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Information in Sport and Training Sciences


snowboard, training, performance, test, conditioning, resistance

Performance and physical characteristics of high-level snowboarders

by P. Debraux | 3 July 2018

The best way to enhance the training of high level athletes is to determine the physical characteristics linked to performance. Setting up adapted tests could be very useful.

elastic bands, resistance, training, variable, band, elastic, latex, fitness, mini-band, squat, performance, strength, power, speed, force, explosivity

Use of elastic bands in squat and performance benefits

by P. Debraux | 26 June 2018

The ability to generate high level of force as quickly as possible is a critical factor in many sports. To work this physical quality, there are different methodologies including variable resistance training with elastic bands...

kayak, concurrent, training, sport, strength, endurance, force, power, periodization, high level, performance

Effects of concurrent training in endurance and strength for high-level kayakers

by A. Manolova | 1 June 2018

The endurance and strength training cause distinct and often divergent adaptation mechanisms. This is why in sports where both of these qualities are necessary, it seems important to optimize the training periodization.

push-ups, push-up, bodyweight, exercise, resistance, upper body, weight, training, resistance, fitness, variations, science, sport, CrossFit

Changes of resistance when performing several variations of push-ups

by P. Debraux | 18 May 2018

One of the most basic bodyweight exercise, push-ups allow gains in strength and muscular endurance in the trunk and upper limbs. To change the resistance, It is possible to raise the hands or feet' support. But how will it affect the resistance ?

HIIT, science, Sport, tennis, sport, performance, sprint, repetition

Effects of different H.I.I.T. protocols on the specific performance in tennis

by A. Manolova | 26 April 2018

Tennis involves high intensity intermittent efforts over long periods of play. For these particular demands, the H.I.I.T. seems appropriate. But what is the best protocol for improving performance ?

muscle, cross-sectional area, skinfold, caliper, science, sport, training, fitness, hypertrophy, gain, assessment

Follow up your progress using a technique to measure the muscle cross-sectional area

by P. Debraux | 24 April 2018

To measure the muscle cross-sectional area, medical imaging is an expensive solution. There are reliable field techniques that require little material to evaluate the changes induced by training.

football, american, US, anthropometric, performance, sport, sprint, strength, velocity, mobility

Links between physical characteristics and specific performances in American Football

by P. Debraux | 19 April 2018

Performance in 40-yard sprint and 20-yard shuttle test are essential parameters in American Football. It remains to be determined what physical and anthropometric variables are related to these field performances.

resistance training, physical activity, osteoporosis, women, postmenauposal, skeleton, body, change, age, elderly, stress, bone mineral density

Maintaining bone mineral density in postmenopausal women through resistance training

by P. Debraux | 30 March 2018

Physical exercise has a favorable impact on the human skeleton. Indeed, it can maintain or increase its bone mineral density. But what is the optimal training method ?

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