Category Archives: Sports

Recovery Strategies in Soccer

In the formerly published part I of this two-part review, we examined fatigue after soccer matchplay and recovery kinetics of physical performance, and cognitive, subjective and biological markers. To reduce the magnitude of fatigue and to accelerate the time to … Continue reading

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Effect of Static Stretching on Maximal Muscle Performance

A Study from Western Australia by Kay & Blazevich  reviewed the Effect of Static Stretching on Maximal Muscle Performance, it was published in Med Sci Sports Exerc. Journal July 2011. The authors addressed the benefits of pre-exercise muscle stretching, which have been recently … Continue reading

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Short-duration massage at the hamstrings musculotendinous junction induces greater range of motion

Short-duration massage at the hamstrings musculotendinous junction induces greater range of motion Massage has been used as part of a warmup to help increase acute flexibility. However, the physiological benefits and mechanisms of massage are not well known. The purpose … Continue reading

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Post-exercise massage affects skeletal muscle gene expression

Post-exercise massage affects skeletal muscle gene expression Massage therapy is commonly prescribed for individuals that suffer from chronic pain, inflammation, or musculoskeletal injury. Despite the widespread belief that massage augments muscle repair and reduces inflammation, there is little objective, scientific … Continue reading

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The effects of precompetition massage on the kinematic parameters of 20-m sprint performance

The effects of precompetition massage on the kinematic parameters of 20-m sprint performance. Fletcher IM. J Strength Cond Res. 2010 May;24(5):1179-83. Exercise Physiology Laboratory, School of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, University of Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. Abstract The purpose … Continue reading

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Massage impairs postexercise muscle blood flow and “lactic Acid” removal

Massage impairs postexercise muscle blood flow and “lactic Acid” removal Wiltshire, E.V., Poitras, V., Pak, M., Hong, T., Rayner, J., Tschakovsky, M.E. 2010 Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 42 (6), pp. 1062-1071 PURPOSE: This study tested the hypothesis … Continue reading

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Effleurage massage, muscle blood flow and long-term post-exercise strength recovery

Effleurage massage, muscle blood flow and long-term post-exercise strength recovery TIIDUS P. M. ; SHOEMAKER J. K. ; Wilfrid Laurier univ., dep. physical education, Waterloo ON, CANADA Résumé / Abstract Manual massage is commonly assumed to enhance long term muscle … Continue reading

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Long toes, short heels

IS ATHLETIC prowess attained or innate? Those who have suffered the tongue-lashing of a tyrannical games master at school might be forgiven for doubting the idea that anyone and everyone is capable of great sporting achievement, if only they would … Continue reading

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Understanding acute ankle ligamentous sprain injury in sports

This paper summarizes the current understanding on acute ankle sprain injury, which is the most common acute sport trauma, accounting for about 14% of all sport-related injuries. Among, 80% are ligamentous sprains caused by explosive inversion or supination. The injury … Continue reading

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Understanding acute ankle ligamentous sprain injury in sports.

Understanding acute ankle ligamentous sprain injury in sports. Sports Med Arthrosc Rehabil Ther Technol. 2009 Jul 30;1:14. Fong DT, Chan YY, Mok KM, Yung PSh, Chan KM. Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, The … Continue reading

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