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Exploring Predictors Of Sport Commitment In Coaches, Erin Bormann 2013 Edith Cowan University

Exploring Predictors Of Sport Commitment In Coaches, Erin Bormann

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

The Sport Commitment Model (SCM) has been used to gain insight about the factors that influence people’s decision to continue participation in sport. Majority of the studies that are grounded in the SCM have been conducted with athletes. To date, few studies have examined sport commitment of coaches however, these did not assess two commitment dimensions per se (functional or “want to” and obligatory or “have to” commitment to sport), rather each has measured certain predictor variables and inferred commitment dimensions based on clustering of predictors [i.e. 13]. This study had one main purpose, to examine the SCM ...


Research Review: Stretching For A Good Night's Sleep?, Mike Climstein, Joe Walsh 2013 Bond University

Research Review: Stretching For A Good Night's Sleep?, Mike Climstein, Joe Walsh

Health Sciences & Medicine papers

No abstract provided.


Neuromuscular Fatigue And Biomechanical Alterations During High-Intensity, Constant-Load Cycling, Amanda Julie Overton 2013 Edith Cowan University

Neuromuscular Fatigue And Biomechanical Alterations During High-Intensity, Constant-Load Cycling, Amanda Julie Overton

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

Neuromuscular fatigue is an inevitable process at play during prolonged exercise, and may be caused by multiple alterations within the central nervous system and peripheral musculature. As fatigue develops, the neuromuscular system must adapt to these changes by making compensatory movement pattern adjustments so as to use motor pathways that are less fatigued in an effort to maintain task performance; motor variability is thus increased. The primary purpose of the four studies contained within this doctoral thesis was to detail the progression of exercise-induced neuromuscular fatigue, and to improve our understanding of the muscle activation and joint kinematic alterations that ...


A Review Of Stretching Techniques And Their Effects On Exercise, Cassandra M. Bernhart 2013 Liberty University

A Review Of Stretching Techniques And Their Effects On Exercise, Cassandra M. Bernhart

Senior Honors Papers

The role of flexibility in exercise performance is a widely debated topic in the exercise science field. In recent years, there has been a shift in the beliefs regarding traditional benefits and appropriate application of static stretching. Static stretching has previously been proposed to increase exercise performance and reduce the risk of injury, however recent research does not support this belief consistently and may even suggest conflicting viewpoints. Several types of stretching methods have also been promoted including proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching, AIS, and dynamic, and ballistic stretching. The role of flexibility in exercise performance continues to be researched ...


Behavioral Intentions And Nonmedical Anabolic Steroid Use Among Non Intercollegiate Athlete Males Ages 18-30, Vitesh Enaker 2013 University of Kentucky

Behavioral Intentions And Nonmedical Anabolic Steroid Use Among Non Intercollegiate Athlete Males Ages 18-30, Vitesh Enaker

Theses and Dissertations--Kinesiology and Health Promotion

The purpose of this study was to increase understanding of factors associated with nonmedical anabolic steroid use among males ages 18-30 who do not participate in intercollegiate athletics. The Behavioral Intentions and Ergogenic Aid/Performance Enhancer use among non-intercollegiate athlete males survey instrument was developed, reviewed for content validity by a jury of experts, and pilot tested. The pilot testing results (n=25) demonstrated acceptable reliability (Cronbach’s alpha= 0.74). The final version of the Behavioral Intentions and Ergogenic Aid/Performance Enhancer use among non-intercollegiate athlete males survey instrument was administered at two distribution sites which included Ford’s ...


Exercise As Medicine : Reversing Treatment Toxicities In Prostate Cancer Patients, Bradley A. Wall 2013 Edith Cowan University

Exercise As Medicine : Reversing Treatment Toxicities In Prostate Cancer Patients, Bradley A. Wall

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

A common treatment for prostate cancer, which is the most common form of cancer after skin cancer in Australian males, is androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). However, ADT is associated with an array of adverse effects including reduced bone and lean mass, loss of muscle strength, negative change in lipid profile, and increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) as well as diabetes, all of which can compromise physical function and quality of life. Physical exercise has been suggested as a key lifestyle intervention for this group of cancer patients as it has enormous potential to limit and even reverse the effects ...


