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Applied Sports Science Weekly Digest #338

Frontiers in Sports and Active Living | February 2024

Assessing the validity of two-dimensional video analysis for measuring lower limb joint angles during fencing lunge

The results of this study will contribute to the development of coaching using 2D video analysis in competition settings because such analysis can be a useful alternative to 3D motion analysis when measuring the knee joint angle of the front leg and rear leg in the sagittal plane.

Frontiers in Sports and Active Living | February 2024

Exploring actual and perceived levels of physical activity intensity during virtual reality active games

Our data support the notion that VR has the potential to alter individuals’ perceptions of exertion during PA and, in particular, may reduce their awareness of increases in actual exertion.

Frontiers in Sports and Active Living | February 2024

Table tennis players use superior saccadic eye movements to track moving visual targets

Table tennis players can obtain high performance (spatial accuracy and precision) of saccades to track moving targets as a result of motion vision ability improved through a vast amount of visual and visuo-ocular experience in their play.

Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport | February 2024

What exercise programme is the most appropriate to mitigate anterior cruciate ligament injury risk in football (soccer) players? A systematic review and network meta-analysis

Our results support the use of FIFA 11 + and Knäkontroll to mitigate injury incidence at overall level.

Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport | February 2024

NSAIDs do not prevent exercise-induced performance deficits or alleviate muscle soreness: a placebo-controlled randomized, double-blinded, cross-over study

Exercise can cause muscle soreness, which could lead to reductions in performance. The consumption of NSAIDs may be one route athletes take to reduce soreness along with maintaining performance.

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Applied Sports Science Weekly Digest #336

Frontiers in Sports and Active Living | January 2024Affective associations towards running: fuzzy patterns of implicit-explicit interaction in young female runners and non-runners"The results of the present study demonstrate that running behavior can vary within IEI...

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Applied Sports Science Weekly Digest #335

Frontiers in Sports and Active Living | January 2024Good organizational practices to encourage women high-performance coaches in sports"Increased physical literacy could be a relevant factor for achieving greater academic performance in adolescents. This study has...

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Applied Sports Science Weekly Digest #334

Frontiers in Sports and Active Living | January 2024The effect of attending rehabilitation after traumatic knee joint injury on femoral articular cartilage morphology in collegiate rugby players with a history of intracapsular knee joint injury during two-year...

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