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Applied Sport Science Digest #289

Email ImageFrontiers 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 in PM trial than in AM trial during team training sessions in the gym without airflow and air conditioning on a clear summer day.Learn More
Email ImageIncept Connect PodcastIncept Connect Video PodcastJohn Osberg sits down with Kevin Dawidowicz of CoachMePlus to discuss his views on performance, tech, entrepreneurship and much more.Learn More
Email ImageSpringer Link| Feb 2023Pre-sleep Protein Ingestion Increases Mitochondrial Protein Synthesis Rates During Overnight Recovery from Endurance Exercise: A Randomized Controlled TrialProtein ingestion prior to sleep increases both mitochondrial and myofibrillar protein synthesis rates during overnight recovery from exercise. The overnight muscle protein synthetic response to whey and casein protein does not differ. Learn More
Email ImageCoachMePlus | Jan 2023Industrial Athlete HydrationIndustrial athletes, also known as occupational athletes, are individuals who perform physically demanding work on a regular basis. See why managing their hydration is so important to them not only for their health, but even for their productivity.Learn More
Email ImageFrontiers Sports and Active Living| Feb 2023How to understand sports and traditional games and how to apply it to physical education. On the “Goal of Game”The conclusions collect some properties of the “goal of game” concept in order to propose its applicability in physical education students learning: identify and compare the main-motor-problems of the games; solve these problems during the game dynamics; transfer the procedures used to solve other games.

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Applied Sports Science Weekly Digest #287

What's The Latest With Applied Sports Science? Efficacy of Multi-Component Exercise-Based Injury Prevention Programs on Injury Risk Among Footballers of All Age Groups: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Playing football is associated with a high risk of injury....

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Applied Sports Science Weekly Digest #286

What's The Latest With Applied Sports Science? Beyond physiology: Acute effects of side-alternating whole-body vibration on well-being, flexibility, balance, and cognition using a light and portable platform A randomized controlled trial Slips, trips and falls (STF)...

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Applied Sports Science Weekly Digest #285

What's The Latest With Applied Sports Science? Effect of acute ankle experimental pain on lower limb motor control assessed by the modified star excursion balance test The objective of this study was therefore to assess the effect of acute ankle pain on the...

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Research Articles

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Jackson, A and Pollock, M. Generalized equations for predicting body density of men. British Journal of Nutrition. 1978;40:497-504.  Abstract

Siri, W.  Body composition from fluid space and density.  Brozek & A. Hanschel (Eds.), Techniques for measuring body composition. 1961;223-244.  Abstract

Brozek, J, Grande, F, Anderson, J, and Keys, A. Densitometric analysis of body composition: Revision of some quantitative assumptions. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1963;110:113-140.  Abstract


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.


Pandolf, K, Billings, D, Drolet, L, Pimental, N, and Sawka, M. Differentiated ratings of perceived exertion and various physiological responses during prolonged upper and lower body exercise. European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology. 1984;53:5-11.  Abstract

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


Hooper, S, Mackinnon, L. Monitoring overtraining in athletes: recommendations. Sports Med. 1995;20(5):321–327.

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