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Pablo Jodra, Raúl Domínguez, Antonio J. Sánchez-Oliver, Pablo Veiga-Herreros and Stephen J. Bailey

can improve brain blood flow, 16 which is an important determinant of RPE and mood state profile. 17 The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of NO 3 − supplementation on RPE, mood profile, and performance in a 30-second Wingate cycle test in resistance-trained males. Resistance

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Jessica Ferreira, André Bebiano, Daniel Raro, João Martins and Anabela G. Silva

are warranted. This study aims to compare the effects of neural sliding and neural tensioning immediately after the intervention and at 30-minute follow-up on (1) unipedal postural control of both the dominant and nondominant limbs and (2) hop testing of both the dominant and nondominant limbs of

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Farid Farhani, Hamid Rajabi, Raoof Negaresh, Ajmol Ali, Sadegh Amani Shalamzari and Julien S. Baker

-intensity running, 5 , 9 – 11 investigations into futsal skill performance that include shooting and dribbling are rare, 11 which may hinder coaches’ ability to optimize training. Furthermore, current futsal tests may have some limitations, such as examination of only one parameter (ie, aerobic fitness). 12

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Erin Calaine Inglis, Danilo Iannetta, Louis Passfield and Juan M. Murias

, accessibility, and time constraints. Thus, field-test protocols are popular among cyclists because they are easily conducted with minimal equipment. Given the practical nature of field tests, they do not entail direct measurement of the physiological responses normally used to confirm the level of exertion (eg

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Lieselot Decroix, Robert P. Lamberts and Romain Meeusen

be objective, applicable in training practice, inexpensive, based on scientific evidence, and not too demanding for athletes. 3 Possible markers include hormones, performance and psychological tests, and biochemical markers, but none of them meet all the criteria to make their use generally accepted

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Claire J. Brady, Andrew J. Harrison, Eamonn P. Flanagan, G. Gregory Haff and Thomas M. Comyns

Isometric tests such as the isometric midthigh pull (IMTP) and isometric squat (ISqT) allow the assessment of athletes’ strength qualities from a force–time curve and are used to assess skeletal muscle function. 1 , 2 Buckner et al 3 suggested that typical strength assessments such as 1

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Thomas Curran and Andrew P. Hill

experience of negative life events to predict distress ( Hewitt & Flett, 1993 ). However, to date, few studies have examined these models in sport ( Flett & Hewitt, 2016 ). In this study, we address this limitation by testing an achievement-specific vulnerability hypothesis, which states that dimensions of

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Kevin Mercier and Stephen Silverman

The purpose of this study was to investigate the attitudes of high school students toward fitness testing. An instrument containing 18 items and four factors measuring student’s attitudes toward fitness testing: cognitive, affect-enjoyment, affect-feelings, and affect-teacher was completed by 524 boys and 675 girls (N = 1199). MANOVA indicated significant differences among the dependent variables for grade and gender. A stepwise discriminant function analysis (DFA) indicated affect-feelings then affect-enjoyment as variables that predicted these differences. Follow-up tests indicated that gender, and not grade, was the cause of the significant affect-feelings differences. MANOVA for fitness test types and the follow-up DFA indicated that students who completed the FitnessGram test had significantly higher cognitive attitudes than those who completed the President’s Challenge. The results suggest that student gender and the type of fitness test impact and lead to differences in attitudes.

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David Geard, Amanda L. Rebar, Peter Reaburn and Rylee A. Dionigi

to expect a consensus ( Pruchno, 2015 ). Rather, to improve the lives of older adults, it may be more reasonable to use a synthesis of perspectives to formulate testable and more acceptable successful aging definitions than have been previously used ( Glass, 2003 ). From a multidisciplinary

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Gunnar Treff, Kay Winkert, Katja Machus and Jürgen M. Steinacker

Incremental exercise test protocols of 8 to 12 minutes duration with a continuous increase in power represent the standard protocol for the determination of maximal oxygen uptake ( V ˙ O 2 max ), which is defined as a leveling-off or plateau in oxygen uptake ( V ˙ O 2 ) despite increasing