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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595237/a-comparison-of-muscle-activation-between-back-squats-and-belt-squats
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Thomas W Evans, Cherilyn N McLester, Jonathan H Howard, John R McLester, Jimmy P Calloway
A machine belt squat is a piece of equipment designed to allow the performance of squats while loading weight on the lifter's hips using a belt. The purpose of this investigation was to determine if belt squats differ from back squats in activation of the primary movers, and to determine the predictive capabilities of back squat load, training status, and anthropometric data on belt squat load. Thirty-one participants (16 males and 15 females) completed anthropometric measurements, a demographic questionnaire, a familiarization visit, and two testing visits, completing a 5 repetition maximum test for back squat and belt squat...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584310/effects-of-external-loading-on-lumbar-extension-moment-during-squat-lifting
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Iman Vahdat, Mostafa Rostami, Farhad Tabatabai Ghomsheh, Siamak Khorramymehr, Ali Tanbakoosaz
OBJECTIVES: The main objective of this study has been qualitative investigation of the effects of external loading on the lumbar extension moment during squat lifting. Findings of this study may allow to determine the factor with the most considerable effect on the lumbar extension moment and may help determine the lumbar spine risk factors at temporo-spatial coordination during squat lifting. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twelve healthy men volunteered to perform slow and fast squat lifting of a box of varied mass (4 kg, 8 kg and 12 kg)...
May 29, 2017: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581367/carbohydrate-mouth-rinse-improves-morning-high-intensity-exercise-performance
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Neil D Clarke, Scott Hammond, Evangelos Kornilios, Peter D Mundy
Oral carbohydrate (CHO) rinsing has been demonstrated to provide beneficial effects on exercise performance of durations of up to one hour. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of CHO mouth rinsing on morning high-intensity exercise performance. Following institutional ethical approval and familiarisation, 12 healthy males (mean ± SD age: 23 ± 3 years, height: 175.5 ± 7.4 cm, body mass: 75.4 ± 7.5 kg) participated in this study. Countermovement jump (CMJ) height, isometric mid-thigh pull peak force, 10 m sprint time and bench press and back squat repetitions to failure were assessed following CHO and placebo (PLA) rinsing or a control condition (CON)...
June 5, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570490/a-review-of-the-biomechanical-differences-between-the-high-bar-and-low-bar-back-squat
#4
Daniel J Glassbrook, Eric R Helms, Scott R Brown, Adam G Storey
The back-squat is a common exercise in strength and conditioning, for a variety of sports. It is widely regarded as a fundamental movement to increase and measure lower-body and trunk function, as well as an effective injury rehabilitation exercise. There are typically two different bar positions used when performing the back-squat; the traditional 'high-bar' back-squat (HBBS) and the 'low-bar' back-squat (LBBS). Different movement strategies are employed to ensure that the center-of-mass remains in the base-of-support for balance during the execution of these lifts...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546738/kinematic-and-electromyographic-activity-changes-during-back-squat-with-submaximal-and-maximal-loading
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Hasan U Yavuz, Deniz Erdag
The aim of this study was to investigate the possible kinematic and muscular activity changes with maximal loading during squat maneuver. Fourteen healthy male individuals, who were experienced at performing squats, participated in this study. Each subject performed squats with 80%, 90%, and 100% of the previously established 1 repetition maximum (1RM). Electromyographic (EMG) activities were measured for the vastus lateralis, vastus medialis, rectus femoris, semitendinosus, biceps femoris, gluteus maximus, and erector spinae by using an 8-channel dual-mode portable EMG and physiological signal data acquisition system (Myomonitor IV, Delsys Inc...
2017: Applied Bionics and Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539858/relationship-between-proxies-for-type-ii-fiber-type-and-resting-blood-pressure-in-division-i-american-football-athletes
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Christopher A DiCesare, James R Adams, Randal P Claytor, Rose M Ward, Ronald H Cox
OBJECTIVE: The risk for cardiovascular disease is well-documented. Perhaps surprisingly, specific athletic populations, including American football players, exhibit increased risk for cardiovascular disease as presented by elevated blood pressure. There is evidence suggesting a link between muscle fiber type distribution and resting blood pressure. Acknowledging this association, it becomes important to clarify an individual's risk for developing cardiovascular disease later in adulthood...
April 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538321/muscle-activation-differs-between-partial-and-full-back-squat-exercise-with-external-load-equated
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Josinaldo J da Silva, Brad J Schoenfeld, Priscyla N Marchetti, Silvio L Pecoraro, Julia M D Greve, Paulo H Marchetti
da Silva, JJ, Schoenfeld, BJ, Marchetti, PN, Pecoraro, SL, Greve, JMD, and Marchetti, PH. Muscle activation differs between partial and full back squat exercise with external load equated. J Strength Cond Res 31(6): 1688-1693, 2017-Changes in range of motion affect the magnitude of the load during the squat exercise and, consequently, may influence muscle activation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate muscle activation between the partial and full back squat exercise with external load equated on a relative basis between conditions...
