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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212266/individual-patterns-in-blood-borne-indicators-of-fatigue-trait-or-chance
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Ross Julian, Tim Meyer, Hugh H K Fullagar, Sabrina Skorski, Mark Pfeiffer, Michael Kellmann, Alexander Ferrauti, Anne Hecksteden
Julian, R, Meyer, T, Fullagar, HHK, Skorski, S, Pfeiffer, M, Kellmann, M, Ferrauti, A, and Hecksteden, A. Individual patterns in blood-borne indicators of fatigue-trait or chance. J Strength Cond Res 31(3): 608-619, 2017-Blood-borne markers of fatigue such as creatine kinase (CK) and urea (U) are widely used to fine-tune training recommendations. However, predictive accuracy is low. A possible explanation for this dissatisfactory characteristic is the propensity of athletes to react to different patterns of fatigue indicators (e...
March 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210062/cognitive-function-in-middle-aged-and-older-adults-participating-in-synchronized-swimming-exercise
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Etsuko Maeshima, Yuka Okumura, Juri Tatsumi, Sayaka Tomokane, Akiko Ikeshima
[Purpose] The purpose of the present study was to examine cognitive function in middle-aged and older adults regularly engaging in synchronized swimming-exercise. [Subjects and Methods] Twenty-three female synchronized swimmers ranging in age from 49 to 85 years were recruited for the present study. The duration of synchronized swimming experience ranged from 1 to 39 years. The control group consisted of 36 age- and gender-matched community-dwelling middle-aged and older adults (age range: 49 to 77 years)...
January 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205563/geometric-tuning-of-self-propulsion-for-janus-catalytic-particles
#3
Sébastien Michelin, Eric Lauga
Catalytic swimmers have attracted much attention as alternatives to biological systems for examining collective microscopic dynamics and the response to physico-chemical signals. Yet, understanding and predicting even the most fundamental characteristics of their individual propulsion still raises important challenges. While chemical asymmetry is widely recognized as the cornerstone of catalytic propulsion, different experimental studies have reported that particles with identical chemical properties may propel in opposite directions...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185706/training-induced-right-ventricular-remodelling-in-pre-adolescent-endurance-athletes-the-athlete-s-heart-in-children
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Flavio D'Ascenzi, Antonio Pelliccia, Francesca Valentini, Angela Malandrino, Benedetta Maria Natali, Riccardo Barbati, Marta Focardi, Marco Bonifazi, Sergio Mondillo
AIMS: Little is known about the adaptation of the right ventricle (RV) to endurance exercise in children. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of 5months of intensive training on RV morphology and function in preadolescent endurance athletes. METHODS: Ninety-four children were evaluated in this study. Fifty-seven male competitive swimmers (aged 10.8±0.2years) were evaluated before (baseline) and after 5months of the training (peak-training), and compared to 37 age- and sex-matched non-athlete children evaluated at baseline and after 5months of natural growth...
January 27, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184307/low-back-pain-and-foki-rs2228570-polymorphism-of-vitamin-d-receptor-in-athletes
#5
Sabina Cauci, Francesca Migliozzi, Carlo Simone Trombetta, Ilaria Venuto, Paola Saccheri, Luciana Travan, Giovanni Chiriacò
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is common in athletes. LBP can be detrimental to athletic performance and health. Factors predisposing to LBP in athletes remain elusive and require further studies. We investigated whether carriage of a specific genotype and/or allele of vitamin D receptor gene (VDR) FokI polymorphism (rs2228570) was a risk factor for LBP in athletes of different sports disciplines. METHODS: This genotype/phenotype association case-control study included 60 Italian athletes (25 females and 35 males; mean age 33...
2017: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182511/confirming-the-value-of-adolescent-swimming-performance-models
#6
Shilo J Dormehl, Samuel J Robertson, Alan R Barker, Craig A Williams
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of existing performance models to assess the progression of male and female adolescent swimmers through a quantitative and qualitative mixed-methods approach. METHODS: Fourteen published models were tested using retrospective data from an independent sample of Dutch junior national-level swimmers from when they were between 12 and 18 years of age (n=13). The degree of association by Pearson's correlations were compared between the calculated differences from the models and quadratic functions derived from the Dutch junior national qualifying times...
February 9, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182502/effect-of-dietary-nitrate-supplementation-on-swimming-performance-in-trained-swimmers
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Sam Lowings, Oliver Michael Shannon, Kevin Deighton, Jamie Matu, Matthew John Barlow
Nitrate supplementation appears to be most ergogenic when oxygen availability is restricted and subsequently may be particularly beneficial for swimming performance due to the breath-hold element of this sport. This represents the first investigation of nitrate supplementation and swimming time-trial (TT) performance. In a randomised double-blind repeated-measures crossover study, ten (5male, 5female) trained swimmers ingested 140ml nitrate-rich (~12.5mmol nitrate) or nitrate-depleted (~0.01mmol nitrate) beetroot juice...
