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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...
May 18, 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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456776/effect-of-sprint-cycling-and-stretch-shortening-cycle-exercises-on-the-neuromuscular-immune-and-stress-indicators-in-young-men
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V Verbickas, N Baranauskiene, N Eimantas, S Kamandulis, S Rutkauskas, D Satkunskiene, S Sadauskas, M Brazaitis, A Skurvydas
Selection of optimal physical load is essential for desired adaptation including health benefits. We hypothesized that neuromuscular, immune and stress indicators will be higher after energy demanding sprint interval exercise (SIE) than to mechanically demanding stretch-shortening cycle exercise (SSE). The main aim of this study was to assess and compare the kinetics of blood brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), norepinephrine (NE) and cortisol (as stress indicators) and proinflammatory (IL-6) and anti-inflammatory (IL-10) cytokines within 24 hours after metabolically demanding SIE and after muscle damage inducing SSE...
February 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455730/knee-abduction-affects-greater-magnitude-of-change-in-acl-and-mcl-strains-than-matched-internal-tibial-rotation-in-vitro
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Nathaniel A Bates, Rebecca J Nesbitt, Jason T Shearn, Gregory D Myer, Timothy E Hewett
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injures incur over USD 2 billion in annual medical costs and prevention has become a topic of interest in biomechanics. However, literature conflicts persist over how knee rotations contribute to ACL strain and ligament injury. To maximize the efficacy of ACL injury prevention, the effects of underlying mechanics need to be better understood. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: We applied robotically controlled, in vivo-derived kinematic stimuli to the knee to assess ligament biomechanics in a cadaver model...
April 28, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445230/comparison-between-unilateral-and-bilateral-plyometric-training-on-single-and-double-leg-jumping-performance-and-strength
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Gregory C Bogdanis, Athanasios Tsoukos, Olga Kaloheri, Gerasimos Terzis, Panagiotis Veligekas, Lee E Brown
This study compared the effects of unilateral and bilateral plyometric training on single and double-leg jumping performance, maximal strength and rate of force development (RFD). Fifteen moderately trained subjects were randomly assigned to either a unilateral (U, n=7) or bilateral group (B, n=8). Both groups performed maximal effort plyometric leg exercises two times per week for 6 weeks. The B group performed all exercises with both legs, while the U group performed half the repetitions with each leg, so that total exercise volume was the same...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441059/effectiveness-of-neuromuscular-training-based-on-the-neuromuscular-risk-profile
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Timothy E Hewett, Kevin R Ford, Yingying Y Xu, Jane Khoury, Gregory D Myer
BACKGROUND: The effects of targeted neuromuscular training (TNMT) on movement biomechanics associated with the risk of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are currently unknown. Purpose/Hypotheses: To determine the effectiveness of TNMT specifically designed to increase trunk control and hip strength. The hypotheses were that (1) TNMT would decrease biomechanical and neuromuscular factors related to an increased ACL injury risk and (2) TNMT would decrease these biomechanical and neuromuscular factors to a greater extent in athletes identified as being at a high risk for future ACL injuries...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422586/the-reactive-strength-index-reflects-vertical-stiffness-during-drop-jumps
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Kristof Kipp, Michael T Kiely, Matthew D Giordanelli, Philip J Malloy, Christopher F Geiser
The reactive strength index (RSI) is often used to quantify drop jump (DJ) performance; however, not much is known about the biomechanical determinants of the RSI. The purpose of this study was to investigate the correlations between the RSI and several biomechanical variables calculated from DJ performed with different initial drop heights. Twelve, male NCAA DI basketball players performed DJ from drop heights of 30, 45, and 60 cm. Force plates were used to calculate DJ performance parameters (i.e., DJ height, contact time, and RSI) and DJ biomechanical variables (i...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409512/immediate-effects-of-different-types-of-stretching-exercises-on-badminton-jump-smash
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Hwi S Jang, Daeho Kim, Jihong Park
BACKGOUND: Since different types of stretching exercises may alter athletic performance, we compared the effects of three types of stretching exercises on badminton jump smash. METHODS: Sixteen male collegiate badminton players performed one of three different stretching exercises in a counterbalanced order on different days. Static stretching had seven typical stretches, while dynamic stretching involved nine dynamic movements, and resistance dynamic stretching was performed with weighted vests and dumbbells...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405096/cardiac-rehabilitation-for-a-skydiver-after-aortic-valve-replacement-for-pure-aortic-regurgitation-and-resection-of-the-ascending-aorta-complicated-by-active-infective-endocarditis-and-heart-block-requiring-a-pacemaker
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Tonja R Solomon, Sandra DeJong, Tim Bilbrey, Pasquale Carbone, Mark Campbell, Robert D Parker, Alessandra Lira, Diogo Amarante, Jeffrey M Schussler, Jenny Adams
A professional skydiver underwent aortic valve and ascending aorta replacement complicated by infective endocarditis with root abscess and pacemaker implantation. He then enrolled in the Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital cardiac rehabilitation (CR) program as part of its specificity of testing and exercise training facility. He performed specific skydiving cardiovascular and muscular strength tests at the beginning and the end of the CR program. His pacemaker was interrogated to ascertain any arrhythmias or lead displacement over the course of the CR program...
