Energy Expenditure & the Load Carriage Decision Aid (LCDA)

Research Paper Title Estimating Energy Expenditure during Level, Uphill, and Downhill Walking. Background The Load Carriage Decision Aid (LCDA) walking equation was developed from literature-aggregated group mean data to calculate standing and level walking energy expenditures in healthy, military-age adults. The LCDA walking equation has not been validated for use in individuals or graded walking.… Read More

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What are the Effects of an Elastic Hamstring Assistance Device During Downhill Running?

Research Paper Title Effects of an Elastic Hamstring Assistance Device During Downhill Running. Background The purpose of this study was to determine the appropriateness of using an elastic hamstring assistance device to reduce perceived levels of soreness, increase isometric strength, increase passive range of motion, and decrease biomarkers of muscle damage after eccentric exercise, specifically,… Read More

Is Hot Downhill Running an Effective Preconditioning Strategy?

Research Paper Title The Hsp72 and Hsp90α mRNA Responses to Hot Downhill Running Are Reduced Following a Prior Bout of Hot Downhill Running, and Occur Concurrently within Leukocytes and the Vastus Lateralis. Background The leukocyte heat shock response (HSR) is used to determine individual’s thermotolerance. The HSR and thermotolerance are enhanced following interventions such as… Read More