18 March 2009

Sports Sci J@Nov 08-Mar 09

This is the latest sports science journal update.


Nov 08-Mar 09


Peaking for optimal performance: Research limitations and future directions. JSS (free access)

What makes coaches tick? The impact of coaches' intrinsic and extrinsic motives on their own satisfaction and that of their athletes. SJMSS

Does Improved Decision-Making Ability Reduce the Physiological Demands of Game-Based Activities in Field Sport Athletes? JSCR

Does Childhood Motor Skill Proficiency Predict Adolescent Fitness? MSSE

The changing shape of “successful” professional footballers. JSS (free acces)

Fitness determinants of success in men's and women's football. JSS

Analysis of High Intensity Activity in Premier League Soccer. IJSPP

Analysis of lap times in international swimming competitions. JSS

Relationships between swim performance, maximal oxygen uptake and peak power output when wearing a wetsuit. JSMS

Analysis of speed, stroke rate, and stroke distance for world-class breaststroke swimming. JSS

Movement coordination patterns in triple jump training drills. JSS

The Professionalization of Youth Sports: It's Time to Act! CJSM

Strength & Conditioning

Optimizing Performance by Improving Core Stability and Core Strength. SM

Understanding Change of Direction Ability in Sport: A Review of Resistance Training Studies. SM

Cross-Sectional Area and Muscular Strength: A Brief Review. SM

Comparison of Linear and Reverse Linear Periodization Effects on Maximal Strength and Body Composition. JSCR

Sprint Training in Preadolescent Soccer Players. IJSPP

Squat Jump Training at Maximal Power Loads vs. Heavy Loads: Effect on Sprint Ability. JSCR

Determining Variables of Plyometric Training for Improving Vertical Jump Height Performance: A Meta-Analysis. JSCR

Vibration Training: Could It Enhance the Strength, Power, or Speed of Athletes? JSCR

Using Functional Tests to Identify Core Weakness. PTJ

Effects of Static Stretching on Repeated Sprint and Change of Direction Performance. MSSE

Dynamic Stretching and Golf Swing Performance. IJSPP

Basketball game-related statistics that discriminate between teams' season-long success. EJSS


Fatigue management in the preparation of Olympic athletes. JSS

Technical performance during soccer matches of the Italian Serie A league: Effect of fatigue and competitive level. JSMS

Sea-Level Exercise Performance Following Adaptation to Hypoxia: A Meta-Analysis. SM

Cycling Performance Following Adaptation to Two Protocols of Acutely Intermittent Hypoxia. IJSPP

Improved Race Performance in Elite Middle-Distance Runners After Cumulative Altitude Exposure. IJSPP

Improved running economy and increased hemoglobin mass in elite runners after extended moderate altitude exposure. JSMS

The Influence of Respiratory Muscle Training Upon Intermittent Exercise Performance. IJSM

The Effects of Wearing Lower-Body Compression Garments During Endurance Cycling. IJSPP

The Effects of Compression Garments on Intermittent Exercise Performance and Recovery on Consecutive Days. IJSPP

Effects of wearing compression garments on physiological and performance measures in a simulated game-specific circuit for netball. JSMS

Effect of Compression Stockings on Running Performance in Men Runners. JSCR

The influence of cold water immersions on adaptation following a single bout of damaging exercise. EJAP

Effect of cold water immersion after exercise in the heat on muscle function, body temperatures, and vessel diameter. JSMS

To Cool, But Not Too Cool: That Is the Question-Immersion Cooling for Hyperthermia. MSSE

Cold-induced vasodilation. EJAP

Mental fatigue impairs physical performance in humans. JAP (free access)

Training and 24-hr Urinary Catecholamine Excretion. IJSM

Changes in heart rate recovery after high-intensity training in well-trained cyclists. EJAP

Validity and Reliability of Short-Term Heart-Rate Variability from the Polar S810. MSSE

Effect of high intensity intermittent training on heart rate variability in prepubescent children. EJAP

The Ecological Validity and Application of the Session-RPE Method for Quantifying Training Loads in Swimming. JSCR

Using Session-RPE to Monitor Training Load in Swimmers. SCJ

Aerobic Cost in Elite Female Adolescent Swimmers. IJSM

A Method for Determining Critical Swimming Velocity. IJSM

Characteristics of performance in skeleton World Cup races. JSS

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

Is a fatigue index a worthwhile measure of repeated sprint ability? JSMS

Repeated-bout exercise in the heat in young athletes: physiological strain and perceptual responses. JAP

