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Prediction Modeling For Graduate Athletic Training Education Programs, Scott L. Bruce 2014 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Prediction Modeling For Graduate Athletic Training Education Programs, Scott L. Bruce

Theses and Dissertations

The purposes of this study were: • to develop a prediction model to identify factors associated with eligibility and first-attempt success on the Board of Certification (BOC) examination for students enrolled in a professional (entry-level) graduate athletic training program (GATP) • to identify applicant characteristics that are most likely to predict both academic success in the GATP and success on the BOC exam. A cohort of 119 students was used for both purposes. Multiple analyses yielded three-factor and two-factor models for prediction of passing the BOC exam. The three-factor model demonstrates that a student with ≥ 2 predictors had an odds ratio (OR ...


Determinants Of The Magnitude Of Training Mediated Muscle Hypertrophy, Cameron Mitchell 2014 McMaster University

Determinants Of The Magnitude Of Training Mediated Muscle Hypertrophy, Cameron Mitchell

Open Access Dissertations and Theses

Chronic resistance training leads to muscle hypotrophy in a wide range of populations however most resistance training studies are relatively small in sample size

Three studies were conducted to better understand the sources of this variability. The first study employed a unilateral resistance training model to test the effects of relative training load and volume on the magnitude of hypertrophy and strength gains. This study showed that high relative training loads were no better than low training loads at inducing muscle hypertrophy provided that each set was performed to the point of muscular exhaustion. In agreement with previous finding, strength ...


Impact Testing Of Youth-Level Helmets Versus College-Level Helmets, Nicole Hermann 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Impact Testing Of Youth-Level Helmets Versus College-Level Helmets, Nicole Hermann

Industrial Technology

With so many studies being conducted on professional football players regarding concussions and other related brain injuries, it’s amazing that such an important demographic has been missed. While NFL players are just as subjected to serious injuries as anyone else or even more so, it is important to remember that these players are outfitted, in most cases, with top-of-the-line equipment -- especially their helmets. If the focus is shifted to a younger demographic, youth football players in middle school and high school, the equipment is far less advanced and in a vast majority of cases, has been previously used by ...


The Effect Of High-Top And Low-Top Shoes On Ankle Inversion Kinematics And Muscle Activation In Landing On A Tilted Surface, Weijie Fu, Ying Fang, Jianfu Hou 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Effect Of High-Top And Low-Top Shoes On Ankle Inversion Kinematics And Muscle Activation In Landing On A Tilted Surface, Weijie Fu, Ying Fang, Jianfu Hou

Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies Publications and Other Works

Background

There is still uncertainty concerning the beneficial effects of shoe collar height for ankle sprain prevention and very few data are available in the literature regarding the effect of high-top and low-top shoes on muscle responses during landing. The purpose of this study was to quantify the effect of high-top and low-top shoes on ankle inversion kinematics and pre-landing EMG activation of ankle evertor muscles during landing on a tilted surface.

Methods

Thirteen physical education students landed on four types of surfaces wearing either high-top shoes (HS) or low-top shoes (LS). The four conditions were 15° inversion, 30° inversion ...


Delivery And Pitch Type Alter Ground Reaction Forces In Baseball Pitching, Garrett Kass 2014 Pepperdine University

Delivery And Pitch Type Alter Ground Reaction Forces In Baseball Pitching, Garrett Kass

All Undergraduate Student Research

Ground reaction forces (GRFs) exerted on a pitcher in reaction to the push of their legs against the ground create torques about the center-of-mass (CM) and generate the angular momentum necessary to rotate the body, including the segments of the throwing arm. Thus examination of GRFs provides insight into the causal mechanisms responsible for segmental rotation in baseball pitching. PURPOSE: To determine the effects of delivery [wind-up (WU) vs. stretch (ST)] and pitch type [fastball (FB) vs. change-up (CU)] on GRFs in pitching. METHODS: Eight collegiate baseball pitchers (4 right-handed and 4 left-handed) provided voluntary informed consent and threw maximal ...


Cardiac Rehabilitation Programmes For Low-Risk Patients And Leisure Athletes: A Potential Paradox, Wendy Bjerke, Stu Steinman, Vincent Cotto 2014 Sacred Heart University

Cardiac Rehabilitation Programmes For Low-Risk Patients And Leisure Athletes: A Potential Paradox, Wendy Bjerke, Stu Steinman, Vincent Cotto

Faculty Publications

Background: Athletes are enrolled in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programmes in small numbers and require unique diagnostic testing and training considerations. Additionally, many physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, athletic trainers and physicians lack experience treating athletes in CR due to their limited exposure to these types of patients. Content: This analysis distinguishes athletes from typical CR patients within the context of diagnostic testing, assessment, exercise prescription, and management. Several case studies present unique challenges and approaches to the rehabilitation of athletes in a CR setting. Conclusions: Athletes enrolled in CR should be treated and trained according to their abilities and goals. Combining traditional ...


