Body Composition in Sport: Skinfolds Assessment

Monitoring body composition in athletes is beneficial for many reasons. Skinfold thickness assessment is one of many methods that can be used to accomplish this task. How skinfolds assessment works, its popularity among sport professionals, how to pick the right equation to use, and sources of error are reviewed in this article.

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Moving Sport and Exercise Science Forward: A Call for the Adoption of More Transparent Research Practices

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Evidence Grades for Supplements with Purported Effects on Muscle Mass and Strength

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Understanding the Physiological Limiting Factors of VO2 Max

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Body Composition in Sport: BIA

Monitoring body composition in athletes is beneficial for a myriad of reasons. BIA, or bioelectrical impedance analysis, is one of many methods that can be used to assess body composition in athletes. How BIA works, its popularity, and common sources and margin of error are reviewed in this article.

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Intermittent energy restriction improves weight loss efficiency in obese men: the MATADOR study

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How many times per week should a muscle be trained to maximize muscle hypertrophy? A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies examining the effects of resistance training frequency

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Out-running ‘Bad’ Diets: Beyond Weight Loss There is Clear Evidence of the Benefits of Physical Activity

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Understanding Physical Literacy in Youth

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Why Strength Coaches Also Need to be Good Weight Room DJs

Who’s controlling the music in the weight room, and does it matter? If the weight room DJ is subpar, training and performance gains may be left on the table, research suggests.

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Protein Recommendations for Strength and Power Athletes

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Can Drop Set Training Enhance Muscle Growth?

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Body Composition in Sport: DXA

Monitoring body composition in athletes is beneficial for a myriad of reasons. DXA, or dual-energy X-ray absorptometry, is one of many methods that can be used to assess body composition in athletes. How DXA works, its popularity, and sources and margin of error are reviewed in this article.

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Not all time spent sitting is created equally: Associations of context-specific sitting time with markers of cardiometabolic risk in Australian adults

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The Main Reason Why You’re Sleepy on Thanksgiving

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How to Evaluate Change-of-Direction Ability: Using the COD Deficit

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Debunking 5 Myths About Training Load, Injury, and Athletic Performance

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When and How to Implement Resistance Training in Youth

Athlete or not, embarking on a resistance training program is not something that should just happen with a snap of the fingers. The integration of resistance training, in order to optimize youth physical development, requires thought. In this article, I review the research on how and when to integrate resistance training into the lives of children, as well as debunk the myth that resistance training destroys growth plates and stunts growth.

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Short Sleep Duration is Associated with Inadequate Hydration: Cross-cultural Evidence from US and Chinese Adults

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Changes in Kidney Function Do Not Differ between Healthy Adults Consuming Higher- Compared with Lower- or Normal-Protein Diets: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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