-30m), Zig-Zag, Running-based Anaerobic Sprint Test, and Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test level 1...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192512/explosive-strength-and-endurance-adaptations-in-young-elite-soccer-players-during-two-soccer-seasons
#6
Riccardo Di Giminiani, Christiano Visca
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the explosive strength and endurance adaptations in young elite soccer players who underwent a supervised training program for a period of two years. Nineteen players, with seven years of training experience (age: 13.3 ± 0.1 years; body weight: 57.9 ± 4.9 kg; height: 168.9 ± 4.7 cm; BMI: 20.1 ± 1.1 kg/m2), voluntarily participated in the present study. The testing sessions were performed at the beginning of the preparation period in the first (T1), second (T2), and third year (T3)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186497/agility-in-young-athletes-is-it-a-different-ability-from-speed-and-power
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Yassine Negra, Helmi Chaabene, Mehréz Hammami, Samiha Amara, Senda Sammoud, Bessem Mkaouer, Younés Hachana
Negra, Y, Chaabene, H, Hammami, M, Amara, S, Sammoud, S, Mkaouer, B, and Hachana, Y. Agility in young athletes: is it a different ability from speed and power? J Strength Cond Res 31(3): 727-735, 2017-Agility is an important physical attribute for successful participation in team sports events. Illinois agility test (IAT) and T-test have been widely used within adult team sports players to assess agility performance. The purposes of this investigation are (a) to study the reliability and the sensitivity of both IAT and T-test scores and (b) to explore to what extend the agility is an independent physical ability from speed time and jumping ability...
March 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178738/core-executive-functions-are-associated-with-success-in-young-elite-soccer-players
#8
Torbjörn Vestberg, Gustaf Reinebo, Liselotte Maurex, Martin Ingvar, Predrag Petrovic
Physical capacity and coordination cannot alone predict success in team sports such as soccer. Instead, more focus has been directed towards the importance of cognitive abilities, and it has been suggested that executive functions (EF) are fundamentally important for success in soccer. However, executive functions are going through a steep development from adolescence to adulthood. Moreover, more complex EF involving manipulation of information (higher level EF) develop later than simple executive functions such as those linked to simple working memory capacity (Core EF)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177711/the-influence-of-genetic-polymorphisms-on-performance-cardiac-and-hemodynamic-parameters-among-brazilian-soccer-players
#9
Thiago José Dionísio, Carlos Rogério Thiengo, Daniel Thomas Brozoski, Evandro José Dionísio, Guilherme Augusto Talamoni, Roberto Braga Silva, Gustavo Pompermaier Garlet, Carlos Ferreira Santos, Sandra Lia Amaral
This study investigated whether ACTN3 R577X, AMPD1 C34T, I/D ACE and M235T AGT polymorphisms can affect performance tests such as jumping, sprinting and endurance in 220 young male athletes from professional minor league soccer team from São Paulo Futebol Clube, Brazil. I/D ACE and M235T AGT polymorphisms were also analyzed according to cardiac and hemodynamic parameters. Athletes were grouped or not by age. DNA from saliva and Taqman® assays were used for genotyping 220 athletes and the results were associated with performance tests...
January 24, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166186/between-session-reliability-of-isometric-mid-thigh-pull-kinetics-and-maximal-power-clean-performance-in-male-youth-soccer-players
#10
Thomas Dos'Santos, Christopher Thomas, Paul Comfort, John J McMahon, Paul A Jones, Nick P Oakley, Ashley L Young
The aim of the study was to determine the between-session reliability of isometric mid-thigh pull (IMTP) kinetics and maximal weight lifted during the power clean (PC) in male youth soccer players, and to identify the smallest detectable differences between sessions. Thirteen male youth soccer players (age: 16.7 ± 0.5 years, height: 1.80 ± 0.08 m, mass: 70.5 ± 9.4 kg) performed three IMTP trials, while only ten soccer players performed maximal power cleans. These were performed twice, separated by 48 hours to examine the between-session reliability...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153354/sport-and-sample-specific-features-of-trace-elements-in-adolescent-female-field-hockey-players-and-fencers
#11
Alexey A Nabatov, Natalya A Troegubova, Ruslan R Gilmutdinov, Andrey P Sereda, Alexander S Samoilov, Natalya V Rylova
Active physical exercises and growth are associated with mineral imbalances in young athletes. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of sport-related factors on tissue mineral status in adolescent female athletes. Saliva and hair samples were used for the analysis of immediate and more permanent tissue mineral status, respectively. Samples taken from a control non-athletic female group and two groups of female athletes (field hockey and fencing) were analyzed for seven essential minerals: calcium, chromium, iron, potassium, magnesium, selenium and zinc...
