Nedim Covic

Nedim Covic
University of Sarajevo | UNSA · Faculty of Sport and Physical Education

PhD in Sport Science

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Introduction
PhD, Higher teaching associate at University of Sarajevo Faculty of Sport and Physical Education S&C at FC”Zeljeznicar” 2018-2021; FK"Velež" 2022 National fitness instructor for UEFA Football referees. Area of research: Applied kinesiology, sports physiology, sports medicine, Football, Strength & Conditioning National record holder of BiH in 100m and 200m sprint running events - athletics
Education
September 2015 - April 2016
University of Delaware
Field of study
  • Coaching Enrichment

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Background: Soccer is the most popular sport worldwide, with a long history and currently more than 500 million active participants of which 300 million are registered football club members. On the basis of scientific findings showing positive fitness and health effects of recreational, FIFA introduced the slogan “Playing football for 45 minutes tw...
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PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to examine the reliability, validity and usefulness of the 30-15IFT in competitive female soccer players. METHODS: Seventeen elite female soccer players participated in the study. A within subject test-retest study design was utilized to assess the reliability of the 30-15 intermittent fitness test (IFT). Seven da...
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Background A previous meta-analysis showed that maximal oxygen uptake increased by 3.51 mL/kg/min (95% CI 3.07 to 4.15) during a recreational football programme of 3–6 months in comparison with continuous moderate-intensity running, strength training or a passive control group. In addition, narrative reviews have demonstrated beneficial effects of...
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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the reliability, validity, and usefulness of 30–15 Intermittent Fitness Test (30-15IFT) in female basketball players. Methods: Nineteen female basketball players (17.82 ± 1.94 yr, 175.4 ± 7.3 cm, 67.9 ± 7.7 kg) competing in the National 10 Croatian League performed one trial of a continuous treadm...
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Background Recreational football is an intense, versatile form of exercise with multiple high- and odd-impact actions. Recreational football is therefore hypothesized to be suitable for bone modeling and bone health. Objective The aim of the present systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the effects of recreational football on bone mi...
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We aimed to investigate whether the addition of whole-body vibration (WBV) to resistance training (RT) will be more beneficial in improving lower limbs muscle strength, power and sprinting performance than RT alone in young basketball players. We recruited 30 young basketball players to participate in four weeks of training and assessments. They we...
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Aim of this paper was to examine the contribution of football experience and the self-assessment of tactical/technical skills and social competencies on the perceived self-efficacy in junior and senior football players. A total of 164 football players from Bosnia & Herzegovina have taken part in the research, 79 of which were professional senior pl...
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This study aimed to examine the relation between agility, sprint ability, and vertical jump performance of young basketball players. Fifty (n=50) young basketball players (mean±SD: age = 12.63±0.95; height = 160.84±6.31 cm; body mass = 50.82±6.88 kg) participated in the study. The agility T-test and 505 test were assessed to determine agility, 10m...
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Considering the growing global problem and the lack of obesity data in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH) the main aim of this paper was to determine BH school-age children body composition and determine the differences in body composition between girls and boys classified in underweight, normal weight and overweight according to the body mass index (BMI)...
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FIFA 11+ represents a complete warm-up programme, which had appeared as a result of an F-MARC research and has been characterised as a prevention warm-up programme. The aim of this paper is to analyze what effects the application of FIFA 11+ training programme will yield on isokinetic parameters of knee joint stabilizers. Two independent researcher...
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A-research concept and design; B-collection and/or assembly of data; C-data analysis and interpretation; D-writing the article; E-critical revision of the article; F-final approval of the article Research on moderate-intensity continuous training (MICT) is closely connected with primary and secondary cardiovascular protection but also can be associ...
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Abstract Aim of the study was to experimentally validate and determine the effects of 8 - week additional motor control exercise (MCE) based like exercise program on body composition, body posture and some motor abilities. Sample was randomized from football in experimental group 1 (Ex1, n=12; mean (SD): 10.5 (0.5) yrs; 148 (5.4) cm; 39.6 (5.4) kg...
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Identification of talents in football is one of the most important tasks of coaches in youth football selection. The main focus of this paper was to review the available literature on talent identification in youth football. A systematic review of PubMEd, Medline, ResearchGate and Elsevier databases was performed according to PRISMA guidelines. The...
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This research aimed to determine the isokinetic strength differences between two groups of athletes (karate and track-and-field athletics) and to analyse factors that possibly contribute to the differences. We examined possible differences in peak power output and power ratio between agonist and antagonist thigh muscles of the knee. The sample cons...
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The aim of this research was to determine the differences among the top soccer players of the two clubs in Bosnia and Herzegovina, FC Sarajevo and FC Zeljeznicar, both from Sarajevo in the body composition and morphological characteristics. A sample of 51 subjects was divided into two sub-samples. The first sub-sample of the subjects consisted of 2...