Effects Of Body Armor And Load Carriage On Lower Limb Joint Movement, Huiju Park, Donna Branson, Adriana Petrova, Semra Peksoz, Carla Goad, Aric J. Warren, Bert Jacobson, Panagiotis Kamenidis 2014 Purdue University

Effects Of Body Armor And Load Carriage On Lower Limb Joint Movement, Huiju Park, Donna Branson, Adriana Petrova, Semra Peksoz, Carla Goad, Aric J. Warren, Bert Jacobson, Panagiotis Kamenidis

Journal of Human Performance in Extreme Environments

This study investigated the impact of body armor weight and load magnitude and distribution on the lower extremities during walking. Range of motion (ROM) was assessed while seven healthy, male, right-handed, military university students walked while wearing seven different garments of varying weights (0.06 kg, 9 kg, 18 kg, and 27 kg) and load distributions. Decreased pelvic rotation found with an increase in weight implies decreased mobility by restricting the leg’s swing to propel the body forward. Increased ROM for pelvic tilt found with increased weight results from increased forward inclination suggesting an increased possibility for fatigue and ...


Track & Field Team Holds Throwing Clinic For Bridgeport Students, Valerie Wherley 2014 Sacred Heart University

Track & Field Team Holds Throwing Clinic For Bridgeport Students, Valerie Wherley

Valerie Wherley

No abstract provided.


Research Review: Effect Of Supervised, Periodized Exercise Training Versus Self-Direct Training, Mike Climstein, Joe Walsh 2014 Bond University

Research Review: Effect Of Supervised, Periodized Exercise Training Versus Self-Direct Training, Mike Climstein, Joe Walsh

Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine Publications

Extract:

University is back in full swing, which means I have a new cohort of enthusiastic students studying to be doctors, exercise and sports scientists, researchers, physiotherapists and researchers. The stress placed upon students to excel is well established, however many individuals forget that the professors are also stressed – from time-to-time at least… I recommend to all of my students that they have a good balance of study and personal wellbeing, whether that be achieved via surfing, swimming, yoga or weight training – just so long as the stresses are kept in balance.


Modern Cavemen? Stereotypes And Reality Of The Ancestral Health Movement, David B. Schwartz, Hamilton M. Stapell 2013 Ancestral Health Society

Modern Cavemen? Stereotypes And Reality Of The Ancestral Health Movement, David B. Schwartz, Hamilton M. Stapell

Journal of Evolution and Health

Both academic and popular interest in the ancestral health movement, or “paleo” lifestyle, has grown rapidly in recent years. More people than ever are joining the movement, and more books and articles are being published on the topic. Media coverage and certain societal preconceptions of the movement have also increased. More often than not, followers of a paleo lifestyle are thought to be “modern cavemen”: athletic, single, meat-eating, young, white, and male. To test whether or not these stereotypes are true, the authors of the present study created the first large, academic survey (N = 3,967) of the ancestral health ...


Protect Your Health On A Sport Travel Tour, Franki Burke 2013 SelectedWorks

Protect Your Health On A Sport Travel Tour, Franki Burke

Franki Burke

No abstract provided.


The Effects Of 8 Weeks Of Low Dose Supplementation Of Creatine And Sodium Bicarbonate On Exercise Performance, Amanda Jessica Morris 2013 California Polytechnic State University

The Effects Of 8 Weeks Of Low Dose Supplementation Of Creatine And Sodium Bicarbonate On Exercise Performance, Amanda Jessica Morris

Master's Theses and Project Reports

Short-term (3-7 days), high doses of creatine (20g/d) and/or sodium bicarbonate (0.5g/kg body weight) supplementation increase exercise performance during short term high intensity activities; however, it remains unclear whether long-term, low doses of these supplements have a positive impact on exercise performance. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of long-term (8 weeks), low dose creatine supplementation on exercise performance, and whether combining creatine and sodium bicarbonate supplementation has an additive effect. Sixty-three healthy, habitually active, adults (28 M, 35 W; 22+2 years; 23+ 3 BMI) were randomly assigned by sex to ...


Shear Force At Failure And Stiffness Of All-Inside Meniscal Repair Devices, William K. Kesto, Amanda O. Esquivel, David C. Markel 2013 Wayne State University

Shear Force At Failure And Stiffness Of All-Inside Meniscal Repair Devices, William K. Kesto, Amanda O. Esquivel, David C. Markel

Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies

The purpose of this study was to determine the failure load and stiffness of various meniscal repair devices. A total of 61 fresh-frozen porcine menisci (medial and lateral) were used for the study. A 30-mm vertical, full-thickness tear was created and repaired using one of three all-inside fixation devices and one inside–out repair in the vertical mattress pattern. We used the MaxBraid (Biomet, Warsaw, IN) inside–out suture as a control. The other devices tested were the Meniscal Cinch (Arthrex, Naples, FL), Ultra FasT-Fix (Smith & Nephew, Andover, MA), and the MaxFire MarXmen (Biomet, Warsaw, IN). In addition, two devices ...


