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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900188/single-leg-balance-and-core-motor-control-in-children-when-does-the-risk-for-acl-injury-occurs
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Allison B Hutchinson, Paul Yao, Mark R Hutchinson
INTRODUCTION: While numerous publications have demonstrated the correlation of poor single-leg balance and core motor control with an increased risk of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in skeletally mature female athletes, few have analysed the preadolescent population regarding when indeed comparative deficits in balance and core control actually occur. The purpose of this study was to assess whether the neuromotor factors that place mature females at increased risk of ACL injury actually are present in preadolescents and if so when...
2016: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899894/moderate-load-eccentric-exercise-a-distinct-novel-training-modality
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Hans Hoppeler
Over the last 20 years a number of studies have been published using progressive eccentric exercise protocols on motorized ergometers or similar devices that allow for controlled application of eccentric loads. Exercise protocols ramp eccentric loads over an initial 3 weeks period in order to prevent muscle damage and delayed onset muscle soreness. Final training loads reach 400-500 W in rehabilitative settings and over 1200 W in elite athletes. Training is typically carried out three times per week for durations of 20-30 min...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893481/the-effect-of-exercise-induced-muscle-damage-after-a-bout-of-accentuated-eccentric-load-drop-jumps-and-the-repeated-bout-effect
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Lee A Bridgeman, Nicholas D Gill, Deborah K Dulson, Michael R McGuigan
Although previous studies have investigated exercise induced muscle damage (EIMD) after a bout of unloaded drop jumps (DJ) none have investigated the effects of accentuated eccentric load (AEL) DJs on EIMD. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of 30 and 50 AEL DJs on strength, jump performance, muscle soreness and blood markers. Eight resistance trained athletes participated in this study. In week 1 baseline countermovement jump (CMJ), squat jump (SJ), concentric and eccentric peak force (PF), creatine kinase (CK) and muscle soreness (SOR) were assessed...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893474/hypertrophy-and-explosive-reactive-functioning-in-sedentary-men-following-10-weeks-of-whole-body-vibration
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Jens Ebing, Ulf Gast, Christoph Hauptmann, Dieter Felsenberg, Daniel L Belavý
The objective of this study was to determine the impact of vertical (Power-plate; POW) and side-alternating (Galileo; GAL) whole-body vibration exercise on muscle mass and lower-limb neuromuscular function. Forty-three sedentary male subjects (18-30yr) randomized into three groups underwent two upper-body exercise sessions per week for 10 weeks. Two groups of subjects underwent additional squat exercises on the GAL (N=15) or POW (N=14) devices. The third group was control. On magnetic resonance imaging, volume of the thigh muscles was measured...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877843/thermally-conductive-polyamide-6-carbon-filler-composites-based-on-a-hybrid-filler-system
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Sung Min Ha, O Hwan Kwon, Yu Gyeong Oh, Yong Seok Kim, Sung-Goo Lee, Jong Chan Won, Kwang Soo Cho, Byoung Gak Kim, Youngjae Yoo
We explored the use of a hybrid filler consisting of graphite nanoplatelets (GNPs) and single walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) in a polyamide 6 (PA 6) matrix. The composites containing PA 6, powdered GNP, and SWCNT were melt-processed and the effect of filler content in the single filler and hybrid filler systems on the thermal conductivity of the composites was examined. The thermal diffusivities of the composites were measured by the standard laser flash method. Composites containing the hybrid filler system showed enhanced thermal conductivity with values as high as 8...
December 2015: Science and Technology of Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876280/validity-and-intra-rater-reliability-of-myjump-app-on-iphone-6s-in-jump-performance
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Robert Stanton, Sally-Anne Wintour, Crystal O Kean
OBJECTIVES: Smartphone applications are increasingly used by researchers, coaches, athletes and clinicians. The aim of this study was to examine the concurrent validity and intra-rater reliability of the smartphone-based application, MyJump, against laboratory-based force plate measurements. DESIGN: Cross sectional study. METHODS: Participants completed counter-movement jumps (CMJ) (n=29) and 30cm drop jumps (DJ) (n=27) on a force plate which were simultaneously recorded using MyJump...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874298/volitional-spine-stabilization-during-a-drop-vertical-jump-from-different-landing-heights-implications-for-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury
#7
Ram Haddas, Troy Hooper, C Roger James, Phillip S Sizer
CONTEXT:  Volitional spine stabilization (VSS) during dynamic activities may alter trunk motion, but the role of the core musculature in positioning the trunk during landing tasks is unclear. OBJECTIVE:  To determine whether volitional core-muscle activation incorporated during a drop vertical jump alters lower extremity kinematics and kinetics, as well as trunk and lower extremity muscle activity at different landing heights. DESIGN:  Controlled laboratory study...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826398/four-weeks-of-supplementation-with-isolated-soy-protein-attenuates-exercise-induced-muscle-damage-and-enhances-muscle-recovery-in-well-trained-athletes-a-randomized-trial
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Shweta Shenoy, Mrinal Dhawan, Jaspal Singh Sandhu
BACKGROUND: The effects of consumption of isolated soy protein (ISP) for a chronic period (4 weeks) on exercise induced muscle damage (EIMD) in athletic population have never been explored. OBJECTIVES: To examine the effects of ISP on muscle damage indices elicited via a bout of damaging exercise. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty males (20 boxers, 20 cyclists) aged 18 - 28 years were randomly assigned to two groups (ISP and Placebo) (n = 20). All participants who engaged themselves in specific, regular training of 30 hours a week during the competitive season were included in the study...
