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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194182/effect-of-post-activation-potentiation-induced-by-elastic-resistance-on-kinematics-and-performance-in-a-roundhouse-kick-of-trained-martial-arts-practitioners
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Håkon Strand Aandahl, Erna Von Heimburg, Roland Van den Tillaar
The aim of this study was to examine if kicking with elastic resistance during warm-up could initiate Post-Activation Potentiation (PAP), and thereby positively influence kinematics and performance on subsequent explosive roundhouse kicking. Five woman and eleven men (n=16) with a background in kickboxing (n=10) and/or TaeKwonDo (n=6) performed two warm-up strategies with three subsequent test-kicks 5-8 minutes after a PAP inducing exercise. Kicking performance, defined as roundhouse kicking velocity with the foot, was measured using 3D motion capture (500 Hz) with a 15 marker lower body 3D model...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174581/comparison-of-lung-diffusing-capacity-in-young-elite-athletes-and-their-counterparts
#2
B Lazovic, M Zlatkovic-Svenda, J Grbovic, B Milenković, S Sipetic-Grujicic, I Kopitovic, V Zugic
BACKGROUND: The influence of exercise on the pulmonary function is controverse, some studies have reported no sports influence, while the others have found positive correlation. AIM: To evaluate and compare the sports influence on pulmonary function: spirometry (VC, FVC, FEV1, FEV1/FVC), lung diffusing capacity (DLCO) and coefficient of the CO gas transfer (KCO) in two elite athletes groups and healthy sedentary controls. METHOD: Equally divided into aerobic and anaerobic group, 60 elite athletes were recruited, as well as 43 age-matched, healthy sedentary controls...
November 21, 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127266/injuries-in-female-and-male-elite-taekwondo-athletes-a-10-year-prospective-epidemiological-study-of-1466-injuries-sustained-during-250-000-training-hours
#3
Ki Jun Park, Brian Byung Song
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine the injury patterns associated with training activities in elite South Korean taekwondo athletes training for the Olympic Games. METHODS: We collected data prospectively from 2007 to 2016 at the Korea National Training Center in Seoul, South Korea. A sports injury was defined as acute or chronic musculoskeletal signs and symptoms due to taekwondo activities during training sessions. Athletes were assessed by an on-site sports medicine specialist...
November 10, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120989/validity-and-reliability-of-a-new-test-of-planned-agility-in-elite-taekwondo-athletes
#4
Helmi Chaabene, Yassine Negra, Laura Capranica, Raja Bouguezzi, Younés Hachana, Mohamed Ali Rouahi, Bessem Mkaouer
This study aimed to examine the validity, reliability, and sensitivity of a new test of planned agility in elite taekwondo athletes and to establish its relationship with sprint-time, jumping ability, and dynamic balance. Twenty-seven (20 males and 7 females) taekwondo athletes participated to this study. They performed taekwondo-specific agility test (TSAT) in two occasions (i.e., test-retest). Additionally, they performed jumping ability (i.e., squat jump, countermovement jump, standing long jump, and three-hop jump), sprint-time (5-m and 20-m dash), and dynamic balance (i...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114704/dental-injuries-in-taekwondo-athletes-practicing-in-saudi-arabia
#5
Yazan R Aljohani, Khalid H Alfaifi, Samaa K Redwan, Dania A Sabbahi, Mohammed H Zahran
To assess the incidence and awareness of taekwondo athletes in Saudi Arabia regarding oral and maxillofacial (OMF) injuries and their prevention. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, an online questionnaire about the incidence and awareness of OMF injuries and their prevention was developed and distributed to taekwondo athletes in Saudi Arabia via their coaches.  Results: Sixty-eight responses were collected. The mean age of the participants was 29.3±9.1 years and 97% of them were males. Most of the participants (83%) believed that they are vulnerable to OMF injuries during practice...
November 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111630/anthropometric-profile-of-combat-athletes-via-multivariate-analysis
#6
Anna Burdukiewicz, Jadwiga Pietraszewska, Aleksandra Stachoń, Justyna Andrzejewska
BACKGROUND: Athletic success is a complex phenotype influenced by multiple factors, from sport-specific skills to anthropometric characteristics. Considering the latter, the literature has repeatedly indicated that athletes possess distinct physical characteristics depending on the practiced discipline. The aim of the present study was to apply univariate and multivariate methods to assess a wide range of morphometric and somatotypic characteristics in male combat athletes. METHODS: Biometric data were obtained from 206 male university-level practitioners of judo, jiu-jitsu, karate, kickboxing, taekwondo, and wrestling...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099672/rotational-and-linear-head-accelerations-from-taekwondo-kicks-and-punches
#7
Gabriel P Fife, David M O'sullivan, Sae Yong Lee
The purpose was to compare rotational and linear head accelerations as a result of taekwondo kicks and punches. Taekwondo athletes executed five repetitions of the turning kick, spinning hook kick, hook punch, straight punch, and jab punch to a Hybrid III Crash Test Dummy head-neck complex. A tri-axial accelerometer and an angular rate sensor were mounted inside the Hybrid III head to measure resultant linear (RLA) and rotational accelerations. The Hybrid III was fixed to a height-adjustable frame and fitted with protective taekwondo headgear...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077497/rupture-of-the-extensor-hallucis-longus-muscle-secondary-to-repetitive-overuse-in-a-taekwondo-athletea-case-report
#8
Dong-Il Chun, Jun-Hyuck Lee, Jaeho Cho
Closed rupture of the extensor hallucis longus (EHL) tendon is rare, with most cases caused by either direct penetrating trauma or predisposing factors such as corticosteroid injection and iatrogenic trauma incidences. Almost all of the previous case reports have reported on rupture of the EHL tendon rather than the EHL muscle. In this report, we highlight an unusual clinical presentation of a rupture of the EHL muscle and discuss its predisposing factors. This patient was a taekwondo athlete with EHL muscle rupture secondary to repetitive overuse without any underlying systemic or local predisposing factors or direct trauma...
