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Performance Consistency of International Soccer Teams in Euro 2012: a Time Series Analysis

References Armatas V, Yiannakos A, Sileloglou P. Relationship between time and goal scoring in soccer games: Analysis of three world cups. Int J Perform Anal Sport , 2007; 7: 48-58 Carling C, Williams MA, Reilly T. Handbook of soccer match analysis: A systematic approach to improving performance , London: Routledge; 2005 Castellano J, Casamichana D, Lago-Penas C. The use of match statistics that discriminate between successful and unsuccessful soccer teams. Journal of Human Kinetics , 2012; 31: 139

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Influence of Autonomic Control on the Specific Intermittent Performance of Judo Athletes

Introduction Judo is a high-intensity and complex intermittent combat sport. It has a high demand for technical and tactical skills and requires precision, strength, and speed (power) during the execution of throwing techniques, which must be performed with perfect timing so that the athlete achieves higher competitive performance ( Franchini et al., 2011 a). In international judo competitions, elite athletes perform between 5 to 7 fights interspersed by intervals of 10 to 15 min. This makes it necessary to simultaneously develop aerobic power and capacity

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Physiological, Nutritional and Performance Profiles of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Athletes

into categories related to body mass and a large proportion use weight reduction techniques before competitions ( Brito et al., 2012 ). Additionally, researchers have mostly analyzed just a few or isolated performance components. Thus, this study aimed to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the physiological, nutritional and performance profiles of athletes that practiced Brazilian jiu-jitsu. The hypothesis of the present study was that nutritional intake and performance in physical tests were significantly related. Material and Methods Participants The

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Physical Performance and Anthropometric Characteristics of Male South African University Soccer Players

Introduction Soccer is the most popular sport in the world, with the FIFA World Cup usually attracting millions of spectators ( Clark, 2007 ; Reilly et al., 2000 ). Despite its global acclaim, studies have often focused on tactics and techniques at the expense of physical factors ( Helgerud et al., 2001 ). Williams and Franks (1998) are of the view that psychological, perceptual, technical, anthropometric and physiological factors must all be highly developed to reach an elite performance level. Therefore, in order to be successful, soccer players need

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Transference of Traditional Versus Complex Strength and Power Training to Sprint Performance

References Adams K, O’ Shea KL, Climstein M. The effects of six weeks of Squat, Plyometric, and Squat-Plyometric Training on Power Production. J Appl Spor Scie Res, 1992; 6: 36-41 Alemdaroglu U. The relationship between muscle strength, anaerobic performance, agility, sprint ability and vertical jump performance in professional basketball players. J Hum Kinet, 2012; 31: 149-158 Bird SP, Tarpenning KM, Marino FE. Designing resistance training programmes to enhance muscular fitness: a review of the acute programme variables. Sports Med, 2005; 35

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Morphological, Physiological and Skating Performance Profiles of Male Age-Group Elite Ice Hockey Players

Introduction The pursuit of sporting excellence is a long and complex process that must take into account several factors. From a physical perspective, high-level performance manifests itself differently according to the sport. Indeed, technical, physiological and morphological characteristics proper to each sport make it necessary to develop assessment tools and training methods that take into account these differences. Thus, to better evaluate sport performance and ultimately prescribe the correct training program, it is essential to get access to

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Low-Carbohydrate-High-Fat Diet: Can it Help Exercise Performance?

range of metabolic risk factors exceeding, or at least matching, those of HCLF diets. A less well explored question is whether LCHF diets may exert beneficial effects on exercise and athletic performance. Despite the concept that eating a LCHF diet goes counter the traditional view that athletes require high-carbohydrate intake to maintain sufficient muscle glycogen for high-intensity and endurance performance, the efficacy of LCHF diets has been explored in various sports. There is emerging scientific evidence that LCHF diets at least maintain, if not enhance

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Changes in Body Composition and Physical Performance in Wheelchair Basketball Players During a Competitive Season

References Ayán C, Cancela JM, Fernández B. Changes in wheelchair basketball performance indicators throughout a regular season: a pilot study. Int J Perform Anal Sport , 2014; 14: 852-865 Burke LM, Gollan RA, Read RS. Seasonal changes in body composition in Australian Rules footballers. Br J Sports Med, 1986; 20(2): 69–71 Casajús JA. Seasonal variation in fitness variables in professional soccer players. J Sports Med Phys Fit, 2001; 41: 463–469 Castagna C, Impellizzeri FM, Rampinini E, D'Ottavio S, Manzi V. The Yo-Yo intermittent

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Investigating the Effects of Typical Rowing Strength Training Practices on Strength and Power Development and 2,000 m Rowing Performance

training (~70-90% 1 RM) protocols for eliciting greater improvements in rowing performance compared to rowing only or lower load (< 70% 1 RM) strength training ( Ebben et al., 2004 ; Izquierdo-Gabarren et al., 2010 ). For athletes who concurrently train for both strength and endurance, three weekly strength training sessions have been recommended ( Garcia-Pallares and Izquierdo, 2011 ). Accordingly, rowers tend to perform two to three strength training sessions a week with the final session often occurring 24- to 48 h before a high-quality rowing session or even a

Acute effects of dropsets among different resistance training methods in upper body performance

Cond Res , 2009; 23: 1933-1940 Da Silva RL, Brentano MA, Kruel LF. Effects of different strength training methods on postexercise energetic expenditure. J Strength Cond Res , 2010; 24: 2255-2260 Fleck SJ, Kraemer WJ. Designing Resistance Training Programs. Human Kinetics Books, 3 edition: 2006; 392. Gentil P, Oliveira E, de Araujo Rocha Junior V, do Carmo J, Bottaro M. Effects of exercise order on upperbody muscle activation and exercise performance. J Strength Cond Res , 2007; 21: 1082-1086 Kraemer WJ

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