Despite careful planning by professionally educated coaches, overtraining syndrome remains a common problem among competitive athletes. In this study we compare the training plan designed by coaches with that executed by athletes to test the hypothesis that a potential cause of overtraining syndrome may be unrecognised errors in the execution of the training programme by athletes.
The paper intends to measure the reproducibility and day-to-day consistency of fasting respiratory exchange ratio (RER) at rest and during exercise. On three separate occasions resting RER was measured for 5 minutes (after a > 15-minute stabilisation period) in 13 healthy subjects after a 10 - 12-hour overnight fast.
The objective is to determine if glutamine supplementation prior to exercise would cause an increase in serum glutamine concentration, as opposed to supplementation during exercise or in the post-exercise period. The subjects were fourteen female athletes of the local athletic club who volunteered to participate in the study.
The objective is to determine if the incidence and nature of injuries sustained by elite cricketers during the 1999-2000 season (S2) and to compare these with the results from the 1998-1999 season (S,) in order to identify the evidence of any injury patterns and possible risk factors associated with these injuries. Twenty-six physiotherapists and four doctors working with eleven provincial and the South African national teams completed a questionnaire for each cricketer who presented with an injury during each season.
Cybex machines are widely used in sports medicine practices for isokinetic testing and/or rehabilitation. This report descriptionbes a rare case of a subcutaneous haemorrhage of the lower leg following incorrect use of the Cybex machine.