Miran Kondric

Miran Kondric
University of Ljubljana · Faculty of Sport

PhD

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September 2009 - September 2016
University of Mostar
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Head of Rackets sports
January 2009 - February 2016
University of Split
Position
  • Lecturer
September 2002 - June 2010
University of Zagreb
Position
  • Lecturter

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Publications (82)
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This study compares the levels of felt arousal and cognitive anxiety between male and female archers across different competition stages. Fifty-seven professional recurve archers (28 men, 29 women) who participated in the Asian Archery Championships were recruited as participants. Their levels of felt arousal and cognitive anxiety were recorded dur...
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It is a great honour and pleasure for the Editors to issue this Proceedings book of the 16th International Table Tennis Sports Science Congress. This Proceedings book contains selected papers from the congress held in Budapest on April 19th - 20th, 2019. Due to Covid-19 situation this proceedings book is delayed in its publishing. Table tennis belo...
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The aim of this study was to analyse statistical differences in men's and women's singles badminton competitions at the London and Rio Olympic Games. Forty-five matches (128 sets in total) played at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics in badminton were analysed. Variables related to the match (6) and each set (13) were determined. The results show the longe...
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Abstract Hip-hop is a cultural movement that captures different dance styles. The complexity of choreography is increasing, and the requirements for the physical condition are simultaneously higher. To reduce the risk of muscle and joint injuries, it is essential that dancers understand the importance of proper nutrition. The purpose of our study w...
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This book of abstracts contains all research presented at the 16th ITTF Sports Science Congres at Budapest 2019. Many authors contributed to this book.
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The aim of the present study was to determine statistical differences in a set of badminton competition matches in five different modalities with regard to competition level (Group Phase vs. Eliminatory Phase). Data from 453 sets (125 in men’s singles; 108 sets in women’s singles; 77 sets in men’s doubles; 73 in women’s doubles and 70 in mixed doub...
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Professional ballet is a highly challenging art, but studies have rarely examined factors associated with injury status in ballet professionals. This study aimed to prospectively examine gender-specific correlates of injury occurrence and time-off from injury in professional ballet dancers over a one-year period. The participants were 99 profession...
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This poster deals with the topic of performance loss under psychic strain. The cognitive mechanisms which underlie “choking under pressure” are revealed; these are if an athlete consciously observes his own movement execution (“explicit monitoring”) and if an athlete is distracted by irrelevant environmental stimuli or useless thoughts. A special f...
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Momentum, hot hand, and flow are terms that are mentioned periodically at competition sites as well as in academic institutions dealing with sport. Phenomenologically, it seems from time to time that these concepts, including also the notion of a “run” in the course of a game or match, are three, or four, of a kind. Having a particular view on net...
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AIM The main aim of this study was to examine differences in sport participation motives, the frequency of engaging in sports activities according to gender, region and field of study, but also the association between the incidence of engaging in sports activity and the motivation for sports activity of students at the University of Ljubljana. MAT...
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Table tennis is a racket sport characterised by an intermittent movement profile, including short rallies interspersed with short breaks. In contrast to other racket sports, information is lacking regarding the: (i) physiological responses during table tennis matches and training; and (ii) practical recommendations for enhancing aerobic and anaerob...
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Th e goals of the research were to determine the construct validity and reliability of two psychological instruments (AIMS) and (PSICA) applied on samples of college sport students; the correlations between the students' competition rank, years of engaging in sport, and level of physical exercise; the diff erences among the universities in diff ere...
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Displays of anxiety in table tennis were assessed through subjective (a self-report questionnaire), physiological (heart-rate variability) and kinematic variables. Using a within-group crossover design, 9 university-level table tennis players completed a series of serves under low-and high-anxiety conditions. Anxiety manipulation was achieved throu...
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Agility is an important quality in tennis, yet there is an evident lack of studies focussing on the applicability of tennis-specific agility performances and comparing them to equivalent non-specific agility performances. The aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability and factorial validity of three tests of pre-planned agility, performed in...
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Objectives: This study has aimed at identifying prevalence of injury-occurrence in 24 pre-professional-ballet-dancers (females, 16-18 years of age), and identifying the associations between the body-built and prevalence of injuries. Material and methods: The sample of variables included: body mass, body height, and 3 somatotype characteristics (...
