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Cleveland's Bitter Pill: A Diagnosis Of Injured Title Dreams And Die Hard Fans, Joseph Congeni 2014 University of Akron

Cleveland's Bitter Pill: A Diagnosis Of Injured Title Dreams And Die Hard Fans, Joseph Congeni

University Press Publications

This collection of stories examines Cleveland's athletic teams and injuries that have hindered their quests for championships. From rotator cuffs to knee ligaments, from sprained ankles to sprained backs, and from broken legs to broken arms, Cleveland's misery has taken some of its best athletes and immobilized them at inopportune times. Shaq gave fans his inside dominance and his ailing thumb in 2010. Herb Score was a blazing lefthander until he took a line drive to the face in 1957. When the Las Vegas oddsmakers picked the Brown to win the Super Bowl in 1988, Bernie Kosar's ...


Thermoregulatory Responses Of Runners Following A Warm-Weather Road Race, Luke N. Belval 2014 University of Connecticut

Thermoregulatory Responses Of Runners Following A Warm-Weather Road Race, Luke N. Belval

University Scholar Projects

Purpose: To quantify the skin temperature changes following intense exercise in warm-weather. Methods: Anterior thermal images and gastrointestinal temperature (TGI) from 20 male runners (mean±SD; 73.5 ± 10.9 kg) participating in a 11.2 km road race were collected before and immediately after the race. Wet-bulb globe temperature (WBGT) and wind speed were recorded at the finish line. Infrared thermal images were divided into 11 distinct regions, superior torso (ST), inferior torso (IT), face (F), right forearm (RF), left forearm (LF), right upper arm (RUA), left upper arm (LUA), right thigh (RT), left thigh (LT), right lower leg ...


Prediction Modeling For Graduate Athletic Training Education Programs, Scott L. Bruce 2014 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Prediction Modeling For Graduate Athletic Training Education Programs, Scott L. Bruce

Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

The purposes of this study were: • to develop a prediction model to identify factors associated with eligibility and first-attempt success on the Board of Certification (BOC) examination for students enrolled in a professional (entry-level) graduate athletic training program (GATP) • to identify applicant characteristics that are most likely to predict both academic success in the GATP and success on the BOC exam. A cohort of 119 students was used for both purposes. Multiple analyses yielded three-factor and two-factor models for prediction of passing the BOC exam. The three-factor model demonstrates that a student with ≥ 2 predictors had an odds ratio (OR ...


Research Review: Getting High For Fitness, Mike Climstein, Joe Walsh 2014 Bond University

Research Review: Getting High For Fitness, Mike Climstein, Joe Walsh

Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine Publications

Every endurance fitness enthusiast is interested in the next 'new' supplement or training technique that will further increase their maximal aerobic power, aka 'V02 max' (maximal oxygen consumption). We are devoting this issue's Research Review to altitude training, which although not new in professional sport has now entered the fitness enthusiasts' commercial market for both health and fitness benefits. Yes, we said health benefits. We recently published a review paper on the health benefits of altitude training and found that it was associated with improvements in body weight, body composition (>1,700 metres altitude), improved fasting blood glucose (1 ...


Effects Of Jump Training On Bone Mineral Density In Young Adult Females, Battogtokh Zagdsuren 2014 Western Kentucky University

Effects Of Jump Training On Bone Mineral Density In Young Adult Females, Battogtokh Zagdsuren

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Physical activity is critical to bone health. However, not all physical activity has optimum effect on bone health and metabolism. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a short term progressive jumping protocol on bone mineral density in college age Asian females. Sixteen participants aged18-28 years enrolled in the study. Participants were assigned to exercise (n=9) and control (n=8) groups. The exercise group completed a two-legged depth jump from an approximate 20cm stepbench followed immediately by a maximum vertical jump using arm swings for five days per week for two weeks. Each depth jump ...


