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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632776/dynamic-knee-valgus-alignment-influences-impact-attenuation-in-the-lower-extremity-during-the-deceleration-phase-of-a-single-leg-landing
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Akihiro Tamura, Kiyokazu Akasaka, Takahiro Otsudo, Jyunya Shiozawa, Yuka Toda, Kaori Yamada
Dynamic knee valgus during landings is associated with an increased risk of non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. In addition, the impact on the body during landings must be attenuated in the lower extremity joints. The purpose of this study was to investigate landing biomechanics during landing with dynamic knee valgus by measuring the vertical ground reaction force (vGRF) and angular impulses in the lower extremity during a single-leg landing. The study included 34 female college students, who performed the single-leg drop vertical jump...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632062/skeleton-sled-velocity-profiles-a-novel-approach-to-understand-critical-aspects-of-the-elite-athletes-start-phases
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Steffi L Colyer, Keith A Stokes, James L J Bilzon, Aki I T Salo
The development of velocity across the skeleton start is critical to performance, yet poorly understood. We aimed to understand which components of the sled velocity profile determine performance and how physical abilities influence these components. Thirteen well-trained skeleton athletes (>85% of athletes in the country) performed dry-land push-starts alongside countermovement jump and sprint tests at multiple time-points. A magnet encoder attached to the sled wheel provided velocity profiles, which were characterised using novel performance descriptors...
February 28, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629863/the-unfolding-mechanism-of-monomeric-mutant-sod1-by-simulated-force-spectroscopy
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Mona Habibi, Jörg Rottler, Steven S Plotkin
Mechanical unfolding of mutated apo, disulfide-reduced, monomeric superoxide dismutase 1 protein (SOD1) has been simulated via force spectroscopy techniques, using both an all-atom (AA), explicit solvent model and a coarse-grained heavy-atom Gō (HA-Gō) model. The HA-Gō model was implemented at two different pulling speeds for comparison. The most-common sequence of unfolding in the AA model agrees well with the most-common unfolding sequence of the HA-Gō model, when the same normalized pulling rate was used...
June 16, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628178/jumping-drops-on-hydrophobic-surfaces-controlling-energy-transfer-by-timed-electric-actuation
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Zhantao Wang, Dirk van den Ende, Arjen Pit, Rudy Lagraauw, Daniël Wijnperlé, Frieder Mugele
Aqueous sessile drops are launched from a super-hydrophobic surface by electric actuation in an electrowetting configuration with a voltage pulse of variable duration. We show that the jump height, i.e. the amount of energy that is transferred from surface energy to the translational degree of freedom, depends not only on the applied voltage but also in a periodic manner on the duration of the actuation pulse. Specifically, we find that the jump height for a pulse of optimized duration is almost twice as high as the one obtained upon turning off the voltage after equilibration of the drop under electrowetting...
June 19, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599111/corrigendum
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Krosshaug T, Steffen K, Kristianslund E, et al. The vertical drop jump is a poor screening test for ACL injuries in female elite soccer and handball players: a prospective cohort study of 710 athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2016;44(4):874-883. (Original DOI: 10.1177/0363546515625048 ).
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595235/a-warm-up-routine-that-incorporates-a-plyometric-protocol-potentiates-the-force-generating-capacity-of-the-quadriceps-muscles
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Mariska Johnson, J Pierre Baudin, Alejandro L Ley, David F Collins
This study was designed to investigate whether a warm-up routine that incorporates drop jumps, induces post-activation potentiation (PAP), and if so, assess the magnitude and time course of the induced PAP. Participants performed a standard warm-up that incorporated either drop jumps (plyometric protocol) or a low-paced walk (control protocol). PAP was assessed by changes in electrically-evoked isometric muscle twitches recorded throughout both protocols. The plyometric protocol increased peak twitch torque (PTT), rate of force development (RTD) and impulse significantly (by 23%, 39% and 46%, respectively) with no change in the amplitude of simultaneously-evoked M-waves, indicating that the augmented torque was due to PAP...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575923/the-effect-of-a-simulated-soccer-match-on-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-risk-factors
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Matthew Wright, Paul Chesterton, Mark Wijnbergen, Adrian O'Rourke, Tom Macpherson
To investigate the effect of within match fatigue on knee kinematics and jump kinetics in girls' soccer players, a quasi-experiment time series design was employed collecting data before, after and at 15-min intervals during a 90-min simulated soccer match. 15 girl players (age 13.1±1.4 years) performed a counter movement jump and a single-leg drop jump. Mean concentric force and flight time to contraction time ratio were derived from the counter movement jump. Knee valgus and flexion angles were calculated during the single-leg drop from 3-dimensional motion capture...
