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The goal of this research project was to investigate the long-term effects of whole-body vibration (WBV) training on force production. Thirty-one female basketball players were randomly distributed in an experimental group: VG (vibration) and a control group: CG (no vibration). Both groups participated in the same training program; however, the experimental(More)
STUDY DESIGN A radiologic and electromyographic study was done of the adaptation of the lumbar spine to high-performance cycling. OBJECTIVES To evaluate changes in the lumbar spine produced by different cycling positions on different types of bicycles used during competition. METHODS Three professional cyclists were observed to evaluate changes in the(More)
PURPOSE The aim was to identify benefits of compression garments used for recovery of exercised-induced muscle damage. METHODS Computer-based literature research was performed in September 2015 using four online databases: Medline (PubMed), Cochrane, WOS (Web Of Science) and Scopus. The analysis of risk of bias was completed in accordance with the(More)
The purpose of this three-year observational study was to analyze the ventilatory efficiency and breathing pattern in world-class professional cyclists. Twelve athletes (22.61±3.8years; 177.38±5.5cm; 68.96±5.5kg and VO2max 75.51±3.3mLkg(-1)min(-1)) were analyzed retrospectively. For each subject, respiratory and performance variables were recorded during(More)
Basketball can be described as a moderate-to-long duration exercise including repeated bouts of high-intensity activity interspersed with periods of low to moderate active recovery or passive rest. A match is characterized by repeated explosive activities, such as sprints, jumps, shuffles and rapid changes in direction. In top-level modern basketball,(More)
The effects of high training loads during the competitive kayaking season may be reflected in urinary citrate and 6-sulfatoxymelatonin (αMT6S) excretion. The present study aims to evaluate the influence of a training program on citrate and αMT6S excretion in 12 elite kayakers. Urine samples were collected (before bedtime and again in the morning, at first(More)
BACKGROUND Very few studies have analysed heart rate (HR) with regard to music playing, and the scarce evidence available is controversial. The purpose of this study was to analyse the HR response of professional musicians during their real-work activity. METHODS Sixty-two voluntary professional musicians (20 women, 42 men), whose ages ranged between 15(More)
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