June 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538320/the-effects-of-a-heel-wedge-on-hip-pelvis-and-trunk-biomechanics-during-squatting-in-resistance-trained-individuals
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Jesse M Charlton, Connor A Hammond, Christopher K Cochrane, Gillian L Hatfield, Michael A Hunt
Barbell back squats are a popular exercise for developing lower extremity strength and power. However, this exercise has potential injury risks, particularly to the lumbar spine, pelvis, and hip joint. Previous literature suggests heel wedges as a means of favorably adjusting trunk and pelvis kinematics with the intention of reducing such injury risks. Yet no direct biomechanical research exists to support these recommendations. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the effects of heel wedges compared with barefoot on minimally loaded barbell back squats...
June 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538293/comparison-of-strength-levels-between-players-from-within-the-same-club-who-were-selected-vs-not-selected-to-play-in-the-grand-final-of-the-national-rugby-league-competition
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Daniel G Baker
A number of studies have established that higher levels of strength and power, tested at the end of the preseason, distinguish between playing level in professional rugby league. How this may impact the ability of players to get selected for final payoff games some 30 weeks later has not been fully investigated. The purpose of this study was to compare measures of upper- and lower-body strength between players from the same professional club, designated as those 17 players who attained selection and played in the team that won the Grand Final of the National Rugby League competition (GF) and those who did not attain selection (NSGF)...
June 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537195/caffeine-ingestion-acutely-enhances-muscular-strength-and-power-but-not-muscular-endurance-in-resistance-trained-men
#10
Jozo Grgic, Pavle Mikulic
The goal of this randomized, double-blind, cross-over study was to assess the acute effects of caffeine ingestion on muscular strength and power, muscular endurance, rate of perceived exertion (RPE), and pain perception (PP) in resistance-trained men. Seventeen volunteers (mean ± SD: age = 26 ± 6 years, stature = 182 ± 9 cm, body mass = 84 ± 9 kg, resistance training experience = 7 ± 3 years) consumed placebo or 6 mg kg(-1) of anhydrous caffeine 1 h before testing...
May 24, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461229/electromyographic-and-kinematic-analysis-of-trunk-and-limb-muscles-during-a-holding-task-in-individuals-with-chronic-low-back-pain-and-healthy-controls
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Júlia Jubany, Michel Marina, Rosa Angulo-Barroso
BACKGROUND: Chronic low back pain (CLBP) affects a large proportion of the population and has been associated with different muscle dysfunctions. However, there is no consensus regarding muscle electromyography and kinematic patterns during fatiguing tasks. OBJECTIVE: To examine whether trunk and limb muscle fatigability and activation patterns of individuals suffering CLBP differ from those of healthy participants during a holding task. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study...
April 29, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460561/assisting-frail-seniors-with-toileting-in-a-home-bathroom-approaches-used-by-home-care-providers
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Emily C King, Veronique M Boscart, Brett M Weiss, Tilak Dutta, Jack P Callaghan, Geoff R Fernie
Home care providers experience high occupational injury rates. Improving safety is becoming increasingly urgent as this sector expands to support the aging population. Caregivers identify assisting with toileting as a particularly frequent and difficult activity. This mixed-methods observational study identified and analyzed the toileting subactivities that place care providers at the greatest risk of musculoskeletal injury. Eight personal support workers (home care aides) assisted a frail older adult (actor) in a simulated home bathroom...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459290/injury-patterns-physiological-profile-and-performance-in-university-rugby-union
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Shane Ball, Mark Halaki, Tristan Sharp, Rhonda Orr
OBJECTIVES: Rugby union is a physically demanding collision sport with high injury rates. There is a common perception that higher training loads result in greater injury risk in field-based sports. This study aims to determine injury, anthropometric and physical performance characteristics in junior rugby union players and investigate the interaction between training load and injury across a competitive season. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: Fifty-one players (age 19...
