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The mechanical loading and muscle activation of four common exercises used in osteoporosis prevention for early postmenopausal women (2018)
Journal Article
Montgomery, G., Abt, G., Dobson, C., Smith, T., Evans, W., & Ditroilo, M. (2019). The mechanical loading and muscle activation of four common exercises used in osteoporosis prevention for early postmenopausal women. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 44, 124-131. doi:10.1016/j.jelekin.2018.12.004

High impact exercise can reduce postmenopausal bone loss, however stimulus frequency (loading cycles per second) can affect osteogenesis. We aimed to examine the effect of stimulus frequency on the mechanical loading of four comm... Read More about The mechanical loading and muscle activation of four common exercises used in osteoporosis prevention for early postmenopausal women.

Complex training: The effect of exercise selection and training status on postactivation potentiation in rugby league players (2017)
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Scott, D. J., Ditroilo, M., & Marshall, P. (2017). Complex training: The effect of exercise selection and training status on postactivation potentiation in rugby league players. Journal of strength and conditioning research, 31(10), 2694-2703 . https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000001722

This study compared the postactivation potentiation (PAP) response of the hex bar deadlift (HBD) and back squat (BS) exercises. The PAP response between different levels of athletes was also compared. Ten professional and 10 amateur rugby league play... Read More about Complex training: The effect of exercise selection and training status on postactivation potentiation in rugby league players.

Tibial impacts and muscle activation during walking, jogging and running when performed overground, and on motorised and non-motorised treadmills (2016)
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Montgomery, G., Abt, G., Dobson, C., Smith, T., & Ditroilo, M. (2016). Tibial impacts and muscle activation during walking, jogging and running when performed overground, and on motorised and non-motorised treadmills. Gait and Posture, 49, 120-126 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2016.06.037

Purpose To examine tibial acceleration and muscle activation during overground (OG), motorised treadmill (MT) and non-motorised treadmill conditions (NMT) when walking, jogging and running at matched velocities. Methods An accelerometer recorded acce... Read More about Tibial impacts and muscle activation during walking, jogging and running when performed overground, and on motorised and non-motorised treadmills.

Effects of fatigue on muscle stiffness and intermittent sprinting during cycling (2011)
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Ditroilo, M., Watsford, M., Fernández-Peña, E., D'Amen, G., Lucertini, F., & De Vito, G. (2011). Effects of fatigue on muscle stiffness and intermittent sprinting during cycling. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 43(5), 837-845. doi:10.1249/MSS.0b013e3182012261

Purpose: It was recently demonstrated that musculoarticular (MA) stiffness is related to sprint cycling performance in nonfatigued conditions. This study examined whether relatively stiffer cyclists were more effective at sprinting under fatigued con... Read More about Effects of fatigue on muscle stiffness and intermittent sprinting during cycling.

Muscle stiffness and rate of torque development during sprint cycling (2010)
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Watsford, M., Ditroilo, M., Fernández-Peña, E., D'Amen, G., & Lucertini, F. (2010). Muscle stiffness and rate of torque development during sprint cycling. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 42(7), 1324-1332. doi:10.1249/mss.0b013e3181ce509d

PURPOSE Crank torque (CT) application and rate of CT development (RCTD) are important considerations in sprint cycling. The stiffness of the musculotendinous unit is related to the isometric rate of torque development (RTD); however, this relationshi... Read More about Muscle stiffness and rate of torque development during sprint cycling.


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