The monograph presents the basic characteristics of Slovenian school sports halls and sports equipment as a learning environment. The findings related to architectural barriers, flexibility and sports floors, the importance of functional labels, lighting, acoustics, heating, ventilation and energy efficiency of sports halls give a good insight into the Slovenian school sports space. In particular, the monograph discusses also safety aspects of sports facilities and sports equipment as well as some of the factors connected to the health problems and sports injuries of PE teachers. Qualitative analysis of the situation presented in the monograph is also the basis for the management of the register of sports facilities, while the proposed monitoring indicators can be the basis for various policies (school, sports, environmental, health, economic, ecological ...) allowing for rational investment in the construction and modernization of sports infrastructure . With the help of existing technical documents which determine school sports space, foreign guidelines and its own findings the monograph upgraded findings with recommendations and guidelines for the construction and technological modernization of existing sports facilities and their rational management. The scientific research findings presented in this monograph, have highly practical value not only for Slovenia but also for the wider central-European area.
F.07 Improvements to an existing productCOBISS.SI-ID: 273059328
The journal Anthropologocal Notebooks is one of the few Slovenian scientific journals included in the SSCI database and having an impact factor. The quality and international visibility of the journal is growing from year to year, which is also important for the reputation of Slovenian science in the international arena.
C.05 Editorial board of a national magazine
The purpose of this study was first to determine the effect of lumbar extensor muscle fatigue on the movement of the centre of pressure (CoP) and on the movement of the individual segments of the body in young and elderly subjects. The second purpose was to determine if there is any difference between age groups in the response to the fatigue. Obtained results suggest that response to fatigue of the lumbar extensor muscles was similar among younger and elderly individuals. However there was a tendency to adopt different strategies to maintain quiet standing between groups, with increased movement of the CoP in the young and decreased in the elderly. Additionally, there are differences in the movement of individual part of the body between the young and the elderly subjects. The elderly decreased movement of the head and the shoulders after fatigue, which can be the result of the greater stiffness of the joints.
D.09 Tutoring for postgraduate studentsCOBISS.SI-ID: 276495104
To improve a quality of data regarding foot contact during locomotion tasks different methods as opto-jump, force plate, pressure insoles and high-speed video camera were compared. The methods differ in a way and precision how they obtained data regarding foot contact. It was concluded that the methods complement themselves and is not possible to use a single method to obtain relevant data. Therefore, a combination of more (at least two) methods was advised.
F.23 Development of new system-wide, normative and programme solutions, and methodsCOBISS.SI-ID: 4597937
The aim of the study was to observe activation of agonist-vastus lateralis muscle (VL) in young (YO) and elderly (EL) during explosive actions, that differed in load and in number of joints included. We tested if muscle activation pattern of YO would be influenced with 4 weeks of explosive isometric knee extension training. Muscle activation pattern between YO and EL was different only in isometric knee extension, where YO had higher rEMG and smaller coefficient EMG. Differences in VL activation between YO and EL were greater in knee extension tasks than in leg extension tasks, more pronounced age-related decline of explosiveness in single-joint movements were confirmed also in mechanics. No training induced changes in muscle activation patterns were detected in trained exercise nor in other tasks, only one subject managed to produce PSP after training (only in knee extension tasks) although training improved force impulses as expected.
D.09 Tutoring for postgraduate studentsCOBISS.SI-ID: 276495360