February 9, 2017: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181504/self-polarizing-microswimmers-in-active-density-waves
#8
Alexander Geiseler, Peter Hänggi, Fabio Marchesoni
An artificial microswimmer drifts in response to spatio-temporal modulations of an activating suspension medium. We consider two competing mechanisms capable of influencing its tactic response: angular fluctuations, which help it explore its surroundings and thus diffuse faster toward more active regions, and self-polarization, a mechanism inherent to self-propulsion, which tends to orient the swimmer's velocity parallel or antiparallel to the local activation gradients. We investigate, both numerically and analytically, the combined action of such two mechanisms...
February 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181490/wave-based-liquid-interface-metamaterials
#9
N Francois, H Xia, H Punzmann, P W Fontana, M Shats
The control of matter motion at liquid-gas interfaces opens an opportunity to create two-dimensional materials with remotely tunable properties. In analogy with optical lattices used in ultra-cold atom physics, such materials can be created by a wave field capable of dynamically guiding matter into periodic spatial structures. Here we show experimentally that such structures can be realized at the macroscopic scale on a liquid surface by using rotating waves. The wave angular momentum is transferred to floating micro-particles, guiding them along closed trajectories...
February 9, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181208/individual-environment-interactions-in-swimming-the-smallest-unit-for-analysing-the-emergence-of-coordination-dynamics-in-performance
#10
Brice Guignard, Annie Rouard, Didier Chollet, John Hart, Keith Davids, Ludovic Seifert
Displacement in competitive swimming is highly dependent on fluid characteristics, since athletes use these properties to propel themselves. It is essential for sport scientists and practitioners to clearly identify the interactions that emerge between each individual swimmer and properties of an aquatic environment. Traditionally, the two protagonists in these interactions have been studied separately. Determining the impact of each swimmer's movements on fluid flow, and vice versa, is a major challenge. Classic biomechanical research approaches have focused on swimmers' actions, decomposing stroke characteristics for analysis, without exploring perturbations to fluid flows...
February 8, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178301/evaluation-of-the-finis-swimsense%C3%A2-and-the-garmin-swim%C3%A2-activity-monitors-for-swimming-performance-and-stroke-kinematics-analysis
#11
Robert Mooney, Leo R Quinlan, Gavin Corley, Alan Godfrey, Conor Osborough, Gearóid ÓLaighin
AIMS: The study aims were to evaluate the validity of two commercially available swimming activity monitors for quantifying temporal and kinematic swimming variables. METHODS: Ten national level swimmers (5 male, 5 female; 15.3±1.3years; 164.8±12.9cm; 62.4±11.1kg; 425±66 FINA points) completed a set protocol comprising 1,500m of swimming involving all four competitive swimming strokes. Swimmers wore the Finis Swimsense and the Garmin Swim activity monitors throughout...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174041/occurrence-origin-and-toxicity-of-disinfection-byproducts-in-chlorinated-swimming-pools-an-overview
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REVIEW
Tarek Manasfi, Bruno Coulomb, Jean-Luc Boudenne
Disinfection treatments are critical to conserve the microbiological quality of swimming pool water and to prevent water-borne infections. The formation of disinfection byproducts (DBPs) in swimming pools is an undesirable consequence resulting from reactions of disinfectants (e.g. chlorine) with organic and inorganic matter present in pool water, mainly brought by bathers. A considerable body of occurrence studies has identified several classes of DBPs in swimming pools with more than 100 compounds detected, mainly in chlorinated freshwater pools...
January 30, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173605/tethered-swimming-for-the-evaluation-and-prescription-of-resistance-training-in-young-swimmers
#13
Marcelo Papoti, Adelino S R da Silva, Carlos Augusto Kalva-Filho, Gustavo Gomes Araujo, Vanessa Santiago, LuizEduardo Barreto Martins, Sérgio Augusto Cunha, Claudio Alexandre Gobatto
The aims of the present study were 1) to evaluate the effects of 11 weeks of a typical free-swimming training program on aerobic and stroke parameters determined in tethered swimming (Study 1; n=13) and 2) to investigate the responses of tethered swimming efforts, in addition to free-swimming sessions, through 7 weeks of training (Study 2; n=21). In both studies, subjects performed a graded exercise test in tethered swimming (GET) to determine anaerobic threshold (AnT), stroke rate at AnT (SRAnT), peak force at GET (PFGET) and peak blood lactate ([La-]GET)...
February 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168782/physiological-responses-during-the-practice-of-synchronized-swimming-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Kátia Ponciano, Maria Luiza de Jesus Miranda, Miwako Homma, João Marcelo Queiroz Miranda, Aylton J Figueira Júnior, Cássio De Miranda Meira Júnior, Danilo Sales Bocalini
This study is aimed at analysing the scientific literature related to physiological responses in synchronized swimmers, produced from 2006 to 2016. A systematic review was conducted using electronic databases (Google Scholar, PubMed, SportDiscus, Web Science, Scielo and Scopus) in national and international journals. The articles were selected using the following inclusion criteria: composed samples of synchronized swimmers of both sexes, articles in English, Spanish and Portuguese, published from 2006 to 2016...
