The Underlying Mechanism of Acupuncture on Enhancing Muscle Strength: A Review of Literature
Steve D Bailey
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: October 23, 2022
Methods to obtain an immediate and long- term increase in muscle strength and function are goals of rehabilitation practitioners, sports therapists, strength and condition coaches and athletes. There is a growing body of evidence to support the use of acupuncture for rehabilitation of muscle function following stroke and there is strong evidence to support the use of acupuncture to enhance muscle strength in healthy individuals....
An Athlete’s Guide to Training in the Heat
Trevor Shaw DC, DACRB, CSCS, SFGII
Article Type: Editorial | First Published: October 23, 2022
Athletes face many factors that can limit performance. Proper nutrition, sleep, and even the environment are all contributing factors to an athlete’s overall performance. However, when we look a little deeper, the athlete’s ability to handle the environment can be one of the more difficult challenges. The healthy athlete’s ability to tolerate a hot climate during exercise can be the most significant threat to performance....
Influence of the Menstrual Cycle on the Performance of Different Physical Tests Specific to Handball
MOUSSOUAMI Simplice Innocent, AGBODJOGBE Kpedetin Wilfrid Dieu Donné, BOUSSANA Alain Marc, LOUNIONGO God, ALONGO Yvon Rock Ghislain and BIO NIGAN Issiako
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 21, 2022
Nowadays, several scientific studies focus women’s the menstrual cycle and its impact on sports performance. However, the results of these studies are controversial. In This regard, the aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of the menstrual cycle on physiological responses, intermittent Yo-Yo test performance, repeated sprints and medicine-ball in elite women handball players. The sample of this study is 18.71 ± 0.72 years older female players....
Body Composition Changes in College Basketball Players Over Summer Training
Shaun Kuo, Aston Dommel and R Drew Sayer
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: September 17, 2022
Body composition is an important determinant of athletic performance that is directly influenced by training and detraining. Collegiate athletes experience substantial variability in training intensity during a season, but little research has been conducted to track changes in body composition across periods of intense training and breaks from structured sport-related activities....