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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416354/unilateral-jumps-in-different-directions-a-novel-assessment-of-soccer-associated-power
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Conall F Murtagh, Jos Vanrenterghem, Andrew O'Boyle, Ryland Morgans, Barry Drust, Robert M Erskine
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine whether countermovement jumps (CMJs; unilateral and bilateral) performed in different directions assessed independent lower-limb power qualities, and if unilateral CMJs would better differentiate between elite and non-elite soccer players than the bilateral vertical (BV) CMJ. DESIGN: Elite (n=23; age, 18.1±1.0years) and non-elite (n=20; age, 22.3±2.7years) soccer players performed three BV, unilateral vertical (UV), unilateral horizontal-forward (UH) and unilateral medial (UM) CMJs...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378431/left-ventricular-biomechanics-in-professional-football-players
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Thomas G von Lueder, Anders Hodt, Gard F Gjerdalen, Kjetil Steine
Chronic exercise induces adaptive changes of left ventricular (LV) ejection and filling capacities which may be detected by novel speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE) and tissue Doppler imaging (TDI)-based techniques. 103 consecutive male elite Norwegian soccer players and 46 age-matched healthy controls underwent echocardiography at rest. STE was used to assess LV torsional mechanics and LV systolic longitudinal strain (LS). Diastolic function was evaluated by trans-mitral blood flow, mitral annular velocities by TDI, and LV inflow propagation velocity by colour M-mode...
April 4, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361355/redox-status-alterations-during-the-competitive-season-in-%C3%A3-lite-soccer-players-focus-on-peripheral-leukocyte-derived-ros
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Matteo Becatti, Amanda Mannucci, Victoria Barygina, Gabriele Mascherini, Giacomo Emmi, Elena Silvestri, Daniel Wright, Niccolò Taddei, Giorgio Galanti, Claudia Fiorillo
It is well known that exercise training can deeply affect redox homeostasis by enhancing antioxidant defenses. However, exhaustive exercise can induce excessive reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, leading to oxidative stress-related tissue injury and impaired muscle contractility. Hence, ROS represent important signaling molecules whose level has to be maintained to preserve normal cellular function, but which can also accumulate in response to repetitive muscle contraction. In fact, low levels of oxidants have been suggested to be essential for muscle contraction...
March 30, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359608/changes-in-ventilatory-response-to-exercise-in-trained-athletes-respiratory-physiological-benefits-beyond-cardiovascular-performance
#4
Adriano di Paco, Bruno-Pierre Dubé, Pierantonio Laveneziana
INTRODUCTION: The beneficial impact of an 8-month competitive season on the ventilatory profile response to exercise in soccer players has never been evaluated. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ventilatory profile (evaluated by determining individual tidal volume [VT] relative to minute ventilation [VE] inflection points during exercise) and metabolic responses to incremental exercise were evaluated in 2 professional soccer teams before and after an 8-month competitive season...
March 27, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337894/actn3-ace-genotypes-and-mitochondrial-genome-in-professional-soccer-players%C3%A2-performance
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V Galeandro, A Notarnicola, A Bianco, S Tafuri, L Russo, V Pesce, B Moretti, V Petruzzella
Two nuclear genes, ACTN3, encoding for the α-actinin skeletal muscle isoform 3, and ACE encoding the angiotensin-converting enzyme, have both been associated with quantitative physical performance traits in the general population. The purpose of our study was to assess the association between the two nuclear gene variants, R577X (rs1815739) in ACTN3 and I/D (rs4340) in ACE, with elite athletes’ performance and the effect of training on the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) content in peripheral blood. We evaluated the genotypes and frequencies of ACTN3 R577X and ACE I/D polymorphisms between soccer players (n = 43) and healthy non-athletic controls (n = 128)...