April 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368952/physical-determinants-of-division-1-collegiate-basketball-women-s-national-basketball-league-and-women-s-national-basketball-association-athletes-with-reference-to-lower-body-sidedness
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Tania Spiteri, Molly Binetti, Aaron T Scanlan, Vincent J Dalbo, Filippo Dolci, Christina Specos
In female basketball the assumed components of success include power, agility, and the proficiency at executing movements using each limb. However, the importance of these attributes in discriminating between playing levels in female basketball have yet to be determined. The purpose of this study was to compare lower body power, change of direction (COD) speed, agility, and lower-body sidedness between basketball athletes participating in Division 1 Collegiate basketball (United States), Women's National Basketball League (WNBL) (Australia), and Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) (United States)...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361285/evaluation-of-lower-limb-kinetics-during-gait-sprint-and-hop-tests-before-and-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Joaquín Moya-Angeler, Javier Vaquero, Francisco Forriol
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the functional status prior to and at different times after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR), and to analyze the changes in the kinetic patterns of the involved and uninvolved lower limb during gait, sprint and three hop tests. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-four male patients with an ACL injury were included in the study. All patients performed a standardized kinetic protocol including gait, sprint and three hop tests (single-leg hop, drop vertical jump and vertical jump tests), preoperatively and at 3, 6, and 12 months after ACLR with a semitendinosus gracilis tendon autograft...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356640/fatigue-influences-lower-extremity-angular-velocities-during-a-single-leg-drop-vertical-jump
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Akihiro Tamura, Kiyokazu Akasaka, Takahiro Otsudo, Junya Shiozawa, Yuka Toda, Kaori Yamada
[Purpose] Fatigue alters lower extremity landing strategies and decreases the ability to attenuate impact during landing. The purpose of this study was to reveal the influence of fatigue on dynamic alignment and joint angular velocities in the lower extremities during a single leg landing. [Subjects and Methods] The 34 female college students were randomly assigned to either the fatigue or control group. The fatigue group performed single-leg drop vertical jumps before, and after, the fatigue protocol, which was performed using a bike ergometer...
March 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338388/preferred-hip-strategy-during-landing-reduces-knee-abduction-moment-in-collegiate-female-soccer-players
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Anh-Dung Nguyen, Jeffrey B Taylor, Taylor G Wimbish, Jennifer L Keith, Kevin R Ford
CONTEXT: Hip focused interventions are aimed to decrease frontal plane knee loading related to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. Whether a preferred hip landing strategy decreases frontal plane knee loading is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To determine if a preferred hip landing strategy during a drop vertical jump (DVJ) is utilized during a single leg landing (SLL) task and whether differences in frontal plane knee loading are consistent between a DVJ and a SLL task...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319756/on-the-effect-of-networks-of-cycle-tracks-on-the-risk-of-cycling-the-case-of-seville
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R Marqués, V Hernández-Herrador
We analyze the evolution of the risk of cycling in Seville before and after the implementation of a network of segregated cycle tracks in the city. Specifically, we study the evolution of the risk for cyclists of being involved in a collision with a motor vehicle, using data reported by the traffic police along the period 2000-2013, i.e. seven years before and after the network was built. A sudden drop of such risk was observed after the implementation of the network of bikeways. We study, through a multilinear regression analysis, the evolution of the risk by means of explanatory variables representing changes in the built environment, specifically the length of the bikeways and a stepwise jump variable taking the values 0/1 before/after the network was implemented...
March 16, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
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