Does Running with Body Borne Load Elevate Injury Risk by Increasing Leg Stiffness & vGRFs?

Research Paper Title Sex and stride length impact leg stiffness and ground reaction forces when running with body borne load. Background This study quantified leg stiffness and vertical ground reactions forces (vGRF) measures for males and females using different stride lengths to run with four body borne loads (20, 25, 30, and 35 kg). Methods Thirty-six… Read More

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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 are the Effects of Single-Gender Classes on Students’ Physical Fitness Test Performance & Attitudes?

Research Paper Title The Effects of Single-Gender Classes on Students’ Physical Fitness Test Performance and Attitudes. Background The purpose of this pretest-posttest control group study was to test the Social Cognitive Theory by comparing the effects of class type, coeducational or single-gender, on physical fitness test performance and attitudes, controlling for previous fitness levels, among sixth-grade male… Read More

Does Gender & Social Mobility Modify the Effect of Birth Weight on Total & Central Obesity?

Research Paper Title Gender and social mobility modify the effect of birth weight on total and central obesity. Background Little is known about the interaction between gender and low birth weight (LBW) and lifelong social mobility as an explanation of the etiology of obesity. The aim of the present study was to evaluate total and… Read More

Glass Ceiling Model Shows Cracks Below

Equality at the bottom of the corporate ladder might be better at smashing the glass ceiling that holds back female advancement than quotas in the boardroom, a mathematical model suggests. Barbara Keller of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and her colleagues modelled PhD students’ choice of mentor to see if a glass… Read More