Journal Issue: Vol. 3, No. 3

December 2014

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Reliability of BBS LOS test at two time points in a healthy population

Journal of Fitness Research Volume 3 , Article first published online: December 2014
Introduction: There are few research studies that have tested the reliability of the Biodex Balance System(BBS) Limits of Stability Test (LOS). This study aimed to test the reliability of the BBS LOS at two time pointson two different settings of platform stability. ...

Authors: Jennifer J. Didier, A. Page Glave, Sarah J. Browning, Vanessa Fiaud, Jacqueline Weatherwax

References: Biodex Medical Systems. Balance system sd NoDate [cited 2014 October 1]. Available from: http://www.biodex.com/sites/default/files/documents/brochure_balance-system-sd_14003.pdf ...



Engagement by education for action: recommendations for educational interventions to prevent concussion in sport

Journal of Fitness Research Volume 3 , Article first published online: December 2014
Introduction: The science of traumatic brain injury has evolved into a deep understanding of physiologicalmechanisms, injury identification, management, and prevention. The Centre for Disease Control and Preventionrates concussion management, and prevention as an epidemic level of importance. In...

Authors: James B Lee, Sam Gleadhill, Daniel A James, Sheryl L Maher-Sturgess

References: Broglio SP, Cantu RC, Gioia GA, et al. NationalAthletic Trainers’ Association Position Statement:Management of Sport Concussion. Journal ofAthletic Training. 2014; 49(2):245-265. ...



Static loads on the lower back for two modalities of the isometric smith squat

Journal of Fitness Research Volume 3 , Article first published online: December 2014
Introduction: The squat is one of the most effective exercises in athletic training. However, there is a scarcityof research that reports the muscular and joint loads in the lumbar region incurred when performing the highbar and the low bar isometric squat modalities in a Smith machine. Therefore,...

Authors: Pascual Marques-Bruna, Lisa Hartley-Woodrow, David Rhodes

References: Gullett, J.C., Tillman, M.D., Gutierrez, G.M., &Chow, J.W.A. (2008). Biomechanical comparison ofback and front squats in healthy trained individuals.Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 23:284-292. ...



The accuracy of various activity trackers in estimating steps taken and energy expenditure

Journal of Fitness Research Volume 3 , Article first published online: December 2014
Purpose: Activity monitors are designed for helping to monitor the quantity and intensity of exercisetraining. While there is a reasonable experience with step counters, there are a rapidly expandingnumber of devices available on the marketplace, many purporting to be able to accurately...

Authors: Caitlin M. Stackpool, John P. Porcari, Richard P. Mikat, Cordial Gillette, Carl Foster

References: Haskell, W., Lee, I., Pate, R., Powell, K., Blair, S.,Franklin, B., Macera, C., Heath, G., Thompson,P.,&Bauman, A. (2007). Physical activity and publichealth: Updated recommendation for adults fromthe American College of Sports Medicine and theAmerican Heart Association. Medicine and Science...



Development of agility utilising a multidimensional modality of plyometrics

Journal of Fitness Research Volume 3 , Article first published online: December 2014
Introduction: Most sports demand different aspects of movement in order to be successful. Training methods have attempted to improve different areas, and much of the focus has recently been on improving speed, agility and quickness (SAQ). Various types of plyometric training have been utilised in...

Authors: Matthew C. Wagner, Gary L. Oden, A. Page Glave, William V. Hyman

References: Myer, G. D. et al. (2005) Neuromuscular trainingimproves performance and lower-extremitybiomechanics in female athletes. Journal of Strengthand Conditioning Research, 19(1), 51-60. ...


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