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The primary aim of this study was to determine reliability and factorial validity of squat (SJ) and countermovement jump (CMJ) tests. The secondary aim was to compare 3 popular methods for the estimation of vertical jumping height. Physical education students (n = 93) performed 7 explosive power tests: 5 different vertical jumps (Sargent jump, Abalakow's(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of agility training (training of acceleration, deceleration and quick change of the direction of movement) on athletic power performance. Eighty healthy male college students (age 19±1.1 years; body mass 77.2±7.1 kg; body height 180.1±7.1 cm; body fat percentage 10.8±1.6) participated in this study. The(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of body weight on fitness tests among the personnel of the Croatian navy. Forty two naval personnel (age 27 +/- 4.1 years; body mass 86.2 +/- 4.9 kg; height 184.6 +/- 7.4 cm; body fat percentage 17.3 +/- 5.2) participated in this study. In order to evaluate the fitness of the naval servicemen, we applied(More)
The purpose of this research was to identify the changes in tests assessing speed-explosiveness abilities after a completed proprioceptive training programme. The research included 75 physically active men divided into the experimental (n = 37) and the control (n = 38) group. The first group underwent the prop-rioceptive training programme lasting ten weeks(More)
The basic goal of this work was the evaluation of functional and motor preparedness of 13 top female basketball players during a one-year training cycle. Across of the six time points the preparedness of subjects was measured by means of a twelve-test battery measuring the basic and specific motor and functional abilities. The experimental training program(More)
The research was conducted to determine the latent structure of the variables of characteristics of the sports preparation process and preparedness of basketball players of both sexes. The system for data collection was based on an expert assessment of the influence of the classes of conditioning preparation contents on certain characteristics of both the(More)
OBJECTIVES In addition to being a serious health-hazard, substance-use-and-misuse (SUM) in military forces negatively influences physical fitness and army readiness. The aim of this study was to define the prevalence of SUM, which includes cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, and multiple SUM (i.e. practice of daily smoking and harmful alcohol drinking),(More)
The main aim of the study was to evaluate the relation between the number of ball touches for individual possession and physical and physiological demands during the large-sided soccer games (LSGs) of 7 vs. 7 players plus two goalkeepers (who were not monitorized).. During the exercise, the number of assigned touches for individual possession (1-touch,(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of sprint and plyometric training on morphological characteristics of physically active men. One hundred and fifty one physical education students (18-24 years of age) were allocated into one of three groups: the plyometric group (PG; n = 50), the sprint group (SG; n = 50), and the control group (CG; n =(More)
The main aim of this study was to evaluate muscle strength after short-term exercise program by elderly people with knee osteoarthritis that usually non exercising and to estimate if this change have influence on decrease of the pain. This study was longitudinal experiment that involved thirty participants aged 61-80 years with clinical signs and(More)