Soccer Participation And Youth Obesity In The United States, Lee Schober 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Soccer Participation And Youth Obesity In The United States, Lee Schober

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Physical Activity And Its Effect On Reducing Disease: A Literature Review Of The National Runner's Health Study, Graham William Edson 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Physical Activity And Its Effect On Reducing Disease: A Literature Review Of The National Runner's Health Study, Graham William Edson

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


The Effect Of Winter Versus Summer Running On Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Injury Rate In Recreational Runners, Elizabeth Frieseke 2014 Northern Michigan University

The Effect Of Winter Versus Summer Running On Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Injury Rate In Recreational Runners, Elizabeth Frieseke

NMU Master's Theses

The effects of cryotherapy on body tissues suggest that cold exposure can decrease performance measures, including proprioception, strength, and agility. Since a decrease in proprioception and strength have been linked with an increase of injury rates, this suggests that exposure to cold conditions may increase injury rates. The main purpose of this study was to determine if there is a difference in musculoskeletal injury rates in the winter compared to the summer months in recreational runners. The participants were surveyed on their injury history for the past year. The results of this study showed that the injury rate for musculoskeletal ...


Acute Effects Of Long Distance Running On C-Reactive Protein And Arterial Stiffness, Bridget E. Durocher 2014 Northern Michigan University

Acute Effects Of Long Distance Running On C-Reactive Protein And Arterial Stiffness, Bridget E. Durocher

NMU Master's Theses

Abstract

Central arterial stiffness, indicated by pulse wave velocity (PWV), is increased during the hour post ultramarathon (ULT), but it's currently unknown if PWV remains elevated 24 hours after ULT or marathon (MAR). PURPOSE: To determine the effects of ULT and MAR on C-reactive protein (CRP), aortic blood pressure (BP), aortic augmentation index (AIx), PWV, and LF:HF ratio. We hypothesized that CRP, AIx, PWV and LF:HF ratio would be elevated 24 hours post-race. Our secondary hypothesis was that changes in PWV would be inversely correlated to the percentage of moderate activity (3-6 METs) during competition. METHODS: Applanation ...


Lower Body Kinematic Comparisons Between Front And Back Squats In Response To Loads, Joosung Kim 2014 Bridgewater State University

Lower Body Kinematic Comparisons Between Front And Back Squats In Response To Loads, Joosung Kim

Master’s Theses and Projects

The squat is considered as one of the most popular exercises prescribed by therapists, athletic trainers, researchers, coaches, and athletes for injury prevention and strength and conditioning. People commonly associate the squat exercise as the back squat. However, the front squat has been advocated to reduce the stress to the lower back while increasing the leg strength. The proper front squat technique and the changes in the spine and lower extremity joints in response to load mass are still unclear. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the lower body kinematic comparisons between front and back squat exercises ...


The Effect Of Repeated Mild Traumatic Brain Injury On Ventricular Volume And Microglial Activation, Lillian Rose Talbot 2014 University of Connecticut

The Effect Of Repeated Mild Traumatic Brain Injury On Ventricular Volume And Microglial Activation, Lillian Rose Talbot

Honors Scholar Theses

As the leading cause of death and disability in individuals under the age of 45-years-old, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a public health crisis that demands the attention of the scientific and medical community [28]. The majority of all TBIs that occur in the United States each year are a non-deadly yet detrimental form of closed brain injury known as mild TBI (mTBI) or concussion [6]. Athletes, young people and military personnel all face a high risk of acquiring mTBI as a result of their environments. In our study we have chosen to model repeated mTBI (rmTBI) in the mouse ...


Predictors Of Success In Entry-Level Master's Degree Programs In Athletic Training, Mary E. Murray 2014 Seton Hall University

Predictors Of Success In Entry-Level Master's Degree Programs In Athletic Training, Mary E. Murray

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

ABSTRACT

Athletic training educational program directors use a variety of admission criteria to select qualified applicants who they anticipate will succeed academically and professionally. No standard sets of admission criteria exist for identifying a student’s ability to succeed in an entry-level master’s degree athletic training program or on the Board of Certification (BOC) examination. The purpose of this retrospective study was to investigate the relationship between entry-level master’s degree athletic training student demographic and academic factors and first- attempt passing rate on the BOC examination. The research questions examined the relationship between age, gender, admission grade point ...


Hydration Status And Performance During Two-A-Day Summer Soccer Training Sessions With Female Athletes, Kristina Burk 2014 College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University

Hydration Status And Performance During Two-A-Day Summer Soccer Training Sessions With Female Athletes, Kristina Burk

Celebrating Scholarship & Creativity Day

No abstract provided.


Validity And Reliability Of The Pro-Agility Test For Assessing Acl Injury Risk, Samantha Imholte 2014 College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University

Validity And Reliability Of The Pro-Agility Test For Assessing Acl Injury Risk, Samantha Imholte

Celebrating Scholarship & Creativity Day

No abstract provided.