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Aim: The aim of the applicative study was to estimate the increasing capability of claudications distance in Fontaine's stage IIa patients of Peripheral artery disease (PAD) with Body Mass Index (BMI) 25-34,9 kg/m 2 and Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) 0,8-0,9 by comparing Stationary Bike on High Dose of Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) versus Treadmill wallking...
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The aim of the research was to determine correlations between body composition and situational motor movements in football. The sample consisted of 22 respondents (16-18 years of age, 179.6 ± 5.0 cm, 71.2 ± 7.2 kg), selected from junior football players that compete at the highest competition level for this category in Bosnia and Herzegovina. For t...
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Effects of differently designed training and strength on the improvement of correlations between extensor and flexor strength in knee crank Dzenana Imamovic, Nedim Covic Faculty of Sports and Physical Education, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Correspondence: Dzenana Imamovic (imamovicdzenana@gmail.com) PURPOSE: The aim of this re...
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It is well known that regular physical activity can induce changes in body composition and overall body power of skeletal muscles. Aim of the study was to evaluate effects of regular physical education classes on changes in body composition and muscular fitness in primary school children. Overall 38 school age male and female children (age: 13± 0.3...
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It is well known that regular physical activity can induce changes in body composition and overall body power of skeletal muscles. Aim of the study was to evaluate effects of regular physical education classes on changes in body composition and muscular fitness in primary school children. Overall 38 school age male and female children (age: 13± 0.3...
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Aim of the study was to investigate and quantify initial pre-season aerobic physiological characteristics (V02max and AT) in Bosnia and Herzegovina professional football players. Additionally, the authors examined differences in aerobic characteristic by playing posi- tions. Sample of 39 male football players (23.5 ± 4.6 yrs, 182.0 ± 5.6 cm, 77.8...
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Aim of this research was to determine the effects of specific rogrammed training on morphological characteristics, motoric and functional abilities of elite judokas. Seven judo athletes (24.71±3.35 years), that have won at least one medal in the European Judo hampionship or in the World or European Judo Cup during previous two years participated...
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Studies in the field of analysis of performances and body composition of football referees have developed great interest of researchers recently. The aim of this research was to examine and analyze body composition of elite football referees in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sample subjects of this research were 60 referees divided in 2 groups: 30 referee...
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The aim of present reserach was to determine asymetry in strength and differences in level of muscles of thigh among referees, who perform in two different levels of competition (Premier league and the First league of B&H). Previous studies showed that referees from higher leages tend to have better strength qualities and reduced tigh muscles asyme...
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Introduction The aim of the study was to analyse the deviations of the body posture and to assess the occurrence of spine deformities. Additionally, Body Mass Index in school children was related to the trend in postural deformities for different age groups (5-8 years old, n=112; 9-11 years old, n=205; 12-14 years old, n=212) as part of the project...
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The aim of this study was to investigate habits and opinions on dietary supplements intake among male fitness users with nonprofes-sional sport background from Sarajevo-Bosnia and Herzegovina. Overall, sample consisted of 564 participants aged 18-40. Designed questionnaire was used to gain results in 7 largest fitness facilities in Sarajevo. Descri...
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The aim of this study was to the determine whether and to what extent it is possible, on the basis of the Functional movement screening (FMS) tests, to select cadet basketball players by their game positions. Forty basketball players (guards = 17 players, forwards = 9 players, centers = 14 players) participated in this study. In total 7 tests were...
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Purpose: Warm up in combat sports increases speed of muscle contraction and transmission of neuronal impulses, stimulates movement economy improving the muscle power and kinetic energy output when kicking (Costa et al., 2011; Chaabene et al., 2012). Main aim was to compare different warm up procedures and its effects on peak power output of tight m...
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Cilj istraživanja bio je da se utvrdi nivo povezanosti parametara kompozicije tijela sa vremenskim rezultatom brzine trčanja. Uzorak je činilo 65 nogometaša (starost: 12.46±0.64 godina; težina: 47.61±10.98 kg; visina: 157.02±8.58 cm). Tjelesna kompozicija utvrđena je koristeći metod BIA sa izmjerenim parametrima: indeks tjelesne mase, procenat tjel...
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RELATIONS BETWEEN BODY COMPOSITION AND SKELETAL DEFORMITIES OF YOUNG KIDS Kapo, S., Rađo, I., Čović, N., Kajmović, H., Ivor, D. Universitiy of Sarajevo, Faculty of Sport and Physical Education Aim of the study was to determine relationship between the obesity indicators and postural status including shoulder obliquity (ShOb - degrees), pelvi...
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The aim of paper was to determine satisfaction of the relations between students and professors and assistants in the communication channel, their teaching process satisfaction, equipment, student exchange programs, practice and value elements of the education in- stitution which are considered to be important by the end users - students. Aspect...
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The aim of paper was to determine satisfaction of the relations between students and professors and assistants in the communication channel, their teaching process satisfaction, equipment, student exchange programs, practice and value elements of the education in- stitution which are considered to be important by the end users - students. Aspect...
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Study aim was to compare and reevaluate effects of additional strength training program in football players after eight week application. Program was design to increase power and strength of knee extensors and flexors using neuromuscular adaptation. In overall, 18 senior level football players completed intervention in preparation period executing...
