Some Tips for Coaching Proper Form

Proper (or correct) form is essential to ensure your clients get the most out of their exercises and reduce the risk of injury. This quick article outlines the core principles of coaching good technique. Whether you are coaching a client through a: Basic plank, squat or lunge; or More technically demanding move such as a… Read More

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Linking Skeletons, Loading & Fractures…

Did you know that your skeleton adapts to changes in mechanical loading, altering its mass and structure to modify bone strength? Also, bone mineral density is positively related to body mass index (BMI), and alterations in body weight are accompanied by changes in bone mass that reflect the new loading environment. Low BMI is a well recognised risk factor… Read More

Footscan Platform System: Identifying Normal Foot Loading Parameters & Repeatability

Research Paper Title Normal foot loading parameters and repeatability of the Footscan® platform system. Background The Footscan® platform system is one of the most commonly used clinical tools for the measurement of the foot pressure. The present study was designed to assess the repeatability of the system and identify the range of loading parameters observed… Read More

Load Carriage & Extreme Environments

Research Paper Title Moving in Extreme Environments: Extreme Loading; Carriage versus Distance. Abstract This review addresses human capacity for movement in the context of extreme loading and with it the combined effects of metabolic, biomechanical and gravitational stress on the human body. This topic encompasses extreme duration, as occurs in ultra-endurance competitions (e.g. adventure racing… Read More

Want Muscles? Just Add Noodles!

Research Paper Title Hydrogel Fibers: Chinese-Noodle-Inspired Muscle Myofiber Fabrication. Outline The researchers successfully fabricated cell-laden hydrogel fibers using a simple, facile, high-throughput, and mechanical-based method, inspired by fabrication process of Chinese noodles. Muscle myotubes are generated in 3D hydrogel fibers under mechanical strain. Such an approach holds the potential to create functional tissue constructs and help… Read More