Should we consider Monitoring Squat Speed & Depth when Assessing Dynamic Balance during Single-leg Squats?

Research Paper Title Dynamic Postural Control Is Influenced by Single-Leg Squat Speed and Depth Under Single-Task and Dual-Task Paradigms. Background Single-leg squats are a common dynamic balance clinical assessment. However, little is known about the relationship between parameters that influence squat movement and postural control performance. The objective of this study was to determine the… Read More

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Can Boot Camp Training Get You Into Shape for the Summer?

For many of us that have reached a certain age, one of the keys to health and happiness – the Holy Grail some might say – lies in the ability to lose weight. We have seen pills and potions advertised, plus special diets, many of which claim to guarantee a fat burning process like no… Read More

What are the Effects of Various Stance Widths, Foot Placement Angles & Level of Experience on Knee, Hip & Trunk Motion & Loading?

Research Paper Title How to squat? Effects of various stance widths, foot placement angles and level of experience on knee, hip and trunk motion and loading. Background Squatting is a core exercise for many purposes. The tissue loading during squatting is crucial for positive adaptation and to avoid injury. This study aimed to evaluate the… Read More

Utilising Squatting as a Task for Improving Motor Function

Research Paper Title Kinematic, kinetic and EMG patterns during downward squatting. Background The aim of this study was to investigate the kinematic, kinetic, and electromyographic pattern before, during and after downward squatting when the trunk movement is restricted in the sagittal plane. Methods Eight healthy subjects performed downward squatting at two different positions, semisquatting (40… Read More