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Study aim was to compare and reevaluate effects of additional strength training program in football players after eight week application. Program was design to increase power and strength of knee extensors and flexors using neuromuscular adaptation. Inoverall, 18 senior level football players completed intervention in preparation period executing p...
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Purpose of the research was to compare the effects of dynamic and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching on knee isokinetic strength and power parameters. Sample size of 50 male athletes is represented as male athletes divided into sub-samples of 10 athletes at competitive level in karate (19 ± 2,4), taekwondo (20 ± 3,6), boxing...
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Background & Study Aim: Karate is sport who has high demands for energy consumption due to constant dynamic movements in training and fights. Transformation process in sport is ability to change body physiology using training methods. The aim of this research are the effects of a three month programmed training on body composition indicators in fem...
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Management of intellectual capital of institutions of higher education has a great significance because knowledge and education take an important role in all processes. Whether it's human, structural or relational, knowledge circulates in all forms, through teaching, research work or lifelong learning and projects. All processes are focused on user...
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Background: Physical inactivity and sedentary lifestyle lead to the emergence of modern diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular insufficiency such as heart failure, arterial complications and sudden cardiac death. Recreational soccer can be fun and useful form of exercise which can improve health status. Methods: Classif...
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Abstract Management of intellectual capital of institutions of higher education has a great significance because knowledge and education take an important role in all processes. Whether it’s human, structural or relational, knowledge circulates in all forms, through teaching, research work or lifelong learning and projects. All processes are focus...
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The aim of this research was to be based on a longitudinal study determined the level quantity hanges specific motor skills under the influence of regular and additional classes of sport and physical education, with the students. The subjects for this study are the students of 6th, 7th and 8th grade of elementary school “Mak Dizdar” in Zenica, ages...
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Aim of the study was to compare the effects of the low intensity back squat performed at alternate velocities on power, strength and H/Q ratio. The study was conducted on male students population (n=33) randomized in slow speed group (STG), fast speed group (CSTG) and controls (CG). Main study outcome was significant improvement in squat 1RM with 2...
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ABSTRACT The aim of this study was to determine the effects of karate training in performing defence and offense tactic and technique elements reflecting as peak torque (Pt) and total work (TW) alterations of knee and elbow extensor and flexor muscles. The conducted programme lasted for 12 weeks, with 3 training sessions per week. The subjects were...
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Abstract Sprint is characterized as movement of highest running velocity and it is highly genetically conditioned. Early detection of genetic resources can help create a superior sprinter. Maximum running velocity is expressed through the structure of kinematic and dynamic parameters. Prediction of maximum gained speed (KVmax) using dynamic running...
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Aim of the research was to compare balance ability of karate athletes to taekwondo and boxing athletes. It is hypothesized that due to movement structure karatekas should perform better in balance tests. Thirty athletes performed balance ability test protocol on Byodex Balance system. Byodex balance system is apparatus made interlay as stationary p...
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The aim of this study was to determineeffects of proprioceptive and strength training on improving precision in student population. A prospective randomised study with repeated measures design was conductedat the Faculty of Sport and Physical Education of the University of Sarajevo and consisted 39 units of training during a 15-week period. The stu...
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Abstract Essential Values of Olympism are as applicable in sport as they arein community. The importance of being the first brings forth great temptation of breaking the rules or using them to one's own advantage. A question of sport ethics is a relevant one for the prevention of socially undesirable forms of conduct, a question to which all th...
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Sprint is characterized as movement of highest running velocity and it is highly genetically conditioned. Early detection of genetic resources can help create a superior sprinter. Maximum running velocity is expressed through the structure of kinematic and dynamic parameters. Prediction of maximum gained speed (KVmax) using dynamic running paramete...
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The purpose of this study, which was conducted at the Institute of sport on Faculty of sport and physical education University of Sarajevo, within the project “Gold badge”, was to investigate the acute effects of 2 types of warm-up protocols on peak torque of dominant leg extensor muscles. Concentric knee extension power was measured isokinetically...
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The purpose of this study, which was conducted at the Institute of sport on Faculty of sport and physical education University of Sarajevo, within the project “Gold badge”, was to investigate the acute effects of 2 types of warm-up protocols on peak torque of dominant leg extensor muscles. Concentric knee extension power was measured isokinetically...
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Abstract Balance is the ability to maintain a stable body position that resists forces (gravity, inertia) as a continuous process of detection of spatial understanding of body position (proprioception) and selecting the appropriate responders body (activation of muscle stabilizers). Postural balance, both unilaterally and bilaterally, greatly cont...

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