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Computational and Complex Network Modeling for Analysis of Sprinter Athletes' Performance in Track Field Tests

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Author(s):
Pereira, Vanessa H. [1] ; Gobatto, Claudio A. [1] ; Lewis, Theodore G. [2] ; Ribeiro, Luiz F. P. [1] ; Beck, Wladimir R. [1] ; dos Reis, Ivan G. M. [1] ; Sousa, Filipe A. B. [1] ; Manchado-Gobatto, Fulvia B. [1]
Total Authors: 8
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Sch Appl Sci, Lab Appl Sport Physiol, Limeira - Brazil
[2] Naval Postgrad Sch, Ctr Homeland Def & Secur, Monterey, CA - USA
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: FRONTIERS IN PHYSIOLOGY; v. 9, JUL 6 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 1
Abstract

Sports and exercise today are popular for both amateurs and athletes. However, we continue to seek the best ways to analyze best athlete performances and develop specific tools that may help scientists and people in general to analyze athletic achievement. Standard statistics and cause-and-effect research, when applied in isolation, typically do not answer most scientific questions. The human body is a complex holistic system exchanging data during activities, as has been shown in the emerging field of network physiology. However, the literature lacks studies regarding sports performance, running, exercise, and more specifically, sprinter athletes analyzed mathematically through complex network modeling. Here, we propose complex models to jointly analyze distinct tests and variables from track sprinter athletes in an untargeted manner. Through complex propositions, we have incorporated mathematical and computational modeling to analyze anthropometric, biomechanics, and physiological interactions in running exercise conditions. Exercise testing associated with complex network and mathematical outputs make it possible to identify which responses may be critical during running. The physiological basis, aerobic, and biomechanics variables together may play a crucial role in performance. Coaches, trainers, and runners can focus on improving specific outputs that together help toward individuals' goals. Moreover, our type of analysis can inspire the study and analysis of other complex sport scenarios. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 09/08535-5 - Standardization and validity of aerobic and anaerobic tests in field and laboratory, using free, tethered and half-tethered running, in endurance and sprint runners
Grantee:Claudio Alexandre Gobatto
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 12/06355-2 - Standardization of free and tethered specific tests to determine the aerobic and anaerobic parameters in slalom kayak: relationship with the performance
Grantee:Fúlvia de Barros Manchado Gobatto
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 16/50250-1 - The secret of playing football: Brazil versus the Netherlands
Grantee:Claudio Alexandre Gobatto
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants