Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Sports Sciences Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

862 Full-Text Articles 1,170 Authors 474,149 Downloads 89 Institutions

All Articles in Sports Sciences

Faceted Search

862 full-text articles. Page 1 of 24.

Acute Effects Of Self-Myofascial Release And Static Stretching On Shoulder Range Of Motion And Performance In Overhead Athletes With Glenohumeral Internal Rotation Deficit, Ryan R. Fairall 2015 Seton Hall University

Acute Effects Of Self-Myofascial Release And Static Stretching On Shoulder Range Of Motion And Performance In Overhead Athletes With Glenohumeral Internal Rotation Deficit, Ryan R. Fairall

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the acute effects of a) self-myofascial release (SMR), b) static stretching (SS), and c) the combination of self-myofascial release and static stretching (SMR+SS) on glenohumeral internal rotation range of motion and markers of shoulder performance (i.e. glenohumeral external rotation isometric strength, motor unit recruitment, and throwing velocity) in male softball players with glenohumeral internal rotation deficit (GIRD).

Methods: The sample consisted of 12 male amateur softball players (age: 36.92 ±11.17 years; height: 177.42 ±6.30cm; mass: 87.58 ±18.39kg) who exhibited ≥20° less internal rotation ...


Supporting Football: The Physical Damage Of The Game, Greg Youngblood 2015 Dordt College

Supporting Football: The Physical Damage Of The Game, Greg Youngblood

Faculty Work

"How ethical it is to support football since it is a sport that 'wreaks devastation on brains and condemns many players to diminished brain functioning, premature dementia, and the like.' ... Instead of asking if supporting football is moral or not I believe we should be asking ourselves as players, coaches, and fans how can we use the gifts, talents and abilities God has given us to create a culture in sports where we demonstrate the spirit of God and work for his glory."

Posting about the morality of supporting football as well as ethics in football from a Christian perspective ...


Why We Should Watch Football, Greg Youngblood 2015 Dordt College

Why We Should Watch Football, Greg Youngblood

Faculty Work

"Playing sports alone does not develop character, and sports in a corrupt context will develop bad character, but sports played according to God’s plan develops character that honors and glorifies God and develops people who have a deeper understanding of how God works in their lives and how they can serve God even after their playing days are over."

Posting about the morality of supporting football as well as ethics in football from a Christian perspective from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for ...


Biomechanical Analysis Of Race Walking Compared To Normal Walking And Running Gait, Jaclyn D. Norberg 2015 University of Kentucky

Biomechanical Analysis Of Race Walking Compared To Normal Walking And Running Gait, Jaclyn D. Norberg

Theses and Dissertations--Kinesiology and Health Promotion

Human locomotion is phenomenon that is extraordinarily complex. It is evident that a complete description of locomotion involves consideration of kinematics, kinetics, and muscle activity of the extremities in all of their various movements. Race walking (RW) is a form of upright locomotion that differs from normal walking and running by its form dictated by the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF). Despite the similarities to both normal walking (NW) and running (RU), RW has not been the subject of equally intensive investigations.

This study explores the comprehensive biomechanics of race walking and how it compares to NW and RU. A ...


Analysis Of Road Sprint Cycling Performance, Paolo Menaspa 2015 Edith Cowan University

Analysis Of Road Sprint Cycling Performance, Paolo Menaspa

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

Sprint cycling ability is a key determinant of road cycling performance, with many races designed specifically for sprinters. The ability to excel in the final sprint is relevant for both individual riders and teams. Despite the importance of sprints within professional road cycling, the characteristics of professional road sprints and sprinters have yet to be extensively described. Thus, the overall objective of the five research studies contained within this doctoral thesis was to describe road cycling sprint performance and improve the general understanding of the physical, technical and tactical factors associated with such performances.

The first two descriptive field studies ...


Parent's Guide To Aau Sports, Chad Hanson 2014 Dordt College

Parent's Guide To Aau Sports, Chad Hanson

Faculty Work

"Do your kids play sports? Do they participate in AAU sports, the nationwide entity where 38 various sports are offered? Here is a parent’s guide to AAU sports and seven questions to consider."

Posting about children participating in sports from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/a-parents-guide-to-aau-sports/


The Effects Of A Pre-Workout Supplement On Collegiate Track Athletes' Sub-Max Bench Press, Hannah Stroud-Lusk, Valerie Kirk, Jo Sharp, David Lenhardt 2014 Cedarville University

The Effects Of A Pre-Workout Supplement On Collegiate Track Athletes' Sub-Max Bench Press, Hannah Stroud-Lusk, Valerie Kirk, Jo Sharp, David Lenhardt

Kinesiology and Allied Health Senior Research Projects

The use of prework out supplements in athletes has been increasing as athletes try to get more of an edge on their competition. Our research looked at the effect of taking Muscle Pharms preworkout supplement Assault in collegiate track athletes. We did this by having them preform a sub-max bench press. We found that there was no significant difference between the placebo and Assault.


The Effects Of Videocasts On Student Learning In Medical Health Science Discipline, Jessica Viana 2014 Seton Hall University

The Effects Of Videocasts On Student Learning In Medical Health Science Discipline, Jessica Viana

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

This quantitative study examines the effects of videocasts on student learning in a medical healthcare science discipline. The didactic nature of educational strategies is necessary in preparing future healthcare professionals. However, the manual skills cannot be reviewed once the student has left the classroom. Incorporating the use of videocasts into the resources for student learning adds another means for the students to follow and retain the skills acquired during class. Athletic training students in two accredited programs performed two class presentations over the course of one semester, one in the traditional format and one with the use of videocasts. The ...


Parental Factors That Influence Swimming In Children And Adolescents, Jennifer Pharr, Carol C. Irwin, Richard L. Irwin 2014 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Parental Factors That Influence Swimming In Children And Adolescents, Jennifer Pharr, Carol C. Irwin, Richard L. Irwin

Faculty Publications (EOH)

Swimming can be an important source of physical activity across the life-span. Researchers have found that parents influence physical activity behaviors of their children. The purpose of this study was to determine what parental factors influenced the number of days that children swam. Survey respondents (n = 1,909) from six cities across the United States were surveyed at local YMCAs. Children were found to swim significantly more if their parents encouraged them to swim, members of the family knew how to swim and swam with them, or their parents were not afraid of the children drowning or afraid of drowning ...


High School Athletes’ Perceptions Of Concussion, Theresa Miyashita, Eleni Diakogeorgiou, Brian Hellstrom, Nick Kuchwara, Erica Tafoya, Lori Young 2014 Sacred Heart University

High School Athletes’ Perceptions Of Concussion, Theresa Miyashita, Eleni Diakogeorgiou, Brian Hellstrom, Nick Kuchwara, Erica Tafoya, Lori Young

PTHMS Faculty Publications

Background: The perception high school athletes have regarding concussions may influence their injury-reporting behavior, and if their perceptions are based on incorrect or incomplete information, they may be at risk for subsequent head injuries.

Purpose: To determine whether the recent influx of concussion information has had a positive impact on high school athletes’ knowledge of concussions, to determine their perceptions regarding the severity of a concussion injury, and to determine whether receiving correct information will potentially alter their future reporting behavior.


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 ...


Effects Of Yoga On Arm Volume Among Women With Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema: A Pilot Study, Mary Insana Fisher, Betsy Donahoe-Fillmore, Laura Leach, Colleen O'Malley, Cheryl Paeplow, Tess Prescott, Harold Merriman 2014 University of Dayton

Effects Of Yoga On Arm Volume Among Women With Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema: A Pilot Study, Mary Insana Fisher, Betsy Donahoe-Fillmore, Laura Leach, Colleen O'Malley, Cheryl Paeplow, Tess Prescott, Harold Merriman

Department of Physical Therapy Faculty Publications

Lymphedema affects 3–58% of survivors of breast cancer and can result in upper extremity impairments. Exercise can be beneficial in managing lymphedema. Yoga practice has been minimally studied for its effects on breast cancer related lymphedema (BCRL). The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of yoga on arm volume, quality of life (QOL), self-reported arm function, and hand grip strength in women with BCRL. Six women with BCRL participated in modified Hatha yoga 3×/week for 8 weeks. Compression sleeves were worn during yoga sessions. Arm volume, QOL, self-reported arm function, and hand grip strength were ...


A Case Study At Prime Human Performance Institute: Noting Barriers To Access, Ian Seddon 2014 SIT Graduate Institute - Study Abroad

A Case Study At Prime Human Performance Institute: Noting Barriers To Access, Ian Seddon

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Prime Human Performance Institute is a new athletic facility situated in Moses Mabhida stadium that provides scientific support for athletes aspiring to achieve greatness within their specific discipline. However, even with the presence of high performance training centers like Prime, South Africa’s athletes have struggled to consistently compete at a world-class level in relation to other comparable nations.

The aim of this participant observation study was to observe and assess the quality of service provided by Prime Human Performance Institute, while briefly identifying the barriers that prevent South African athletes from utilizing a high performance center such as Prime ...


