Alessandro Moura Zagatto

Alessandro Moura Zagatto
São Paulo State University | Unesp · Department of Physical Education

PhD

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May 2013 - present
São Paulo State University
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  • Professor (Assistant)
April 2004 - May 2013
Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul
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  • Professor (Assistant)

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The purpose of the present study was to compare the outcomes from two weeks of training load intensification strategy in female water polo players diagnosed with functional overreaching (F-OR) with no F-OR players (acute fatigue) on the performance outcomes and hormonal, immunological and cardiac autonomic nervous system responses. Twenty-two femal...
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Background Photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) is defined as non-thermal electromagnetic irradiation through laser or light-emitting diodes sources. In recent decades, PBMT has attracted attention as a potential pre-conditioning method. The current meta-analysis was conducted to assess the effectiveness of PBMT in improving mode-specific exercise per...
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Aim This observational study aimed to examine cytokine responses to high-intensity intermittent exercise (HIIE) in the follicular and luteal phases of the menstrual cycle. Methods Fourteen healthy women (24 ± 2 years; body mass index [BMI]: 22.8 ± 1.9 kg⋅m²; maximal oxygen consumption [V̇O2max]: 41.5 ± 4.1 mL⋅kg⁻¹⋅min⁻¹) with regular menstrual cyc...
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Compelling evidence has demonstrated the effect of melatonin on exhaustive exercise tolerance and its modulatory role in muscle energy substrates at the end of exercise. In line with this, PGC-1α and NRF-1 also seem to act on physical exercise tolerance and metabolic recovery after exercise. However, the literature still lacks reports on these prot...
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The study aimed to compare the activity of low and fast-twitch muscle fibers of the prime mover muscles used in cycling between recreational cyclists with different training levels during a high-intensity exercise. Twelve male cyclists performed, on distinct days, a graded exercise test and two bouts of cycling at severe-intensity. The first bout w...
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The purpose of the study was to investigate the sensitivity of back squat bar velocity, isometric mid-thigh pull, heart rate variability parameters, perceived recovery scale and step counts for tracking the muscular fatigue time-course (reduction in countermovement jump [CMJ] performance) after strenuous acute lower limb resistance exercise. Sixtee...
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The study aimed to identify and quantify the metabolites profile and metabolic pathways in human muscle tissue engaged during exhaustive high-intensity cycling exercise. Seven healthy physically active men performed a graded exercise test and an exhaustive supramaximal effort at 115% of maximal aerobic power with muscles biopsies performed in rest...
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Background The aim of the investigation was to compare the occurrence of post-activation performance enhancement (PAPE) after drop jumps, or heavy sled towing, and the subsequent effect on repeated sprint ability (RSA). Methods Ten young basketball players (17 ± 1 yrs) performed, in randomized order, RSA test with changes of direction after a stan...
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Purpose: The purposes of the study were to: i) verify the variations in training load and the subsequent effects on swimming performance parameters, biochemical parameters, and autonomic nervous activity during a water polo season; ii) investigate the sensitivity of physiological markers in tracking training load and performance variations, and iii...
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The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of light-emitting diode (LED) therapy on markers of physical performance, muscle damage, inflammation, and oxidative stress up to 24h post the Futsal-Specific Intermittent Shuttle Protocol (FISP). Ten adult futsal players performed the FISP seven days apart. Participants were randomized into...
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The study aimed to investigate the relationship between anaerobic capacity, mechanical and anaerobic contribution during the 30-s Wingate Anaerobic Test (30sWAnT). After familiarization, fifteen, male recreational mountain biking practitioners underwent the following sequence of tests: 1) a graded exercise test to determine maximal oxygen uptake an...
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Identifying the magnitude of ball rotation is critical to reduce response time, aiming to improve table tennis performance. This study analyzed the influence of auditory and visual information on the perception accuracy and counterattack performance of table tennis players. Twenty-two high-level table tennis players (22.5±6.1years, 71.2±9.8kg, 173....
