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Monthly Research Round Up

Welcome to the Monthly Research Round Up! The goal of this round up is to provide you, the reader, with a curated place to come learn about the most cutting edge research focused on sport. In curating this monthly research round-up, a careful selection process is employed to ensure a comprehensive and diverse coverage of…

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Monthly Research Round Up

Welcome to the Monthly Research Round Up! The goal of this round up is to provide you, the reader, with a curated place to come learn about the most cutting edge research focused on sport.

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Rethinking How To Make Weight

Weight loss is often seen as the end all be all of health, but is that truly the case? Dr. Ashley Bent explores many questions surrounding weight loss, and reframes how we look at food and exercise.

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Pre-Performance and Post-Performance Nutrition

One of the most reliable ways for an athlete to improve their performance is to maintain a proper diet. There are a few general rules about what an athlete should eat before and after a workout in order to have enough energy to perform, as well as aid in recovery.

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Effects of a school-based karate intervention on academic achievement, psychosocial functioning, and physical fitness: A multi-country cluster randomized controlled trial

This study investigated the impact of a school-based karate intervention on academic achievement, psychosocial functioning, and physical fitness in 7-8-year-old children across five European countries. Twenty schools participated in a cluster randomized controlled trial, with children assigned to either traditional physical education (control group) or a one-year karate intervention (intervention group). Results show that the…

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Growing up and reaching for the top: A longitudinal study on swim performance and its underlying characteristics in talented swimmers

This article delves into the nuanced development of swimmers during puberty, aiming to distinguish between those on track to elite levels and those who are not. Over three swimming seasons, data was collected from 90 talented sprint and middle-distance swimmers, focusing on their performance and underlying characteristics. Here’s what the study found: Participants and Data…

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Throwing cold water on muscle growth: A systematic review with meta-analysis of the effects of post-exercise cold water immersion on resistance training- induced hypertrophy

This paper systematically examined the impact of post-exercise cold water immersion (CWI) in conjunction with resistance training (RT) on muscle growth. Through a comprehensive meta-analysis of available data, the study aimed to shed light on whether CWI, when used as a recovery strategy after RT sessions, influences the hypertrophic response of skeletal muscles. The analysis…

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Monitoring Readiness to Train and Perform in Female Football: Current Evidence and Recommendations for Practitioners

The latest research on women’s football delves into readiness monitoring and the menstrual cycle’s impact on performance. It emphasizes the need for a balanced approach, combining objective metrics like heart rate with subjective measures such as athlete-reported outcome measures (AROM). Reliability checks are essential before implementing these measures. In settings with limited technology, AROM instruments…

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Intraindividual variability in sleep among athletes: A systematic review of definitions, operationalizations, and key correlates.

Examining the landscape of sleep variability among athletes, a systematic review was conducted to delve into how researchers have conceptualized and investigated these fluctuations in sleep patterns. This comprehensive analysis, spanning 16 studies, highlights the varied approaches and limitations in defining and measuring sleep variability among athletes. The review uncovers critical gaps and potential pathways…

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Protein Requirements Are Increased in Endurance-Trained Athletes but Similar between Females and Males during Postexercise Recovery

Understanding the optimal protein intake for athletes, particularly endurance athletes, is crucial for maximizing recovery and performance. This recent study delved into this realm, exploring protein needs in both male and female endurance athletes in real-world settings. Their findings shed light on the ideal protein intake, irrespective of gender, offering insights that challenge conventional recommendations and emphasize a unified approach towards optimizing muscle recovery.

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