Peer-reviewed Articles - Medicine

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Background Prior to the 2017 table tennis season, each participant performed the anterior, posteromedial, and posterolateral the star excursion balance test (SEBT) reach distances in a randomized order. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of table tennis...

["Bioengineering","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6262
58 downloads
321 views

Music has been shown to reduce rating of perceived exertion, increase exercise enjoyment and enhance exercise performance, mainly in low-moderate intensity exercises. However, the effects of music are less conclusive with high-intensity activities. The purpose...

["Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6164
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235 views

Background Regular exercise training stimulates physiological adaptations to improve physical performance, reduce chronic disease risk, and slow age-related cognitive decline. Since the physiological mechanisms responsible for aging-associated cognitive decline...

["Geriatrics","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6159
49 downloads
294 views

Background Thermal stimulation has been proposed as a modality to facilitate motor recovery in neurological populations, such as stroke. Recently (Ansari, Remaud & Tremblay, 2018), we showed that application of cold or warm stimuli distally to a single digit produced...

["Neuroscience","Kinesiology","Neurology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6163
1 citation
125 downloads
844 views

Background Monitoring the external ground reaction forces (GRF) acting on the human body during running could help to understand how external loads influence tissue adaptation over time. Although mass-spring-damper (MSD) models have the potential to simulate the...

["Bioengineering","Anatomy and Physiology","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6105
72 downloads
407 views

The aim of this study was to determine changes in knee biomechanics during badminton lunges due to fatigue, lunge strategy and knee bracing. Kinetic and kinematic data were collected from 16 experienced right-handed badminton players. Three factor repeated measures...

["Kinesiology","Orthopedics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6033
63 downloads
306 views

Background Balance control has been shown to play a fundamental role both in everyday life and many athletic activities. An important component of balance control is the somatosensory information gained from muscle spindles and Golgi tendon organs. The changes...

["Neuroscience","Kinesiology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6108
65 downloads
336 views

Background The human hand can perform a range of manipulation tasks, from holding a pen to holding a hammer. The central nervous system (CNS) uses different strategies in different manipulation tasks based on task requirements. Attempts to compare postures of the...

["Bioengineering","Computational Biology","Neuroscience","Kinesiology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6078
50 downloads
232 views

It has been proposed that the brain processes quantities such as space, size, number, and other magnitudes using a common neural metric, and that this common representation system reflects a direct link to motor control, because the integration of spatial, temporal,...

["Neuroscience","Kinesiology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6026
62 downloads
268 views

Background The relevance of body composition (BC) to performance in sport has long been appreciated with special concern on the total and regional proportion of fat and muscle. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is able to accurately measure BC, but it may...

["Global Health","Kinesiology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5913
65 downloads
295 views

Background The effects of resistance training on a muscle’s neural, architectural, and mechanical properties are well established. However, whether resistance training can positively change the coordination of multiple motor elements in the control of a well-defined...

["Biophysics","Neuroscience","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6010
291 downloads
3,180 views

Background Weighted-baseball training programs are used at the high school, collegiate, and professional levels of baseball. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a six-week training period consisting of weighted implements, manual therapy, weightlifting,...

["Anatomy and Physiology","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6003
134 downloads
1,275 views

Objectives Muscles dominant in type I muscle fibres, such as the lumbar extensors, are often trained using lighter loads and higher repetition ranges. However, literature suggests that similar strength adaptations can be attained by the use of both heavier- (HL)...

["Anatomy and Physiology","Evidence Based Medicine","Health Policy","Kinesiology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6001
54 downloads
283 views

The current study tested the hypothesis that voluntary activation during maximal voluntary contraction (MVC) conditionally depends on sex and joint action. Twenty-eight healthy adults (14 of each sex) performed knee extensor MVC and plantar flexor MVC at extended...

["Anatomy and Physiology","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5968
277 downloads
1,162 views

This study aimed (i) to explore the relationship between vertical (jumping) and horizontal (sprinting) force–velocity–power (FVP) mechanical profiles in a large range of sports and levels of practice, and (ii) to provide a large database to serve as a reference...

["Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5937

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