American Journal of Sports Science

Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2018

  • The Effects of High and Low-Dose Cordyceps Militaris-Containing Mushroom Blend Supplementation After Seven and Twenty-Eight Days

    Wesley David Dudgeon, Dennison David Thomas, William Dauch, Timothy Paul Scheett, Michael John Webster

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2018
    Pages: 1-7
    Received: 30 November 2017
    Accepted: 8 December 2017
    Published: 12 January 2018
    Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine the aerobic performance effect of 1) low-dose mushroom blend supplementation (1.0 - 2.0 g/day) over a prolonged time period of 28 days compared to a placebo and 2) a higher dose of PeakO2 (12 g/day) for seven days compared to placebo supplementation. For Trial 1, 40 young adult (19-34 yrs) subjects met parti... Show More
  • Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Injuries in Males and Females Practicing Swimming from Higher School of Zimbabwe

    Dube Adiele, Gundani Patrick Morgan

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2018
    Pages: 8-11
    Received: 16 January 2017
    Accepted: 1 April 2017
    Published: 17 January 2018
    Abstract: An epidemiological survey was conducted to collect data relating to the prevalence and frequency of musculoskeletal injuries in Zimbabwean high school male and female swimmers. A questionnaire was administered on site thus ensuring that the response rate was 100 percent. Analysis of results revealed that of the 45 respondents there were 22 male (48... Show More
  • Effects of a Physical Activity Intervention Program on Nutritional Status and Health-Related Physical Fitness of Thai Older Adults in Bangkok Metropolitan Area, Thailand

    Boonlerst Outayanik, Andre Seabra, Edwin Rosenberg

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2018
    Pages: 12-19
    Received: 1 November 2017
    Accepted: 7 December 2017
    Published: 31 January 2018
    Abstract: Aging is frequently associated with a decrease in physical activity levels and consequently a decline in physical fitness, which may contribute to the development of osteoporosis, bone fractures, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome and cognitive impairment. This study sought to examine the effects of an 8-week physical activity intervention ... Show More
  • Laterality Preferences in Athletes: Insights from a Database of 1770 Male Athletes

    Wei-Chun Wang, Matthew DeLang, Kelly Vittetoe, Benjamin Ramger, Susan Hilbig, Lawrence Gregory Appelbaum

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2018
    Pages: 20-25
    Received: 29 December 2017
    Accepted: 30 January 2018
    Published: 24 February 2018
    Abstract: Laterality preferences are inherent in most sensory and motor activities, and sports are certainly one domain wherein these preferences might impact performance and outcomes. The fact that most individuals exhibit laterality preferences and that sporting demands differentially draw on these abilities makes the expression of these preferences in ath... Show More
  • Impact of Stability Ball Sitting on Stroke Volume, Oxygen Content Difference, and Heart Rate During Arm Ergometry

    Charles Rex Christopher Marks, Cecelia Goulette

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2018
    Pages: 26-31
    Received: 15 November 2017
    Accepted: 15 December 2017
    Published: 14 March 2018
    Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine the contributions that heart rate (HR), stroke volume (SV), and oxygen content difference (CdO2) make to the elevated oxygen consumption (VO2) due to stability ball (SB) sitting when compared to chair (C) sitting during arm ergometry. Methods: Rest and two stages of exercise were conducted twice, once on a... Show More