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Background: This study aimed to quantify internal training load and changes in vertical jumping ability and endurance capacity of professional volleyball players during the preseason, and to explore relationships between players` physical qualities at the beginning of the preseason with internal training load accumulated during the first two weeks...
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Objectives The purpose of this study was to analyze the validity of a short Lactate Minimum test (LM) to assess the maximum lactate steady state (MLSS) during walking tests. Equipment and methods Twelve healthy young participants performed LM on a treadmill at 5.5 km·h⁻¹, with the intensity being incremented by inclination (%). Participants first...
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To verify the acute effect of drop jumps (DJ) on two repeated sprint ability tests (RSA), interspersed with a rest period simulating a basketball game break. Twelve first division basketball players (age: 24.8 ± 6.9 years; body mass: 97.0 ± 9.2 kg; height: 2.0 ± 0.1 m) performed, in a randomized crossover design, two RSA tests separated by 5 min af...
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Abstract Acute high-intensity intermittent exercise (HIIE) induces the myokine secretion associated with neurogenesis, as well brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF); however, it remains unknown how the menstrual phase influences this secretion after an acute exercise session. The current study aimed to investigate the effects of HIIE performed i...
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Purpose The aim of the current study was to investigate the effects of photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) applied 30 min or 6 h prior to cycling on blood flow velocity and plasma nitrite concentrations at rest, time to exhaustion, cardiorespiratory responses, blood acid-base balance, and K ⁺ and lactate concentrations during exercise. Methods In a...
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Background: Cold-water immersion (CWI) is one of the main recovery methods used in sports, and is commonly utilized as a means to expedite the recovery of performance during periods of exercise training. In recent decades, there have been indications that regular CWI use is potentially harmful to resistance training adaptations, and, conversely, po...
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Objective: To investigate the recovery of male water polo athletes applying full body photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) regarding inflammation and muscle damage markers, testosterone and cortisol hormonal responses, heart rate variability (HRV), maximal voluntary contraction, and squat jump (SJ) after official water polo matches. Background: PBMT...
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Background: Investigations of β-alanine supplementation shows effects on metabolic (aerobic and anaerobic) participation and performance on swimming by a possible blood acidosis buffering. Considering this background, the objective of the present study was to analyze the effects of β-alanine supplementation on metabolic contribution and performanc...
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The study aimed to investigate the effect of high-intensity intermittent effort (HIIE) performed in luteal and follicular menstrual phases on BDNF, cognitive function, mood and exercise enjoyment. Fourteen healthy women completed four experimental sessions, randomly. For each menstrual phase one graded exercise test (GXT) and one HIIE session (10 ×...
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No presente estudo, objetivou-se testar se a melhora da capacidade aeróbia, observada após oito semanas de treinamento, é transferida para a capacidade de sprints repetitivos (CSR). Dez corredores (18 ± 1 ano; estatura de 170,1 ± 8,0 cm; massa corporal de 66,4 ± 6,6 kg) participaram do estudo. A capacidade aeróbia foi considerada como a intensidade...
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Our objective was to examine the relationship between change of direction (CoD) performance, with (CoDb), and without the ball (CoDwb), and selected measures of physical fitness (jump performance, speed, balance) in elite soccer players, according to players' positions. Forty elite male soccer players performed the change-of-direction and accelerat...
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Multidirectional repeated sprints with quick changes-of-direction (CoD) are considered a key performance determinant in basketball. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of a 12-week CoD sprint training program compared to regular basketball training on selected measures of physical fitness and physiological adaptations in male...
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The acute improvement of performance after photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) has been reported in different types of exercise. However, the effect on high-intensity and intermittent exercises that are relevant for team sports is unknown. Thus, we evaluated the effect of prior acute application of PBMT on high-intensity and intermittent exercise per...