November 5, 2016: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150471/the-effect-of-4-weeks-fixed-and-mixed-intermittent-hypoxic-training-iht-on-respiratory-metabolic-and-acid-base-response-of-capillary-blood-during-submaximal-bicycle-exercise-in-male-elite-taekwondo-players
#12
Hun-Young Park, Sub Sunoo, Sang-Seok Nam
Purpose: The purpose of our study was to determine the effectiveness of 4 weeks fixed and mixed intermittent hypoxic training (IHT) and its difference from exercise training at sea-level on exercise load, respiratory metabolic and acid-base response of capillary blood during 80% maximal heart rate (HRmax) bicycle exercise in male elite Taekwondo players. Methods: Male elite Taekwondo players (n = 25 out of 33) were randomly assigned to training at sea-level (n = 8, control group), training at 16...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Exercise Nutrition & Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149427/effects-of-plyometric-training-on-physical-fitness-in-team-sport-athletes-a-systematic-review
#13
Maamer Slimani, Karim Chamari, Bianca Miarka, Fabricio B Del Vecchio, Foued Chéour
Plyometric training (PT) is a very popular form of physical conditioning of healthy individuals that has been extensively studied over the last decades. In this article, we critically review the available literature related to PT and its effects on physical fitness in team sport athletes. We also considered studies that combined PT with other popular training modalities (e.g. strength/sprint training). Generally, short-term PT (i.e. 2-3 sessions a week for 4-16 weeks) improves jump height, sprint and agility performances in team sport players...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149423/analysis-of-setting-efficacy-in-young-male-and-female-volleyball-players
#14
Jara González-Silva, Alberto Moreno Domínguez, Carmen Fernández-Echeverría, Fernando Claver Rabaz, M Perla Moreno Arroyo
The main objective of this study was to analyse the variables that predicted setting efficacy in complex I (KI) in volleyball, in formative categories and depending on gender. The study sample was comprised of 5842 game actions carried out by the 16 male category and the 18 female category teams that participated in the Under-16 Spanish Championship. The dependent variable was setting efficacy. The independent variables were grouped into: serve variables (a serve zone, the type of serve, striking technique, an in-game role of the server and serve direction), reception variables (a reception zone, a receiver player and reception efficacy) and setting variables (a setter's position, a setting zone, the type of a set, setting technique, a set's area and tempo of a set)...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149421/physical-characteristics-of-elite-adolescent-female-basketball-players-and-their-relationship-to-match-performance
#15
Azahara Fort-Vanmeerhaeghe, Alicia Montalvo, Alexander Latinjak, Viswanath Unnithan
There were two aims of this study: first, to investigate physical fitness and match performance differences between under-16 (U16) and under-18 (U18) female basketball players, and second, to evaluate the relationship between physical fitness and game-related performances. Twenty-three young, female, elite Spanish basketball players (16.2 1.2 years) participated in the study. The sample was divided into two groups: U16 and U18 players. The average scores from pre- and post-season physical fitness measurements were used for subsequent analyses...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149420/repeated-dribbling-ability-in-young-soccer-players-reproducibility-and-variation-by-the-competitive-level
#16
João P Duarte, Óscar Tavares, João Valente-Dos-Santos, Vítor Severino, Alexis Ahmed, Ricardo Rebelo-Gonçalves, João R Pereira, Vasco Vaz, Susana Póvoas, André Seabra, Sean P Cumming, Manuel J Coelho-E-Silva
The intermittent nature of match performance in youth soccer supports relevance of ability to repeatedly produce high-intensity actions with short recovery periods. This study was aimed to examine the reproducibility of a repeated dribbling ability protocol and, additionally, to estimate the contribution of concurrent tests to explain inter-individual variability in repeated dribbling output. The total sample comprised 98 players who were assessed as two independent samples: 31 players were assessed twice to examine reliability of the protocol; and 67 juveniles aged 16...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149416/monitoring-salivary-immunoglobulin-a-responses-to-official-and-simulated-matches-in-elite-young-soccer-players
#17
Camila G Freitas, Marcelo S Aoki, Ademir F S Arruda, Clóvis Franciscon, Alexandre Moreira
The purpose of the present study was to examine SIgA responses (concentration [SIgAabs] and a secretion rate [SIgArate]) to official and simulated competitive matches in young soccer players. The sample was composed of 26 male soccer players (age 15.6 ± 1.1 yrs, stature 177.0 ± 6.1 cm, body mass 70.5 ± 5.7 kg). Four soccer matches (two simulated matches [SM] and two official matches [OM]) were conducted. The matches consisted of two halves of 35 min with a 10 min rest interval. Each assessed player participated in only one SM and one OM...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149369/the-effect-of-the-mthfr-c677t-mutation-on-athletic-performance-and-the-homocysteine-level-of-soccer-players-and-sedentary-individuals
#18
Nurten Dinç, Selda Bereket Yücel, Fatma Taneli, Metin Vehbi Sayın
This study investigated athletic performance and homocysteine (Hcy) levels in relation to the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T mutation and explored the relationship between this mutation and other cardiac risk factors in soccer players and sedentary individuals. The study groups consisted of randomly selected soccer players (n=48) from the Turkish Super and Major League and sedentary male students (n=48) aged 18-27. Anthropometric variables, aerobic and anaerobic thresholds were measured, furthermore, biochemical assays were performed...
June 1, 2016: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149359/the-activity-profile-of-young-tennis-athletes-playing-on-clay-and-hard-courts-preliminary-data
#19
Lucas Adriano Pereira, Victor Freitas, Felipe Arruda Moura, Marcelo Saldanha Aoki, Irineu Loturco, Fábio Yuzo Nakamura
The aim of this study was to compare the kinematic characteristics of tennis matches between red clay and hard courts in young tennis players. Eight young tennis players performed two tennis matches on different court surfaces. The match activities were monitored using GPS units. The distance covered in different velocity ranges and the number of accelerations were analyzed. The paired t test and inference based on magnitudes were used to compare the match physical performance between groups. The total distance (24% of difference), high-intensity running distance (15 - 18 km/h) (30% of difference), the number of high-intensity activities (44% of difference), the body load (1% of difference), and accelerations >1...
April 1, 2016: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146405/the-youth-throwing-score
#20
Christopher S Ahmad, Ajay S Padaki, Manish S Noticewala, Eric C Makhni, Charles A Popkin
BACKGROUND: Epidemic levels of shoulder and elbow injuries have been reported recently in youth and adolescent baseball players. Despite the concerning frequency of these injuries, no instrument has been validated to assess upper extremity injury in this patient population. Purpose/Hypothesis: The purpose of this study was to validate an upper extremity assessment tool specifically designed for young baseball players. We hypothesized that this tool will be both reliable and valid. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study (diagnosis); Level of evidence, 2...
February 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
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