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Unsuccessful Transitions: Understanding Dropout from the Athlete's Perspective

Journal Article
Andronikos, G., Westbury, T., & Martindale, R. J. (2019)
Unsuccessful Transitions: Understanding Dropout from the Athlete's Perspective. Athens Journal of Sports, 6(4), 195-214. https://doi.org/10.30958/ajspo.6-4-2
Limited studies have investigated the experiences of athletes who did not "make it" to elite level. To target this research gap, this study accessed and investigated this hard...

Performance in enduro mountain biking: the influence of training status, recovery, and vibration

Thesis
Kirkwood, L. A. Performance in enduro mountain biking: the influence of training status, recovery, and vibration. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2383477
Enduro mountain bike racing (enduro) consists of timed downhill race stages linked by non-competitive transition stages and general classification is determined by accumulated...

Changes in lactate kinetics underpin soccer performance adaptations to cycling-based sprint interval training

Journal Article
Thom, G., Kavaliauskas, M., & Babraj, J. (2019)
Changes in lactate kinetics underpin soccer performance adaptations to cycling-based sprint interval training. European Journal of Sport Science, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2019.1635650
In adolescent soccer, 23% of the distance covers happens at speeds above onset of blood lactate accumulation which suggests that lactate kinetics may be important for soccer p...

The role of exercise and age on vitamin D metabolism

Thesis
Lithgow, H. The role of exercise and age on vitamin D metabolism. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2086373
A low vitamin D status (determined by 25(OH)D concentration) has been identified as an association risk factor in the aetiology of numerous chronic diseases, with older adults...

Lead me to train better: Transformational leadership moderates the negative relationship between athlete personality and training behaviours.

Journal Article
Zhang, S., Beatie, S., Pitkethly, A., & Dempsey, C. (2019)
Lead me to train better: Transformational leadership moderates the negative relationship between athlete personality and training behaviours. Sport Psychologist, 33(2), 119-128. https://doi.org/10.1123/tsp.2018-0055
High-quality training environments are essential for athletic peak performance. However, recent research highlighted that athletes' personality characteristics could undermine...

Extremely short duration sprint interval training improves vascular health in older adults

Journal Article
Adamson, S., Kavaliauskas, M., Yamagishi, T., Phillips, S., Lorimer, R., & Babraj, J. (2019)
Extremely short duration sprint interval training improves vascular health in older adults. Sport Sciences for Health, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11332-018-0498-2
Exercise improves health and physical function in older people, but very few older people participate although the trend is for increasing participation. This study sought to ...

Sport officials' strategies for managing interactions with players: Face-work on the front-stage

Journal Article
Cunningham, I., Simmons, P., & Mascarenhas, D. (2018)
Sport officials' strategies for managing interactions with players: Face-work on the front-stage. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 39, 154-162. doi:10.1016/j.psychsport.2018.08.009
Communication is central to managing perceptions of fairness and performance in sport officiating. Most of the few studies that focus on sport official communication have been...

Early Adaptations to a Two-Week Uphill Run Sprint Interval Training and Cycle Sprint Interval Training

Journal Article
Kavaliauskas, M., Jakeman, J., & Babraj, J. (2018)
Early Adaptations to a Two-Week Uphill Run Sprint Interval Training and Cycle Sprint Interval Training. Sports, 6(3), 72. https://doi.org/10.3390/sports6030072
This study sought to compare early physiological and performance adaptations between a two-week cycle sprint interval training (SIT) and uphill run sprint training (UST) progr...

Accuracy and precision of wearable inertia sensor during a free-weight back squat.

Presentation / Conference
Kavaliauskas, M., Morrison, A., & Potts, N. (2018, July)
Accuracy and precision of wearable inertia sensor during a free-weight back squat. Poster presented at 23rd Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science
INTRODUCTION: Previous research investigating the validity and reliability of the PUSH™ (PUSH Inc., Toronto, Canada) wearable inertia sensor during a back squat exercise has p...

The Importance and Influence of a Successful Environment on Athletes’ Transition towards Elite Level: The case of Triathlon

Presentation / Conference
Andronikos, G., Westbury, T., Kolyperas, D., & Martindale, R. (2018, June)
The Importance and Influence of a Successful Environment on Athletes’ Transition towards Elite Level: The case of Triathlon. Paper presented at European Academy of Management 2018 (EURAM'18), Reykjavík, Iceland
Developing athlete talents into professional successful athletes has been a challenge across various nations, sports, and cultures. While research has flourished and strived t...

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