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No presente estudo, objetivou-se testar se a melhora da capacidade aeróbia, observada após oito semanas de treinamento, é transferida para a capacidade de sprints repetitivos (CSR). Dez corredores (18 ± 1 ano; estatura de 170,1 ± 8,0 cm; massa corporal de 66,4 ± 6,6 kg) participaram do estudo. A capacidade aeróbia foi considerada como a intensidade...
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Objective: This study aimed to verify the acute effects of photobiomodulation (PBM) using different doses of LED on peak running velocity (Vpeak) and physiological parameters. Materials and methods: The study had a randomized, crossover, double-blind, and placebo-controlled format, in which 15 physically active males were submitted, besides the co...
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Background: The effects of non-pharmacological interventions such as calorie restriction and exercise training on health and prevention of cardiovascular diseases have been investigated in clinical and experimental studies. Objective: To analyze the influence of intermittent fasting and exercise training on functional fitness, glycemia and cardi...
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Purpose: The present study investigated the recovery of performance and neuromuscular fatigue after cycling repeated-sprints. Methods: Ten participants performed two sessions of repeated-sprints (one session: 10×10-s sprints, 30-s recovery) separated by 24 h (R24-S1 and R24-S2) and two sessions separated by 48 h (R48-S1 and R48-S2). The recovery...
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No presente estudo, objetivou-se testar se a melhora da capacidade aeróbia, observada após oito semanas de treinamento, é transferida para a capacidade de sprints repetitivos (CSR). Dez corredores (18 ± 1 ano; estatura de 170,1 ± 8,0 cm; massa corporal de 66,4 ± 6,6 kg) participaram do estudo. A capacidade aeróbia foi considerada como a intensidade...
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No presente estudo, objetivou-se testar se a melhora da capacidade aeróbia, observada após oito semanas de treinamento, é transferida para a capacidade de sprints repetitivos (CSR). Dez corredores (18 ± 1 ano; estatura de 170,1 ± 8,0 cm; massa corporal de 66,4 ± 6,6 kg) participaram do estudo. A capacidade aeróbia foi considerada como a intensidade...
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Post-activation potentiation (PAP) mechanisms and responses have a long scientific history. However, to this day, there is still controversy regarding the mechanisms underlying enhanced performance following a conditioning activity. More recently, the term post-activation performance enhancement (PAPE) has been proposed with differing associated me...
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Background Measurement of anaerobic capacity through estimating the glycolytic and phosphagen energy pathways (AC[La]+PCr) has been considered a time-efficient, valid, and reproducible method, however, the sensitivity of this protocol to discriminate training levels in cyclists has not yet been elucidated.AimsThe main purpose of the present investi...
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Purpose: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the ergogenic effects of two doses of photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) in comparison to placebo on markers of respiratory and muscle activity, blood acid-base, ion and lactate concentrations, indicators of muscle fatigue (global, central, and peripheral), and time to exhaustion in sever...
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Purpose: To evaluate the effect of drop jumps (DJs) on performance time and pacing in a field test (ie, 1000 m) commonly used to evaluate endurance runners and to evaluate running and jumping performance in male and female athletes separately. Methods: Twenty elite endurance runners (male, n = 10, 27.8 [7.0] y, 62.3 [5.2] kg; female, n = 10, 25....
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The study aimed to investigate the effects of drop jumps (DJs) on supramaximal cycling performance, anaerobic capacity (AC), electromyography, and fatigue. Thirty-eight recreational cyclists participated into 3 independent studies. In study 1 (n = 14), neuromuscular fatigue was assessed with the twitch interpolation technique. In study 2 (n = 16),...
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Purpose: This study investigated the effects of previous exhaustive upper body exercise on performance and neuromuscular fatigue following a 4-km cycling time-trial (4-km TT). Methods: Eight recreational cyclists performed a 4-km TT with (ARMPRE) or without (CONTR) a previous arm-crank maximal incremental test. In each experimental session, neuromu...
