have long advocated the use of pedometers to measure and improve daily physical
activity, and now there is solid evidence to back this up. A study published in
the November 21 issue of The
Journal of the American Medical Association (2007; 298 , 2296–2304), sought to
determine whether pedometers really do tri...
professionals advocate the inclusion of varying ranges of motion and grip
widths to improve strength and muscular hypertrophy, new evidence suggests that
such practices may place exercisers at risk for serious injury. According to an
article published in the October 2007 Strength...
Have you ever wondered if there really is a difference between fixed
and freeform resistance equipment when it comes to improving strength? Data
collected for the January issue of the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s
Journal of Strength and
Conditioning Research (2008; 22 , 75–81) compared the two types
A recent study out of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore found evidence that at least 522 lives can be saved annually in the United States and Canada through pervasive public placement of automated external defibrillators (AEDs), the battery-powered, paddle-fitted, electrical devices used to shock and revive people whose hearts have suddenly stopped beating.
Researchers are spending more time
finding out what kinds of things will make children more likely to move their
bodies. One recent study, conducted at the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill School of Public Health, found ...
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From flashy sports cars to name-brand clothing, when the numbers on the price tag skyrocket, it is often assumed that value follows. Not necessarily true for running shoes, says a small study published online ahead of print in the British Journal of Sports Medicine (2007; doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2007.038844). The focus of the study was “to determine if more expensive running shoes prov...
Mobility and stability are essential elements of functional performance. An athlete may have acquired exceptional skill and be able to perform at an elite level; however, if the athlete hasn’t enhanced her foundation of mobility and stability to keep pace with the developing skill, performance m...
Unstable equipment designed to enhance core activation has steadily made its way into fitness and therapy settings across the globe. So far, evidence for the effectiveness of such items as the BOSU® Balance Trainer or stability ball has largely been anecdotal, but an article published in the May issue of the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (2007; 21 , 343–47) lends sup...