Effect Of Gps Feedback On Lactate Threshold Pacing In Intercollegiate Distance Runners, Jacob W. Smith, Matthew F. Moran, John T. Foley 2013 Sacred Heart University

Effect Of Gps Feedback On Lactate Threshold Pacing In Intercollegiate Distance Runners, Jacob W. Smith, Matthew F. Moran, John T. Foley

Faculty Publications

In their roles as coaches, the authors have observed that first-year collegiate distance runners often have difficulty running at prescribed training paces during lactate threshold (LT) training runs. Previous research has validated the accuracy of global positioning system (GPS) devices in providing distance and velocity feedback during running. The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of using the Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS watch (Garmin) to reduce deviations from prescribed training paces during LT runs with first-year collegiate runners. Participants were two groups of varsity cross country runners who completed a three-week LT training intervention either with (n ...


High Jump Analysis, Paige Cooke 2013 University of South Florida

High Jump Analysis, Paige Cooke

Undergraduate Journal of Mathematical Modeling: One + Two

This project presents a mathematical analysis of the high jump, a popular track and field event. The first and second stages of the high jump correspond to the athlete’s run along two distinct trajectories. The third stage is the actual jump. We propose an individual model for each of these stages and show how to combine these models to study the dynamics of the entire high jump.


Adolescent Athletes With Type 1 Diabetes: Experiences With Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion, Regina Tow 2013 University of North Florida

Adolescent Athletes With Type 1 Diabetes: Experiences With Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion, Regina Tow

UNF Theses and Dissertations

Adolescent athletes with type 1 diabetes (T1DM) face unique challenges when compared to peers with and without diabetes. Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) provides a method of insulin delivery that can enhance flexibility in insulin regimens and lifestyle that may be especially appealing to the adolescent athlete. No studies have explored the impact of athletics in this population. This descriptive qualitative study explored and described the experiences of adolescent athletes using CSII as their primary insulin delivery method, with a focus on athletic participation and performance.

The purposeful sample consisted of four adolescent athletes, ages 13 to 15 years with ...


Disordered Eating Habits And Behaviors Among Elite Collegiate Athletes, Ann M. Armes 2013 University of Kentucky

Disordered Eating Habits And Behaviors Among Elite Collegiate Athletes, Ann M. Armes

Theses and Dissertations--Dietetics and Human Nutrition

Eating disorders and disordered eating habits and behaviors were measured using the Eating Disorders Inventory-3 Referral Form (EDI-3 RF). The sample consisted of 159 elite, collegiate student athletes, males and females, aged 18 to 22. Five sports were represented, including basketball, gymnastics, soccer, swimming & diving, and volleyball. Overall, findings support the position that athletes, as a distinct population, and specifically female athletes and those that participate in lean sports, are at an increased risk for disordered eating behaviors and diagnosable eating disorders. Of the 159 total athletes that completed the questionnaire, 33% (n=53) of the athletes sampled met one ...


National Athletic Trainers' Association Position Statement: Evaluation Of Dietary Supplements For Performance Nutrition, Jackie L. Buell, Rob Franks, Jack Ransone, Michael E. Powers, Kathleen M. Laquale, Amanda Carlson-Phillips 2013 Bridgewater State University

National Athletic Trainers' Association Position Statement: Evaluation Of Dietary Supplements For Performance Nutrition, Jackie L. Buell, Rob Franks, Jack Ransone, Michael E. Powers, Kathleen M. Laquale, Amanda Carlson-Phillips

Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies Faculty Publications

Objectives: To help athletic trainers promote a "food-first'" philosophy to support health and performance, understand federal and sport governing body rules and regulations regarding dietary supplements and banned substances, and become familiar with reliable resources for evaluating the safety, purity, and efficacy of dietary supplements.

Background: The dietary supplement industry is poorly regulated and takes in billions of dollars per year. Uneducated athletes need to gain a better understanding of the safety, eligibility, and efficacy concerns associated with choosing to take dietary supplements. The athletic trainer is a valuable athletic team member who can help in the educational process. In ...


Reconditioning Post Injury, Rob Marc Orr 2012 Bond University

Reconditioning Post Injury, Rob Marc Orr

Rob Marc Orr

No abstract provided.