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The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between cognitive competitive anxiety intensity and coping strategies in table tennis players. One hundred and two (102) US competitive table tennis players of age range from 10 to 60 filled out a Revised Competitive State Anxiety Inventory-2 (CSAI-2R, Cox et al., 2003) at least 30 minutes befor...
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Introduction. The main research objective is the analysis of the grouping of the students of the University of Ljubljana, with respect to the intensity of different types of exercise participation motives, their gender, discipline and year of study, level of physical activity, status of physical education class, organization of physical activities...
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Background: Substance use and misuse (SUM), eating disorders (ED) and consequent amenorrhea (AM) occur frequently in professional ballet dancing. The objective of this study has been to explore the prevalence and association between ED, AM and SUM in ballet. Material and Methods: The sample comprised 21 ballet dancers, 23.1±4.5 years old, members o...
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Introduction The main research objective is the analysis of the grouping of the students of the University of Ljubljana, with respect to the intensity of different types of exercise participation motives, their gender, discipline and year of study, level of physical activity, status of physical education class, organization of physical activities d...
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For the purpose of determining the overall structure of technical-tactical elements in table tennis and evaluating their role in different playing zones around the table, a new measuring instrument (a questionnaire) was formulated that took advantage of the expert knowledge of top, world class table tennis coaches. The results of the hierarchical t...
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There is an evident lack of studies examining the factors associated with reactive agility performances. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between anthropometrics, body composition, jumping capacity, reactive strength, and balance with a stop-and-go change of direction speed (CODS) and reactive agility. The total sample comprise...
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AIM: The aim of this investigation was to study the physical fitness differences between two qualitative levels of junior water polo players, with regard to their playing positions. METHODS: The sample (N.=54, males; 16-18 years of age) comprised 13 members of the Junior National Squad (JNS; 5 centres and 8 perimeter players), and 41 team athletes...
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Objective: There is a substantial lack of research investigating the prevention of doping behaviours. Methods: In this investigation we studied gender-specific factors related to hesitation against doping behaviours in a sample of 60 female and 129 male college-age-athletes. Data were collected in spring 2014; a 99% response rate was achieved. We...
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A method of collecting data was developed in order to establish the overall structure of technical-tactical elements in table tennis and to evaluate their role in basic playing systems. For this purpose, a measuring instrument (a questionnaire) was formulated in order to collect the large quantity of empirical expert knowledge of eight top class ta...
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Studies that have investigated the potential protective/risk factors for alcohol drinking in Bosnia and Herzegovina and surrounding countries are lacking. The aim of this study was to examine the gender-specific protective/risk factors for harmful alcohol drinking among adolescents in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The study sample was composed of 1,015 1...
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The aim of this research was to establish the relationship of certain basic motor abilities and morphological characteristics and efficacy in specific table tennis tasks. The research sample consisted of cadet category table tennis players (N=101; aged 10.52±0.78 years, training experience 2.8±0.93 years). The participants were measured as they per...
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This study was designed to investigate the level of health-related physical fitness (HRPF) in the Novi Sad elderly. Forty-nine elderly people 73.22±5.04 years of age (20 females and 29 males) participated in this study. Their health status, body composition and HRPF were measured. The differences between the HRPF indicators between health risk fact...
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There is evident lack of studies which investigated morphological influence on physical fitness (PF) among preschool children. The aim of this study was to (1) calculate and interpret linear and nonlinear relationships between simple anthropometric predictors and PF criteria among preschoolers of both genders, and (2) to find critical values of the...
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Although table tennis has a tradition lasting more than 100 years, relatively little is known about players' physiological requirements - especially during competition. In this review we discuss research studies that have led to our current understanding of how the body functions during table tennis training and competition and how this is altered...
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The main aim of this study was to examine the differences in motivation to participate in sport activities among sports students from three different countries. On a sample of 390 sports students from Slovenia, Croatia and Germany we studied what motivates an interest in being sports active. The sample was stratified across the choice to attend tab...
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Nutrition and doping issues are rarely studied in the sport of tennis. The aims of this investigation were to determine knowledge on doping (KD) and knowledge on sport nutrition (KSN), and corresponding socio-demographic-, sport-, and sport-nutrition- and doping-factors among an international sample of high-level tennis players of both sexes (43 fe...
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The purpose of our study was to highlight sport injuries suffered by Slovenian badminton players, their frequency and possible risk factors such as previous injury, years of training, training hours and gender. Twenty-six elite Slovenian badminton players participated in the study. A questionnaire was used to indicate any injuries incurred in a one...
