Season Impact on the Technical and Physical Training Load in Professional Volleyball
Thiago A.G. Horta, Maurício G. Bara Filho, Bernardo Miloski, Daniel G.S. de Freitas and Jeferson M. Vianna
Article Type: Original Investigation | First Published: February 28, 2021
The development or maintenance of fitness and the enhancement of biomotor skills are two important components in the preparation of intermittent team sports athletes for the frequent and substantial demands faced in competition. On the other hand, the interpretation of training data contextualized with the period in which the team is in the season, are of extreme importance to avoid negative adaptations, injuries, and illnesses to athletes. Fourteen male athletes participated in the study. The T...
Covid-19 Disease, Self-Isolation and Physical Inactivity
Mehmet UNAL and Tulay IREZ
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: February 28, 2021
The COVID-19 disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which started in Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei province, was declared a global epidemic by the World Health Organization. Restrictive measures based on physical (social) distance are taken to prevent the spread of the disease, which manifests itself with symptoms such as high fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, weakness, and diarrhea. According to the settlement rules, nationwide quarantines covering mass quarantine have proven effect...
Isolated Tear of the Distal Biceps Femoris Tendon in a Young Elite Australian Rules Football Player
In Sun Na, Stuart Down and Scott Hancock
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: January 16, 2021
Isolated tear of the distal biceps femoris tendon is rare in athletes. A recent systematic review identified only a total of 22 athletes with such injuries. More specifically, only one previously reported case in an athlete outlined a tear localised to the distal tendon, as opposed to the more commonly documented myotendinous junction. Most of these injuries were treated surgically (n = 20/22) with mean (± SD) overall time to return to sport of 4.9 +/- 3.3 months. This study presents a rare cas...