Applied Sports Science Weekly Digest #283

by | Jan 20, 2023

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Interaction of Factors Determining Critical Power

Critical power represents the threshold intensity above which steady-state metabolism is no longer attainable, and within the last ~ 15 years, experimental data have emerged that illuminate its underpinning physiological determinants.
Sports Medicine| January 2023 

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Optimising the effects of physical activity on mental health and wellbeing: a joint consensus statement from sports medicine Australia and the Australian Psychological Society

The type, domain, physical and social environment of physical activity, as well as the way in which it is delivered, will determine mental health outcomes. Practitioners can use these recommendations to optimise the effects of physical activity on mental health.

.Journal of Science and Medicine in Sports  | January 2023 

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Does early specialization provide an advantage in physical fitness development in youth basketball?
The most interesting observation in this study is that players who specialize early in basketball (i.e., pre-puberty specialization) do not appear to have an advantage in basketball-specific physical fitness levels development.

Front. Sports Act. Living | January 2023

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Punching Boxer’s Eye and Optic Nerve Damage
This article is of great importance in defining the seriousness of the punches that boxers receive and their negative impact on the optic nerve, which does not receive attention from the coaches and doctors who are present around the ring during the matches. 

Journal of Applied Sports Science| December 2022 

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Maximal accelerations for twelve weeks elicit improvement in a single out of a collection of cycling performance indicators in trained cyclists
Results: Peak power output in the sprint test was increased (4.1% from before to after the intervention) to a larger extent (p = 0.045) in the cyclists who had performed the maximal acceleration training than in the control cyclists (−2.8%). Changes in maximal aerobic power output and in submaximal power output at a blood lactate concentration of 2.5 mmol L−1 were not significantly different between the groups (p > 0.351). 

Front. Sports Act. Living | January 2023 

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