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By Howie Real Anesthetist
Jerome V Danoff, Erin G Raupers
Long-term exercise is known to have positive effects on the health of adults. Some college "activity" courses are designed to give participants exposure to, and practice with, safe exercise techniques. Whether these 1-semester courses, usually 12-14 weeks, are sufficient to alter physiological characteristics, such as blood pressure or strength, has not been established. Therefore, the purpose of our investigation was to evaluate physiological and performance measures in college students to determine whether changes would result after 14 weeks of a general conditioning activity course...
November 2014: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Kirk A McCullough, Kevin D Phelps, Kurt P Spindler, Matthew J Matava, Warren R Dunn, Richard D Parker, Emily K Reinke
BACKGROUND: There is a relative paucity of data regarding the effect of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction on the ability of American high school and collegiate football players to return to play at the same level of competition as before their injury or to progress to play at the next level of competition. PURPOSE: (1) To identify the percentage of high school and collegiate American football players who successfully returned to play at their previous level of competition, (2) to investigate self-reported performance for those players able to return to play or reason(s) for not returning to play, and (3) to elucidate risk factors responsible for players not being able to return to play or not returning to the same level of performance...
November 2012: American Journal of Sports Medicine
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