Do Functional Movement Screen Items predict Dynamic Balance under Military Torso Load?

Research Paper Title Functional Movement Screen Items Predict Dynamic Balance Under Military Torso Load. Background Musculoskeletal injuries threaten military readiness and impose a significant financial burden. The functional movement screen (FMS), a 7-item, preparticipation screening tool, may aid in identifying compensatory movement patterns that can hinder physical performance and lead to injuries in active-duty military… Read More

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Can an Imbalance between Total Training Load & Total Recovery cause Overtraining?

Research Paper Title Excessive Treadmill Training Enhances Brain-Specific MicroRNA-34a in the Mouse Hippocampus. Background An imbalance between total training load and total recovery may cause overtraining (OT). The purpose of the present study was to verify the effects of OT on the expression of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), its receptor tropomyosin receptor kinase B (TrkB)… Read More

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

Are There Sex Differences in Training Loads during British Army Basic Training?

Research Paper Title Sex Differences in Training Loads during British Army Basic Training. Background To compare training loads between men and women during 14 weeks of British Army standard entry basic training. Methods Thirty-one male (mean ± SD: age, 21 ± 4 yr; height, 1.78 ± 0.08 m; mass, 77.1 ± 10.5 kg) and 28… Read More

What are the Cardio-respiratory Responses to Heavy Load Carriage over Complex Terrain?

Research Paper Title Cardiorespiratory responses to heavy military load carriage over complex terrain Background This study examined complex terrain march performance and cardiorespiratory responses when carrying different Soldier loads. Methods Nine active duty military personnel (age, 21 ± 3 yr; height, 1.72 ± 0.07 m; body mass (BM), 83.4 ± 12.9 kg) attended two test… Read More

What is the VO2 Decrease before Exhaustion during Constant Load Exercise?

Research Paper Title VO2 decrease Before Exhaustion During Constant Load Exercise. Role of Respiratory Muscles. Background The aim of this study was to analyse the VO2 kinetic during a constant load exercise, to check the existence of a VO2 decrease at the end of this kind of exercise and finally to study the respiratory muscles… Read More

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