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Applied Sports Science Weekly Digest #290

Email ImageFrontiers in Sports and Active Living | Mar 2023Step-adaptive sound guidance enhances locomotor-respiratory coupling in novice female runners: A proof-of-concept studyLRC guidance led to a large significant increase in frequency coupling. There was large inter-individual variability in running pace, preferred LRC ratio, and instruction adherence metrics. Learn More
Email ImageFuture of FitnessFuture of Fitness PodcastAfter 20 years of working side-by-side with strength and conditioning coaches, Kevin Dawidowicz provides guidance on product initiatives for industry-leading technology used by the United States Navy (USN), United States Air Force (USAF), and other Department of Defense (DoD) organizations.Learn More
Email ImageScience Direct| Feb 2023Validity and reliability of upper extremity star excursion balance test in adolescent swimmersUESEBT was found to be a reliable and valid tool to screen upper extremity dynamic balance among adolescent swimmers. UESEBT provides more detailed information in eight directions to assess the upper limb sport performance. Learn More
Email ImageScience Direct | Feb 2023Hamstrings fatigue does not improve quadriceps function in individuals with anterior cruciate ligament reconstructionThe observed reductions in quadriceps neuromuscular function may suggest involvement of central fatigue mechanisms, which should be explored prior to recommending hamstrings fatigue as a therapeutic intervention.Learn More
Email ImageSpringer Link| Mar 2023Estimating the Effect of Aerobic Exercise Training on Novel Lipid Biomarkers: A Systematic Review and Multivariate Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled TrialsAerobic exercise training positively impacts atherogenic lipid and apolipoprotein ratios, alipoproteins, and lipoprotein sub-fractions; and antiatherogenic apolipoproteins and lipoprotein sub-fractions. Cardiovascular disease risk predicted by these biomarkers may be lowered when AET is prescribed as treatment or prevention.Learn More

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Applied Sports Science Weekly Digest #290

Frontiers in Sports and Active Living | Mar 2023Step-adaptive sound guidance enhances locomotor-respiratory coupling in novice female runners: A proof-of-concept studyLRC guidance led to a large significant increase in frequency coupling. There was large...

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Applied Sport Science Digest #289

Frontiers in Sports and Active Living | Feb 2023Thermal strain is greater in the late afternoon than morning during exercise in the gym without airflow and air conditioning on a clear summer dayThis study concludes that there is greater thermal strain...

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Applied Sports Science Weekly Digest #288

What's The Latest With Applied Sports Science? Efforts toward the continuous monitoring of molecular markers of performanceElectrochemical aptamer-based sensors may be the first truly generalizable technology for monitoring specific molecules in situ in the body and...

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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