What is the Impact of Social Category Diversity on Motivation Gains in Exercise Groups?

Research Paper Title The Impact of Social Category Diversity on Motivation Gains in Exercise Groups. Background Exercising with a virtual partner can increase motivation by 208%, but may be moderated by partner characteristics. We tested the impact of social category diversity (ingroup/outgroup membership) on motivation with a virtual exercise partner. Methods Participants (N = 96)… Read More

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What are the Effects of Load Carrying on Younger & Older Adults?

Research Paper Title Effect of load carrying on required coefficient of friction. Background A load carrying task was identified as a major factor leading to slip and fall injuries such as overexertion and bodily reaction. Holding a load in front of the body while walking would shift the whole body center-of-mass to the front, loading… Read More

Incorporating Fun To Your Fitness Training

It would be such great news if all of us would engage in strength training, five days a week. Unfortunately, not all people have enough time for it every day. Besides, not everyone likes to indulge in such kind of physical training. Lucky are those individuals who possess that untiring motivation to train and keep… Read More

What are the Benefits of Exercising with an Internet Partner?

Research Paper Title Silence is golden: effect of encouragement in motivating the weak link in an online exercise video game. Background Despite the physical and mental health benefits, few adults meet US Department of Health and Human Services physical activity guidelines for exercise frequency, intensity, and duration. One strategy that may increase physical activity duration… Read More

Performance: Practice Makes Better

Research Paper Title Effect of Practice on Performance and Pacing Strategies During an Exercise Circuit Involving Load Carriage. Background Pacing is critical for athletic endeavours, and the strategies used by athletes are often modified after practice. The importance of practice when completing occupational assessments has been established; however, the effect of load carriage and discrete… Read More

What is the Effect of an 8 Week Theraband Exercise Programme on the Upper Body Strength Performance of Adolescent Boys?

Research Paper Title Effects of 8 Weeks Theraband Exercise Program on Upper Body Strength Performance of Adolescent Boys. Background The strength as a static measure avoids consideration of the complex interaction of force improvement and the speed of concentric and eccentric muscle actions. Thera-bands are the only the resistance workout bands encouraged through the American… Read More

Should we consider Monitoring Squat Speed & Depth when Assessing Dynamic Balance during Single-leg Squats?

Research Paper Title Dynamic Postural Control Is Influenced by Single-Leg Squat Speed and Depth Under Single-Task and Dual-Task Paradigms. Background Single-leg squats are a common dynamic balance clinical assessment. However, little is known about the relationship between parameters that influence squat movement and postural control performance. The objective of this study was to determine the… Read More