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394832/strength-and-conditioning-training-by-the-danish-national-handball-team-prior-to-an-olympic-tournament
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Thue Kvorning, Mikkel R B Hansen, Kurt Jensen
The physical demands imposed on national team handball teams during the Olympics imply significant physical preparation in order to improve performance and reduce incidence of injuries. The purpose of the present case report is to describe and analyze the strength and conditioning (S&C) training carried out by the Danish national handball team before the Beijing Olympic Games. Eight weeks of S&C was divided into blocks of 5 weeks emphasizing muscle hypertrophy and long interval running followed by 3 weeks emphasizing strength, power and short interval running...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301442/effect-of-ankle-mobility-and-segment-ratios-on-trunk-lean-in-the-barbell-back-squat
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Emil Isager Fuglsang, Anders Stampe Telling, Henrik Sørensen
The barbell back squat is a popular exercise used for both performance enhancing and rehabilitation purposes. However, injuries are common and people with a history of lower back pain are especially vulnerable. Past studies have shown that higher trunk angles (less forward lean) generate less stress on the lower back; thus, it seems appropriate to investigate the factors presumed to influence the trunk angle. Therefore, the aim in this study was to investigate how ankle mobility and the segment ratios between the thoracic spine, thighs and shanks influence the trunk angle in the back squat...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301435/different-cluster-sets-result-in-similar-metabolic-endocrine-and-perceptual-responses-in-trained-men
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James J Tufano, Jenny A Conlon, Sophia Nimphius, Jonathan M Oliver, Andreas Kreutzer, G Gregory Haff
The purpose of this study was to compare the kinematic, metabolic, endocrine, and perceptual responses of three back squat protocols with equal loads, number of repetitions, and total rest duration. Eight strength-trained men performed 36 back squats using 75% 1RM and 420 s of total rest during basic cluster sets of 4 (CS4), rest-redistribution sets of 4 (RR4), and rest-redistribution sets of 1 (RR1). Ratings of perceived exertion (RPE), blood lactate (La), mean velocity maintenance (MVM), and mean velocity loss (MVL) were measured during exercise...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282743/can-changes-in-resistance-exercise-workload-influence-internal-load-countermovement-jump-performance-and-the-endocrine-response
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Daniel J Hiscock, Brian Dawson, Michael Clarke, Peter Peeling
This study examined the influence of differing volume load and intensity (%1 repetition maximum[%1RM]) resistance exercise workouts on session rating of perceived exertion (sRPE) countermovement jump (CMJ) performance and endocrine responses. Twelve participants performed a workout comprising four exercises (bench press, back squat, deadlift and prone bench pull) in randomised order as either power (POW); 3 sets × 6 repetitions at 45%1RM × 3 min inter-set rest, strength (ST); 3 sets × 3 repetitions at 90%1RM × 3 min inter-set rest, or hypertrophy (HYP); 3 sets × 10 repetitions at 70%1RM × 1 min inter-set rest in a randomised-crossover design...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240654/lumbar-spine-alignment-in-6-common-postures-a-rom-analysis-with-implications-for-deformity-correction
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Hwee Weng Dennis Hey, Eugene Tze-Chun Lau, Kimberly-Anne Tan, Joel Louis Lim, Denise Choong, Leok-Lim Lau, Ka-Po Gabriel Liu, Hee-Kit Wong
STUDY DESIGN: . A prospective cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVE: To compare lumbar spine alignment in 6 common postures, and estimate loss in range of motion (ROM) relative to standing. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Ideal position for fusion of lumbar spine remains unknown. While surgical fusion is necessary for deformity correction and symptom relief, the final position in which the vertebrae are immobilized should provide maximum residual function...
February 24, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195975/the-high-bar-and-low-bar-back-squats-a-biomechanical-analysis
#19
Daniel J Glassbrook, Scott R Brown, Eric R Helms, J Scott Duncan, Adam G Storey
No prior study has compared the joint angle and ground reaction force (Fv) differences between the high-bar back-squat (HBBS) and low-bar back-squat (LBBS) above 90% 1RM. Six male powerlifters (height: 179.2 ± 7.8 cm; bodyweight: 87.1 ± 8.0 kg; age: 27.3 ± 4.2 years) of international level, six male Olympic weightlifters (height: 176.7 ± 7.7 cm; bodyweight: 83.1 ± 13 kg; age: 25.3 ± 3.1 years) of national level, and six recreationally trained male athletes (height: 181.9 ± 8.7 cm; bodyweight: 87.9 ± 15...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195934/muscle-activation-differs-between-partial-and-full-back-squat-exercise-with-external-load-equated
#20
Josinaldo Jarbas da Silva, Brad Jon Schoenfeld, Priscyla Nardi Marchetti, Silvio Luis Pecoraro, Julia Maria D'Andréa Greve, Paulo Henrique Marchetti
Changes in range of motion affect the magnitude of the load during the squat exercise and, consequently may influence muscle activation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate muscle activation between the partial and full back squat exercise with external load equated on a relative basis between conditions. Fifteen young, healthy, resistance trained men (age: 26±5 years, height: 173±6 cm) performed a back squat at their 10 repetition maximum using two different ranges of motion (partial and full) in a randomized, counterbalanced fashion...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
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