Are the the Relative Response Patterns for Ventilatory & Perceptual Responses to Graded Exercise with Thoracic Loading Similar in Males & Females?

Research Paper Title Ventilatory responses in males and females during graded exercise with and without thoracic load carriage. Background To compare the effects of thoracic load carriage on the ventilatory and perceptual responses to graded exercise. Methods 14 pairs of height-matched, physically active males and females completed randomly ordered modified Balke treadmill exercise tests with… Read More

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What is the Relationship between Multiaxial Loading History & Tibial Strains during Load Carriage?

Research Paper Title The relationships between multiaxial loading history and tibial strains during load carriage. Background To determine if a history of exercise involving multiaxial loading, through soccer participation, influences tibial stains during incremented load carriage. This was a cross-sectional study. Methods 20 female soccer players (20±1 yr) and 20 mass- and height-matched healthy women… Read More

Does Gender Influence Strength Training?

Research suggests there are some differences between the genders that can influence training, although to what extent is debatable. Gender Differences For example, research has examined the potential influence of the female hormonal cycle on adaptations from resistance training and/or injury risk. However, findings were inconclusive. In terms of anatomical differences, a larger quadriceps angle… 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

Does Gender Influence Strength Training?

There are some differences between the genders that can influence training, although to what extent is debatable. Although studies have been conducted that examine the potential influence of the female hormonal cycle on adaptations from resistance training and/or injury risk, the results are inconclusive. In terms of anatomical differences, a larger quadriceps angle (‘Q angle’), or the angle… Read More

What is the Combined Effect of Cigarette Smoking & Fitness on Injury Risk in Military Recruits?

Research Paper Title The Combined Effect of Cigarette Smoking and Fitness on Injury Risk in Men and Women. Background Prior studies have identified cigarette smoking and low fitness as independent risk factors for injury; however, no studies have evaluated the combined effect of cigarette smoking and fitness on injury risk. Therefore the objective was to… Read More