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Applied Sports Science Weekly Digest #316

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Email ImageFrontiers 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 in terms of magnitude and direction.”Learn More

open_withsettingscopydeletesaveEmail ImageFrontiers in Sports and Active Living | September 2023The effects of backward vs. forward running training on measures of physical fitness in young female handball players“Both forward and BR training can be used, in combination with the handball training routine, to improve backward and forward sprinting, CoD, horizontal jumping, and RSA in young highly-trained female handball players.”Learn More

open_withsettingscopydeletesaveEmail ImageFrontiers in Sports and Active Living | September 2023Variability of time series barbell kinematics in elite male weightlifters“SEM of time series data showed that variability increased in the snatch and the clean and jerk from the 1st pull/dip to the catch position irrespectively of the barbell load.”Learn More
Email ImageFrontiers in Sports and Active Living | September 2023Motor adaptation and immediate retention to overground gait-slip perturbation training in people with chronic stroke: an experimental trial with a comparison group“Such reactive adaptations were better acquired and retained post-training in PwCS especially on the non-paretic slips than paretic slips, suggesting a need for higher dosage for paretic slips.”Learn More

open_withsettingsmore_vertEmail Imagesouth_eastFrontiers in Sports and Active Living | September 2023Comparison of echocardiographic methods for calculating left ventricular mass in elite rugby football league athletes and the impact on chamber geometry“The linear and A-L method for calculation of LV mass in RFL athletes are not interchangeable with significantly higher values obtained using A-L method impacting on geometry classification. More athletes present with eccentric hypertrophy using 2TC and eccentric dilated/non-dilated using 4TC.”Learn More

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Applied Sports Science Weekly Digest #314

Frontiers in Sports and Active Living | August 2023Heart rate variability of elite female rowers in preparation for and during the national selection regattas: a pilot study on the relation to on water performance"HRV was not associated with on-water rowing...

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Applied Sports Science Weekly Digest #313

Frontiers in Sports and Active Living | August 2023The effects of a group-based intervention through physical activities and dietary changes in young patients with severe psychiatric disorders: a pilot study"Despite its limitations and the small sample size, this...

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Applied Sports Science Weekly Digest #312

Frontiers in Sports and Active Living | August 2023Validation of skinfold equations and alternative methods for the determination of fat-free mass in young athletes"Results from the current study indicate the Evans 7-site and 3-site SKF equations performed best...

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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.

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

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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

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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

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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. 


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