Applied Sports Science Weekly Digest #282

by | Jan 18, 2023

What’s The Latest With Applied Sports Science?

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Patellofemoral pain over time: Protocol for a prospective, longitudinal study investigating physical and non-physical features
Physical and non-physical features have been previously associated with PFP. However, the present study will be the first to investigate their integrated evolution as part of the natural history of PFP and its progression. 

Front. Sports Act. Living | January 2023 Learn More ›

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The role of quality relationships and communication strategies for the fulfilment of secure and insecure athletes’ basic psychological needs
A moderated mediation analysis to examine (a) the mediating role of communication strategies (via COMPASS) on the association between the quality of the coach-athlete relationship and athlete psychological needs satisfaction and (b) whether individual differences in athletes’ attachment style (secure, anxious, avoidant) moderates the mediational relationship. 

Journal of Sports Sciences| January 2022 Learn More ›

Women Rugby players mid-tackle

“It’s always the bare minimum” – a qualitative study of players’ experiences of tackle coaching in women’s rugby union

Analysis revealed that the experiences of tackle coaching that shaped women’s tackle skill development and sense of preparedness ranged from constraining to empowering, and gender was a pivotal influence in creating meaning. Participants expected and accepted the bare minimum in tackle coaching as the price they had to pay for inclusion in rugby

.Journal of Science and Medicine in Sports | January 2023Learn More ›

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The feasibility, safety, and efficacy of lower limb garment-integrated blood flow restriction training in healthy adults
Feasibility was determined by a priori thresholds for recruitment, adherence, and data collection. Safety was determined by measuring BFR torniquet pressure and the incidence of side effects. Efficacy was determined by measuring body anthropometry and knee isokinetic dynamometry. Feasibility and safety outcomes were reported descriptively or as a proportion with 95% confidence intervals (95% CI), with mean change, 95% CIs, and effect sizes for efficacy outcomes. 

Physical Therapy in Sports | January 2022 Learn More ›