September 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023276/epidemiology-of-competition-injuries-in-elite-european-judo-athletes-a-prospective-cohort-study
#9
Dušana Čierna, Miloš Štefanovský, Lenka Matejová, Reidar P Lystad
OBJECTIVE: To determine the injury incidence rate (IIR) and injury pattern, and to identify risk factors for injury, among elite adult European judo athletes. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: The 2015 Under 23 European Judo Championships, Bratislava, Slovakia. PARTICIPANTS: All registered athletes (N = 295). INDEPENDENT VARIABLES: Sex, weight division, and fight outcome. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Injury incidence rates were calculated per 1000 athlete-exposures (IIRAE) and per 1000 minutes of exposure (IIRME) with 95% confidence intervals (CI)...
October 11, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954799/a-systematic-review-of-prospective-epidemiological-research-into-injury-and-illness-in-olympic-combat-sport
#10
REVIEW
Sally J Bromley, Michael K Drew, Scott Talpey, Andrew S McIntosh, Caroline F Finch
BACKGROUND: Combat sports involve body contact through striking, kicking and/or throwing. They are anecdotally referred to as 'dangerous', yet long-term investigation into specific injury rates is yet to be explored. OBJECTIVE: To describe incidence and prevalence of injury and illness within Olympic combat sports and to investigate risk of bias of prospective injury and illness research within these sports. METHODS: We systematically searched literature published up until May 2016...
September 27, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933715/rating-of-perceived-exertion-for-quantification-of-training-and-combat-loads-during-combat-sport-specific-activities-a-short-review
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Maamer Slimani, Philip Davis, Emerson Franchini, Wassim Moalla
The aim of this short review was to summarize data pertaining to the rating of perceived exertion (RPE) methods (RPE value and session-RPE) during combat sport-specific activities (i.e., competition and training) based on many factors, including contest type (i.e., official vs. simulated vs. training), combat rounds, age of participants and muscle groups, and their correlation with physiological variables (i.e., blood lactate concentration [La] and heart rate [HR]). The current review shows higher RPE in a match of mixed martial arts (MMAs) than Brazilian jiu-jitsu and kickboxing matches and during the competitive period compared with the precompetitive period...
October 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878457/effects-of-chronic-ankle-instability-and-induced-mediolateral-muscular-fatigue-of-the-ankle-on-competitive-taekwondo-athletes
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Myeounggon Lee, Changhong Youm, Minji Son, Jinhee Kim, Youkyung Kim
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of chronic ankle instability and induced mediolateral muscular fatigue of the ankle on competitive Taekwondo athletes during single-leg drop landing. [Subjects and Methods] Fourteen competitive taekwondo athletes with chronic ankle instability and 14 healthy adults participated, and they performed three single-leg drop landings from a 40-cm height before and after induced fatigue. Ankle angular position, peak vertical ground reaction force, loading rate, eccentric work, and contribution were calculated and analyzed...
August 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872383/weight-management-practices-of-australian-olympic-combat-sport-athletes
#13
Reid Reale, Gary Slater, Louise M Burke
PURPOSE: Combat sport athletes undertake chronic and rapid weight loss (RWL) practices to qualify for weight divisions lower than their training weight. Variation between sports in the prevalence, methods, and magnitude of weight loss as well as recovery practices may be influenced by factors including competition level and culture. Differences in methodologies of previous research in combat sports make direct comparisons difficult, thus this study aimed to examine weight loss practices among all Olympic combat sports in Australia, using standardised methodology...
September 5, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867910/hook-plate-fixation-for-the-thumb-ulnar-collateral-ligament-fracture-avulsion
#14
Ali Tabrizi, Ahmadreza Afshar
During a taekwondo competition, a 20-year-old female competitor injured her left thumb. There was pain, swelling, and tenderness at the ulnar side of the metacarpophalangeal joint. Plain radiography demonstrated an avulsion fracture with a small-size fragment at the base of the proximal phalanx. A mini hook plate was used to repair the lesion. The patient was satisfied with the results and returned to her sports activities after 2 months.
