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Efficacy of The FMS in Predicting Long-Term Joint Disease in Elite Athletes

This paper explores the use of the Functional Movement ScreenTM (FMS) to predict injury and its correlation to long-term joint disease in elite athletes. Chorba et al. (2010) concluded a significant correlation between low scoring athletes and injury rates in female collegiate athletes. Wolfgang and Heinz (2005) Concluded that 95% of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) deficient knee patients will progress…
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Research Review: The Effects of A Psychological Skills Training Program on Swimming Performance and Positive Psychological Development

The present study employed intra-individual performance measures that controled for differences in ability by comparing an athlete’s current performance to the average or previous performance. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a 7-week psychological skills training (PST) program on (a) competitive swimming performance and (b) the positive psychological development of national-level adolescent swimmers. A hypothesis…
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Research Review: Psychological, Physiological, Performance and Perceptive Responses to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Combats

The purpose of this study was to investigate the psychological, physiological (metabolic, physical, and hormonal), performance and perceptive responses to a regional level Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) competition. Researchers hypothesized that during a BJJ competition a moderate activation of the glycolytic pathway occurs, followed by a drop in handgrip strength and fatigue of small muscle groups such as the forearms and…
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How to Develop Explosive Power

Every athlete has a need for greater speed and explosive power, but how to develop explosive power begins with a well-rounded, detailed approach to their training. Let’s take a closer look. Dr.’s George Dintiman and Robert Ward, experts with decades of research and experience in the field of speed and explosion, developed a 5-step model training program. In the past there…
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Anxiety in Sport

Anxiety in sport has been an interest in the research world for many years especially among high school and college age athletes.  Increasing levels of competition have created an environment were athletes are constantly searching for an advantage on the playing field.   Experts suggests that optimal levels of mental and physical arousal are required to maximize athletic performance.  The question…
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