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The reliability of isometric neck strength assessments in trained individuals

Lucy Palfreyman1, Nicholas Ridgeon2, Thomas W. Jones1 *
1Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Sport Exercise and Rehabilitation, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK
2Northumbria University Sport, Strength and Conditioning Department, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK

Reliability and variability of step mechanics in Rugby Union: A comparison between forwards and backs

Jessica A. Calderbank1, 2 *, Paul A. Jones1, Thomas Dos’Santos3, Andrew Jibson2, Robert A. Simpson2, James E. Burns1, 2
1Department of Sport, Exercise and Physiotherapy, University of Salford, Frederick Road, Salford, Greater Manchester, England, UK
2Sale Sharks Rugby Club, Carrington Lane, Carrington, Manchester, England, UK
3Department of Sport and Exercise Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, England, UK

Maximal isometric force in the start of the first pull exhibits greater correlations with weightlifting performance than in the mid-thigh position in national and international weightlifters

Shaun A. Joffe1, 2 *, Phil Price1, Jamie Tallent1
1Faculty of Sport, Allied Health and Performance Science, St Mary’s University, Twickenham, UK
2British Weight Lifting, Leeds, UK

The effect of combined isometric and plyometric training on musculotendinous ankle stiffness and its subsequent effect on performance in international age-group track sprint cycling

Dan McPartlan1, 2 *, Louise Burnie3, Scott Pollock1, 4, Mark Waldron3, 5, 6, Jamie Tallent2

1English Institute of Sport and Great Britain Cycling Team, UK
2Sport, Health and Applied Science, St Mary’s University, UK
3A-STEM Research Centre, College of Engineering, Swansea University, Swansea, UK
4Sport and Exercise Science Research Centre, London South Bank University, UK
5School of Health and Behavioural Sciences, University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
6Welsh Institute of Performance Science, Swansea University, Swansea, UK

Phase specific changes in the countermovement jump occur without change in peak metrics following training

Lachlan P. James1 *, Jason P. Lake2
1 Sport and Exercise Science; School of Allied Health, Human Services and Sport; La Trobe University, VIC, Australia
2 Chichester Institute of Sport, University of Chichester, UK

Collision monitoring in elite male rugby union using a new instrumented mouth-guard

Mark Waldron1, 2, 3 *, Chris Jones4, Lee Melotti4, Rowan Brown5, Liam P. Kilduff1, 3
1A-STEM, College of Engineering, Swansea University, Swansea, UK
2School of Science and Technology, University of New England, NSW, Australia
3Welsh Institute of Performance Science, Swansea University, Swansea, UK
4Sports and Wellbeing Ltd. (SWA), Swansea, UK
5Systems and Process Engineering, College of Engineering, Swansea University, Swansea, UK

Is athletic performance affected following concussion? A systematic review and meta-analysis of literature

Anthea Clarke1, Kane Middleton1, Ed Daly2, Lisa Ryan2, David Carey1, Alan J. Pearce1*
1 Sport and Exercise Science, School of Allied Health, Human Services and Sport, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
2 School of Science and Computing, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, H91 T8NW Galway, Ireland

Positional comparison of isometric mid-thigh pull characteristics in youth female netball players

Christopher Thomas 1 *, Paul A. Jones 1, Paul Comfort 1, Thomas Dos’Santos 2
1Directorate of Sport, Exercise, and Physiotherapy, University of Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
2Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom

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