The Effect of Core Exercise Program on Motoric Skills in Young People
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 28, 2018
The objective of this study was to determine the effects of an 8-week core exercise programme performed on Swiss ball and BOSU ball that on dynamic balance, flexibility, spinal Range of Motion (ROM), back muscle endurance, back muscle strength, abdominal muscle strength, and body composition for healthy young males. The present findings show that there were significant increases between pre and post-training values for back muscle strength, abdominal muscle strength, spinal ROM and dynamic bala...
Within-Day Energy Balance in Mexican Female Soccer (Football) Players - An Exploratory Investigation
Francisco Arroyo, Dan Benardot and Elizabeth Hernandez
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 24, 2018
To assure optimal performance and reduced risk of illness and injury, athletes require a food and fluid intake that optimally satisfies normal physiological requirements plus the additional demands of physical activity. Both macronutrient (i.e., carbohydrate, fat, and protein) and micronutrient (i.e., vitamins and minerals) intakes are essential for maintaining health, optimal body composition, and the desired athletic performance ....
Physical Activity in the Prevention of Abdominal Obesity: Type, Duration and Intensity
Francisco Jose Gondim Pitanga, Cristiano Penas Seara Pitanga and Carmem Cristina Beck
Article Type: Opinion | First Published: October 17, 2018
To suggest the type and dose (duration and intensity) of physical activity more adequate to prevent abdominal fat in adults. The evidences that were presented are part of studies on physical activity and abdominal fat published in the national and international literature. Physical activity (aerobic and resistance exercises), with a prolonged duration of moderate intensity for men and walking or moderate intensity for women, is suggested as the most adequate for the prevention/treatment of abdom...
Effects of an Intense One-Week Skiing Program on Balance Abilities in Pediatric Cancer Patients
Kurpiers N, Vogler T and Flohr S
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 10, 2018
Beside a number of physical, physiological, psychological, and social impairments, cancer and its treatment can also reduce balance abilities. The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of a one-week winter camp with an intense alpine skiing program on balance ability of pediatric cancer patients in the follow-up care. Eighteen pediatric cancer patients. Most studies on the effects of physical activity on cancer have been conducted on adults. Much less research has been done in pediat...
Proximal Hamstring Injuries: An Unusual Finding
Raj Subbu and Fares Haddad
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 06, 2018
The proximal hamstring complex is frequently injured in athletes, traditionally occurring in waterskiing, sprinting and hurdles. However, more recently it is increasingly being reported in a variety of different sports. The hip and knee joint are stabilized by the hamstring muscles due to eccentric contractions, which occur when a muscle contracts whilst passively stretched. This happens to the hamstring muscle during hip flexion and knee extension. Injuries are much more common during eccentric...