American Journal of Sports Science

Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2018

  • A Comparative Study of Visual Choice Reaction Time of University Soccer and Basketball Players

    Mohammad Nasim Reza, Shaybal Chanda, Mohammad Hamidur Rahman

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2018
    Pages: 130-136
    Received: Aug. 01, 2018
    Accepted: Aug. 29, 2018
    Published: Oct. 09, 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajss.20180604.11
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    Abstract: Reaction time is a measure of how quickly an organism can respond to a particular stimulus. In sports, the reaction time is the ability to respond quickly with proper posture and control to a stimulus such as sound or light. Choice reaction time has multiple stimuli and multiple responses and reaction must correspond to the correct stimulus. Purpos... Show More
  • Circuit Weight Training on Stable and Unstable Surfaces: Differences in Energy Cost, Blood Lactate and Rate of Perceived Exertion

    Liliane Cunha Aranda, Jeferson Macedo Vianna, Elder Sousa Dutra, Francisco Zacaron Werneck, Jefferson da Silva Novaes, Jorge Roberto Perrout de Lima, Victor Manuel Machado de Ribeiro dos Reis

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2018
    Pages: 137-143
    Received: Aug. 11, 2018
    Accepted: Aug. 30, 2018
    Published: Oct. 11, 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajss.20180604.12
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    Abstract: Unstable surfaces have been used in resistance training, but there are no studies that compared energy cost between stable and unstable surfaces in circuit weight training. This study compared energy cost, post-exercise peak blood lactate and perceived exertion rate between stable surface and unstable surface. Twenty healthy men (24.65 ± 3.48 years... Show More
  • Energy Expenditure of Collegiate Golfers in a Competitive Setting

    Kaela Hierholzer, Amanda Salacinski, Peter Chomentowski III, Craig Broeder

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2018
    Pages: 144-156
    Received: Aug. 15, 2018
    Accepted: Sep. 11, 2018
    Published: Oct. 15, 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajss.20180604.13
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    Abstract: Collegiate golf is physically demanding; however, little research has been done to establish the energy expenditure (EE) and metabolic demand on a golfer during competition. With advances in wearable technology, it has become easier to gain knowledge on physical activities outside the lab. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the a... Show More
  • A Study on the Fitness and Regimen Function of Wushu

    Yang Xiaolei

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2018
    Pages: 157-161
    Received: Aug. 14, 2018
    Accepted: Sep. 15, 2018
    Published: Oct. 22, 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajss.20180604.14
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    Abstract: In modern society, Chinese people are paying increasingly attention on fitness and regimen. Wushu (martial arts), which has such functions, can improve practitioners’ comprehensive development and health condition. Through literature review and logical analysis, this paper analyses wushu’s domestic and international promotion condition as a health-... Show More
  • Consumption of Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) Improves Lipid, Hepatic, and Hematological Profiles of Rats That Are Submitted to Long-Term Androgenic Stimulation

    Vivian Alves Pereira Silva, Gilson Teles Boaventura, Renato Souza Abboud, José Antônio Silva Ribas, Mauricio Alves Chagas

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2018
    Pages: 162-168
    Received: Sep. 24, 2018
    Accepted: Oct. 06, 2018
    Published: Oct. 29, 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajss.20180604.15
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    Abstract: Indiscriminate use of anabolic steroids is associated with cardiovascular diseases, such as myocardial infarction, thrombosis, and arterial obstruction. Furthermore, high levels of androgens increase hepatic toxicity and the risk of cancer. Contrastingly, green tea prevents and controls cardiovascular and hepatic diseases, as it can improve the lip... Show More
  • Effect of Supra-Physiological Doses of Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids on the Neuronal Density of the Central and Basolateral Amygdala in Mice

    Débora Mantoan Alves, Wagner Costa Rossi Junior, Flávia Da Ré Guerra, Evelise Aline Soares, Petrus Pires Marques, Alessandra Esteves

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2018
    Pages: 169-174
    Received: Sep. 30, 2018
    Accepted: Oct. 18, 2018
    Published: Nov. 15, 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajss.20180604.16
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    Abstract: Anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS), despite being controlled by government agencies, are illegally marketed and heavily consumed among youngsters that want a lean, muscular appearance and improved physical performance. Behavioral changes mediated by the amygdala, such as depression, aggressiveness and anxiety, are reported among users. The main sco... Show More
  • Exercise Changes Oxidative Profile and Purinergic Enzymes Activity in Kidney Disease

    Matheus Pelinski da Silveira, Aline Mânica, João Victor Garcia de Souza, Cíntia Krilow, Pedro Augusto Cavagni Ambrosi, Cristiane Márcia Siepko, Beatriz Da Silva Rosa Bonadiman, Margarete Dulce Bagatini, Débora Tavares Resende e Silva

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2018
    Pages: 175-181
    Received: Oct. 19, 2018
    Accepted: Nov. 12, 2018
    Published: Dec. 20, 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajss.20180604.17
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    Abstract: Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients are inactive and have reduced physical performance. The CKD lead to abnormalities in various systems including the hemostatic and oxidative systems. The platelet activation occurs with the participation of adenine nucleotides such as ATP and ADP. This nucleotides are part of a system calls purinergic signaling,... Show More