January 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326044/geographical-variations-in-the-interaction-of-relative-age-effects-in-youth-and-adult-elite-soccer
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Christina Steingröver, Nick Wattie, Joseph Baker, Werner F Helsen, Jörg Schorer
Selection biases based on the use of cut-off dates and the timing of athletes' birthdates have been termed relative age effects. These effects have been shown to differentially affect individuals involved in sport. For example, young male soccer players born early in their age group are overrepresented in elite teams while studies in adult soccer indicated potential carry-over effects from talent development systems. This two-study approach focuses on the processes within multi-year age groups in youth and adult elite soccer and on the role of players' age position within the age band with regard to players' birth year and birth month...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301441/predictors-of-linear-and-multidirectional-acceleration-in-elite-soccer-players
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Northeast Jonathan, M Russell, D Shearer, C Cook, L Kilduff
Linear and multidirectional acceleration underpins success in professional soccer match-play. However, the physical qualities that determine these performance indicators are poorly understood in elite players. English Premier League players (n=26) performed isometric mid-thigh pulls (IMTP), bilateral and unilateral drop jumps (DJ; from 40 and 20 cm, respectively), bilateral and unilateral countermovement jumps (CMJ) and assessments of linear (5-, 10-, 20-m) and multidirectional (left/right pre-planned and reactive) acceleration...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298059/groin-problems-in-male-soccer-players-are-more-common-than-previously-reported
#8
Joar Harøy, Ben Clarsen, Kristian Thorborg, Per Hölmich, Roald Bahr, Thor Einar Andersen
BACKGROUND: The majority of surveillance studies in soccer have used a time-;loss injury definition, and many groin problems result from overuse, leading to gradually increasing pain and/or reduced performance without necessarily causing an absence from soccer training or match play. Thus, the magnitude of groin problems in soccer has probably been underestimated in previous studies based on traditional injury surveillance methods. PURPOSE: To investigate the prevalence of groin problems among soccer players of both sexes and among male soccer players at different levels of play through a new surveillance method developed to capture acute and overuse problems...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288203/the-effects-of-menstrual-cycle-phase-on-physical-performance-in-female-soccer-players
#9
Ross Julian, Anne Hecksteden, Hugh H K Fullagar, Tim Meyer
BACKGROUND: Female soccer has grown extensively in recent years, however differences in gender-specific physiology have rarely been considered. The female reproductive hormones which rise and fall throughout the menstrual cycle, are known to affect numerous cardiovascular, respiratory, thermoregulatory and metabolic parameters, which in turn, may have implications on exercise physiology and soccer performance. Therefore, the main aim of the present study was to investigate potential effects of menstrual cycle phase on performance in soccer specific tests...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253042/monitoring-elite-soccer-players-external-loads-using-real-time-data
#10
Steve Barrett
PURPOSE: The principle aim of the study was to assess the validity of measuring locomotor activities and PlayerLoad using Real-Time (RT) data collection during soccer training. METHODS: Twenty-nine (n=29) English soccer players participated. Each player wore the same MEMS device (S5, Optimeye, CatapultSports, Melbourne, Australia) during twenty-one training sessions (n= 331 data sets) in the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 season. A Real-Time receiver (TRX, Catapultsports, Melbourne, Australia) was used to collect the locomotor activities and PlayerLoad data in RT and compared with the post-event downloaded (PED) data...
March 2, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229576/hormonal-responses-during-two-different-concurrent-training-trials-in-youth-elite-soccer-players-does-changing-the-organisation-of-training-impact-the-hormonal-response-to-concurrent-exercise
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Kevin Enright, James Morton, John Iga, Barry Drust
BACKGROUND: There are no data describing the acute hormonal responses to concurrent- training programmes in youth elite soccer players. Therefore, the aim of this study was to describe the total testosterone (T), cortisol (C), and growth hormone (hGH) responses during two same-day concurrent-training (CT) trials in elite soccer players. METHODS: n=13 youth elite players (age: 17.0±0.2 yrs; height, 1.80±0.07 m; body mass, 73.1±5.7 kg; VO2 max, 64.4±4.8ml-1.kg-1...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229569/nonlinear-sprint-performance-differentiates-professional-from-young-soccer-players
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Maithe Cardoso de Araújo, Christian Baumgart, Jürgen Freiwald, Matthias W Hoppe
BACKGROUND: Linear and nonlinear sprinting activities are relevant physical capacities in soccer. This study aimed (1) to compare linear and nonlinear sprint performance between professional and young soccer players and (2) to investigate relationships between both sprint types. METHODS: Sixty-eight German male elite field soccer players were grouped based on age as professional (PRO, n = 20), under-23 (U23, n = 16), under-19 (U19, n = 18), and under-17 (U17, n = 14)...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220500/neuroplus-biofeedback-improves-attention-resilience-and-injury-prevention-in-elite-soccer-players
#13
Aiace Rusciano, Giuliano Corradini, Ivilin Stoianov
Performance and injury prevention in elite soccer players are typically investigated from physical-tactical, biomechanical, and metabolic perspectives. However, executive functions, visuospatial abilities, and psychophysiological adaptability or resilience are also fundamental for efficiency and well-being in sports. Based on previous research associating autonomic flexibility with prefrontal cortical control, we designed a novel integrated autonomic biofeedback training method called Neuroplus to improve resilience, visual attention, and injury prevention...
