Journal Issue: Vol. 3, No. 2

August, 2014

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Developing a comprehensive exercise prescription: the optimal order for cardiorespiratory, resistance, flexibility, and neuromotor exercise

Journal of Fitness Research Volume 3
Introduction: Exercise professionals can follow readily available published guidelines, provided from major health organisations, when designing comprehensive exercise programs consisting of cardiorespiratory, resistance, flexibility, and neuromotor exercise. Paradoxically, when combining these...

Authors: Lance C. Dalleck, Julia P. Atwood, Roberta L. Prins, Christina A. Buchanan, Madelyn A. Curry

Development of physical literacy and movement competency: a literature review

Journal of Fitness Research Volume 3
Physical literacy was established to explain the knowledge and competence children ideally demonstrate for lifelong health and wellness. Current physical literacy assessment is quantified by how well a child performs fundamental movement skills which include a static balance, vertical jump, sprint,...

Authors: Claire Tompsett, Brendan Burkett, Mark R McKean

Physical and injury profiles of australian female dragon boat paddlers: a pilot study.

Journal of Fitness Research Volume 3
Introduction: Despite the popularity of dragon boat racing there is little information on typical injuries and health conditions prevalent in crews.  ...

Authors: Suzanne Broadbent, Rosanne Coutts, Sonja Coetzee

Static loads on the knee and ankle for two modalities of the isometric smith squat

Journal of Fitness Research Volume 3
Introduction: The back squat is a popular strength training exercise that recruits approximately 75% of the muscular system. However, knowledge of muscular and joint loads incurred when performing two variations of the back squat, namely the high bar and the low bar isometric parallel-depth Smith...

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

Practical applications of biomechanical principles in resistance training: the use of bands and chains

Journal of Fitness Research Volume 3
In recent years, it has become popular for athletes and recreational trainers to perform resistance training with the addition of bands and chains. In this paper, we consider the advantages of manipulating an exercise to match the resistance provided with the force capabilities of the lifter, which...

Authors: Paul Swinton, Justin Keogh, Jason Lake

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