September 2016: Asian Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820725/training-strategies-to-improve-muscle-power-is-olympic-style-weightlifting-relevant
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Christian Helland, Eirik Hole, Erik Iversen, Monica Charlotte Olsson, Olivier Seynnes, Paul Andre Solberg, Gøran Paulsen
INTRODUCTION: This efficacy study investigated the effects of (1) Olympic-style weightlifting (OWL), (2) motorized strength and power training (MSPT), and (3) free weight strength and power training (FSPT) on muscle power. METHODS: Thirty-nine young athletes (20±3 yr.; ice hockey, volleyball and badminton) were randomized into the three training groups. All groups participated in 2-3 sessions/week for 8 weeks. The MSPT and FSPT groups trained using squats (two legs and single leg) with high force and high power, while the OWL group trained using clean and snatch exercises...
November 3, 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813394/adaptations-in-movement-performance-after-plyometric-training-on-mini-trampoline-in-children
#10
Fotini Arabatzi
BACKGROUND: Deficits in postural control and skill performance are important intrinsic fall risk factors. Thus, the purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of trampoline plyometrics on postural control, and jumping height in pre-pubertal children. METHODS: Twenty-two school children were assigned to either a Trampoline group (TPLG, n = 12, 7 girls & 5 boys, age = 9.30 ± 0.55 years) or a Control group (CG, n = 12, 8 girls & 4 boys, age = 9.30 ± 0.55 years)...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803627/muscle-contraction-velocity-a-suitable-approach-to-analyze-the-functional-adaptations-in-elite-soccer-players
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Irineu Loturco, Lucas A Pereira, Ronaldo Kobal, Katia Kitamura, Rodrigo Ramírez-Campillo, Vinicius Zanetti, Cesar C Cal Abad, Fabio Y Nakamura
Tensiomyography (TMG) has been used as a simple and non-invasive tool to assess the mechanical properties of skeletal muscles. The TMG-derived velocity of contraction (Vc), which can be calculated from the ratio between maximal radial displacement and the sum of contraction time and delay time, has been proposed for evaluating athletes. However, its sensitivity to training effects and possible relation with changes in soccer players' neuromuscular performance have not yet been addressed. To test this possibility, twenty-two male Brazilian elite soccer players were assessed using TMG-derived Vc, unloaded squat jump, countermovement jump and drop jump at 45 cm, loaded jump squat and linear (20 m) and change of direction (COD) sprint tests, prior to and after an 8-week period, between two consecutive official tournaments, during which the concurrency between endurance and strength-power training commonly impairs neuromuscular capacities...
September 2016: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790156/locomotor-muscle-fatigue-does-not-alter-oxygen-uptake-kinetics-during-high-intensity-exercise
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James G Hopker, Giuseppe Caporaso, Andrea Azzalin, Roger Carpenter, Samuele M Marcora
The [Formula: see text] slow component ([Formula: see text]) that develops during high-intensity aerobic exercise is thought to be strongly associated with locomotor muscle fatigue. We sought to experimentally test this hypothesis by pre-fatiguing the locomotor muscles used during subsequent high-intensity cycling exercise. Over two separate visits, eight healthy male participants were asked to either perform a non-metabolically stressful 100 intermittent drop-jumps protocol (pre-fatigue condition) or rest for 33 min (control condition) according to a random and counterbalanced order...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27727298/computational-investigation-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-dynamics-in-the-posterior-cranial-fossa-and-cervical-subarachnoid-space-in-patients-with-chiari-i-malformation
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Karen-Helene Støverud, Hans Petter Langtangen, Geir Andre Ringstad, Per Kristian Eide, Kent-Andre Mardal
PURPOSE: Previous computational fluid dynamics (CFD) studies have demonstrated that the Chiari malformation is associated with abnormal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow in the cervical part of the subarachnoid space (SAS), but the flow in the SAS of the posterior cranial fossa has received little attention. This study extends previous modelling efforts by including the cerebellomedullary cistern, pontine cistern, and 4th ventricle in addition to the cervical subarachnoid space. METHODS: The study included one healthy control, Con1, and two patients with Chiari I malformation, P1 and P2...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27705063/a-comparison-of-body-segment-inertial-parameter-estimation-methods-and-joint-moment-and-power-calculations-during-a-drop-vertical-jump-in-collegiate-female-soccer-players
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Sara L Arena, Kelsey McLaughlin, Anh-Dung Nguyen, James M Smoliga, Kevin R Ford
Athletic individuals may differ in body segment inertial parameter (BSIP) estimates due to differences in body composition, and this may influence calculation of joint kinetics. The purposes of this study were to 1) compare BSIPs predicted by the method introduced by de Leva(1) with DXA-derived BSIPs in collegiate female soccer players, and 2) examine the effects of these BSIPs estimation methods on joint moment and power calculations during a drop vertical jump (DVJ). Twenty female NCAA Division 1 soccer players were recruited...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Applied Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704484/effect-of-plyometric-training-on-vertical-jump-performance-in-female-athletes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#15
Emilija Stojanović, Vladimir Ristić, Daniel Travis McMaster, Zoran Milanović
BACKGROUND: Plyometric training is an effective method to prevent knee injuries in female athletes; however, the effects of plyometric training on jump performance in female athletes is unclear. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to determine the effectiveness of plyometric training on vertical jump (VJ) performance of amateur, collegiate and elite female athletes. METHODS: Six electronic databases were searched (PubMed, MEDLINE, ERIC, Google Scholar, SCIndex and ScienceDirect)...
