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Thomas M. Comyns, Eamonn P. Flanagan, Sean Fleming, Evan Fitzgerald and Damian J. Harper

of an athlete’s stretch-shortening cycle (SSC) capabilities, testing and monitoring this strength quality has been of significant interest to researchers and practitioners for some time. 3 Self-regulated repetitive vertical hopping or continuous rebound jump tests provide a simple and controlled way

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Carlos Augusto Kalva-Filho, Argyris Toubekis, Alessandro Moura Zagatto, Adelino Sanchez Ramos da Silva, João Paulo Loures, Eduardo Zapaterra Campos and Marcelo Papoti

training routine ( 8 , 29 ). In this context, the anaerobic threshold can be estimated using a graded exercise test, where the intensity related to the substantial increase in [La − ] can be determined, being called lactate threshold (LT) intensity ( 29 ). Previous studies have demonstrated that LT

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Susana Cristina Araújo Póvoas, Peter Krustrup, Carlo Castagna, Pedro Miguel Ribeiro da Silva, Manuel J. Coelho-e-Silva, Rita Liliana Mendes Pereira and Malte Nejst Larsen

Low aerobic fitness and high adiposity are associated with increased cardiovascular and metabolic disease risk ( 2 , 12 , 13 , 23 , 33 , 35 , 36 , 48 ). Thus, aerobic fitness testing of schoolchildren is of paramount importance for determining and modifying unfavorable cardiovascular and metabolic

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Shelly L. Massingale, Amy D. Alexander, Steven M. Erickson, Elizabeth S. McQueary, Richard D. Gerkin, Sarah B. Schodrof, Haroon M. Kisana and Jamie E. Pardini

Key Points ▸ COBALT is a high-level balance test designed for athletes ages 10–18. ▸ COBALT includes both active head shake and visual motion sensitivity tasks. ▸ Error and sway scores provide objective measurement of balance. Traditional management of concussion or mild traumatic brain injury

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Melissa DiFabio, Lindsay V. Slater, Grant Norte, John Goetschius, Joseph M. Hart and Jay Hertel

many patients, 20 which is often considered low quadriceps symmetry. 16 , 17 , 19 Strength asymmetries also manifest in functional performance, such as single leg hop, 23 with a positive correlation between quadriceps strength and hop distance. 24 When these strength and functional performance tests

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Chelsie E. Winchcombe, Martyn J. Binnie, Matthew M. Doyle, Cruz Hogan and Peter Peeling

monitoring of the training program. 4 Current best practice physiological testing of flat-water sprint kayak athletes in Australia involves the completion of a laboratory-based graded exercise test (GXT) conducted on a stationary kayak ergometer. 4 This test involves 5 to 6 submaximal efforts, each of 4

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Lachlan J.G. Mitchell, Ben Rattray, Paul Wu, Philo U. Saunders and David B. Pyne

Physiological monitoring in elite swimming and associated research has historically focused on the aerobic adaptations resulting from training. Commonly studied areas include the lactate threshold using a step test, 1 – 3 the maximal lactate steady state using a critical-speed (CS) approach, 4 – 6

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Nathan Millikan, Dustin R. Grooms, Brett Hoffman and Janet E. Simon

musculoskeletal injury is exponentially higher after a primary injury, highlighting the need for functional testing to determine injury recovery and return to play readiness to mitigate the high reinjury risk. 4 Functional testing comes in numerous forms. Lower-extremity functional testing has focused on agility

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Amador García-Ramos, Alejandro Torrejón, Antonio J. Morales-Artacho, Alejandro Pérez-Castilla and Slobodan Jaric

Maximal sprints in the leg cycle ergometer exercise are commonly used in routine athletic testing as well as in studies investigating the physiological adaptations to strenuous exercise. 1 These tests provide valid measures of anaerobic performance, which is a determinant of success in short

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Jason Brumitt, Alma Mattocks, Jeremy Loew and Phil Lentz

an individualized injury prevention training program. A recent trend in sport science research is to prospectively evaluate the effectiveness of functional performance tests (FPTs) to discriminate injury risk in a population of athletes. 9 – 13 The aforementioned prospective cohort studies have