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26.01.2023 | Main Article

Effect of whole-body vibration training with two different vibration amplitudes on lower limb performance

Whole-body vibration (WBV) systems are increasingly used among athletes, yet the literature lacks input on differences in impact following high or low amplitudes. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a 4-week WBV training at high …

verfasst von:
Dr. Yossef Haleva, Ayelet Dunsky, Meron Rubinstein, Heinz Kleinöder, Joachim Mester

12.01.2023 | Main Article

Carbohydrate mouth rinsing decreases perception of effort but does not enhance the performance of older male runners

Somatosensory stimuli modulate motor function and physical performance. Deception methods, in which senses are confused by various stimuli, have been used to better understand the fatigue process, physiological reserve and human performance …

verfasst von:
Paulo H. S. M. Azevedo, Rafael Pereira, Raysa Fontes, Mateus O. Leite, Alexander J. Koch, Marco Machado

Open Access 10.01.2023 | Main Article

Decision-making performance and self-generated knowledge in handball-defense patterns: a case of representational redescription

In sport games, perceptual–cognitive skills are discussed as a decisive aspect of players’ expertise. However, an understanding of the relationship between these skills and actual game performance is limited, particularly, regarding the role of …

verfasst von:
Lukas Magnaguagno, Ernst-Joachim Hossner, Jürg Schmid, Stephan Zahno

19.12.2022 | Main Article

Level of kayakers’ skills influence their boat acceleration time series

Paddler ability in kayaking is reflected through boat motion. Through the application of accelerometers, an easy to use and readily available assessment tool, the current study attempts to determine whether skill level can be ascertained through …

verfasst von:
M.Sc. Erfan Karami, Prof. Dr. Mohammad Ali Sanjari, Ph.D. Sahar Boozari, Ph.D. Amir Sarshin

Open Access 08.12.2022 | Main Article

Sensor-based jump detection and classification with machine learning in trampoline gymnastics

The task of the judge of difficulty in trampoline gymnastics is to check the elements and difficulty values entered on the competition cards and the difficulty of each element according to a numeric system. To do this, the judge must count all …

verfasst von:
Lucas Woltmann, Claudio Hartmann, Wolfgang Lehner, Paul Rausch, Katja Ferger

Open Access 02.12.2022 | Main Article

Approaching predictors of success for sports clubs by applying the organizational capacity framework

Many previous scientific investigations of sports clubs have lacked an appropriate approach for reflecting the diversity of sports-related organizations. The purpose of this paper is to measure sports clubs’ performance by considering the problems …

verfasst von:
Carina Post

Open Access 01.12.2022 | Main Article

Influence of maximal strength performance in front squat and deadlift on linear sprint and jump performance in male youth elite basketball players

Match-play demands in team sports indicate that players usually perform several high-intensity activities during a game (Bloomfield, Polman, & O’Donoghue, 2007 ; Hulton et al., 2022 ). Especially in basketball reaching high maximal strength values …

verfasst von:
Konstantin Warneke, Michael Keiner, Stephan Schiemann, Lars Lohmann, Klaus Wirth

Open Access 15.11.2022 | Hauptbeitrag

Fairness außerhalb des Wettkampfsports – gemessen am Wettkampfsport

Versuch einer Verortung

Dieser strikt methodische Beitrag geht der Frage nach, ob bzw. inwiefern in Bezug auf Sport, der nicht in Wettkampfform ausgetragen wird, sinnvoll von Fairness gesprochen werden kann. Hier gibt es ein sachliches Spannungsverhältnis. Einerseits ist …

verfasst von:
Prof. Dr. Volker Schürmann

07.11.2022 | Main Article

Trunk strength and range of motion in adolescent basketball, soccer and tennis players with and without low back pain history

The role of trunk strength and range of motion (RoM) in low back pain (LBP) risk in athletes is still unclear. The purpose of this study was to compare trunk muscle strength and RoM in adolescent athletes with and without LBP (total n = 381; …

verfasst von:
Rok Vatovec, Žiga Kozinc, Prof. dr. Nejc Šarabon

Open Access 04.11.2022 | Hauptbeitrag

Motorische Leistungsfähigkeit von Kindern in verschiedenen Kindergartenmodellen

Die Kinder unterschiedlicher Kindergartenkonzepte (Sportkindergarten, Bewegungskindergarten, Kindergarten mit Bewegungsförderung und Kindergarten ohne Bewegungsförderung) unterscheiden sich hinsichtlich ihrer motorischen Leistungsfähigkeit im KMS …