October 4, 2016: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27669181/the-effects-of-accentuated-eccentric-loading-on-the-drop-jump-exercise-and-the-subsequent-postactivation-potentiation-response
#16
Lee A Bridgeman, Michael R McGuigan, Nicholas D Gill, Deborah Dulson
The aims of this study were to (A) 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 DJ's with no additional load or an AEL of 10, 20 or 30% of their individual body mass (BM) utilising dumbbells to provide the extra load...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27637589/mechanisms-of-force-depression-caused-by-different-types-of-physical-exercise-studied-by-direct-electrical-stimulation-of-human-quadriceps-muscle
#17
Albertas Skurvydas, Gediminas Mamkus, Sigitas Kamandulis, Vilma Dudoniene, Dovile Valanciene, Håkan Westerblad
PURPOSE: Force production frequently remains depressed for several hours or even days after various types of strenuous physical exercise. We hypothesized that the pattern of force changes during the first hour after exercise can be used to reveal muscular mechanisms likely to underlie the decline in muscle performance during exercise as well as factors involved in the triggering the prolonged force depression after exercise. METHODS: Nine groups of recreationally active male volunteers performed one of the following types of exercise: single prolonged or repeated short maximum voluntary contractions (MVCs); single or repeated all-out cycling bouts; repeated drop jumps...
September 16, 2016: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27637264/stiff-landings-are-associated-with-increased-acl-injury-risk-in-young-female-basketball-and-floorball-players
#18
Mari Leppänen, Kati Pasanen, Urho M Kujala, Tommi Vasankari, Pekka Kannus, Sami Äyrämö, Tron Krosshaug, Roald Bahr, Janne Avela, Jarmo Perttunen, Jari Parkkari
BACKGROUND: Few prospective studies have investigated the biomechanical risk factors of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. PURPOSE: To investigate the relationship between biomechanical characteristics of vertical drop jump (VDJ) performance and the risk of ACL injury in young female basketball and floorball players. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: At baseline, a total of 171 female basketball and floorball players (age range, 12-21 years) participated in a VDJ test using 3-dimensional motion analysis...
September 16, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27632838/effects-of-volitional-spine-stabilization-and-lower-extremity-fatigue-on-knee-and-ankle-during-landing-performance-in-a-recurrent-low-back-pain-population
#19
Ram Haddas, Steven F Sawyer, Phillip S Sizer, Toby Brooks, Ming-Chien Chyu, C Roger James
INTRODUCTION: Recurrent LBP (rLBP) and neuromuscular fatigue are independently thought to increase the risk of lower extremity (LE) injury. Volitional preemptive abdominal contraction (VPAC) is thought to improve lumbar spine and pelvis control in individuals with rLBP. The effects of VPAC on fatigued landing performance in individuals with rLBP are unknown. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of VPAC and LE fatigue on landing performance in a rLBP population. DESIGN: Cross-sectional pretest-posttest cohort control design...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27627234/jumps-somersaults-and-symmetry-breaking-in-leidenfrost-drops
#20
Simeng Chen, Volfango Bertola
When a droplet of water impacts a heated surface, the drop may be observed to bounce. Recently is has been found that small quantities (∼100 ppm) of polymer additives such as polyethylene oxide can significantly increase the maximum bouncing height of drops. This effect has been explained in terms of the reduction of energy dissipation caused by polymer additives during the drop retraction and rebound, resulting in higher mechanical energy available for bouncing. Here we demonstrate, by comparing three types of fluids (Newtonian, shear-thinning, and viscoelastic), that the total kinetic energy carried by low-viscosity Newtonian drops during retraction is partly transformed into rotational kinetic energy rather than dissipated when compared with high-viscosity or non-Newtonian drops...
August 2016: Physical Review. E
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