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Acute effects of static stretching on muscle strength

professional soccer players. J. Strength Cond.Res.   20 :203-207. Marek S. M., J. T. Cramer, A. L. Fincher, L. L. Massey, S. M. Dangelmaier, S. Purkayastha, K. A. Fitz, J. Y. Culbertson (2005) Acute effects of static and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching on muscle strength and power output. J. Athl. Train.   40 :94-103. McBride J. M., R. Deane, S. Nimphius (2007) Effect of stretching on agonist-antagonist muscle activity and muscle force output during single and multiple joint isometric contractions

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Procedural Options for Measuring Muscle Strength

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Asymmetry of muscle strength in elite athletes

wrestlers]. In: G. Bala (ed.) Antropološki status i fizička aktivnost dece, omladine i odraslih , 371 - 377. Novi Sad: Fakultet sporta i fizičkog vaspitanja. Drid P., M. Drapšin, S. Obadov (2007) Odnos mišićne snage agonista i antagonista natkolenice kod vrhunskih džudistkinja. [Relevance of muscle strength of hamstring agonists and antagonists in elite female judoists]. In: N. Smajlović (ed.) II međunarodni simpozijum nove tehnologije u sportu , 208 - 210. Sarajevo: Fakultet sporta i tjelesnog odgoja. Franchini E., M

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25(OH)D3 Levels Relative to Muscle Strength and Maximum Oxygen Uptake in Athletes

between 25(OH)D 3 levels and muscle strength in professional athletes, particularly high-rank professional athletes. It should also be pointed out that low serum 25-hydroxycholecalciferol (25(OH)D 3 ) levels can contribute to myocardial hypertrophy, increased blood pressure, endothelial dysfunction and decreased maximum oxygen uptake (VO 2max ). While the available literature abounds in data on the relationship between Vitamin D levels and cardiorespiratory fitness in subjects with a low level of physical activity ( Turkbey et al., 2010 ), reports on similar studies

Effect of creatine ethyl ester supplementation and resistance training on hormonal changes, body composition and muscle strength in underweight non-athlete men

. Recent findings. Sports Med., 35(2): 107-125. DOI: 10.2165/00007256-200535020-00002. 4. Bemben M.G., Witten M.S., Carter J.M., Eliot K.A., Kne-hans A.W., Bemben D.A. (2010) The effects of supplementation with creatine and protein on muscle strength following a traditional resistance training program in middle-aged and older men. J. Nutr. Health. Aging , 14(2): 155-159. DOI: 10.1007/s12603-009-0124-8. 5. Beyleroglu M. (2011) The effects of maximal aerobic exercise on cortisol and thyroid hormones in male field hockey players. Afr. J. Pharm. Pharmacol

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Resistance Training for Children and Adolescents: From a Physiological Basis to Practical Applications

(2), 57-66. 4. Ignjatovic, A., Radovanovic, D., Stankovic, R., Markovic, Z., & Kocic J. (2011). Influence of resistance training on cardiorespiratory endurance and muscle power and strength in young athletes. Acta Physioiogica Hungarica, 98 (3), 305–312. 5. Ignjatovic, A., Markovic, Z., & Radovanovic, D. (2012). Effects of 12-week medicine ball training on muscle strength and power in young female handball players. Journal of Strength Conditioning Research, 26 (8), 2166-2173. 6. Lloyd, R.S., Faigenbaum, A.D., & Stone, M.H. (2014). Position

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The assessment of muscle strength symmetry in kayakers and canoeists

) Muscle strength and power of elite female and male swimmers. Baltic Journal of Health and Physical Activity , 3: 13-18. 5. Drid P., Drapsin M., Trivic T., Lukač D., Obadov S., Milosevic Z. (2009) Asymmetry of muscle strength in elite athletes. Biomed. Human Kinetics , 1: 3-5. 6. Fekete M., Coach H. (1998) Periodized strength training for sprint kayaking/canoeing. Strength Cond ., 20: 8-14. 7. Fidelus K., Skorupski L. (1970) Wielkość momentów sił mięśniowych w poszczególnych stawach u zawodników różnych dyscyplin

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Inspiratory muscle strength affects anaerobic endurance in professional athletes

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Muscle Strength and Speed Performance in Youth Soccer Players

Introduction Performance in a soccer match depends on a variety of factors such as skills, tactics, and players’ physiological, physical and mental capacities ( Stolen et al., 2005 ). Small changes in these capacities can have significant effects on the development and result of a match and/or a championship ( Chelly et al., 2009 ; Comfort et al., 2012 ; Stolen et al., 2005 ). In soccer, numerous attempts have been made to determine whether adult players’ muscle strength is related to their speed. Although sprint actions only constitute 11% of the total

Spruce Needle Polyprenols Protect Against Atorvastatin-Induced Muscle Weakness and do not Influence Central Nervous System Functions in Rats


Polyprenols (PPs) have been identified in almost all living organisms. The richest source of PPs is the needles of conifer trees. Endogenously, PPs, similarly to cholesterol, are synthesised in human and animal cells via the mevalonate pathway. Previous studies have demonstrated the anti-oxidant properties of PPs. To our knowledge, no studies have been published on the influence of PPs on muscle strength. We hypothesised that administration of PPs could prevent changes in muscle functioning caused by statins (weakness, etc.). In the present study, atorvastatin (80 mg/kg) was used as a model compound. PPs at doses 1, 10 and 20 mg/kg were administered. Both drugs were given per os for 16 days. The influence of atorvastatin, PPs and their combination on behaviour, muscle strength, plasma cholesterol and creatine kinase activity was assessed in female Wistar rats. Our data demonstrated that atorvastatin considerably impaired muscle strength, whereas PPs protected that effect. Neither PPs, nor atorvastatin influenced plasma cholesterol levels, whereas PPs at dose 20 mg/kg elevated creatine kinase activity by about 25%. PPs at the tested doses did not alter behaviour, indicating safety of central nervous system functions. The obtained data suggest usefulness of PPs as a complement in statin therapy to reduce muscle-related side effects.

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