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Complex training: The effect of exercise selection and training status on postactivation potentiation in rugby league players (2017)
Journal Article
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. doi: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

Effects of fatigue on muscle stiffness and intermittent sprinting during cycling (2011)
Journal Article
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. ISSN 0195-9131

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

Muscle stiffness and rate of torque development during sprint cycling (2010)
Journal Article
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. ISSN 0195-9131

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