30 October 2008

Sports Sci J@Sep-Oct08

Sep-Oct 08


Meeting the Global Demand of Sports Safety: The Intersection of Science and Policy in Sports Safety. SM

The performance environment of the England youth soccer teams: A quantitative investigation. JSS

Volume vs. Intensity in the Training of Competitive Swimmers. IJSM

An elite endurance athlete's recovery from underperformance aided by a multidisciplinary sport science support team. EJSS

Strength & Conditioning

Influence of Closed Skill and Open Skill Warm-ups on the Performance of Speed, Change of Direction Speed, Vertical Jump, and Reactive Agility in Team Sport Athletes. JSCR

Relationships Between Repeated Sprint Testing, Speed, and Endurance. JSCR

Improving Agility Techniques. PTJ

The Importance of Sensory-Motor Control in Providing Core Stability: Implications for Measurement and Training. SM


Is heart rate a convenient tool to monitor over-reaching? A systematic review of the literature. BJSM

Validity of a Repeated-Sprint Test for Football. IJSM

Validity of the Running Repeated Sprint Ability Test Among Playing Positions and Level of Competitiveness in Trained Soccer Players. IJSM

Anthropometric and Physiological Differences Between First Team and Reserve Soccer Players Aged 10-14 Years at the Beginning and End of the Season. JSCR

The effect of recovery strategies on physical performance and cumulative fatigue in competitive basketball. JSS

Muscle damage, inflammation, and recovery interventions during a 3-day basketball tournament. EJSS

Physiological Responses to Cold Water Immersion Following Cycling in the Heat. IJSPP

Practical precooling: Effect on cycling time trial performance in warm conditions. JSS

Influence of recovery intensity on time spent at maximal oxygen uptake during an intermittent session in young, endurance-trained athletes. JSS

Swimming Performance After Passive and Active Recovery of Various Durations. IJSPP

The effect of participation in Ramadan on substrate selection during submaximal cycling exercise. JSMS


Development of Individual Hydration Strategies for Athletes. IJSNEM

Drinking policies and exercise-associated hyponatraemia: is anyone still promoting overdrinking? BJSM

Estimating changes in hydration status from changes in body mass: Considerations regarding metabolic water and glycogen storage. JSS

The use of body mass changes as a practical measure of dehydration in team sports. JSMS

Cold Drink Ingestion Improves Exercise Endurance Capacity in the Heat. MSSE

The importance of accurate site location for skinfold measurement. JSS

What Coaches Need to Know About the Nutrition of Female High School Athletes: A Dietitian's Perspective. SCJ


The Role of Motion Analysis in Elite Soccer: Contemporary Performance Measurement Techniques and Work Rate Data. SM

Sports Medicine

Mass ECG screening of young athletes. BJSM

Clinical and Laboratory Evaluation of Upper Respiratory Symptoms in Elite Athletes. CJSM


Characterizing the Perception of the Placebo Effect in Sports Medicine. CJSM

Effectiveness of Foot Orthoses for Treatment and Prevention of Lower Limb Injuries: A Review. SM

Warm-Up and Stretching in the Prevention of Muscular Injury. SM



Talent ID and development

Talent Identification and Development Programmes in Sport: Current Models and Future Directions. SM

The human genome and sport, including epigenetics and athleticogenomics: A brief look at a rapidly changing field. JSS

The relative age effect in young French basketball players: a study on the whole population. SJMSS

18 October 2008

effects of global financial crisis on Singapore sports funding

Local sports scene not to be affected by economic slowdown@CNA

The Singapore Government has committed S$800 million into developing sports here, investing S$500 million between 2001 and 2005, and the remaining S$300 million from 2005 to 2010.

The Government expects the local sports industry — worth S$796 million in 2005 — to contribute S$2 billion of the GDP and provide 20,000 jobs by 2015.

However, the global financial crisis has raised concerns that sports funding may be cut. Last week, it was reported that the completion date of the S$1.87 billion Sports Hub at Kallang is expected to be delayed to 2012 as a result of the crisis.

Funding to the 60 National Sports Associations (NSA) for the current fiscal year — S$32.4 million, up from S$31.9 million in 2007 — and national athletes is unlikely to be affected too.

11 October 2008

ultra-compact wireless wearable GPS+ sleep monitor

Fitbit Raises Healthy $2 Million From True Ventures And SoftTech VC@TechCrunch

The company is developing an ultra-compact wireless wearable sensor, called the Fitbit Tracker, that automatically tracks data about a person’s activities, such as calories burned, sleep quality, steps and distance.

All data gets automatically synchronized to your computer and then the web through a wireless base station, so you don’t even have to plug it in. Once synced, you can view your health reports online.

The device, set to go on sale in early 2009 for $99 a pop

02 October 2008

radio tracking system for athletes monitoring

High-tech tracking device for Olympic success@ASC

The latest weapon in Australian athletes’ training arsenal has just been added thanks to a new collaboration announced by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and the CSIRO.

In a world first, a mobile radio transmitter attached to an athlete or equipment can track their every move. The information is instantaneously sent back to the coach via a wireless network, enabling monitoring of an athlete’s location, speed and position relative to other athletes.

For a cyclist training in a velodrome, a light, mobile phone-sized device can be attached to the bike and can monitor, in real time, the cyclist’s location, speed, split times and accelerations. As well, the device can marry this information with the athlete’s sensory data such as body temperature and various indicators of fatigue.