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Mark J. Connick
University of Queensland
Isometric exercisePhysical therapyAthletesMedicinePhysical medicine and rehabilitation
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The countermovement jump mechanics of mixed martial arts competitors. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2020-Gross countermovement jump (CMJ) performance measures are greater in higher-level mixed martial arts (MMA) competitors than lower-level (LL) competitors. Differences in CMJ kinetics and kinematics throughout the action may explain those CMJ performance differences, but this remains to be investigated. After warm-up and familiarization, 27 MMA competitors (divided into 2 groups based on ...
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#2Mark J. ConnickH-Index: 8
Last. Sean M. TweedyH-Index: 16
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Background:People with cerebral palsy (CP) are less physically active than the general population and, consequently, are at increased risk of preventable disease. Evidence indicates that low-moderate doses of physical activity can reduce disease risk and improve fitness and function in people with CP. Para athletes with CP typically engage in 'performance-focused' sports training, which is undertaken for the sole purpose of enhancing sports performance. Anecdotally, many Para athletes report tha...
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#1Luke Hogarth (University of the Sunshine Coast)H-Index: 3
#2Carl J. Payton (MMU: Manchester Metropolitan University)H-Index: 13
Last. Brendan Burkett (University of the Sunshine Coast)H-Index: 20
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Abstract Objectives The International Paralympic Committee has mandated that International Sport Federations develop sport-specific classification systems that are evidence-based. This study examined the predictive and convergent validity of instrumented tapping tasks to classify motor coordination impairments in Para swimming. Design Cross-sectional. Methods Thirty non-disabled participants and twenty-one Para swimmers with brain injury completed several instrumented tapping tasks as an assessm...
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#1Paula J. Wilson (UQ: University of Queensland)
#2Peter Steadman (UQ: University of Queensland)
Last. Sean M. Tweedy (MSMU: I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University)H-Index: 16
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Objective: To describe the fitness, function, and exercise training responses of patients following reconstruction of the lower limb with a total femoral (TF), proximal femoral (PF), distal femoral (DF), or proximal tibial (PT) megaprosthesis. Type: Systematic review. Literature Survey: Five research databases were searched systematically for original studies published in English from 2006 to 2017 that reported fitness, functioning, or exercise training responses for one or more of the four type...
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#1Luke Hogarth (University of the Sunshine Coast)H-Index: 3
#2Vaughan P. Nicholson (ACU: Australian Catholic University)H-Index: 4
Last. Brendan Burkett (University of the Sunshine Coast)H-Index: 20
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This study examined the validity of isometric strength tests for evidence-based classification in Para swimming. Thirty non-disabled participants and forty-two Para swimmers with physical impairment completed an isometric strength test battery designed to explain activity limitation in the freestyle discipline. Measures pertaining to dominant and non-dominant limb strength and symmetry were derived from four strength tests that were found to be reliable in a cohort of non-disabled participants (...
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#1Luke Hogarth (University of the Sunshine Coast)H-Index: 3
#2Carl J. Payton (MMU: Manchester Metropolitan University)H-Index: 13
Last. Brendan Burkett (University of the Sunshine Coast)H-Index: 20
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The International Paralympic Committee has directed International Federations that govern Para sports to develop evidence-based classification systems. This study defined the impact of limb deficiency impairment on 100 m freestyle performance to guide an evidence-based classification system in Para Swimming, which will be implemented following the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic games. Impairment data and competitive race performances of 90 international swimmers with limb deficiency were collected. Ensem...
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#1Mark J. Connick (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 8
#2Emma M. Beckman (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 10
Last. Sean M. Tweedy (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 16
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Background The Para athletics wheelchair-racing classification system employs best practice to ensure that classes comprise athletes whose impairments cause a comparable degree of activity limitation. However, decision-making is largely subjective and scientific evidence which reduces this subjectivity is required. Aim To evaluate whether isometric strength tests were valid for the purposes of classifying wheelchair racers and whether cluster analysis of the strength measures produced a valid cl...
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#1Vaughan P. Nicholson (ACU: Australian Catholic University)H-Index: 4
#2Jemima Spathis (ACU: Australian Catholic University)H-Index: 3
Last. Brendan Burkett (University of the Sunshine Coast)H-Index: 20
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Abstract Objectives To evaluate the reliability of swimming-specific range of movement tests developed in order to permit evidenced-based classification in the sport of para swimming. Design Test-retest intra- and inter-examiner reliability. Setting International Swimming training camps and university exercise science departments. Participants 42 non-disabled participants (mean age 23.2 years) and 24 Para swimmers (mean age 28.5 years). Main outcome measures Intra- and inter-examiner reliability...
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Para-sport classification systems define eligibility for Para sport and provide a competition structure that controls for the impact of impairment on the outcome of competition. This article focuses on the classification of para athletes with physical impairments. Development of classification systems based on scientific evidence has only recently been made possible by adoption of a statement of the purpose of classification by the International Paralympic Committee and its member organizations....
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#1Lachlan P. James (FedUni: Federation University Australia)H-Index: 8
#2G. Gregory Haff (ECU: Edith Cowan University)H-Index: 34
Last. Emma M. Beckman (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 10
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The purpose of this investigation was to determine if the magnitude of adaptation to integrated ballistic training is influenced by initial strength level. Such information is needed to inform resistance training guidelines for both higher- and lower-level athlete populations. To this end, two groups of distinctly different strength levels (stronger: one-repetition-maximum (1RM) squat = 2.01 ± 0.15 kg. BM-1 ; weaker: 1.20 ± 0.20 kg. BM-1 ) completed 10 weeks of resistance training incorporating ...
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