Biomechanical Difference Between Chronic Ankle Instability Individuals And Healthy Individuals During Landing On Flat, Inverted And Combined Surfaces, Xuan Liu 2013 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Biomechanical Difference Between Chronic Ankle Instability Individuals And Healthy Individuals During Landing On Flat, Inverted And Combined Surfaces, Xuan Liu

Masters Theses

Lateral ankle sprains most frequently occurs during sports. Individuals who experienced a first time ankle sprain had a high reoccurrence rate and residual symptoms and functional instability leading to chronic ankle instability (CAI). The purpose of this study was to investigate kinematic and kinetic differences between CAI individuals and healthy subjects in single-leg drop landing on a flat surface, an inverted surface and a combined surface of inversion and plantarflexion. A total of 17 subjects (6 subjects with chronic ankle instability, 11 healthy subjects) performed five trails in each of four dynamic movement conditions of drop landing from a height ...


Research Review: Fragile Beginnings - But How Much Is Enough?, Michael Climstein, Joe Walsh 2013 Bond University

Research Review: Fragile Beginnings - But How Much Is Enough?, Michael Climstein, Joe Walsh

Health Sciences & Medicine papers

Introduction

In this Research Review we have taken a slightly different tact than usual and chosen a position statement on a debatable topic that’s very worthy of serious attention. This article it is hot off the press and caught our eye, not because of its title, but because of all the gurus of strength training listed as authors, including (but not limited to) Faigenbaum, Stone, Pierce, Micheli, Kraemer, McBride and Chu. Our philosophy was, if all of these experts are collaborating on an article, it’s a must read. Even better, it’s an International Consensus on youth resistance ...


Grip Strength Is Associated With Marksmanship And Defensive Tactics, But Not Injuries, In Police Recruits, Mike Steele 2013 Bond University

Grip Strength Is Associated With Marksmanship And Defensive Tactics, But Not Injuries, In Police Recruits, Mike Steele

Mike Steele

No abstract provided.


Speed Is Relative (Human And Animal Running Speeds): Are You A Cheetah, A Chicken, Or A Snail?, Chad E. Buckley 2013 Illinois State University

Speed Is Relative (Human And Animal Running Speeds): Are You A Cheetah, A Chicken, Or A Snail?, Chad E. Buckley

Faculty and Staff Publications – Milner Library

To put matters in perspective, running speeds for humans and other land animals are compared over various distances. Humans compare quite favorably over longer distances with many species. Both fast and slow human runners can benefit from comparing their individual times in races with other species.


Short Term Sensory And Vascular Responses To Physical Agent Modalities And Exercise In Healthy Volunteers And Patients With Distal Radius Fracture., Shaguftha Shaik 2013 Western University

Short Term Sensory And Vascular Responses To Physical Agent Modalities And Exercise In Healthy Volunteers And Patients With Distal Radius Fracture., Shaguftha Shaik

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Currently, there is weak evidence on the effectiveness of different rehabilitation regimens following distal radius fracture (DRF). This thesis evaluated sensory and vascular effects of exercise, thermal and ultrasound interventions that can be used in the mobilization phase (cast removal) after DRF.

Methods

  • This thesis includes 3 studies. The first study compared responses to Immersion in Cold water Evaluation (ICE) in the DRF and uninjured hands. Skin blood flow (Sbf), skin temperature (temp.) and sensory perception thresholds (sPT) at 2000Hz for A –beta fibres and at 5 Hz for C fibres were obtained before, immediately after ICE and 10 min ...


Welcome To The Journal Of Evolution And Health, Aaron Blaisdell, Paul Jaminet, David C. Pendergrass 2013 Ancestral Health Society

Welcome To The Journal Of Evolution And Health, Aaron Blaisdell, Paul Jaminet, David C. Pendergrass

Journal of Evolution and Health

Welcome to the first issue of the Journal of Evolution and Health! The Journal of Evolution and Health is the peer-reviewed, open-access journal of the Ancestral Health Society, a community of scientists, healthcare professionals, and laypersons who collaborate to understand health challenges from an evolutionary perspective.


Hypoxic Training: Clinical Benefits On Cardiometabolic Risk Factors, Justin Wee, Michael Climstein 2013 Bond University

Hypoxic Training: Clinical Benefits On Cardiometabolic Risk Factors, Justin Wee, Michael Climstein

Health Sciences & Medicine papers

Objectives: The main aim of this review was to evaluate the effectiveness of hypoxic training on the modulation of cardiometabolic risk factors.

Design: Literature review.

Methods: An electronic search encompassing five databases (PUBMED, EMBASE, MEDLINE, CINAHL, and SPORTDiscus) was conducted. A total of 2138 articles were retrieved. After excluding non-relevant articles, duplications and outcomes not related to cardiometabolic risk factors, 25 articles were chosen for review.

Results: Body weight and body composition were reported to be significantly improved when hypoxic training (≥1700 m) was used in conjunction with exercise regimes, at least three times a week, however extreme altitudes (>5000 ...


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