February 21, 2017: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219108/relative-age-maturation-and-physical-biases-on-position-allocation-in-elite-youth-soccer
#14
Chris Towlson, Stephen Cobley, Adrian Wayne Midgley, Andrew Garrett, Guy Parkin, Ric Lovell
This study assessed the contribution of relative age, anthropometry, maturation, and physical fitness characteristics on soccer playing position (goalkeeper [GK], central-defender [CD], lateral-defender [LD], central-midfield [CM], lateral-midfielder [LM], and forward [FWD]) for 465 elite-youth players (U13-U18's). U13-14 CD were relatively older than LD and CM (likely small effects). CD and GK were generally taller and heavier (likely small to very-likely moderate effects) than other players at each developmental stage and were advanced maturers at U13-14 (very-likely small to likely moderate effects)...
March 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197354/neuromuscular-coordination-deficit-persists-12-months-after-acl-reconstruction-but-can-be-modulated-by-6-weeks-of-kettlebell-training-a-case-study-in-women-s-elite-soccer
#15
Mette K Zebis, Christoffer H Andersen, Jesper Bencke, Christina Ørntoft, Connie Linnebjerg, Per Hölmich, Kristian Thorborg, Per Aagaard, Lars L Andersen
The aim of the present single-case study was to investigate the effect of 6 weeks' kettlebell training on the neuromuscular risk profile for ACL injury in a high-risk athlete returning to sport after ACL reconstruction. A female elite soccer player (age 21 years) with no previous history of ACL injury went through neuromuscular screening as measured by EMG preactivity of vastus lateralis and semitendinosus during a standardized sidecutting maneuver. Subsequently, the player experienced a noncontact ACL injury...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192512/explosive-strength-and-endurance-adaptations-in-young-elite-soccer-players-during-two-soccer-seasons
#16
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/28190980/effect-of-low-dose-short-term-creatine-supplementation-on-muscle-power-output-in-elite-youth-soccer-players
#17
Aquiles Yáñez-Silva, Cosme F Buzzachera, Ivan Da C Piçarro, Renata S B Januario, Luis H B Ferreira, Steven R McAnulty, Alan C Utter, Tacito P Souza-Junior
BACKGROUND: To determine the effects of a low dose, short-term Creatine monohydrate (Cr) supplementation (0.03 g.kg.d(-1) during 14 d) on muscle power output in elite youth soccer players. METHODS: Using a two-group matched, double blind, placebo-controlled design, nineteen male soccer players (mean age = 17.0 ± 0.5 years) were randomly assigned to either Cr (N = 9) or placebo (N = 10) group. Before and after supplementation, participants performed a 30s Wingate Anaerobic Test (WAnT) to assess peak power output (PPO), mean power output (MPO), fatigue index (FI), and total work...
2017: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178738/core-executive-functions-are-associated-with-success-in-young-elite-soccer-players
#18
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/28177720/free-sugar-total-sugar-fibre-and-micronutrient-intake-within-elite-youth-british-soccer-players-a-nutritional-transition-from-schoolboy-to-fulltime-soccer-player
#19
Robert J Naughton, Barry Drust, Andy O'Boyle, Julie Abayomi, Elizabeth Mahon, James P Morton, Ian G Davies
It is recommended that soccer players consume a high carbohydrate diet to augment performance. However, growing evidence suggests that there is a link between high free-sugar (FS) intake (>5% total energy intake; TEI) and metabolic diseases. Furthermore, foods that are often high in sugar, such as processed foods, are typically lacking in nutrient quality. We therefore analysed total-sugar, FS, dietary fibre, and micronutrient intake of players from an English Premier League academy under (U) 18 (n = 13), U15/16 (n = 25), and U13/14 (n = 21) using a 7-day food diary...
May 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173971/the-acceleration-and-deceleration-profiles-of-elite-female-soccer-players-during-competitive-matches
#20
Jocelyn K Mara, Kevin G Thompson, Kate L Pumpa, Stuart Morgan
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the acceleration (≥2ms(-2)) and deceleration (≤-2ms(-2)) profiles of elite female soccer players during competitive matches. DESIGN: Single cohort, observational study. METHODS: An Optical Player Tracking system was used to determine acceleration (≥2ms(-2)) and deceleration (≤-2ms(-2)) variables for twelve elite female players across seven competitive matches. RESULTS: In total, players performed 423 (±126) accelerations and 430 (±125) decelerations per match...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
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