Tai T Tran

Tai T Tran
Edith Cowan University · Centre for Exercise and Sports Science Research (CESSR)

Doctor of Philosophy

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January 2012 - June 2015
Edith Cowan University
Position
  • PhD Student
February 2008 - May 2010
California State University, Fullerton
Education
February 2012 - December 2014
Edith Cowan University
Field of study
  • Sports Science
January 2008 - May 2010
California State University, Fullerton
Field of study
  • Strength & Conditioning
January 2005 - May 2007
California State University, Northridge
Field of study
  • Exercise Science

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Publications (99)
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Coaches closely monitor training loads and periodize sessions throughout the season to create optimal adaptations at the proper time. However, only monitoring training loads ignores the innate physiological stress each athlete feels individually. Vertical jump (VJ) is widely used as a measure of lower body power, and has been used in post-match stu...
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Although previous research has investigated the training-specific adaptations to training in adults, there is a paucity of research aimed at investigating these adaptations in adolescent athletes. As such, adolescent athletes’ training-specific adaptations from three different training interventions were investigated in this study. Sixteen adolesce...
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Background Surfing is a high skill sport that requires a considerable amount of time in a variety of ocean conditions to help develop the fundamental techniques. Objective The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of four weeks of detraining on strength, power, and sensorimotor ability in adolescent surfers. Methods Nineteen adolesc...
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This study investigated the correlations with anthropometry, upper extremity strength, and surfboard paddling performance in recreational and competitive surfers. Twenty-nine recreational and competitive male surfers were assessed for height, mass, relative arm span, relative seated height, relative biacromial width, and skinfolds (Sum7). The upper...
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Surfing is a dynamic sport and is performed in a highly unstable and changing environment, making balance a vital characteristic for surfers. It might be expected that repeated practice of particular movements in a specific stance, such as surfing, would lead to specific balance adaptations. This study investigated dynamic balance within surfers wh...
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Surfing is a dynamic sport and is performed in a highly unstable and changing environment, making balance a vital surfer characteristic. It might be expected that repeated practice of particular movements in a specific stance, such as surfing, would lead to specific balance adaptations. PURPOSE: To assess dynamic balance within surfers while also e...
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Purpose: This study aimed to determine the influence that improvements in UB closed kinetic chain (CKC) maximal strength have on surfboard paddling in both competitive and recreational surfers. Methods: Seventeen competitive and recreational male surfers (29.7 ± 7.7 years, 177.4 ± 7.4cm, 76.7 ± 9.9kg) participated in a repeated measures parallel...
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The purpose of this study was to describe and compare the gender differences in physical performance characteristics of elite surfers. Twenty competitive female surfers (CFS) and twenty competitive male surfers (CMS) performed a battery of physical performance tests: squat Jump (SJ), isometric mid-thigh pull (IMTP), 15m-sprint paddle and 400m-endur...
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The purpose of the present study was to determine whether any relationships were present between lower-body muscle structure and, lower-body strength, variables measured during a countermovement jump (CMJ) and squat jump (SJ), and eccentric leg stiffness, in adolescent athletes. Thirty junior male (n = 23) and female (n = 7) surfing athletes (14.8...
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The purpose of this study was to investigate two different resistancetraining interventions (unstable or stable) on strength, power, and sensorimotor abilities in adolescent surfers. Ten competitive female and male high school surfers were assessed before and after each of 2 × 7-week training intervention, using a within-subjects cross-over study d...
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Purpose: To identify whether there were any significant differences in the lower-body muscle structure, and countermovement jump (CMJ) and squat jump (SJ) performance between stronger and weaker surfing athletes. Methods: Twenty elite male surfers had their lower-body muscle structure assessed with ultrasonography, and completed a series of lowe...
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The purpose of this study was to determine whether any significant associations were present between lower-body strength and power and the performance of turning and aerial manoeuvres in elite surfing athletes. Eighteen competitive male surfers performed a battery of physical tests (countermovement jump (CMJ), squat jump (SJ), and isometric mid-thi...
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This study aimed to describe the impact forces, accelerations and ankle range of motion in five different landing tasks that are used in training and testing for competitive surfing athletes, to assist coaches in the prescription of landing task progression and monitoring training load. Eleven competitive surfing athletes aged 24 ± 7 years particip...
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Upper extremity (UE) pressing and pulling strength are vital for success in many sports. Therefore, testing UE strength is considered an integral component of a complete athletic testing profile. Although open kinetic chain (OKC) UE strength tests and associated protocols are common, closed kinetic chain (CKC) UE tests are less so. Hence it is wort...
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This study develops and evaluates a multi-factorial model, based on landing performance, to estimate injury risk for surfing athletes. Five measures were collected from 78 competitive surfing athletes and then used to create a model to serve as a screening tool for landing tasks and potential injury risk. In the second part of the study, the model...
