Does Isometric Deadlift Peak Force Represent an Important Determinant for the Success of a Simulated Casualty Evacuation Task?

Research Paper Title Simulated Casualty Evacuation Performance Is Augmented by Deadlift Peak Force. Background The purpose of the current study was to examine if isometric peak force and rate of force development (RFD) were related to the ability to successfully perform a simulated casualty evacuation task in both unweighted and weighted conditions. Methods Eighteen male… Read More

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The Biomechanics of Lifting & Carrying Objects

Common advice for individuals lifting objects from a standing position includes “keep the back straight” and “lift with the legs.” As a fitness professional, what if your client was to ask for an explanation of this advice? Is this advice correct from a biomechanical perspective? Figure A shows an incorrect method of lifting an object… Read More