Journal Issue: Vol. 4, No. 1

April 2015

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Biomechanical comparison between traditional hula-hooping and Nintendo Wii hula-hooping

Journal of Fitness Research Volume 4 , Article first published online: April 2015
Introduction: The use of gaming consoles for exercise training and rehabilitation has been gaining popularity however, research comparing exercises performed with gaming consoles vs. traditional methods are lacking. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare the muscle activity and lower limb...

Authors: Robert G. Crowther, Carina Morken, Jessica M. Pohlmann

References: 1.Hsu, J.K., Thibodeau, R., Wong, S.J., Zukiwsky, D., Cecile, S., Walton, D.M. (2011). A “Wii” bit of fun: the effects of adding Nintendo Wii Bowling to a standard exercise regimen for residents of longterm care with upper extremity dysfunction. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 27,...



The inertial sensor: a base platform for wider adoption in sports science applications

Journal of Fitness Research Volume 4 , Article first published online: April 2015
Introduction: Quantifying human movement during sporting activities is of great interest since it allows trainers to assess the athlete’s performance, their rehabilitation and injury recovery. Due to the environment limitations of laboratory testing, research has been focused on the...

Authors: Hugo G. Espinosa, Jim Lee, Daniel A. James

References: 1. Heath, G.W., Hagberg, J.M., Ehsani A.A. & Holloszy, J.O. (1981). A physiological comparison of young and older endurance athletes. Journal of Applied Physiology, 51, 634-640. 2. Gore C.J. (2000). Physiological tests for elite athletes, Australian Sports Commission, Champaign IL, Human...



The effects of varying load and repetition speed on energy expenditure during squats

Journal of Fitness Research Volume 4 , Article first published online: April 2015
Introduction: A leading topic of interest in the health, fitness and wellness industry is how to maximise energy and thereby caloric expenditure in the shortest amount of time through physical activity. The goal of this study was to identify a resistance training (RT) protocol that appeals to these...

Authors: Samuel T. Barrett, Bryce Hastings, Jinger S Gottschall

References: 1. Robergs, RA, Gordon, T, Reynolds, J and Walker, TB. Energy expenditure during bench press and squat exercise. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research 21: 123-130, 2007. 2. Butte, NF, Ekelund, U, and Westerterp, KR. Assessing physical activity using wearable monitors: measures of...



The metabolic cost of slow graded treadmill walking with a weighted vest in untrained females

Journal of Fitness Research Volume 4 , Article first published online: April 2015
Introduction: For beginning exercisers or those with conditions that limit walking speeds, modifications to walking programs are needed to facilitate cardiorespiratory improvement. Purpose: To examine how oxygen consumption (VO2), relative exercise intensity (percentage of age predicted heart rate...

Authors: James McCormick, Christine Mermier, Ann Gibson, Len Kravitz

References: 1. Chien, M.Y., et al., Efficacy of a 24-week aerobic exercise program for osteopenic postmenopausal women. Calciied Tissue International, 2000. 67(6): p. 443-8. 2. Rooks, D.S., et al., Self-paced resistance training and walking exercise in community-dwelling older adults: effects on neuromotor...



Weight cycling and diabetes: a possible link in collegiate wrestlers

Journal of Fitness Research Volume 4 , Article first published online: April 2015
Introduction: Weight gain and weight fluctuation have been shown to increase risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Little is known about the implications of repeated weight cycling and risk for T2DM in athletes. This study aimed to look at the link between weight gain through weight cycling...

Authors: Gavin P. Nelson, Sherry A. Barkley

References: 1. Opplinger, R, Case, H, Horswill, C, Laundry, G, Shelter, A. (1996) ACSM position stand: weight loss in wrestlers. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 28(10): 135-138. Alderman, B, Landers, D, Carlson, J, Scott, J. (2004) Factors related to rapid weight loss practices among...


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