February 6, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166122/determinants-of-bone-outcomes-in-adolescent-athletes-at-baseline-the-pro-bone-study
#15
Dimitris Vlachopoulos, Esther Ubago-Guisado, Alan R Barker, Brad S Metcalf, Ioannis G Fatouros, Alexandra Avloniti, Karen M Knapp, Luis A Moreno, Craig A Williams, Luis Gracia-Marco
PURPOSE: The determinants of areal bone mineral density (aBMD) and hip geometry estimates in adolescent athletes are poorly understood. This study aimed to identify the determinants of aBMD and hip geometry estimates in adolescent male athletes. METHODS: One hundred twenty one males (13.1±0.1 years) were measured: 41 swimmers, 37 footballers, 29 cyclists and 14 controls. Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) measured aBMD at lumbar spine, femoral neck (FN) and total body...
February 4, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162113/a-large-outbreak-of-gastrointestinal-illness-at-an-open-water-swimming-event-in-the-river-thames-london
#16
V Hall, A Taye, B Walsh, H Maguire, J Dave, A Wright, C Anderson, P Crook
Open-water swimming is increasingly popular, often in water not considered safe for bathing. Limited evidence exists on the associated health risks. We investigated gastrointestinal illness in 1100 swimmers in a River Thames event in London, UK, to describe the outbreak and identify risk factors. We conducted a retrospective cohort study. Our case definition was swimmers with any: diarrhoea, vomiting, abdominal cramps lasting ⩾48 h, nausea lasting ⩾48 h, with onset within 9 days after the event. We used an online survey to collect information on symptoms, demographics, pre- and post-swim behaviours and open-water experience...
February 6, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161898/the-relationship-between-loading-history-and-proximal-femoral-diaphysis-cross-sectional-geometry
#17
Sirpa Niinimäki, Nathaniel Narra, Laura Härkönen, Shinya Abe, Riku Nikander, Jari Hyttinen, Christopher Knüsel, Harri Sievänen
OBJECTIVES: We investigated the relationship between loading history and bone biomechanical properties used in physical activity reconstructions. These bone properties included bone bending and torsional strength (J), cortical area (CA), the direction of the major axis (theta angle), and element shape ratios determined from cross sections of standardized bone length. In addition, we explored the applicability of anatomically determined cross sections. METHODS: Our material consisted of hip and proximal thigh magnetic resonance images of Finnish female athletes (N = 91) engaged in high-jump, triple-jump, endurance running, swimming, power-lifting, soccer and squash; along with a group of active non-athlete individuals (N = 20)...
February 5, 2017: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152331/comparison-of-immunohematological-profile-between-endurance-and-power-oriented-elite-athletes
#18
José P Morgado, Catarina N Matias, Cristina P Monteiro, Francisco Alves, Joana F Reis, Diana A Santos, Analiza M Silva, Fátima Martins, Maria T Seixas, Petronila Rocha-Pereira, Luís B Sardinha, Maria J Laires
There is general perception that elite athletes are highly susceptible to changes in immunohematological profile. The objective of this study was to compare immunohematological parameters of elite athletes of different aerobic and muscular strength sports and analyze changes over 2 months. Sixteen judoists and 14 swimmers were evaluated 2 months before (M1) and immediately prior to competition (M2). Hemogram and lymphocytes subpopulations were assessed with automatic counter and flow cytometry, respectively...
November 9, 2016: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151958/effects-of-acute-and-chronic-exercise-on-the-osmotic-stability-of-erythrocyte-membrane-of-competitive-swimmers
#19
Lara Ferreira Paraiso, Ana Flávia Mayrink Gonçalves-E-Oliveira, Lucas Moreira Cunha, Omar Pereira de Almeida Neto, Adriana Garcia Pacheco, Karinne Beatriz Gonçalves Araújo, Mário da Silva Garrote-Filho, Morun Bernardino Neto, Nilson Penha-Silva
This study aimed to evaluate the influence of acute and chronic exercise on erythrocyte membrane stability and various blood indices in a population consisting of five national-level male swimmers, over 18 weeks of training. The evaluations were made at the beginning and end of the 1st, 7th, 13th and 18th weeks, when volume and training intensity have changed. The effects manifested at the beginning of those weeks were considered due to chronic adaptations, while the effects observed at the end of the weeks were considered due to acute manifestations of the exercise load of that week...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149404/the-effects-of-specific-drills-on-the-flip-turns-of-freestyle-swimmers-based-on-a-kinesiology-analysis
#20
Yuhong Wen, Yi Peng, Feng Zhao, Kexin Zhen
This research aimed to define the key factors in freestyle flip turns via a kinesiology analysis to diagnose swimmers. Hence, specially designed drills were created to improve swimmers' flip-turn skills and assess the effects of training. Nine Chinese national modern pentathlon athletes ranging in age from 20 to 26 years with an average of 10 years of training experience were tested and trained in this study. The Kistler Performance Analysis System for Swimming was used for the pre- and post-test analyses. A kinesiology analysis of the data from the pre-test was used for the diagnosis and specific drills were adopted for 10 weeks, 3 times per week before the post-test...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Human Kinetics
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