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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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The effect of the MTHFR C677T mutation on athletic performance and the homocysteine level of soccer players and sedentary individuals

effects on the independent cardiovascular risk factors, particularly on the Hcy metabolism. The effects of these variables can vary with the unique genetic make-up of an individual. Therefore, the primary objective of this study was to investigate athletic performance and homocysteine levels in relation to the MTHFR C677T mutation and to explore the relationship between this mutation and other cardiac risk factors. The secondary objective was to determine which alleles of the MTHFR C677T polymorphism were associated with high levels of Hcy, total cholesterol, LDL, HDL

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The Effects of 24 weeks of Resistance Training with Simultaneous Elastic and Free Weight Loading on Muscular Performance of Novice Lifters

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Effects of the Sports Level, Format of the Game and Task Condition on Heart Rate Responses, Technical and Tactical Performance of Youth Basketball Players

Introduction Small-sided games (SSGs) are smaller versions of competition ( Halouani et al., 2014 ; Owen et al., 2004 ). For that reason, SSG are frequently used by coaches in training contexts to simultaneously develop fitness and technical/tactical performance ( Clemente et al., 2014 ; Krustrup et al., 2010 ; Little, 2009 ). In order to identify the impact that these games have on players, their effects on acute physiological responses (heart rate, blood lactate concentration or perceived exertion), time-motion profiles (distance covered, speed

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Incentive System in Hungarian High Performance Sport


This study will attempt to describe the role of existing incentives which have a significant effect on Hungarian sport's performance. The aim of the paper is to understand why a large gap has emerged between successful elite sports and the popular but underperforming spectacular sport. According to the concept of dual competition, in addition to sport results, the analyzed fields also concern competition for resources, particularly for the attention of supporters and sponsors. The methodology of the analysis is fundamentally economic in nature; however, qualitative methods are also given emphasis, as the analyzed topic has specific characteristics. Based on new institutional economics, the study presumes that the behavior of organizations is determined by the decisions of bounded rational individuals, and highlights the significance of the created mechanisms and institutions.

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