verfasst von:
Dr. Andrea Dincher, Prof. Dr. Georg Wydra

Open Access 04.11.2022 | Hauptbeitrag

Perspektiven von Schüler*innen auf Differenzkategorien im Sportunterricht

Ergebnisse einer quantitativen Fragebogenerhebung in der Sekundarstufe 1

Der Beitrag setzt sich mit der grundlegenden Frage auseinander, welche Differenzkategorien für die Teilhabe am Sportunterricht aus Schüler*innen-Perspektive besonders relevant sind. Dazu werden der Forschungsstand zu Inklusion und Heterogenität im …

verfasst von:
Dr. Fabienne Bartsch, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Ingo Wagner, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Bettina Rulofs

Open Access 26.10.2022 | Main Article

Acute effects of long-lasting stretching and strength training on maximal strength and flexibility in the calf muscle

The so-called “stretch-induced force deficit” is known from a large amount of research. There are many theories trying to explain the stretch-induced force deficit and increases in the range of motion (ROM) which all offer a stretch …

verfasst von:
Konstantin Warneke, Tim Wohlann, Lars H. Lohmann, Klaus Wirth, Stephan Schiemann

18.10.2022 | Main Article

Effects of a 5-week plyometric intervention for competitive young table tennis players

The aim of this study was to analyze the effects of a 5-week plyometric training added to the regular program of competitive young table tennis players on athletic performance compared to an active control group. Furthermore, connections between …

verfasst von:
MA Sebastian Möck, Amadeus Rosemann

13.10.2022 | Main Article

Vertical jumping performance relates to the one-repetition maximum in the standing calf raise and in the squat

Vertical jumping performance is of high importance for various individual and team sports. Movement patterns utilizing a stretch shortening cycle are of particular interest. Despite their involvement in every vertical jump variation, the …

verfasst von:
Sebastian Möck, René Hartmann, Klaus Wirth

Open Access 07.10.2022 | Main Article

Positive influence of neuromuscular training on knee injury risk factors during cutting and landing tasks in elite youth female handball players

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures are frequent in the age group of 15–19 years, particularly for female athletes. Although injury-prevention programs effectively reduce severe knee injuries, little is known about the underlying mechanisms …

verfasst von:
Marcus Schmidt, Kevin Nolte, Benedikt Terschluse, Steffen Willwacher, Thomas Jaitner

Open Access 07.09.2022 | Main Article

German version of the Talent Development Environment Questionnaire (TDEQ-5)

The quality of the talent development environment and how it supports youth athletes has been identified as one major factor of success. Nonetheless, in psychological talent assessment there is a lack of standardized instruments addressing …

verfasst von:
Dorothee Alfermann, Babett H. Lobinger, Oliver Nesges, Russell J. J. Martindale, Georgios Andronikos

06.09.2022 | Review

Is competitive swimming training a risk factor for osteoporosis? A systematic review of the literature and quality of evidence

Osteoporosis and osteopenia are frequent bone health conditions, characterized by decreased bone mass and degenerative changes in trabecular and cortical bone microarchitecture, that compromise bone structure and strength, increasing the risk of …

verfasst von:
Laura Freitas, Andrea Bezerra, Tânia Amorim, Ricardo J. Fernandes, José Duarte, Hélder Fonseca

Open Access 24.08.2022 | Main Article

Creative actions in team sports are rooted in motor skills rather than in a divergent thinking ability

Creative actions are considered decisive in team sports. In most empirical studies on the topic so far, creativity has been understood as a player’s divergent thinking (DT) ability. Sport-specific DT has been assessed by the number, variety and …

verfasst von:
Stephan Zahno, Ernst-Joachim Hossner

09.08.2022 | Main Article

Cardiometabolic and perceptual responses to different forms of interval training in patients with type 2 diabetes

Some cardiorespiratory and metabolic risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D) are modifiable (e.g., physical inactivity and obesity) with specific interventions (Ruffino et al., 2017 ), e.g., increasing physical activity (Virani et al. …

verfasst von:
Dr. Hady Atef, Prof. Dr. Taulant Muka, Prof. Dr. Abeer A. Abd El-Hameed

Open Access 14.07.2022 | Main Article

Personality profile of amateur team handball referees

Referees play a central role in competitive sport. Particularly in amateur sport, referees contribute significantly to making participation in sport possible for the masses. However, considering that every referee’s career starts at the grassroots …

verfasst von:
Marcus Dodt, Frowin Fasold, Daniel Memmert