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Applied Sports Science Weekly Digest #317

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Email ImageFrontiers in Sports and Active Living | September 2023Injury and performance related biomechanical differences between recreational and collegiate runners“Greater ankle joint contribution may be more efficient and allow for greater capacity to increase speed.”Learn More
Email ImageFrontiers in Sports and Active Living | September 2023Males and females have similar neuromuscular coordination strategies of the quadriceps during fatiguing repeated all-out cycling“These findings suggest that sex differences in the incidence of PFPS may not be influenced by VM/VL muscle coordination as assessed by EMG.”Learn More
Email ImageFrontiers in Sports and Active Living | September 2023How intrinsically motivating are swimming instructors/lessons in the Netherlands? An observational study through the lens of self-determination theory“Further improvement is desirable in catering to the basic needs, particularly autonomy, which can be achieved by deliberately implementing the principles of SDT into teaching programs for swimming.”Learn More
Email ImageJournal of Sport and Health Science | September 2023Elevated brain temperature under severe heat exposure impairs cortical motor activity and executive function“Severe heat exposure elevates Tbr, disrupts motor cortical activity and executive function, and this can lead to impairment of physical and cognitive performance.”Learn More
Email ImageSports Medicine | September 2023The Impact of Daytime Napping Following Normal Night-Time Sleep on Physical Performance: A Systematic Review, Meta-analysis and Meta-regression“Following normal sleep, napping is beneficial for the performance of the 5MSRT, with no significant effect on muscle force.”Learn More

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Applied Sports Science Weekly Digest #317

Frontiers in Sports and Active Living | September 2023Injury and performance related biomechanical differences between recreational and collegiate runners"Greater ankle joint contribution may be more efficient and allow for greater capacity to increase...

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Applied Sports Science Weekly Digest #316

Frontiers in Sports and Active Living | September 2023Magnitude and direction of elbow torque asymmetries in manual wheelchair users"From the results of the present study, it can be concluded that elbow PT asymmetries are highly variable between wheelchair users...

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Applied Sports Science Weekly Digest #315

Frontiers in Sports and Active Living | September 2023Interpreting match performance in elite futsal: considerations for normalizing variables using effective time"When analyzed relative to effective time, LOW players reached higher total PL and shots per minute...

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Research Articles

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Chu, D., A. Faigenbaum, and J. Falkel. Progressive Polymetrics for Kids. Monterey, CA: Healthy Learning. 2006

Hewett, T. G. Myer, and K. Ford. Reducing knee and anterior cruciate ligament injuries among female athletes. J Knee Surg 18:82-88. 2005.

Micheli, L. Preventing injuries in sports: What the team physician needs to know. In: F.I.M.S. Team Physician Manual, 2nd ed., K. Chan, L. Micheli, A. Smith, C. Rolf, N. Bachl, W. Frontera, and T. Alenabi, eds. Hong Kong: CD Concept. 2006. pp. 555-572.


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Baden, D, McLean, T, Tucker, R, Noakes, T, and St Clair Gibson, A. Effect of anticipation during unknown or unexpected exercise duration on rating of perceived exertion, affect, and physiological function. J Sports Med. 2005;39:742-746.  Abstract


For a more thorough list about sleep, check out Fatigue Science’s extensive research page.

Russel, C., PhD, J.A., PhD, Arand, D., PhD, Myers, L.J., PhD, Wubbels, P., BS, and Downs, H., PhD. Validation of the Fatigue Science Readiband™ Actigraph and Associated Sleep/Wake Classification Algorithms. Archinoetics, LLC.

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Mah CD; Mah KE; Kezirian EJ; Dement WC. The effects of sleep extension on the athletic performance of collegiate basketball players. SLEEP 2011;34(7):943-950.


Varley M, Fairweather I and Aughey R. Validity and reliability of GPS for measuring instantaneous velocity during acceleration, deceleration and constant motion. Journal of Sports Sciences. 2012;30(2):121-127.  Abstract

Boyd L, Ball K and Aughey R. Quantifying external load in Australian football matches and training using accelerometers. I J Sports Phys and Perf. 2013;8(1):44-51.  Abstract

Gabbett T. Quantifying the physical demands of collision sports; does microsensor technology measure what it claims to measure? J Strength and Conditioning Research. 2013;27(8):2319-2322.  Abstract


For a thorough list of publications about hydration, visit the Gatorade Sports Science Institute Publications page.

Osterberg, K, Horswill, C, and Baker, L. Pregame urine specific gravity and fluid intake by National Basketball Association players during competition. Journal of Athletic Training – J ATHL TRAINING. 2009 01-02;44(1):53-7. Abstract

Godek, S, Peduzzi, C, Burkholder, R, Condon, S, Dorshimer, G, and Bartolozzi, A. Sweat rates, sweat sodium concentrations, and sodium losses in 3 groups of professional football players. Journal of Athletic Training. 2010 Jul-Aug; 45(4): 364–371. Abstract


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McLean, B, Coutts, A, Kelly, V, McGuigan, M, and Cormack, S. Neuromuscular, endocrine, and perceptual fatigue responses during different length between-match microcycles in professional rugby league players. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 2010;5:367-383.  Abstract


Holman, A and Ng, E. Heart rate variability predicts anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy response for inflammatory arthritis. Auton Neurosci. 2008;143:58-67.  Abstract

Fomin, R and Nasedkin, V. Effective management of athlete preparation: a comprehensive approach to monitoring of athlete’s individual readiness. White paper, Omegawave, ePub. 2013. 


Linthorne, N. Analysis of standing vertical jumps using a force platform. American Journal of Physics. 2001.  Abstract

Guillaume L, Wagner P, and Tombleson T. Countermovement jump height: gender and sport-specific differences in the force-time variables. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2013.  Abstract

ithlete. Guide to training with heart rate variability (HRV). HRV Fit Ltd. 2012.  Download