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The purpose of the present study was to determine whether any relationships were present between lower-body muscle structure and strength and power qualities. Fifteen elite male surfing athletes performed a battery of lower-body strength and power tests, including; countermovement jump (CMJ), squat jump (SJ), isometric mid-thigh pull (IMTP), and ha...
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he study compared scores obtained by the 10 highest and lowest ranked athletes on the men’s 2013 World Championship Tour (WCT) of surfing. Significant differences (p < .001) were identified between the two groups’ average wave scores, average total scores, and total heats competed. In addition, the average standard deviation (± SD) of each surfer’s...
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The study compared scores obtained by the 10 highest and lowest ranked athletes on the men’s 2013 World Championship Tour (WCT) of surfing. Significant differences (p < .001) were identified between the two groups’ average wave scores, average total scores, and total heats competed. In addition, the average standard deviation (± SD) of each surfer’...
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The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate a drop and stick (DS) test method and to assess dynamic postural control in senior elite (SE), junior elite (JE), and junior development (JD) surfers. Nine SE, 22 JE, and 17 JD competitive surfers participated in a single testing session. The athletes completed five drop and stick trials barefoo...
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THE EXERCISE TECHNIQUE FOR THE SINGLE-LEG SQUAT AND THE ASSOCIATED PROGRESSIONS ARE OUTLINED IN THIS ARTICLE. FIVE PROGRESSIONS ARE DESCRIBED, WITH INFORMATION PROVIDED TO ASSIST THE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH TO SELECT THE BEST MODALITY FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL ATHLETE.
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Background: Although lower-body strength is correlated with sprint performance, whether increases in lower-body strength transfer positively to sprint performance remain unclear. Objectives: This meta-analysis determined whether increases in lower-body strength (measured with the free-weight back squat exercise) transfer positively to sprint per...
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Purpose: To determine whether a previously validated performance-testing protocol for competitive surfers is able to differentiate between Australian elite junior surfers selected (S) to the national team and those not selected (NS). Methods: Thirty-two elite male competitive junior surfers were divided into 2 groups (S=16, NS=16). Their age, he...
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Purpose: Appropriate and valid testing protocols for evaluating the physical performances of surfing athletes are not well refined. The purpose of this project was to develop, refine, and evaluate a testing protocol for use with elite surfers, including measures of anthropometry, strength and power, and endurance. Methods: After pilot testing an...
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INCREASED VERTICAL JUMP (VJ) AND PEAK POWER (PP) ARE ESSENTIAL IN MANY SPORTS. USING WHOLE-BODY VIBRATION (WBV) BEFORE A VJ MAY ENHANCE JUMP HEIGHT AND PP OUTPUT AS INDICATED BY PREVIOUS RESEARCH. HOWEVER, VARIATION IN WBV PLATFORMS, FREQUENCIES, AMPLITUDES, EXPOSURE TIMES, AND REST TIMES MUST BE CONSIDERED. THIS ARTICLE PROVIDES COACHES AND PRACTI...
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The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a regression equation to estimate peak power (PP) using a large sample of athletic youths and young adults. Anthropometric and vertical jump ground reaction forces were collected from 460 male volunteers (age: 12-24 years). Of these 460 volunteers, a stratified random sample of 45 subjects repre...
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Vertical jumping ability is a critical skill for success in many sports. Previous studies have reported conflicting results on the effects of heavy-load, light-load, contrast, or plyometric training to improve vertical jump height. A novel jump training method, using assistance via elastic cords or an absolute weight, has received little attention....
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Development of core muscle strength and power to improve sport performance has been a controversial issue yielding mixed results. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between two core field tests emphasizing power and measures of sport performance. Participants were twenty healthy, recreationally active males (age 23.40±1.8...
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Introduction: Box jumps and depth jumps might elicit post activation potentiation, which can increase vertical jump performance. Aim: The purpose of this study was to compare the potentiating effects of a depth jump vs. a box jump warm-up on vertical jump performance. Methods: Eight collegiate and nine club female volleyball players participated on...
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Currently, little research has been conducted using body weight reduction (BWR) as a means to enhance vertical jump. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of different elastic cord assistance levels on vertical jump height (JH), takeoff velocity (TOV), relative ground reaction force (rGRF), relative impact force (RIF), and descent...
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There has been much investigation into the use of music as an ergogenic aid to facilitate physical performance. However, previous studies have primarily focused on predetermined music and aerobic exercise. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of self-selected music (SSM) vs. those of no music (NM) on the mood and performance of...
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Post-activation potentiation (PAP) has been shown to improve acute power performance. Depth jumps might elicit PAP resulting in improved vertical jump. The purpose of this study was to compare different volumes of depth jumps with rebound as a warm-up for vertical jumping. Seventeen collegiate women soccer players (age: 18.94±.74 yrs, height: 169.3...
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Whole-body vibration (WBV) may potentiate vertical jump (VJ) performance via augmented muscular strength and motor function. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of different rest intervals after WBV on VJ performance. Thirty recreationally trained subjects (15 men and 15 women) volunteered to participate in 4 testing visits separat...