Review on the Theory of Training for Muscle Size & Strength

Research Paper Title The Basics of Training for Muscle Size and Strength: A Brief Review on the Theory. Background The periodisation of resistance exercise is often touted as the most effective strategy for optimising muscle size and strength adaptations. This narrative persists despite a lack of experimental evidence to demonstrate its superiority. In addition, the… Read More

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What is the Effect of Load Carriage on Physiological Determinants in Adventure Racers?

Research Paper Title Effects of load carriage on physiological determinants in adventure racers. Background Adventure racing athletes need run carrying loads during the race. A better understanding of how different loads influence physiological determinants in adventure racers could provide useful insights to gauge training interventions to improve running performance. Methods The researchers compare the maximum… Read More

A Review on the Utility of Compression Garments

Research Paper Title Effects of Compression Garments on Skeletal Muscle Physiology, Performance and Recovery in Young Healthy Adults: A Systematic Review. Background Compression garments (CG) are highly popular sports apparel amongst athletes and fitness enthusiasts. The manufacturers claim numerous benefits of CGs for both performance and recovery from exercise. However, the overall body of evidence… Read More

How to Create a Female-Friendly Gym Culture

For some female clients, venturing into the traditionally male-dominated weights zone of a gym can be intimidating. Exercise professionals can empower women to feel comfortable in these areas, and these four tips can help: Ask clients what skills they want to learn: One of the main reasons female clients find the weights zone daunting is… Read More

Decrease in Injury Rates at the New Zealand Army’s Training Army Depot (TAD)

Research  Paper Title Decrease in Injury Rates at Training Army Depot (TAD), New Zealand Army. Introduction Injury rates at Training Army Depot (TAD) All Arms Recruit Courses (AARC’s) have been investigated by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Exercise Physiology team over the last 4 years. These investigations included physiological and biomechanical assessments as well… Read More

Yoga: Let’s Get Hot & Sweaty – or Maybe Not!

Hot yoga may just be a waste of effort, offering little benefit over similar yoga at a normal temperature. Most forms of yoga are thought to aid relaxation and muscle strengthening. But hot yoga, which typically involves going through a tough 26 poses in a warm and humid room, also makes people sweat intensely – which some take… Read More

Is there an Association of Prospective Lower Extremity MSK Injury & MSK, Balance, & Physiological Characteristics in SOF?

Research Paper Title Association of prospective lower extremity musculoskeletal injury and musculoskeletal, balance, and physiological characteristics in Special Operations Forces. Background Previous research has examined lower extremity (LE) musculoskeletal injury (MSI) patterns and risk factors in Special Operations Forces (SOF) trainees, conventional military personnel, and athletes; however, it is unclear if SOF have the same… Read More