June 2, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574410/changes-in-muscle-cross-sectional-area-muscle-force-and-jump-performance-during-6-weeks-of-progressive-whole-body-vibration-combined-with-progressive-high-intensity-resistance-training
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A Rosenberger, Å Beijer, B Johannes, E Schoenau, J Mester, J Rittweger, J Zange
OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that progressive whole-body vibration (WBV) superimposed to progressive high intensity resistance training has greater effects on muscle cross-sectional area (CSA), muscle force of leg muscles, and jump performance than progressive high intensity resistance training alone. METHODS: Two groups of healthy male subjects performed either 6 weeks of Resistive Vibration Exercise (RVE, squats and heel raises with WBV, n=13) or Resistive Exercise (RE, squats and heel raises without WBV, n=13)...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Musculoskeletal & Neuronal Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541933/liquid-gas-mass-transfer-at-drop-structures
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Natércia Matias, Asbjørn Haaning Nielsen, Jes Vollertsen, Filipa Ferreira, José Saldanha Matos
Over the last decades, considerable progress has been made in the understanding of the sulfur cycle in sewer systems. In spite of a wealth of experimental and field studies that have addressed the release of hydrogen sulfide from free surface flows in gravity sewers and the corresponding air-water mass transfer, little is known about hydrogen sulfide emission under highly turbulent conditions (e.g., drop structures, hydraulic jumps). In this study, experimental work was carried out to analyze the influence of characteristics of drops on reaeration...
May 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538313/the-effects-of-accentuated-eccentric-loading-on-the-drop-jump-exercise-and-the-subsequent-postactivation-potentiation-response
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Lee A Bridgeman, Michael R McGuigan, Nicholas D Gill, Deborah K Dulson
The aims of this study were (a) to investigate the acute effects of different drop jump (DJ) accentuated eccentric loading (AEL) protocols and (b) to investigate the effect of these AEL DJ protocols on subsequent countermovement jump (CMJ) performance. The subjects were 12 strength-trained athletes; initially, baseline CMJ performance was assessed and individual optimal DJ drop height identified. In subsequent weeks, subjects completed 1 set of 5 DJs with no additional load or an AEL of 10, 20, or 30% of their individual body mass (BM) using dumbbells to provide the extra load...
June 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538294/effects-of-different-combinations-of-strength-power-and-plyometric-training-on-the-physical-performance-of-elite-young-soccer-players
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Ronaldo Kobal, Irineu Loturco, Renato Barroso, Saulo Gil, Rogério Cuniyochi, Carlos Ugrinowitsch, Hamilton Roschel, Valmor Tricoli
The combination of strength (ST) and plyometric training (PT) has been shown to be effective for improving sport-specific performance. However, there is no consensus about the most effective way to combine these methods in the same training session to produce greater improvements in neuromuscular performance of soccer players. Thus, the purpose of this study was to compare the effects of different combinations of ST and PT sequences on strength, jump, speed, and agility capacities of elite young soccer players...
June 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528873/measurement-of-peak-impact-loads-differ-between-accelerometers-effects-of-system-operating-range-and-sampling-rate
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Christina Ziebart, Lora M Giangregorio, Jenna C Gibbs, Iris C Levine, James Tung, Andrew C Laing
A wide variety of accelerometer systems, with differing sensor characteristics, are used to detect impact loading during physical activities. The study examined the effects of system characteristics on measured peak impact loading during a variety of activities by comparing outputs from three separate accelerometer systems, and by assessing the influence of simulated reductions in operating range and sampling rate. Twelve healthy young adults performed seven tasks (vertical jump, box drop, heel drop, and bilateral single leg and lateral jumps) while simultaneously wearing three tri-axial accelerometers including a criterion standard laboratory-grade unit (Endevco 7267A) and two systems primarily used for activity-monitoring (ActiGraph GT3X+, GCDC X6-2mini)...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527741/reeling-in-the-damages-harmful-algal-blooms-impact-on-lake-erie-s-recreational-fishing-industry
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David Wolf, Will Georgic, H Allen Klaiber
Lake Erie is one of the most valuable natural resources in the United States, providing billions of dollars in benefits each year to recreationalists, homeowners and local governments. The ecosystem services provided by Lake Erie, however, are under threat due to harmful algal blooms. This paper provides recreational damage estimates using spatially and temporally varying algae measures and monthly fishing permit sales collected between 2011 and 2014. Results indicate that fishing license sales drop between 10% and 13% when algal conditions surpass the World Health's Organization's moderate health risk advisory threshold of 20,000 cyanobacteria cells/mL...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522976/trunk-muscle-activity-during-drop-jump-performance-in-adolescent-athletes-with-back-pain
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Steffen Mueller, Josefine Stoll, Juliane Mueller, Michael Cassel, Frank Mayer
In the context of back pain, great emphasis has been placed on the importance of trunk stability, especially in situations requiring compensation of repetitive, intense loading induced during high-performance activities, e.g., jumping or landing. This study aims to evaluate trunk muscle activity during drop jump in adolescent athletes with back pain (BP) compared to athletes without back pain (NBP). Eleven adolescent athletes suffering back pain (BP: m/f: n = 4/7; 15.9 ± 1.3 y; 176 ± 11 cm; 68 ± 11 kg; 12...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515975/prospective-functional-performance-testing-and-relationship-to-lower-extremity-injury-incidence-in-adolescent-sports-participants
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Joseph Smith, Nick DePhillipo, Iris Kimura, Morgan Kocher, Ronald Hetzler
BACKGROUND: Due to the high number of adolescent athletes and subsequent lower extremity injuries, improvements of injury prevention strategies with emphasis on clinic-based and practical assessments are warranted. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to prospectively investigate if a battery of functional performance tests (FPT) could be used as a preseason-screening tool to identify adolescent athletes at risk for sports-related acute lower extremity injury via comparison of injured and uninjured subjects...
