Journal Issue: Vol. 3, No. 1

April 2014

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The Validity and Reliability of Push-Ups as a Measure of Upper Body Strength for 11-12 Year-Old Females

Journal of Fitness Research Volume 3
Introduction: Push-ups have been used in many fitness tests to measure upper body strength and endurance, also known as arm and shoulder girdle strength and endurance (ASGSE). However, there is a need for a valid and reliable push-up test protocol for younger girls. ...

Authors: Melanie Fawcett, Mark DeBeliso

Time in 85-100% Heart Rate Zone Increases Lean Body Mass and V02MAX in NCAA Division I Soccer Players

Journal of Fitness Research Volume 3
Introduction: Due to the growth and interest of women’s soccer in the past 20 years, multiple scientific studies have focused on how to enhance performance. Training status, defined as lean body mass and VO2max, is correlated to performance during games; specifically ground covered, number of...

Authors: R. Ann Cook, Bryce Hastings, Jinger S. Gottschall

Practical Applications of Biomechanical Principles in Resistance Training: Neuromuscular Factors and Relationships

Journal of Fitness Research Volume 3
This paper is the second in our three part series examining how a variety of biomechanical principles and concepts have direct relevance to the prescription of resistance training for the general and athletic populations as well as for musculoskeletal injury rehabilitation. In this paper, we...

Authors: Jason P. Lake, Paul A. Swinton, Justin W.L. Keogh

Worksite Based Walking Competition: Effects on Perceived Stress and Physical Activity in Female University Employees

Journal of Fitness Research Volume 3
Introduction: Stress is an increasing concern for female university employees, due to increasing work hours and stress induced by trying to maintain work-life balance. Therefore, it is important for worksite health promotion programs to focus on effective stress management programs, especially for...

Authors: Lisa J. Leininger, Breanna Z. Orozco, Kent J. Adams

Profiling Elite Stand Up Paddle Boarders

Journal of Fitness Research Volume 3
Introduction: Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is a rapidly growing sport and recreational activity where anecdotal evidence exists for its proposed fitness, injury rehabilitation & core strength benefits. A review of the literature failed to identify a single article which examined the potential...

Authors: Ben Schram, Wayne Hing, Mike Climstein, Joe Walsh

Sensewear Armbands Differentiate Contribution of Select Group Exercise Programs to Daily Activity Requirements?

Journal of Fitness Research Volume 3
Introduction: There is little empirical evidence of the contribution of group exercise programs to daily physical activity requirements. This study used SenseWear Armbands to differentiate and quantify physical activity in different group exercise classes towards ACSM guidelines on daily activity. ...

Authors: Aimee L Harvey, Brendan J Burkett, Mark R McKean

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