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The aims of this study were to compare the latent structure of the types of sports students’ motives, separately for students of each country. We also considered sex differences in the motivation for all the dimensions at those sports students. On a sample of 390 sports students from Slovenia (Ljubljana), Croatia (Zagreb) and Germany (Cologne) we s...
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The basic aim of this research is to question to what extent the indexes and variables derived directly from the results of individual table tennis games are different in two different seasons of table tennis championships. We have examined a sample of table tennis players competing in various recreational table tennis leagues in SOKAZ (N=914 du...
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Conducted researches recognize various risk factors, as well as protective factors against doping behaviour in different sports i.e. sports disciplines or activities. The main goal of this research was to identify the correlation between selected socio-demographic, health-related, and sports-related predictors with doping factors in three different...
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The surface (kinesiological) electromyography is a measuring technique used to detect and register bioelectric changes in active skeletal musculature. The aim of this investigation was to determine which muscle(s) (or muscle head) is more engaged in a particular abdominals exercise performance. One female aerobics instructor volunteered in the stu...
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Background Although dietary supplements (DSs) in sports are considered a natural need resulting from athletes’ increased physical demands, and although they are often consumed by athletes, data on DS usage in Olympic sailing are scarce. The aim of this study was to study the use of and attitudes towards DSs and doping problems in high-level competi...
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The research comprised an analysis of an intentional sample of 914 table tennis players competing in various recreational table tennis leagues in SOKAZ (the Association of Recreational Table Tennis Players of Zagreb) during 2006. The competitors played in leagues ranked from 1 to 20 with a minimum of 36 to a maximum of 59 players in each league. Va...
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Amongst different methods of quality analysis of the table tennis player's game, the basic idea of this study was to detect those indicators (data) for collection of which only the final result in particular competitions in a larger number of events, of one game, or certain sets in one table tennis game would be sufficient. The basic aim of the res...
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Među različitim metodama analize kvaliteta igre stonotenisera, osnovna ideja ovog istraživanja bila je utvrditi one indikatore (podatke) za čije je prikupljanje dovoljan samo konačni rezultat u određenim takmičenjima u većem broju događaja: stonoteniskih mečeva ili setova. Glavni cilj istraživanja je utvrđivanje u kojem obimu indeksi i varijable iz...
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The aim of this study was to investigate the status and playing position differences in anthropometric measures and specific physical fitness in high-level junior water polo players. The sample of subjects comprised 110 water polo players (17 to 18 years of age), including one of the world’s best national junior teams for 2010. The subjects were di...
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The purpose of this survey was to identify any possible differences in average heart rate for two different groups of subjects undergoing interval training either in aerobics or in spinning, and to find out which of the two programmes has the highest impact on cardiovascular system. The participants were 70 women (aerobics group – age 29.37 [SD=3.4...
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Amongst different methods of quality analysis of the table tennis player’s game, the basic idea of this study was to detect those indicators (data) for collection of which only the final result in particular competitions in a larger number of events, of one game, or certain sets in one table tennis game would be sufficient. The basic aim of the res...
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Racket sports are typically not associated with doping. Despite the common characteristics of being non-contact and mostly individual, racket sports differ in their physiological demands, which might be reflected in substance use and misuse (SUM). The aim of this study was to investigate SUM among Slovenian Olympic racket sport players in the conte...
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On the sample of 83 top Slovenian athletes we have studied the frequency of injuries among table tennis, tennis and badminton players, types of injuries and severity of injuries--the latter based on data of players absences from training and/or competition processes. The most liable parts to injuries are shoulder girdle (17.27%), spine (16.55%) and...
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The main objectives of this research were to determine the somatotype of the best young male Croatian table tennis players using the Carter and Heath (1990) method and to establish whether the subjects classified in three groups of physique, according to similarities in their somatotype component values, differ in terms of their age, years of train...
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For a player’s situational performance analysis, the basic and most utilitarian indicator of game quality is simply the achieved result on a particular sports competition. The basic aim of this research study is to find to what extent the indexes and variables directly derived from the results of individual table tennis games can predict the indexe...
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Considering the lack of articles regarding the affects of unilaterality of movements in racquet sports, this study has the important aim of ascertaining if the repetitive performance of strong, one-arm strokes can negatively affect the body posture of young table tennis players. The main objectives of this research were to: (a) classify the subject...