Performance Implications Of Rear Foot Movement In The Swimming Kick Start, Amber C. Hutchinson 2014 The University of Western Ontario

Performance Implications Of Rear Foot Movement In The Swimming Kick Start, Amber C. Hutchinson

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The performance implications of changing rear foot joint angles in the kick start were evaluated using a replicated version of the Omega OSB11 starting block. Maximal effort dives were collected for twenty-six competitive swimmers. The block was equipped with two tri-axial force plates to differentiate between forces applied to the rear foot rest and forces applied to the block. Two high-speed video cameras recorded hind-foot eversion and dorsiflexion angles. Competitive swimmers with larger hind-foot eversion movement have larger lateral kick plate forces, longer kick plate times, and larger contributions of the kick plate to total impulse. These swimmers also have ...


The Use Of Ability Based Training In Police Force Recruits, Robin M. Orr, M. Stierli, Kelsie Ford 2014 Bond University

The Use Of Ability Based Training In Police Force Recruits, Robin M. Orr, M. Stierli, Kelsie Ford

Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine Publications

The aim of this study was to investigate whether an Ability Based Training (ABT) program derived from the 30‐15 Intermittent Fitness Test (IFT), would improve the aerobic fitness of police recruits to the same extent as current training processes, in less time and with fewer injuries.


Load Carriage: An Integrated Risk Management Approach., Robin M. Orr 2014 Bond University

Load Carriage: An Integrated Risk Management Approach., Robin M. Orr

Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine Publications

No abstract provided.


Identifying The Prevalence Of Ncaa American Football Players Sustaining Traumatic Brain Injuries (Concussions) During Spring Practice In The Big Sky Conference, Kery R. White 2014 Portland State University

Identifying The Prevalence Of Ncaa American Football Players Sustaining Traumatic Brain Injuries (Concussions) During Spring Practice In The Big Sky Conference, Kery R. White

Skyline - The Big Sky Undergraduate Journal

The goal of this study is to identify ways to minimize and/or further prevent athletic concussions in an effort to add years to athletes’ lives, greatly decrease side effects of sustaining multiple head traumas, and thus increase the quality of life for athletes around the world. Conferences such as the Pac-12 and the Ivy League are moving toward a safer method of playing the game of football, but the reality of the situation is, players are only getting bigger, stronger and faster, and they will continue to play with passion and a love for the game.

With the increased ...


Effects Of Cycling Workload And Cadence On Frontal Plane Knee Load, Ying Fang 2014 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Effects Of Cycling Workload And Cadence On Frontal Plane Knee Load, Ying Fang

Masters Theses

The effect of workload and cadence on sagittal plane knee biomechanics in cycling has been widely studied, however few studies have focused on the frontal plane. Frontal plane knee biomechanics, especially knee abduction moment, is closely related to the severity and progression of knee osteoarthritis. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of different workloads and cadences on knee frontal plane kinematics and kinetics. Eighteen subjects participated in this study. A motion analysis system was used to collect five cycles of kinematics during two minutes of cycling in eight testing conditions, which included five workload conditions of ...


Accuracy Of Sensewear Armband Mini-Fly For Estimating Energy Expenditure In Normal Weight, Overweight, And Obese Individuals, Bethany MaryAlice Forseth 2014 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Accuracy Of Sensewear Armband Mini-Fly For Estimating Energy Expenditure In Normal Weight, Overweight, And Obese Individuals, Bethany Maryalice Forseth

Masters Theses

Obesity has become one of the greatest public health issues in America. BodyMedia promotes their SenseWear Armband physical activity monitor as a way to help with weight management. Purpose: to assess the accuracy of the SenseWear Armband Mini-Fly (SWA-MF) in adults of different BMI categories during rest, recovery, and two walking speeds. Methods: Forty-six participants were assigned to one of three BMI classifications: normal weight (n =15; 18.5-24.9 kg.m-2 [kilograms per meter squared]), overweight (n=17; 25-29.9 kg.m-2), or obese (n= 14; ≥30 kg.m-2). Height and weight were measured. Participants began ...


The Energy Expenditure And Feasibility Of Two Prenatal Yoga Programs, Doree Lynn Gardner 2014 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

The Energy Expenditure And Feasibility Of Two Prenatal Yoga Programs, Doree Lynn Gardner

Masters Theses

Purpose: To determine the energy expenditure and feasibility of two different DVD-­‐ based prenatal yoga programs (static yoga practice and vinyasa practice). Methods: Participants were 25 women in their second trimester (13-­‐28 weeks) who werescreened for pregnancy-­‐related risk factors. The two DVDs used were “Prenatal Yoga with Shiva Rea” (DVD A) which is a static yoga practice, and “Jennifer Wolfes Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga” (DVD B) which is a flow yoga practice. Both DVDs were approximately 50-­‐55 minutes, and included three phases (warm up, main, cool down). Each subject completed both prenatal DVD routines approximately two weeks apart ...


Digital Commons powered by bepress