International Journal of

Sports and Exercise MedicineISSN: 2469-5718


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510077

Foam Rolling as a Warm-up Technique for Anaerobic Power Activities

Andrea JD, Wicke J and Kleber F

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 11, 2017

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of Foam Rolling (FR) compared to an Active Warm-Up (AWU) on performance measures of anaerobic power. Twenty-one male participants, recruited from a Division III university's athletic teams, completed a two day cross-over protocol to examine knee extension output using an isokinetic dynamometer....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510076

Characteristics and Relevant Factors of Sports Injury among Rural School-Aged Children in Zunyi, Southwest China: A Cross-Sectional Survey

Chan Nie, Ya Hui, Yanna Zhou, Tao Wang, Huiting Yu, Shangpeng Shi and Xiuquan Shi

Article Type: BRIEF REPORT | First Published: September 23, 2017

Sports injury is common among students, it occurs during sports or exercise activities such as football, basketball, volleyball. Most sports injuries affect the locomotor system, which are traumatic in most cases [1-3]. Although great attention has been paid to their prevention and treatment, injury prevention is still a great challenge in rural Zunyi, a low-income area in southwest China....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510075

Resistance Exercise Performed at Different Degrees of Arterial Occlusion Pressure does not Induce Prolonged Oxidative Stress or Muscle Damage

Eduardo DS Freitas, Michael G Bemben, Alexandre S Silva, Rodrigo R Aniceto, João B Ferreira-Junior and Maria S Cirilo-Sousa

Article Type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE | First Published: September 21, 2017

This study investigated if resistance exercise performed at differing Arterial Occlusion Pressures (AOP) causes oxidative stress and muscle damage. Twelve males completed 4 sets of 10 repetitions of knee extension at 20% of 1RM, with 30 s rest intervals between sets, that varied only in the amount of restriction pressure applied...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510074

Within - and between - Session Reliability of the Spider Drill Test to Assess Change of Direction Speed in Youth Tennis Athletes

Jessica Huggins, Paul Jarvis, Jon Brazier, Yianni Kyriacou and Chris Bishop

Article Type: RESEARCH ARTICLE | First Published: September 20, 2017

Agility or Change of Direction Speed (CODS) is a critical physical attribute in a sport such as tennis, which is categorised by frequent and multiple changes of direction. Recently, a CODS test called the 'spider drill' has been used to assess tennis athletes' ability to change direction....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510073

Apnea Training Specificity and its Implications for Performance in Aquatic Sports: Case Study Reports

Sylvia Konstantinidou and Chrysoula Chairopoulou

Article Type: CASE STUDY | First Published: September 18, 2017

Apnea training forms an essential drill used by athletes in aquatic sports such as diving, underwater rugby but also in swimming particularly fin and synchronized swimming. Literature suggests a number of long-term adaptations observed in apnea-conditioned athletes compared to controls. Unique responses to acute apneas have also been manifested by athletes with minimum apnea exposure though arguably to a lesser extent....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510072

Assessment of a Zumba® Fitness Class in Hospital Workers

Alfredo Covarrubias-Gomez, Nora I Reyes-Martínez and Lilia Castillo-Martínez

Article Type: RESEARCH ARTICLE | First Published: September 13, 2017

Mexico has an elevated prevalence of obesity. Advisors had proposed nationwide programs to increment physical activity. Exercise in the workplace had a beneficial impact in anthropometric measures and BMI. Zumba® can improve those measurements and benefit workers health. Our main objective is to evaluate the impact of a Zumba® fitness class in the health of workers. ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510071

Musculoskeletal Injuries in British Army Recruits: A Retrospective Study of Incidence and Training Outcome in Different Infantry Regiments

Heagerty RDH, Sharma J and Clayton J

Article Type: RESEARCH ARTICLE | First Published: September 11, 2017

Musculoskeletal Injuries (MSKI) and the subsequent attrition incurred during basic military training represent a significant socioeconomic burden across global defence forces. The collection of accurate injury surveillance data is fundamental to meaningful analysis, identification of trends and subsequent introduction of targeted prevention strategies....

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