Journal Issue: Vol. 4, No. 3

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The Transtheoretical Model and Strategies of European Fitness Professionals to Support Clients in Changing Health-Related Behaviour: a Survey Study

Journal of Fitness Research Volume 4 , Article first published online: December 2015
Introduction: The transtheoretical model of behaviour change (TTM) is often used to understand and predict changes in health related behaviour, for example exercise behaviour and eating behaviour. Fitness professionals like personal trainers typically service and support clients in improving...

Authors: Jan Middelkamp, Peter Wolfhagen, Bert Steenbergen

References: 1. Rieger, T., Naclerio, F., Jimenez, A. & Moody, J. (2015). EuropeActive’s Foundations for Exercise Professionals. Human Kinetics. ...



Comparing Performances of Fundamental Movement Skills and Basic Human Movements: a Pilot Study

Journal of Fitness Research Volume 4 , Article first published online: December 2015
Introduction: Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) are considered the most crucial element for lifelong habitual physical activity and sports competence. Fundamental Movement Skill assessment is prioritised in intervention strategies due to associations with lifelong habitual physical activity. ...

Authors: Claire Tompsett, Brendan Burkett, Mark McKean

References: 1. Ford P, De Ste Croix M, Lloyd R, et al. The longterm athlete development model: physiological evidence and application. Journal of Sport Sciences. 2011;29(4):389-402. ...



The Basketball-20: Developement of a Basketball-Specific Field-Based Work Protocol

Journal of Fitness Research Volume 4 , Article first published online: December 2015
Introduction: Basketball is a popular sport that has been studied extensively to determine player position and game profiles and factors related to injury risk and performance. However, no research has developed or used a comprehensive field-based protocol, designed to simulate game-like effort...

Authors: Sandro Nigg, John Whitting, Elias Tomaras, Elysia Davis, Benno Nigg

References: 1. Emery CA, Meeuwisse WH, McAllister JR. Survey of sport participation and sport injury in Calgary and area high schools. Clin J Sport Med. 2006;16(1):20-26. ...



The Cardiovascular and Metabolic Responses to Ultimate Frisbee in Healthy Adults

Journal of Fitness Research Volume 4 , Article first published online: December 2015
Introduction: Physical activity has been linked to a plethora of associated health outcomes; however, the majority of Americans are not engaging in enough activity to meet the minimum guidelines. Ultimate Frisbee may serve as an alternate to more traditional physical activity modalities. The...

Authors: Ryan Weatherwax, Bryant Byrd, Samuel Van De Velde, Lance Dalleck

References: 1. Haskell WL, Lee I-M, Pate RR, Powell KE, Blair SN, Franklin BA, Macera CA, Heath GW, Thompson PD, & Bauman A. (2007). Physical activity and public health: updated recommendation for adults from the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association. Medicine and Science...



Validation of an Exercise Intensity Grading Tool to Categorise the Exercise Intensity of Community-Based Physical Activity Programs

Journal of Fitness Research Volume 4 , Article first published online: December 2015
Introduction: We assessed the validity and reliability of an exercise intensity grading tool (Exercise Grading Tool (EGT)) designed to grade the exercise intensity of community-based physical activity classes as one currently doesn’t exist. ...

Authors: Grant Turner, Kelly Williams, Kara Lilly, Rachel Cole

References: 1. Exercise is Medicine. Evaluation: Physical activity assessment in primary care. http:// exerciseismedicine.org.au/health-care-providers. Accessed 2014 26 June. ...



Reliability of the Turning Point Core Trainer as a Measure of Rotational Angles and Velocities

Journal of Fitness Research Volume 4 , Article first published online: December 2015
Introduction: The x-factor is considered an important measure in rotational sports such as golf and is typically assessed using three-dimensional motion capture analysis. Due to equipment costs and lengthy time periods to analyse measurements it is not practical for coaches. Although...

Authors: Justin Brown, Ryan Bennion, Charlie Hicks-Little

References: 1. Myers, J., Lephart, S., Tsai, Y.S., Sell, T., Smoliga, J., & Jolly, J. (2008). The role of upper torso and pelvic rotation in driving performance during the golf swing. Journal of Sports Sciences, 26(2), 181-188. ...


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