Marie Le Menn, Cyril Bossard, Bruno Travassos, Ricardo Duarte and Gilles Kermarrec
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
Ronaldo Kobal, Lucas A. Pereira, Katia Kitamura, Anderson C. Paulo, Henrique A. Ramos, Everton C. Carmo, Hamilton Roschel, Valmor Tricoli, Chris Bishop and Irineu Loturco
, 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
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.
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
Pedro Reche-Soto, Donaldo Cardona-Nieto, Arturo Diaz-Suarez, Alejandro Bastida-Castillo, Carlos Gomez-Carmona, Javier Garcia-Rubio and Jose Pino-Ortega
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
Amel Tayech, Mohamed Arbi Mejri, Mehdi Chaouachi, Helmi Chaabene, Mourad Hambli, Matt Brughelli, David G. Behm and Anis Chaouachi
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
Maamer Slimani, Hela Znazen, Bianca Miarka and Nicola Luigi Bragazzi
( 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
Miguel-Ángel Gómez, Simcha Avugos, Miguel-Ángel Oñoro, Alberto Lorenzo and Michael Bar-Eli
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
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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