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The Relationship Between Tactical Positioning and the Race Outcome in 800-M Running at the 2016 Olympic Games and 2017 IAAF World Championship

Introduction Performance analysis has developed in the last decade in order to better understand athletic performance through the use of systematic observations ( Ofoghi et al., 2013 ). Moreover, the scientific literature has paid attention to the effects of different pacing strategies ( Hanley, 2013 ; Thiel et al., 2012 ) during the finals of international track and field championships in order to explain differences in intensity distribution between successful and less successful participants. Tucker et al. (2006) described pacing strategies in middle

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Relationships Between the Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test and Anaerobic Performance Tests in Adolescent Handball Players

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Performance Indicators of Winning and Defeated Female Handball Teams in Matches of the 2012 Olympic Games Tournament

Introduction Performance indicators that reflect situational efficiency of individual players in a team are collected by the methods of their registration in the course of a competition (real time), or during a subsequent viewing of match recordings, or by their combination (Hughes and Bartlett, 2008). Video recordings of matches are particularly valuable because they allow handball experts to assess and analyse technical-tactical and other situation-related elements of players’ behaviour in games. Each match and players’ behaviour in it is a specific

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Soccer Practice and Functional and Social Performance of Men With Lower Limb Amputations

physical disabilities, 2009. Available at: http://www.psicologia.pt/artigos/textos/A0515.pdf Accessed on 31.03.2011 Melo ACR, Lopez RFL. The adapted sport, 2002. Available at: http://www.efdeportes.com/efd51/esporte.htm. Accessed on 13.08.2009 Monteiro RPA, Pfeifer LI, Soares I, Santos AAS, Sousa N. Validation of the functional and social performance - DSF-84 checklist: preliminary study. Disabil Rehabil, 2013; 35: 1527-1533 Pedretti LW. Early MB. Occupational therapy: practice skills for physical dysfunction. São Paulo, SP

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Game-Related Performance Factors in four European Men’s Professional Volleyball Championships

Introduction Today, understanding performance is a major issue within the field of performance analysis. Contemporary performance analysis studies play an important role in advancing scientific understanding, providing coaches with a more ecological knowledge and analyzing the game from a more complex point of view ( Drust, 2010 ). Performance factors and their relation with games’ outcomes have been objects of research in volleyball since the 1990s. Early examples of research into performance factors include the study of Eom and Schutz (1992) analyzing

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Assessment of Secondary School Students’ Game Performance Related to Tactical Contexts

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The Effects of Bench Press Variations in Competitive Athletes on Muscle Activity and Performance

Introduction Performance during the bench press exercise is measured as the maximum load that can be lowered to the chest and raised (‘pressed’) above the body to full elbow extension ( Baechle and Earle, 2008 ). Competitive bench press athletes use numerous variations in the bench press to isolate and train shoulder girdle muscles, which contribute significantly to performance. Understanding the effect of manipulating variables has the potential to improve program design and increase the specificity of hypertrophy training protocols ( Bird et al., 2005

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Changes in Endurance Performance in Young Athletes During Two Training Seasons

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Maximizing the Functional Performance Outcomes of Patients Undergoing Rehabilitation by Maximizing their Overall Health and Wellbeing

Introduction To maximize the performance of an athlete, a team of experts work together to ensure each athlete achieves the maximal benefit from their prescribed exercise training programs. In addition to the exercise specialists, the athlete’s support team frequently includes psychologists (who address performance anxiety, stress, and depression), counselors (who address smoking cessation, reduction or elimination of alcohol consumption if necessary, weight optimization, and optimal sleep), and nutritionists (who address optimal nutrition and body mass

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How Do Spatiotemporal Parameters and Lower-Body Stiffness Change with Increased Running Velocity? A Comparison Between Novice and Elite Level Runners

as step frequency [SF], step length [SL], and ground contact time [CT]) ( Luedke et al., 2016 ; Schubert et al., 2014 ). However, the relationship between the spatiotemporal parameters of running and both performance and injury risk still remains unclear. Some previous works have analyzed the influence of running velocity on spatiotemporal gait characteristics ( Brughelli et al., 2010 ; Mann et al., 2015 ; Mercer et al., 2002 ; Ogueta-Alday et al., 2014 ). It seems logical that, in order to run faster, some changes in spatiotemporal parameters are required

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