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This study examined the sports students’ motives for participating in table tennis sport course held at the Faculty of Sport in Ljubljana. The aim of this research was to provide findings for better planning of the students programs. We included in this research 135 students (70 males & 65 females), who all took the course in table tennis at the Fa...
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Substance use and misuse (SU&M) is regularly studied in sports, but we have found no such data for table tennis. We have studied SU&M in athletes competing at the Slovenian Nationals 2008-2009 (responding rate was 100%; 50 males and 29 females; aged 18 years or older). The anonymous questionnaire for studying SU&M and corresponding educational, soc...
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The purpose of this paper was to support table tennis experts and scientists with up to date information regarding table tennis issues. Accessing information about table tennis today can be very easy due to the internet access but on the other hand also very complicated The growth of the web and different services has decreased the need of table te...
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The purpose of this study was to find out the sports students’ motives for participating in table tennis sport course at the Faculty of Kinesiology in Zagreb. The research aim was to provide findings for better planning of the programs. The subjects of this research were 138 students (114 males & 24 females), who took the course in table tennis at...
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We conducted a study of characteristics of Slovenian coaches and within the scope of that investigation compared characteristics of table tennis coaches and other coaches from individual sports. 69 coaches participated in the study, 9 of them were table tennis coaches and 60 coaches worked in other individual sports (swimming, athletics, tennis, bi...
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Injuries are part of the modern competitive sport and as a result of increasing participation, intensity, demands and longer training periods, the potential risk of injuries in sport increase. For coach that’s why it is necessary to understand what factors have to be involved in an injury-prevention strategy for table tennis and tennis. On the samp...
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In modern table tennis most international competitors favour the forehand top spin as most favourable attacking stroke. Technically correct performance of top spin strike and its power is, of course dependable on the player's knowledge, his motor abilities, his morphological characteristics and especially on his physical preparation. Perfectly perf...
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In modern table tennis most international competitors favor the forehand top spin stroke as the most favorable attacking stroke, especially on cut balls. Technically correct performance of top spin stroke is, of course dependable on the player's knowledge, his motor abilities, and his morphological characteristics. The purpose of our research was t...
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Cílem tohoto výzkumu byla analýza anaerobních charakteristik slovinských elitních hráčů a hráček stolního tenisu. Celkem 8 osob bylo rozděleno do dvou skupin. První skupina zahrnovala čtyři nejlepší slovinské hráčky a druhá skupina zahrnovala čtyři nejlepší slovinské hráče. Pro měření jsme používali Wingate test (WAnT). Při WAnT se provádí šlapání...
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U Zagrebu od 18. do 20. svibnja ove godine održan je 10. znanstveni kongres Medunarodne stolnoteniske federacije u organizaciji Medunarodne stolnoteniske federacije, Hrvatskog stolnoteniskog saveza i Kineziološkog fakulteta iz Zagreba. Na kongresu je ucestvovalo 76 znanstvenika iz 27 zemalja širom svijeta. Stolni tenis jedan je od pet najrašireniji...
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Cílem této studie bylo prozkoumat rozdíly mezi forehandovými horními točivými údery s 38mm a 40mm míčky ve stolním tenise. Účastník byl při provádění úderů filmován. Za účelem zajištění totožných podmínek při veškerých výkonech (stejné trajektorie přibližujícího se míčku) byl použit nahrávací stroj pro stolní tenis. Vzhledem k hráčově pravorukosti...
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As a result of increasing participation, intensity, demands and longer training periods, the potential risk of injuries in table tennis and badminton seems to increase in all levels of athletes. It is necessary to understand what factors have to be involved in an injury-prevention strategy for both sports activities. On the sample of 44 top Sloveni...
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This research is done with a goal to analyze elements in rythmic gymnastics, A and B groups. The elements are classified in homogeneous groups by means of taxonomic analysis, after which a congruence between obtained taxons and a theoretical model of grouping elements of rythmic gymnastics is established. The entity sample consists of 108 body ele...
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Team position is of extreme importance in interpretation of morphological data because there are specific demands for a specific play position. The aim of the study was the analysis of morphological characteristics and body composition of elite Croatian soccer players with respect to their team position. The measurements were performed on 57 soccer...
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This study presents somatic growth of primary and secondary school children and youth in the Republic of Slovenia. The cross-sectional sample of participants was comprised of 2372 male pupils from different Slovenian primary and secondary schools. Each age category consisted of 200 participants, except for 172 participants in the 18-year age catego...