American Journal of Sports Science

Volume 8, Issue 2, June 2020

  • Rapid Identification of Saber Steel Flexibility, Microhardness, and Chemical Composition by Analyzing Electromagnetic Signatures

    Lucas Braddock Chen

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2, June 2020
    Pages: 29-32
    Received: Mar. 18, 2020
    Accepted: Apr. 03, 2020
    Published: Apr. 17, 2020
    Abstract: Modern fencing sabers are made of composite steel alloys. Although there are regulations standardizing blade dimensions and stiffness, fencers often find blades having variable flexibility and tensile strength from vendor to vendor and, occasionally, from batch to batch of production. Due to the absence of an objective test to assess blade quality,... Show More
  • Recent Trends in Physique and Motor Ability of Preschool Children-Trends After 2000 in Japan

    Kohsuke Kasuya, Katsunori Fujii, Nozomi Tanaka, Toshiro Sakai, Yuki Takeyama

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2, June 2020
    Pages: 33-38
    Received: May 14, 2020
    Accepted: Jun. 01, 2020
    Published: Jun. 17, 2020
    Abstract: The purpose of this study was to clarify the trends since 2000 in body shape, physical strength, and motor ability in early childhood in Japan. The study subjects were kindergarten and nursery school girls (age 3–5 years old) in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Physique (height and weight), quantitative motor ability (20 m dash, standing long jump, tennis ... Show More
  • Alterations in Team Physical Performance and Possession in Elite Gaelic Football Competition

    Declan Gamble, Niall Moyna, Richard McCann, Damian Martin, Gerard McMahon, Lee Rooney, Matt Spencer, Johnny Bradley, Andrew McCarren

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2, June 2020
    Pages: 39-48
    Received: Jun. 02, 2020
    Accepted: Jun. 18, 2020
    Published: Jul. 13, 2020
    Abstract: Differences in performance between winning and losing were examined in 1 elite Gaelic football team in 20 games across 2 complete competitive seasons. Possession was codified using Dartfish TeamPro software and distance covered; walking, jogging, running, and running at high and maximum speeds, was evaluated using Catapult OptimEye S5 player tracki... Show More