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Validation and Accuracy of FITBIT Charge: A Pilot Study in a University Worksite Walking Program

Journal of Fitness Research Volume 5.2 , Article first published online: August 2016
Introduction: Wearable physical activity (PA) monitors (e.g., Fitbit®) have become increasingly popular for both researchers and lay people alike. Recent studies have reported several Fitbit® models correlate with research grade monitors; however none have reported on the accuracy of...

Authors: Lisa J. Leininger, Brian J. Cook, Kent J. Adams

References: Thompson, W.R. (2015). Worldwide survey of fitness trends for 2016. ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal, 19(6), 9-18. ...



A Dose-Response Relationship Between Myofascial Release & Anaerobic Power Output in Active College-Aged Males

Journal of Fitness Research Volume 5.2 , Article first published online: August 2016
Introduction: The purpose of this study was to determine the dose response-relationship exists between myofascial release (MFR) and anaerobic power output using a self-MFR protocol of varying durations prior to an anaerobic power test.  ...

Authors: Alexander Hansen, Nicholas M Beltz, Jeffrey Janot, Alexander Martenson, Arick Siegmann, Anthony Jagielo, Andrew Erdmann, Matthew Wiggins

References: Decoster, L., Cleland, J., Altieri, C. & Russell, P. (2005). The effects of hamstring stretching on range of motion: a systematic literature review. Journal of Orthopedtic and Sport Physical Therapy, 35: 377-387. ...



Do the recommended guidelines for physical activity impact percentage of body fat in normal-weight women?

Journal of Fitness Research Volume 5.2 , Article first published online: August 2016
Introduction: International exercise guidelines have been designed to prevent weight gain, and subsequently improve health, in adults. However, body mass is a proxy for assessing obesity, and fat distribution also plays an important role in metabolic and cardiovascular health. Given the importance...

Authors: Richard Swift, Sarah Shultz, Pamela von Hurst, Wendy O\\\\\\\'Brien, Kathryn Beck, Cathryn A. Conlon, Welma Stonehouse, Rozanne Kruger

References: World Health Organization (2015). Fact Sheet No 311: Obesity and overweight. World Health Organization. ...



Variations in metabolism and body composition estimates throughout a day

Journal of Fitness Research Volume 5.2 , Article first published online: August 2016
Background: Values of resting metabolic rate are very important for determining optimal daily caloric intake. Body fat percentage is one of the most important indicators of health. However, there are possibilities for making mistakes in estimating these values. This study aimed to investigate...

Authors: Jozo Grgic, Vlatko Vucetic, Hana Brborovic

References: Alves, V.G., da Rocha, E.E., Gonzalez, M.C., da Fonseca, R.B, Silva, M.H., Chiesa, C.A. (2009). Assessment of resting energy expenditure of obese patients: Comparison of indirect calorimetry with formulae. Clinical Nutrition, 28, 299-304. ...



Equipment-based Pilates induces a cardiovascular response in older adults; an observational clinical trial.

Journal of Fitness Research Volume 5.2 , Article first published online: August 2016
Introduction: Pilates improves the postural balance, strength and flexibility of older adults, but cardiovascular responses while using equipment-based Pilates is not known. ...

Authors: Marie-Louise Bird, Rachel Austin, Lewis Fazackerley, Jodi Almond

References:  Sherrington, C, Whitney, JC, Lord, SR, Herbert, RD, Cumming, RG & Close, JC (2008), Effective exercise for the prevention of falls: a systematic review and metaâ��analysis. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 56(12): p. 2234-2243. ...



Can hip extension strength predict performance during a step out lunge?

Journal of Fitness Research Volume 5.2 , Article first published online: August 2016
Background: Excessive trunk lean, medial knee movement and ankle dorsiflexion during lunge are considered deviations from ideal technique. The aim of this paper was to determine whether hip extension strength was related to trunk, knee and ankle kinematics during the step out lunge. ...

Authors: Matthew D. Freke, Kay Crossley, Russell Trevor, Kevin J. Sims

References: Kisner C, Colby LA. Therapeutic exercise: foundations and techniques. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis; 2012. ...


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