Identifying Anaerobic Lactate Threshold By Visual Inspection: A Study Of Validity And Reliability, Laura Bailly 2014 College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University

Identifying Anaerobic Lactate Threshold By Visual Inspection: A Study Of Validity And Reliability, Laura Bailly

Celebrating Scholarship & Creativity Day

No abstract provided.


Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Status And Anaerobic Performance In Female Collegiate Basketball Players, Anna Krieger 2014 College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University

Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Status And Anaerobic Performance In Female Collegiate Basketball Players, Anna Krieger

Celebrating Scholarship & Creativity Day

This presentation examines the relationship between vitamin D status and anaerobic performance; determines if the temporary deficiency that occurs during the late fall and winter months is associated with decreased anaerobic performance; and examines the efficacy of 2000 IU vitamin D3 daily supplementation to maintain and/or improve vitamin D status in female young adults.


A Periodized, 52-Week Training Program For A Women’S Ice Hockey Team, Katie Schwab 2014 College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University

A Periodized, 52-Week Training Program For A Women’S Ice Hockey Team, Katie Schwab

Celebrating Scholarship & Creativity Day

The job of a strength and conditioning professional is to improve athletic performance. A periodized training program can enhance athletic performance while minimizing the risk of injuries. Designing training programs to maximize performance for ice hockey players can be difficult because ice hockey is one of the most physically demanding sports. All of the components of fitness are important in hockey: muscle endurance, strength, and power, and high oxidative and glycolytic capacities. The purpose of this project was to examine the muscular and cardiovascular demands of a women’s ice hockey team and design a 52-week, periodized training program to ...


Concussion Return To Play Protocols Effect On Athletes' Reporting Of Symptoms, Timothy S. Waller, Amanda R. Meade, Elizabeth A. Sled, Michael S. Weller 2014 Cedarville University

Concussion Return To Play Protocols Effect On Athletes' Reporting Of Symptoms, Timothy S. Waller, Amanda R. Meade, Elizabeth A. Sled, Michael S. Weller

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

When an athlete suffers a concussion, the standard return to play (RTP) guidelines are that they must sit out a minimum of a week as they go through a slow progression of exertional and neurocognitive tests once they are asymptomatic. This is a great improvement to concussion treatment in the past where athletes were often dangerously returned. However, because of this “blanket” 7-day minimum return policy, we believe the current RTP guidelines are potentially leading athletes to hide their symptoms more so they do not have to sit out. Fifty-three athletes were surveyed from soccer, basketball, lacrosse, and football teams ...


Athletes' Knowledge And Attitudes Toward Concussions, Rebecca Williams, Christiopher Cross 2014 Cedarville University

Athletes' Knowledge And Attitudes Toward Concussions, Rebecca Williams, Christiopher Cross

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

Concussions are a serious injury with significant short and long-term consequences. With the increasing awareness of the dangers of concussions, research has been directed toward educating coaches, athletes, and clinicians about this condition. The purpose of this study was to evaluate DII football athletes’ knowledge and attitudes toward concussion, so we can determine what education is necessary to better inform them, in order to be able to conduct a more efficient evaluation. A total of 55 male football athletes from NCAA DII institutions agreed to take part in the survey on a voluntary basis. Subjects completed a survey assessing athletes ...


Thoracic Gas Volume In Athletes And Non-Athletes, Sara Savard, Samuel C. Tubb, Shem Neuenschwander, Caleb T. Swedorski, April D. Crommett 2014 Cedarville University

Thoracic Gas Volume In Athletes And Non-Athletes, Sara Savard, Samuel C. Tubb, Shem Neuenschwander, Caleb T. Swedorski, April D. Crommett

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

The purpose of this study was to analyze the predicted thoracic gas volume versus measured thoracic gas volume in college students, comparing NCAA collegiate athletes versus non-athletes using the Bod Pod. Forty-four college students, both males and females, athletes and non-athletes, completed a body composition test to obtain the predicted thoracic gas volume. The participants were then instructed by the Bod Pod software through the measured thoracic gas volume test. Due to low statistical power, athletes and non-athletes were unable to be compared, however, results of a two sample t-test showed that there was a statistically significant difference between measured ...


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