International Journal of

Sports and Exercise MedicineISSN: 2469-5718


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510173

A Comparative Study on the Physical Quality (Lower Body Strength and Endurance) of Boys Under-17 Youth Football Development Project and Non-Athletes of the Same Age Group: The Case of Debre Markos Town

Fenta Bitew

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 31, 2020

Professional spends more time and efforts for improvement of athletic performance. The study was conducted for the comparison of physical qualities (lower body strength and endurance) of boys under-17 youth football development project participants and non-participants of the same age group at Debre Markos town. The research design was cross-sectional survey. The researcher selected 25 project participants by using simple random sampling and 25 non-athletes by using purposive sampling technique....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510172

Transient Immune Deficit after Exercise and the Relationship with Immuno-Nutrition: A Short Review of the Literature

Lucas Cecin de Deus Spirandelli, Vítor Brandão Veloso, Eduardo Elias Vieira de Carvalho, Ana Karina Marques Salge, George Kemil Abdalla and Douglas Reis Abdalla

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: August 26, 2020

In order to understand the relationship of immune deficit after physical activity and its relationship with food supplementation with carbohydrates and polyphenols to mitigate this transient suppression, the objective of this review is to identify the factors that characterize the decline in immune function after physical exercise and stress the importance of immunonutrition in this context. The use of carbohydrates and polyphenols in physical activity practitioners to mitigate transient immune ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510171

Validity of Lower Extremity Postural Sway for Baseline Concussion Testing

Marisa Pontillo PT, PhD, DPT, Shawn Hines and Brian Sennett, MD

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 18, 2020

The Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) and King-Devick (KD) are utilized frequently in the athletic population for baseline testing, despite the BESS lacking sensitivity. Biomechanical testing detects smaller magnitudes of change but has not been validated against clinical tests. The objectives of this study were to examine the distribution of Lower Extremity (LE) sway variables in an athletic population; to examine the relationship between clinical and biomechanical concussion testing measures...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510170

Use of a Virtual Platform to Evaluate Mental Performance, Mood State and Anxiety in a Third-Division Mexican Soccer Team

Mora Rosas Norma Elizabeth, PhD, Natalia Lozano Virgen, PhD and Francisco Arroyo Paz, MD

Article Type: Sport Psychology Analisys | First Published: July 16, 2020

The psychological evaluation for soccer players should be conducted during different times of the regular season, as it can provide relevant data that are useful for the coach and his multidisciplinary assistant’s team. Generally speaking, this evaluation is carried out by a sports psychologist and takes time to apply to the entire team, which makes the scoring process and data interpretation take longer, especially if this is carried out by a single psychologist in the traditional way....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5718/1510169

Sleep Loss During Military Training Reduces Testosterone in U.S. Army Rangers: A Two-Study Series

Janna Mantua, Jacob A Naylor, Bradley M Ritland, Carolyn A Mickelson, Alexxa F Bessey, Jake J Choynowski, Walter J Sowden, Ashlee B McKeon and Tina M Burke

Article Type: Brief Report | First Published: July 11, 2020

U.S. Army Rangers must maintain a high level of physical fitness in order to be successful during training and deployment missions. The hormone testosterone increases muscle growth and strength, which leads to better physical fitness and performance. Therefore, maintaining high testosterone levels is of critical importance to this unit. However, many Ranger missions require sleep deprivation, which, in non-military populations, has been shown to decrease testosterone. The purpose of the study wa...

Volume 6
Issue 4