August 2017: Journal of Hand and Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841670/a-biomechanical-analysis-of-the-roundhouse-kicking-technique-of-expert-practitioners-a-comparison-between-the-martial-arts-disciplines-of-muay-thai-karate-and-taekwondo
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Colin J Gavagan, Mark G L Sayers
The purpose of this study was first, to determine whether there were differences in the roundhouse kicking leg kinematics performed by highly skilled Muay Thai, Karate and Taekwondo practitioners (n = 8 per group). Next, analysis aimed to identify the kinematic determinants of effective roundhouse kicking performance. Three-dimensional (3D) lower limb kinematics were recorded using a nine camera infra-red motion capture system (500 Hz) during three maximal roundhouse kicks. Impact forces were recorded using a strain gauge (1000 Hz) attached to a kicking pad positioned at the height of each participant's mastoid process...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829198/injuries-in-taekwando-systematic-review
#16
Roger E Thomas, Bennett C Thomas, Marcus M Vaska
OBJECTIVES: Assess rates/1000athletic encounters(AE) in Taekwondo of injuries/age/gender/type/location. METHODS: Searches in 17 electronic, 7 grey-literature databases. Two researchers independently assessed Abstracts/titles and abstracted data. Risk-of-bias assessed with Newcastle-Ottawa scale. Rates/1000AE computed, weighted by study sizes. RESULTS: Eighteen studies included 3 Olympic, 4 world, 1 European, 13 national, 10 provincial and one national school competition...
September 8, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756389/sports-injury-and-illness-incidence-in-the-rio-de-janeiro-2016-olympic-summer-games-a-prospective-study-of-11274-athletes-from-207-countries
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Torbjørn Soligard, Kathrin Steffen, Debbie Palmer, Juan Manuel Alonso, Roald Bahr, Alexandre Dias Lopes, Jiri Dvorak, Marie-Elaine Grant, Willem Meeuwisse, Margo Mountjoy, Leonardo Oliveira Pena Costa, Natalia Salmina, Richard Budgett, Lars Engebretsen
OBJECTIVE: To describe the pattern of injuries and illnesses sustained during the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, hosted by Rio de Janeiro from 5 to 21 August 2016. METHODS: We recorded the daily incidence of athlete injuries and illnesses (1) through the reporting of all National Olympic Committee (NOC) medical teams and (2) in the polyclinic and medical venues by the Rio 2016 medical staff. RESULTS: In total, 11 274 athletes (5089 women, 45%; 6185 men, 55%) from 207 NOCs participated in the study...
September 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738856/acute-changes-in-blood-lipid-profiles-and-metabolic-risk-factors-in-collegiate-elite-taekwondo-athletes-after-short-term-de-training-a-prospective-insight-for-athletic-health-management
#18
Yu-Chi Sung, Yi-Hung Liao, Chung-Yu Chen, Yu-Liang Chen, Chun-Chung Chou
BACKGROUND: This study used a short-term de-training model to mimic the physiological weight changes during the early retirement stage in Taekwondo (TKD) athletes. This study investigates whether the negative changes in body composition, blood lipid profiles, and metabolic biomarkers occur in elite collegiate TKD athletes when experiencing a two-months de-training period. METHODS: Fourteen collegiate Division Ι elite TKD athletes (age: 21.1 ± 0.2 years, BMI: 22...
July 24, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737589/validity-of-a-taekwondo-specific-test-to-measure-vo2peak-and-the-heart-rate-deflection-point
#19
Jader Sant'Ana, Emerson Franchini, Juan Murias, Fernando Diefenthaeler
This study investigated whether the progressive specific taekwondo test (PSTT) is a valid test to measure peak oxygen consumption (VO2PEAK) and the heart rate deflection point (HRDP) in taekwondo athletes. Eighteen male black belt athletes (25.3 ± 4.8 years; 8.2 ± 4.7 years of practice; 171.8 ± 4.7 cm; 76.1 ± 8.2 kg, and 13.1 ± 2.9% body fat) involved in regional and national level competitions performed the PSTT and an incremental treadmill test (IT). The following variables were analyzed: VO2PEAK, respiratory quotient, oxygen consumption at the HRDP (VO2HRDP), peak heart rate (HRPEAK), HRDP, and peak post-test blood lactate concentration...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700470/salivary-alpha-amylase-salivary-cortisol-and-anxiety-during-a-youth-taekwondo-championship-an-observational-study
#20
Laura Capranica, Giancarlo Condello, Francesco Tornello, Teresa Iona, Salvatore Chiodo, Anna Valenzano, Mario De Rosas, Giovanni Messina, Antonio Tessitore, Giuseppe Cibelli
The aim of this study was to assess the stress-related responses and the coach's capability to match perceived efforts of youth athletes during a taekwondo championship.Using a cross-sectional study design, salivary cortisol (sC) and alpha-amylase (sAA) were measured in 6 males and 3 females young (11.0 ± 0.9 years) athletes at awakening, 5 minutes before, and 1 minute and 30 minutes after official combats. State anxiety was recorded 60 minutes before the first competition, whereas coach's and athletes' ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) were obtained at the end of the combats...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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