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ABSTRACT Background: Photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) and Creatine (Cr) intake have been used in conjunction with heavy training, but little is known about their possible effects during a long-term training program. Objective: We wanted to assess long-term use of PBMT and Cr in an exercise training program. Methods: Twenty-five male Wistar rats w...
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Brisola, GMP, Claus, GM, Dutra, YM, Malta, ES, de Poli, RAB, Esco, MR, and Zagatto, AM. Effects of seasonal training load on performance and illness symptoms in water polo. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2019-The purpose of the study was to describe the training load distribution of a young female water polo team in different cycles of the sea...
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The study investigated the influence of β-Alanine supplementation during a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) program on repeated sprint ability (RSA) performance. This study was randomized, double-blinded and placebo-controlled. Eighteen men performed an incremental running test until exhaustion (TINC) at baseline and followed by 4-week HIIT...
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It is still unclear whether a high-intensity interval exercise (HIIE) protocol is effective for promoting anti-inflammatory and anti-atherogenic responses. The objective of this study was to analyze the acute effects of HIIE on inflammatory and metabolic responses in obese and overweight girls and boys. Initially, the body composition of 19 sedenta...
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This study analyzed whether the Beta-Alanine (BA) supplementation improves performance and oxidative stress indices during the tapering period. We assessed eleven volleyball athletes over 8-week. The performance was evaluated through the countermovement jump (CMJ). We evaluated Internal Training Load (ITL), questionnaires (Wisconsin Upper Respirato...
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Purpose The purpose of this study was to examine heart rate (HR) responses during 10-s intervals over the first minute of recovery (i.e., ultra-short-term recovery) after table tennis-specific maximal exercise in elite and sub-elite players. Methods Twenty-five elite (22.8 ± 6.1 years) and 18 sub-elite (20.1 ± 2.2 years) table tennis players compl...
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Ankle muscle fatigue has been shown to increase body sway. In addition, body sway in quiet upright standing is reduced when saccadic eye movements are performed. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of visual information manipulation on postural control during ankle muscle fatigue in young adults. Twenty young adults performed:...
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This study compared the effects of two exercise programs performed in different intensities, but equal overall energy expenditure (EE). Adult men with obesity (29.6 ± 4.9 years; BMI = 35.1 ± 3.3 kg/m2) were randomised to one of three groups: High-intensity interval training (HIIT- 10 × 1:1 min 100% VO2max; n = 13); Moderate intensity continuous tra...
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This study aimed to investigate the effects of short-duration creatine monohydrate supplementation on anaerobic capacity (AC), anaerobic energy pathways, and time-to-exhaustion during high-intensity running. Fourteen healthy men underwent a graded exercise test (GXT) followed by a O2max confirmation test, 5 submaximal efforts, and 4 supramaximal ru...
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This study aimed to investigate the influence of endurance running training associated with PBM on endurance performance variables and muscle soreness in untrained men. Thirty untrained men were distributed randomly into a placebo (PLA) group and photobiomodulation group (PBMG) and they performed 8 weeks of running training. The PBMG had the PBM pe...
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Purpose: The aim of the present study was to investigate the effectiveness of photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) on muscle recovery based on inflammation (interleukin-10 [IL-10]; tumor necrosis factor-α [TNFα]), muscle damage markers (creatine kinase [CK]; lactate dehydrogenase [LDH]), delay onset muscle soreness (DOMS), and countermovement jump per...
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Performance parameters and lactate kinetics concentration before, during and after the double SIT session. SIT, sprint interval training; BW, bout work; PP, peak power; Wingate test; TW, total work; PP, peak power; MP, mean power; CPBMT, photobiomodulation therapy condition; CPLA, placebo condition.