Longitudinal changes in haemoglobin mass and V O2max in adolescents. EJAP

Effect of commercial airline travel on oxygen saturation in athletes. BJSM

Why does exercise terminate at the maximal lactate steady state intensity? BJSM

Progressive Statistics for Studies in Sports Medicine and Exercise Science. MSSE

Measurement Studies in Sports Science Research. IJSPP

Inference About Magnitudes of Effects. IJSPP

Game creativity analysis using neural networks. JSS


Nutrition and Athletic Performance. MSSE

Dehydration: Cause of Fatigue or Sign of Pacing in Elite Soccer? SM

Rates of fluid ingestion alter pacing but not thermoregulatory responses during prolonged exercise in hot and humid conditions with appropriate convective cooling. EJAP

Core temperature differences between males and females during intermittent exercise: physical considerations. EJAP

Caffeine Improves Physical and Cognitive Performance during Exhaustive Exercise. MSSE

Caffeine and sports performance. APNM

Effect of Caffeine on Sport-Specific Endurance Performance: A Systematic Review. JSCR

Ramadan Fasting’s Effect on Plasma Leptin, Adiponectin Concentrations, and Body Composition in Trained Young Men. IJSNEM


A Review of Vision-Based Motion Analysis in Sport. SM

Validity and reliability of a simple categorical tool for the assessment of interceptive skill. JSMS

Relationships between stroke parameters and critical swimming speed in a sprint interval training set. JSS

Validity of the use of a fixed point for intracycle velocity calculations in swimming. JSMS

Effects of different shoe-lacing patterns on the biomechanics of running shoes. JSS

Sports Medicine

Selected Issues for the Adolescent Athlete and the Team Physician: A Consensus Statement. MSSE

The Inflammatory Response to Skeletal Muscle Injury: Illuminating Complexities. SM

Another major win for physiotherapy — curing patellofemoral pain. BJSM

Patellofemoral pain syndrome: a review on the associated neuromuscular deficits and current treatment options. BJSM

Sports Injuries Surveillance During the 2007 IAAF World Athletics Championships. CJSM

Epidemiological studies of injuries in rugby league: Suggestions for definitions, data collection and reporting methods. JSMS

Is your prescription of distance running shoes evidence-based? BJSM

The Epidemiology and Aetiology of Injuries in Sailing. SM

Total Hemoglobin Mass-A New Parameter to Detect Blood Doping? MSSE

Medication Use by Athletes at the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games. CJSM

What to tell the media—or not: consensus guidelines for sports physicians. BJSM


Why do English players fail in soccer penalty shootouts? A study of team status, self-regulation, and choking under pressure. JSS

Coping Skills of Olympic Developmental Soccer Athletes. IJSM

The effects of perceived and received support on objective performance outcome. EJSS

Reflective practice, experience, and the interpretation of anxiety symptoms. JSS

Talent ID and development

Anthropometric and performance measures for the development of a talent detection and identification model in youth handball. JSS

Birthplace effects on the development of female athletic talent. JSMS

Birth date and birth place effects in National Hockey League draftees 2000–2005: comments on Baker and Logan (2007). BJSM

Do anthropometric and fitness characteristics vary according to birth date distribution in elite youth academy soccer players? SJMSS

Validity and Reliability of the Medicine Ball Throw for Kindergarten Children. JSCR

Global Gene Expression in Skeletal Muscle from Well-Trained Strength and Endurance Athletes. MSSE

The Human Gene Map for Performance and Health-Related Fitness Phenotypes: The 2006-2007 Update. MSSE

Endurance Performance: Genes or Gene Combinations? IJSM


brain performance peaks at the age 22

Old age begins at 27 as mental powers start to decline, scientists find @telegraph

The study of 2,000 men and women lasted over seven years. The respondents, aged between 18-60, were asked to solve visual puzzles, recall words and story details and spot patterns in letters and symbols.

Similar tests are often used to diagnose mental disabilities and declines, including dementia.

The research by the University of Virginia found that in nine out of 12 tests the average age at which the top performance was achieved was 22.

The first age at which performance was significantly lower than the peak scores was 27 – for three tests of reasoning, speed of thought and spatial visualisation. Memory was shown to decline from the average age of 37. In the other tests, poorer results were shown by the age of 42.

However, the report published in the academic journal Neurobiology Of Ageing, found that abilities based on accumulated knowledge, such as performance on tests of vocabulary or general information, increased until at the age of 60.

AYG update

Preparations for Asian Youth Games remain on track@CNA

SINGAPORE: Despite the current economic climate, preparations for the inaugural Asian Youth Games, to be held in Singapore from June 29 to July 7, remain on track.

Of the estimated budget of S$15 million, slightly over S$3 million in sponsorship has been raised. The rest will be borne by the government.