Journal Issue: Vol. 5 No 1

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The Increasing Adoption of Consumer Grade Wearables: Comparing The Apples and Oranges of Sport Science

Journal of Fitness Research Volume 5 , Article first published online: April 2016

Authors: Daniel James, James B. Lee

References: 1. Wixted AJ, Thiel DV, Hahn AG, Gore CJ, Pyne DB, James DA (2007) Measurement of energy expenditure in elite athletes using MEMS-based triaxial accelerometers. Sensors Journal, IEEE 7:481–488 ...



The Effects of Resistance Training on Sprint and Endurance Performance in Masters Athletes: A Narrative Review

Journal of Fitness Research , Article first published online: April 2016
Participation of masters athletes (>30 years) in sprint running (100-400 m) and sprint track cycling (200 m, teamsprint, 1-km) has increased significantly over recent decades. With aging, sprint and endurance performancegradually declines. The present review focuses upon the effects of...

Authors: Luke Delvecchio, Marko T. Korhonen, Peter Peter Reaburn

References: 1. Reaburn, P. (2008). Dascombe, B. Endurance Performance in Masters Athletes. European Review of Aging and Physical Activity, 5, 31-42. ...



Validation of a Single Inertial Sensor for Measuring Running Kinematics Overground During a Prolonged Run

Journal of Fitness Research , Article first published online: April 2016
Introduction: The purpose of this study was to validate acceleration data from a single inertial sensor containinga tri-axial accelerometer, whilst running overground during a prolonged run against a motion analysis system. ...

Authors: Sara C. Winter, James B. Lee, Raymond I. Leadbetter, Susan J. Gordon

References: 1. Strohrmann, C., Harms, H., Kappeler-Setz, C., &Troster, G. (2012). Monitoring kinematic changes with fatigue in running using body-worn sensors.IEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed, 16, 983-990. ...



Safety Alert for Treadmills in Health & Fitness Facilities in Australia: Results from a Pilot Study of an Observational Audit Tool

Journal of Fitness Research , Article first published online: April 2016
Introduction: Design of a health/fitness facility is a crucial element in managing risks to its operators, users and others.Improper location of treadmills not compliant with industry recommendations can increase the risk of injuries, adverse events and subsequent legal liability for health/fitness...

Authors: Betul Sekendiz, Shannon E. Gray, Kevin Norton, Patrick Keyzer, Joachim Dietrich, JoAnn M. Eickhoff-Shemek, Caroline F. Finch

References: 1. Lee, D. C., Pate, R. R., Lavie, C. J., Sui, X., Church,T. S. & Blair, S. N. (2014). Leisure-Time Running Reduces All-Cause and Cardiovascular Mortality Risk. Journal of the American College of Cardiology,64(5), 472-481. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2014.04.058  ...



The Development and Application of an Observational Audit Tool for use in Australian Fitness Facilities

Journal of Fitness Research , Article first published online: April 2016
Introduction: To ensure a minimal chance of injury, it is important for fitness facilities to provide users with a safe environment. The aim of this study was to pilot an observational audit tool (OAT) developed specifically for fitness facilities across Australia. ...

Authors: Shannon E. Gray, Betul Sekendiz, Kevin Norton, Joachim Dietrich, Patrick Keyzer, Ian R. Coyle, Caroline F. Finch

References: 1. Department of Environment and Conservation New South Wales. (2006). Compliance audit handbook. http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/resources/licensing/cahandbook0613.pdf. Accessed 30 January 2015. ...



High Intensity Interval Cycling Improves Physical Fitness in Trained Adults

Journal of Fitness Research , Article first published online: April 2016
Introduction: High intensity interval training (HIIT) is a specific type of vigorous intensity exercise characterised by periods of work over 85% maximum heart rate (HRmax). Numerous past studies have documented significant cardiovascular, metabolic, musculoskeletal, and body...

Authors: Bailey A. Petersen, Bryce Hastings, Jinger S. Gottschall

References: 1. Paffenbarger Jr, RS, Hyde, RT, Wing, AL, Lee, IM, Jung, DL, Kampert, JB. (1993). The association of changes in physical-activity level and other lifestyle characteristics with mortality among men. New England Journal of Medicine. 328(8): 538-545. ...



Biomechanical Aspects of Aquatic Therapy: A Literature Review on Application and Methodological Challenges

Journal of Fitness Research , Article first published online: April 2016
The application of aquatic therapy for health and rehabilitation purposes has been promoted for centuries.Although used predominantly in clinical settings for the treatment, rehabilitation and management of chronic conditions, the practice is also gaining popularity in athletic settings in...

Authors: Anna C. Severin, Brendan J. Burkett, Mark R. McKean, Mark G.L. Sayers

References: 1. Becker, B.E. (2009). Aquatic therapy: scientific foundations and clinical rehabilitation applications.PM&R. 1, 859-72. ...


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