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Main time effect of blood concentration of IL-10Δ%, TNFαΔ%, CKΔ%, and LDHΔ% (mean ± SD) in part-I and part-II. IL-10Δ%, interleukin 10 expressed as percentage difference to baseline; TNFαΔ%, tumor necrosis factor alpha expressed as percentage difference to baseline; CKΔ%, creatine kinase expressed as percentage difference to baseline; LDHΔ%, lactat...
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Main time effect of DOMSΔ performance and CMJΔ (mean ± SD) in part-I and part-II. DOMSΔ, delay onset muscle soreness expressed as difference to baseline; CMJΔ, countermovement jump performance expressed as difference to baseline. dp < 0.05 compared with 48-h. ep < 0.05 compared with 72-h.
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Raw data of inflammation and muscle damage markers, delayed onset muscle soreness, and countermovement jump performance.
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Performance parameters and lactate kinetics concentration before, during and after the double SIT session. SIT, sprint interval training; BW, bout work; PP, peak power; Wingate test; TW, total work; PP, peak power; MP, mean power; CPBMT, condition photobiomodulation therapy; GCWI, group submitted to cold-water immersion; GAR, group submitted to act...
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Blood concentration of IL-10, TNFα, CK, and LDH (mean ± SD) expressed in absolute values for CPBMT and CPLA. IL-10, interleukin 10; TNFα, tumor necrosis factor alpha; CK, creatine kinase; LDH, lactate dehydrogenase; CPBMT, photobiomodulation therapy condition; CPLA, placebo condition; Df, degrees of freedom.
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Blood concentration of IL-10, TNFα, CK, and LDH (mean ± SD) expressed in absolute values and the effect size of CPBMT, GAR, and GCWI at baseline, 30 min, 1, 24, 48, and 72 h. L-10, interleukin 10; TNFα, tumor necrosis factor alpha; CK, creatine kinase; LDH, lactate dehydrogenase; CPBMT, photobiomodulation therapy condition; GCWI, group submitted to...
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Aim: The present study aimed to verify if there is a difference between genders in anaerobic capacity estimated by energetic equivalents of glycolytic and phosphagen pathways (AC[La-]+EPOCfast). Methods: In this way, 8 men and 8 women (physical education students) were subjected to the following sequence of tests: session 1) graded exercise test t...
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Goalball is a Paralympic sport involving people with visual impairment. Little is known about the physical fitness of elite players of this sport, as previous studies only evaluated body composition and aerobic capacity. Thus, the aim of this study was to describe the performance of elite goalball players in different physical tests and to look for...
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The aim of this study was to determine the impact of aging and Parkinson’s disease (PD) on lower limb muscle strength before and after muscle fatigue. One hundred thirty-five individuals were distributed over seven groups according to their age (20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 years old) and disease. Participants performed maximum voluntary isometric contra...
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The purposes of this study were to compare and correlate the aerobic threshold (THaer), and anaerobic threshold (THanaer) measured during a new single judo-specific incremental test and treadmill test for aerobic demand evaluation. Eight well-trained male competitive judo players (24.3 ± 7.9 years; height of 169.3 ± 6.7 cm; the fat mass of 12.7 ± 3...
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of a single 3-min all-out maximal effort to estimate anaerobic capacity (AC) through the lactate and excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC) response methods (AC[La-]+EPOCfast) on a cycle ergometer. Eleven physically active men (age = 28.1 ± 4.0 yrs, height = 175.1 ± 4.2 cm, body mass = 74...
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Abstract OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether 4 wk of β-alanine supplementation improves total distance covered, distance covered and time spent in different speed zones, and sprint numbers during a simulated water polo game. DESIGN: Double-blind, parallel, and placebo controlled. A total of 11 male water polo players participated in the study, divi...
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The aim of the investigation was to verify the validity and reliability of a low-end 50-Hz Global Navigation Satellite System receiver (GNSSr) for different soccer-specific run distances and average speed assessments. Six soccer players were assessed on two different days while performing eight different running paths with changes of direction for...