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Shadow pitching deviates ball release position: kinematic analysis in high school baseball pitchers | BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation

Design This study used a controlled laboratory design with counterbalanced conditions in a laboratory setting. Primary independent variable was task (normal throwing, shadow pitching using…

Exploring use of activity monitors for patients with obesity during weight-loss treatment – a qualitative study | BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation

Design This study employed a qualitative approach with semi-structured in-depth interviews embedded in a prospective observational pilot study. Setting The weight-loss programme The Obesity Clinic…

The effect of the combination of whole body vibration and shoe with an unstable surface in chronic ankle instability treatment: a randomized clinical trial | BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation

Study design This randomized control trial was conducted from April 2019 to September 2019. The protocol of this study was approved by the local ethics…

Resistance-induced brain activity changes during cycle ergometer exercises | BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation

Participants Ten healthy, right-handed, male subjects (age 21.40 ± 1.02 y, height 171.90 ± 4.68 cm, weight 64.20 ± 5.15 kg) were chosen for cycle ergometer exercises (C016–1702, Body Sculpture Inc., Taiwan). The…

Acute effects of different balance exercise types on selected measures of physical fitness in youth female volleyball players | BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation

A within-subject study design was applied to evaluate the acute effects of three different balance exercise types (i.e., anterior, mediolateral, and rotational type) on balance,…