Prolonged Treadmill Walking In Healthy Participants With And Without The Use Of Foot Orthoses To Support The Medial Longitudinal Arch, Daisy K. Ng 2012 Western University

Prolonged Treadmill Walking In Healthy Participants With And Without The Use Of Foot Orthoses To Support The Medial Longitudinal Arch, Daisy K. Ng

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

In the research setting, instrumented treadmills are often used to study prolonged periods of walking. This thesis examines the effects of in-shoe foot orthoses on walking gait during prolonged periods of treadmill walking. The two types of foot orthoses investigated were: 1) a pedorthist hand-made orthotic with medial longitudinal arch (MLA) support and 2) a proprioceptive feedback-type orthotic designed to stimulate the intrinsic foot muscles of the MLA. The three kinematic variables observed over 60 minutes of intermittent treadmill walking were toe-out angle in the transverse plane, pelvic tilt angle in the sagittal plane, and trunk lean angle in the ...


Load Carriage For The Tactical Operator: Impacts And Conditioning - A Review, Rob Marc Orr 2012 Bond University

Load Carriage For The Tactical Operator: Impacts And Conditioning - A Review, Rob Marc Orr

Rob Marc Orr

Tactical operators are required to carry loads as part of their occupations. Carriage of these loads have been associated with causing physical injuries to the carrier and impairing their ability to perform occupational tasks. One potential means of negating these risks associated with load carriage tasks is through physically conditioning the carrier. Through use of the Frequency, Intensity, Time and Type (F.I.T.T.) formula this review explored the literature to determine the optimal conditioning stimulus to enhance the resilience of tactical operators required to perform load carriage tasks. It was determined that a conditioning stimulus of one load ...


Contador, Cows And Strict Liability, Saul Fridman 2012 Bond University

Contador, Cows And Strict Liability, Saul Fridman

Sports Law eJournal

Extract:

The fight to eradicate the use of performance enhancing substances in sport has been the matter of significant public attention in recent years. Perhaps no sport is affected more than the sport of cycling.


The Estimation Of Caloric Expenditure Using Three Triaxial Accelerometers, Tyrone Gene Ceaser 2012 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Estimation Of Caloric Expenditure Using Three Triaxial Accelerometers, Tyrone Gene Ceaser

Doctoral Dissertations

Accelerometer-based activity monitors are commonly used to measure physical activity energy expenditure (PAEE). Newly designed wrist and hip-worn triaxial accelerometers claim to accurately predict PAEE across a range of activities. Purpose: To determine if the Nike FuelBand (NFB), Fitbit (FB) and ActiGraph GT3X+ (AG) estimate PAEE in various activities. Methods: 21 healthy, college-aged adults wore a NFB on the right wrist, a FB on the left hip, and AG on the right hip, while performing 17 activities. AG data were analyzed using Freedson’s kcal regression equation. PAEE was measured using the Cosmed K4b2 (K4). Repeated measures ANOVAs were ...


Research Review: In The Spa - Is The Meat Cooked Yet?, Michael Climstein 2012 Bond University

Research Review: In The Spa - Is The Meat Cooked Yet?, Michael Climstein

Health Sciences & Medicine papers

No abstract provided.


Metabolic Fitness As A Predictor Of Injury Risk In Conditioned Military Trainees Undertaking An Arduous Field Training Exercise, N. Meigh, Michael Steele, Rob Orr 2012 Bond University

Metabolic Fitness As A Predictor Of Injury Risk In Conditioned Military Trainees Undertaking An Arduous Field Training Exercise, N. Meigh, Michael Steele, Rob Orr

Health Sciences & Medicine papers

Musculoskeletal injuries reduce the ability for military forces to train new personnel. Metabolic fitness has been used to predict injury risk in new Australian Army trainees. The purpose of the present study was to examine the validity of using metabolic fitness to determine injury risk in conditioned military trainees completing an arduous field training exercise.


The Operational Load Carriage Context Of The Australian Army Soldier, Rob Orr, R. Pope, V. Johnston, J. Coyle 2012 Bond University

The Operational Load Carriage Context Of The Australian Army Soldier, Rob Orr, R. Pope, V. Johnston, J. Coyle

Health Sciences & Medicine papers

Military soldiers are required to carry loads as part of their occupation. These loads have led to injuries and even mortalities on the battlefield (Orr et al., 2011). Recent evidence suggests that the absolute loads carried by Australian Army soldiers are increasing (Orr, et al., 2010). The intent of this study was to investigate the loads can ied by Australian Regular Army soldiers on operations and the contexts in which these loads are carried.


Load Carriage: Impacts And Conditioning, Rob Orr 2012 Bond University

Load Carriage: Impacts And Conditioning, Rob Orr

Health Sciences & Medicine papers

No abstract provided.


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