American Journal of Sports Science

Volume 2, Issue 1, January 2014

  • The Effect of Natural and Artificial Grass on Sprinting Performance in Young Soccer Players

    Vasileios Kanaras, Thomas I. Metaxas, Athanasios Mandroukas, Ioannis Gissis, Andreas Zafeiridis, Christos S. Riganas, Evaggelos Manolopoulos, Vassilis Paschalis, Ioannis S. Vrabas

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1, January 2014
    Pages: 1-4
    Received: Dec. 13, 2013
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    Published: Dec. 30, 2013
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    Abstract: The sprint performance on natural and artificial grass of 5th generation was assessed. Sixty eight young male soccer players, which were divided in two groups according to their age [children (n=36; 12.1±0.5y) and adolescents (n=32; 14.2±0.4y)], performed 30-m sprint tests with and without handling the ball on natural and artificial grass. The perf... Show More
  • Macronutrient Consumption Prior to, and during, a Mountain Marathon

    Elizabeth Mahon, Allan Hackett, Timothy Stott, Keith George, Ian Davies

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1, January 2014
    Pages: 5-12
    Received: Dec. 10, 2013
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    Published: Jan. 20, 2014
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    Abstract: Participation in ultra-endurance events such as mountain marathons is increasing, yet analysis of the nutritional intake and requirements of this group of athletes have received relatively little attention. This field study examined athletes’ food intake prior to, and during a mountain marathon event to assess compliance with recommendations and to... Show More