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Music is believed to improve athletic performance. The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of arousing music during warm-up on anaerobic performance in elite national level adolescent volleyball players. Twenty-four players (12 males and 12 females) performed the Wingate Anaerobic Test following a 10-minute warm-up with and without music(More)
Motivational music (music that stimulates physical activity) was previously shown to enhance the recovery from intense exercise. The aim of the present study was to isolate the effect of rhythm (presumed to be the most effective factor of motivational music) on the recovery from intense exercise. Ten young adult active men (age: 26.1 ± 1.7 years) performed(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare physiological characteristics of three different levels of 100 m female sprinters. The 30 subjects in this study (20 female track athletes and 10 recreationally trained females) were assigned, according to their 100 m running time, to one of three different groups: "Fast" (11.8 +/- 0.1 sec), "Average" (12.7 +/- 0.1)(More)
The purpose of the study was to examine the relationships among aerobic fitness, anaerobic capacity, and performance indices of 2 different repeated sprint test (RST) protocols in a group of 33 elite adolescent soccer players (age range 16-18 years). All participants performed 4 tests: an aerobic power test (20-m shuttle run), the Wingate Anaerobic Test(More)
We evaluated the effect of cold ice-pack application following a brief sprint-interval training on the balance between anabolic mediators [growth hormone (GH), insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I), testosterone], catabolic markers (cortisol, IGFBP-1), and circulating pro [Interlukin-6 (IL-6) and IL-1beta]- and anti-inflammatory cytokines [IL-1 receptor(More)
Background: The human ACTN3 gene encodes α-actinin-3, an actin-binding protein with a pivotal role in muscle structure and metabolism. A common genetic single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) at codon 577 of the ACTN3 results in the replacement of an arginine (R) with a stop codon (X). The R allele is a normal functional version of the gene, whereas the X(More)
This study compared between performance indices of repeated sprint tests (RSTs) (12 x 20 m) during different stages of basketball game. Twelve young (17 +/- 0.5 year) basketball players performed three RSTs (after a warm-up, at half-time and after a full game) and aerobic power test, each on different days. Ideal (fastest) sprint time (IS) was significantly(More)
The aim of this study was to establish how ratings of perceived speech production difficulty (PSPD) during exercise of varying intensities are correlated with various physiological responses, in order to determine whether the PSPD is suitable for prescribing exercise training intensity. An incremental running test was performed to establish the subjects'(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine indices of repeated sprint ability (RSA) during a repeated sprint swimming test (RST), to compare these with previous similar running and cycling RST, and to correlate these indices with the best short (100 m, as an index of anaerobic performance) and long (2,000 m, as an index of aerobic performance) distance(More)
BACKGROUND Individuals using their voice intensively during physical effort are at risk for developing voice problems. This study was aimed at examining the influence of physical activity on voice characteristics. METHODS Fourteen physical education students (age: 27 ± 4.23 years) were recorded in a resting position, and during mild, moderate, and high(More)