Current Edition

September 2017

Volume 1 Issue 1

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Book Review

Excellence through Mind-Brain Development: Book Review by Adam Olgyay

Harald Harung PhD1*, Frederick Travis PhD1

We all want excellence and happiness. Thousands of books have been written on the topic of high performance and the secrets of success. There are two basic challenges. First, there are many competing ideas of what underlies high performance. Second, it has proven difficult to implement the theories in practice.

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Research Article

The Reliability of Countermovement Jump Performance and the Reactive Strength Index in Identifying Drop-Jump Drop Height in Hurling Players

Paul J. Byrne*, Jeremy A. Moody, Stephen-Mark Cooper, Sharon Kinsella

The purpose of this study was to estimate the inter-day reliability of countermovement jump performance (CMJ) and the reactive strength index (RSI) in identifying drop-jump drop height in male hurling players. Eighteen male hurling players volunteered to participate. Subjects performed the CMJ and drop-jump test for RSI during the same sessions on three separate occasions a minimum of 48 hours apart. Subjects performed three CMJs and two drop-jumps from five different heights in an incremental manner (0.20, 0.30, 0.40, 0.50, 0.60 m).

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Short Communication

Effects of Oral Contraceptive Use on Exercise Capacity in Female Elite Soccer Players

Å.B Tornberg*, M. K. Karlsson and P Wollmer

The purpose of this project was to assess the effects of oral contraceptives (OC) on exercise capacity in female elite soccer players. Fourteen subjects (N=7 oral contraceptives users (OCU) + 7 non-OCU (N-OCU)) were recruited. An assessment of body composition. was determined by Dual energy X ray absorptiometry and endogenous ovarian hormone concentrations in serum measured. A maximal treadmill test was performed to assess VO2, VCO2, blood glucose and blood lactate levels during exercise.

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Review Article

Physical Activity Patterns in Patients with Alcohol Use Disorder

Sari S*, Bilberg R, Søgaard Nielsen A, Jensen K, Pilegaard J , Roessler KK

People with low education tend to be exposed to many risk factors over their life course like the stress of unemployment, unhealthy living with smoking and obesity etc., and additionally, some risk factors interact with each other – i.e. the health effect of one cause is stronger in the presence of another cause. That is why some people are more vulnerable – or less resilient – than others to the effects of adverse conditions.

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Review Article

Effects of 12 Weeks Aerobic Training in Hypoxia on Fat Metabolism in Obese Adults

Lee JH*, Kim CK

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of aerobic training in hypoxia on fat metabolism during resting and exercising and the body composition of people with obesity. 18 males and females were randomly assigned to aerobic training under hypoxic (13.5% O₂, n=9) or normoxic (20.9% O₂, n=9) conditions. Subjects trained thrice weekly for 60 min over 12 weeks at 60-75% maximum heart rate (HRmax). Prior to and after training, body composition, venous blood parameters, and blood pressure were determined. Body fat percentage in the hypoxia group was significantly decreased, while it remained unchanged in the normoxia group.

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