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Effects of Dynamic Stretching Combined With Static Stretching, Foam Rolling, or Vibration Rolling as a Warm-Up Exercise on Athletic Performance in Elite Table Tennis Players

Fang-Yu Hsu, Kuei-Lan Tsai, Chia-Lun Lee, Wen-Dien Chang, and Nai-Jen Chang

and badminton, table tennis players are reported to be more agile at side stepping. 3 In addition, table tennis stroke skills are also crucial, which can be quantified by ball speed. Therefore, power, agility, and ball speed play essential roles in a table tennis player’s ability to win competitions

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The Acute Effects of Foam Rolling and Dynamic Stretching on Athletic Performance: A Critically Appraised Topic

Bethany L. Anderson, Rod A. Harter, and James L. Farnsworth II

researchers noted statistically significant improvements in vertical jump height (in centimeters) in the dynamic stretching plus foam rolling groups compared with the light walking plus dynamic stretching group. 2 No significant improvements were noted for flexibility or agility between treatment groups. 2

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Reliability and Validity of the Ladder Agility Test Among Children

Bouwien Smits-Engelsman, Wendy Aertssen, and Emmanuel Bonney

optimal levels of agility as many of the tasks they perform involve speed, twists, and turns ( 23 ). This underscores the need for accurate assessment and training of agility performance in childhood. Agility has historically been defined as an individual’s ability to run and change direction quickly ( 15

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Reduced Fatigue in Passive Versus Active Recovery: An Examination of Repeated-Change-of-Direction Sprints in Basketball Players

Maria C. Madueno, Vincent J. Dalbo, Joshua H. Guy, Kate E. Giamarelos, Tania Spiteri, and Aaron T. Scanlan

Pre-exercise Screening System (Exercise and Sports Science Australia). Players also gave verbal and written informed consent and were familiarized with study procedures, including completion of the Agility 5-0-5 Test. Each player then completed three 20-m linear sprints with 2 minutes of passive

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Change-of-Direction Ability of Para-Footballers With Cerebral Palsy Under a New Evidence-Based and Sport-Specific Classification System

Iván Peña-González, Alba Roldan, Carlos Toledo, Tomás Urbán, and Raúl Reina

classification system. Hence, this study evaluated the content validity of the new classification system for CP football through a COD test (ie, modified agility test [MAT]) and explored the validity and reliability of a new dribbling test to correctly classify international CP football players. We hypothesized

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Comparison of Sensorimotor Integration and Skill-Related Physical Fitness Components Between College Athletes With and Without Forward Head Posture

Ibrahim Moustafa, Meeyoung Kim, and Deed E. Harrison

) Electrode placement. Skill-Related Physical Fitness Variables Agility, leg power, static balance, and dynamic balance were evaluated as indicators of skill-related physical fitness components. Agility: T Test Agility was measured by the T test, a measure of 4-directional running speed that necessitates rapid

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Effects of Different In-Season Strength Training Methods on Strength Gains and Water Polo Performance

Manuel Santiago Martin, Fernando Pareja Blanco, and Eduardo Saez De Villarreal

the following 3 different strength training methods: (1) combined dry-land and in-water-specific strength training; (2) in-water-specific strength; and (3) dry-land plyometric training on strength and WP-specific performance parameters (ie, in-water boost, swim sprint, agility, and throwing

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Effect of Combined Training With Balance, Strength, and Plyometrics on Physical Performance in Male Sprint Athletes With Intellectual Disabilities

Ghada Jouira, Haithem Rebai, Dan Iulian Alexe, and Sonia Sahli

an effective approach for improving explosive power, speed, and agility in individuals with typical development ( Booth & Orr, 2016 ; Gopianathan, 2019 ; Taheri et al., 2014 ). In sprinting, explosive power and speed are crucial for achieving maximal performance ( Haugen et al., 2019 ). Such

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Optimizing Companion Cats: Feline Agility, Biopower, and Possibilities of Interspecies Care in Sport

Garrett Bunyak

, birdwatching, rodeo, hunting, dogsled racing, angling, bullfighting and dog and cat agility. In both professional and amateur sport, spectators, athletes, and competitive eaters consume nonhuman animals as food and use equipment made from nonhuman animal bodies. The interlocking relationships animals share

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Physical Performance Profiles in Norwegian Premier League Female Football: A Descriptive Study

Markus Vagle, Torstein Dalen-Lorentsen, Håvard Moksnes, Joar Harøy, John Bjørneboe, and Thor Einar Andersen

station throughout the day, also in line with recommendations of Bishop, who recommended including task-specific activities. 14 All players completed the strength and jump tests in a randomized order before progressing to the 40-m sprint test followed by the agility test. In between the specific tests