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Handball Goalkeeper Intuitive Decision-Making: A Naturalistic Case Study

Introduction Recently intuitive decision-making (i.e. decision made very quickly due to experience) began to be studied in different team sport settings (e.g., handball: Johnson and Raab, 2003 ; soccer refereeing: Schweizer et al., 2011 ; rugby coaching: Collins et al., 2016 ), because team sport performances require decisions and actions in dynamic situations (i.e., complexity to predict opponents’ actions in fields that can be inter-penetrated, scoring evolution among time, influence of previous actions on the present moment, players substitutions). In

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Post‐Activation Potentiation: Is there an Optimal Training Volume and Intensity to Induce Improvements in Vertical Jump Ability in Highly‐Trained Subjects?

, 2009 ). Acute increases in performance can be substantially affected by the balance between PAP mechanisms and fatigue ( Chatzopoulos et al., 2007 ; Jones and Lees, 2003 ; Scott and Docherty, 2004 ; Young et al., 1998 ). These “opposing effects” have usually produced inconsistent findings and unclear training guidelines ( Lowery et al., 2012 ; Mola et al., 2014 ; Sale, 2002 ). Moreover, it appears that this balance may be altered by several factors, such as training experience, length of the rest period prior to subsequent exercise, and volume and intensity of

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A Meta-Analysis on the Effect of Complex Training on Vertical Jump Performance

high-velocity/plyometric exercise/s ( Ebben, 2002 ). The purpose of this novel study was to administer a meta-analysis on the effect of CT on vertical jump (VJ) performance. Methods Search Strategy PRISMA guidelines for literature of databases (GoogleScholar, SPORTDiscus, World of Science, SpringerLink, and PubMed) were utilized from all time points until January 30, 2018 ( Moher et al., 2009 ). The search terms and Booleans included (complex training) OR (contrast training) OR (combined weight training and plyometrics) OR (combined strength training and

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Player Load and Metabolic Power Dynamics as Load Quantifiers in Soccer

important aspects for fitness coaches to consider ( Eirale et al., 2013 ). Correct planning and monitoring of training demands is crucial to optimize performance of top‐level players (Gómez‐Díaz et al., 2013). The internal training load is the physical response to stress factors. Heart rate telemetry, oxygen consumption, rating of perceived exertion (RPE) or blood lactate are commonly used methods for assessing internal loads ( Borresen and Lambert, 2009 ). The external training load is the objective measurement of the work performed by the players, and is classified in

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Taekwondo Anaerobic Intermittent Kick Test: Discriminant Validity and an Update with the Gold-Standard Wingate Test

background and as part of the assessment of anaerobic power in taekwondo athletes, Tayech et al. (2018) recently studied the reliability and criterion validity of the Taekwondo Anaerobic Intermittent Kick Test (TAIKT). The same authors reported that TAIKT’s performance characteristics and physiological strain were comparable to an authentic taekwondo match. In fact, the TAIKT was designed to evaluate anaerobic power, while determining absolute and relative peak power (Ppeak) and mean power (Pmean), as well as the fatigue index (FI). Based on the study results of Tayech

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Maximum Oxygen Uptake of Male Soccer Players According to their Competitive Level, Playing Position and Age Group: Implication from a Network Meta-Analysis

( Da Silva et al., 2008 ; Stølen et al., 2005 ). However, these reviews detailed only physiological demands of Brazilian soccer players and without providing detailed information about the difference between competitive levels, playing positions and age categories. Since the last review ( Stølen et al., 2005 ), more than 10 studies investigating the physiological profile, particularly aerobic performance, of soccer players according to many factors, have been published, underscoring the importance of this topic. Thus, the authors of this paper take the opportunity

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Shaq is Not Alone: Free-Throws in the Final Moments of a Basketball Game

has been previously observed that the FT shooting success rate decreases towards the end of a game, most likely due to the stressful conditions under which these shots are attempted ( Worthy et al., 2009 ). In particular, sport psychologists have argued that performance of basketball players is highly vulnerable to psychological crisis during the last 5 min of the game (see for a review Bar-Eli, 1997 ). Within this final phase, the likelihood of such a decline in performance is even greater during the very last minute of the game ( Bar-Eli and Tractinsky, 2000

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The Potential Relationship Between Leg Bone Length and Running Performance in Well‐Trained Endurance Runners

Introduction Previous studies have determined that several morphological properties of the muscles and tendons of the lower limb are associated with running performance ( Barnes and Kilding, 2015 ; Saunders et al., 2004 ). Furthermore, a recent study found that longer forefoot bones, which were measured using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), were related to better running performance in endurance runners ( Ueno et al., 2018a ). Thus, in addition to muscle and tendon morphologies, bone morphology may play an important role in achieving superior running

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Competitive Anxiety and Coping Strategies in Young Martial Arts and Track and Field Athletes

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The Line in the Sand for British Strength Sports. No Second Chances and the Creation of a Drug Free for Life Ethos

Trapezius, a Shoulder Muscle, of Strength-Trained Athletes. Unpublished medical dissertation. Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden. Hargreaves, J. (1986). Sport, Power and Culture. Cambridge: Polity Press. Harrison, G., Pope, H.G. Jr., Wood, R., Rogol, A., Nyberg, F., Bowers, L. & Bhasin, S. (2014). Adverse Health Consequences of Performance-Enhancing Drugs: An Endocrine Society Scientific Statement. Endocrine Reviews . 35(3), 341-375. DOI: 10.1210/er.2013-1058 Haywood, L. Kew, F., Brmham, P. Spink, J. Capernerhusrt, J. & Henry, I. (1990). Understanding

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