What are the Causes of Decrease in Muscle Performance

Muscle performance can be impaired for a variety of reasons, including: Central or peripheral neurologic pathology decreases an individual’s ability to effectively recruit and functionally use their muscles; Injury to the muscle from a strain or contusion decreases performance; and Disuse or deconditioning for any reason. The goal of examination/evaluation of muscle performance is to… Read More

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Performance: Practice Makes Better

Research Paper Title Effect of Practice on Performance and Pacing Strategies During an Exercise Circuit Involving Load Carriage. Background Pacing is critical for athletic endeavours, and the strategies used by athletes are often modified after practice. The importance of practice when completing occupational assessments has been established; however, the effect of load carriage and discrete… Read More

What are the Sex & Age Differences in Physical Performance between Army Basic Training & Operational Populations?

Research Paper Title Sex and age differences in physical performance: A comparison of Army basic training and operational populations. Background To determine the age- and sex-specific differences of physical fitness performances and Body Mass Index (BMI) in basic training and the operational Army. Cross-sectional Study. Methods This secondary analysis utilizes retrospective surveys of U.S. Army… Read More