Can Boot Camp Training Get You Into Shape for the Summer?

For many of us that have reached a certain age, one of the keys to health and happiness – the Holy Grail some might say – lies in the ability to lose weight. We have seen pills and potions advertised, plus special diets, many of which claim to guarantee a fat burning process like no… Read More

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Four Exercises That Might be Making Your Knee Pain Worse (& What to do Instead)

Even if you love boot camp fitness classes, your knees might have a different opinion. While boot camp classes are great for getting your heart rate up, building strength, and burning calories, they also are often comprised of exercises that, when done incorrectly, are not great for your knees. Listed below are four highly common… Read More

What are the Effects of Various Stance Widths, Foot Placement Angles & Level of Experience on Knee, Hip & Trunk Motion & Loading?

Research Paper Title How to squat? Effects of various stance widths, foot placement angles and level of experience on knee, hip and trunk motion and loading. Background Squatting is a core exercise for many purposes. The tissue loading during squatting is crucial for positive adaptation and to avoid injury. This study aimed to evaluate the… Read More

Utilising Squatting as a Task for Improving Motor Function

Research Paper Title Kinematic, kinetic and EMG patterns during downward squatting. Background The aim of this study was to investigate the kinematic, kinetic, and electromyographic pattern before, during and after downward squatting when the trunk movement is restricted in the sagittal plane. Methods Eight healthy subjects performed downward squatting at two different positions, semisquatting (40… Read More

The Bodyweight Squat & 3D Knee Joint Moments

Research Paper Title Three-dimensional Knee Joint Moments during Performance of the Bodyweight Squat: Effects of Stance Width and Foot Rotation. Background The purpose of this investigation was to assess the effects of stance width and foot rotation angle on three-dimensional knee joint moments during bodyweight squat performance. Methods Twenty-eight participants performed 8 repetitions in 4… Read More