April 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503393/measuring-adhesion-on-rough-surfaces-using-atomic-force-microscopy-with-a-liquid-probe
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Juan V Escobar, Cristina Garza, Rolando Castillo
We present a procedure to perform and interpret pull-off force measurements during the jump-off-contact process between a liquid drop and rough surfaces using a conventional atomic force microscope. In this method, a micrometric liquid mercury drop is attached to an AFM tipless cantilever to measure the force required to pull this drop off a rough surface. We test the method with two surfaces: a square array of nanometer-sized peaks commonly used for the determination of AFM tip sharpness and a multi-scaled rough diamond surface containing sub-micrometer protrusions...
2017: Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500647/serum-bdnf-and-il-6-response-to-high-volume-mechanically-demanding-exercise
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Vaidas Verbickas, Sigitas Kamandulis, Audrius Snieckus, Tomas Venckunas, Neringa Baranauskiene, Marius Brazaitis, Danguole Satkunskiene, Alvydas Unikauskas, Albertas Skurvydas
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to follow circulating brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and interleukin 6 (IL-6) levels in response to severe muscle-damaging exercise. METHODS: Young healthy men (N=10) performed a bout of mechanically demanding stretch shortening cycle exercise consisting of 200 drop jumps. Voluntary and electrically induced knee extension torque, serum BDNF levels, and IL-6 levels were measured before and for up to 7 days after exercise...
May 13, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489955/isometric-and-dynamic-strength-and-neuromuscular-attributes-as-predictors-of-vertical-jump-performance-in-11%C3%A2-13-year-old-male-athletes
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Brandon John McKinlay, Phillip J Wallace, Raffy Dotan, Devon Long, Craig Tokuno, David A Gabriel, Bareket Falk
In explosive contractions, neural activation is a major factor in determining the rate of torque development, while the latter is an important determinant of jump performance. However, the contribution of neuromuscular activation and rate of torque development to jump performance in children and youth is unclear. PURPOSE: To examine the relationships between the rate of neuromuscular activation, peak torque, rate of torque development, and jump performance in young male athletes. METHODS: Forty-one 12...
May 10, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469755/can-different-complex-training-improve-the-individual-phenomenon-of-post-activation-potentiation
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Zong-Rong Chen, Shin-Liang Lo, Min-Hsien Wang, Ching-Fang Yu, Hsien-Te Peng
The aims of the present study were (a) to determine whether the two types of complex training and vibration complex training would improve the individual phenomenon of post-activation potentiation (PAP) for every athlete in a team setting; and (b) to compare the acute effect of resistance and plyometric exercise, whole body vibration, complex training and vibration complex training on vertical jump performance. The participants were ten male division I college volleyball and basketball players. They were asked to perform three vertical jumps as a pre-test and were then randomly assigned to one of five PAP protocols, resistance exercise using half squat exercise, plyometric exercise using drop jumps with individualized drop height, whole body vibration using squats on a vibration plate, complex training combining resistance exercise with plyometric exercise, vibration complex training combining whole body vibration with plyometric exercise...
February 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469739/changes-in-impact-signals-and-muscle-activity-in-response-to-different-shoe-and-landing-conditions
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Xi Wang, Shen Zhang, Weijie Fu
Few rigorous scientific studies have investigated how the corresponding neuromuscular activity in the lower extremity occurs during different landing control movements in response to different impact signals. This study aimed to determine the potential shoe effects on impact signals, neuromuscular responses and their possible interactions in different human landing movements. Twelve male basketball players were required to wear high-cushioned basketball shoes (BS) and minimally cushioned control shoes (CC) to perform active drop jump landings (DJL) and passive landings (PL)...
February 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
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