Validation of the twitch interpolation technique to assess muscle activation in the leg press

We examined the extent of muscle contraction in a multi joint task (45 degree leg press). We found that results were comparable to previous work on single joint exercises and that humans could voluntarily contract 100% of muscle fibres in the quadriceps muscle during a maximal isometric 45 degree leg press. Accuracy was dependent on the strength of the interpolated twitch and knee angle where a stronger interpolated twitch and decreased knee angle (increased knee flexion) resulted in more accurate measurement.


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International Society of Sports Nutrition Position Stand: Creatine Supplementation and Exercise

Creatine has been known as performance enhancing aid for almost two decades. In this article we look at the issues around creatine, supplementation methods, effects on performance and medical issues.


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Nutrient Intake Timing for Athletes

Training and competition for elite athletes requires the right fuel at the right time. The correct balance and type of food taken by an athlete has a significant effect on performance, recovery and training adaptations. This article looks at the optimal timing and type of nutrition that should be taken by athletes to improve training adaptation and competition performance.


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Cold Water Immersion

We continue our series on recovery methods. This article examines the science around cold water immersion as a means of recovery


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Compression Garments: Hype or Giving Your Athletes the Edge

Compression garments are being sold as a new means to enhance recovery and performance. Do they really work or should you save your money? We examine some of the research that has been done and help you decide if you should purchase a set.


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Milk: The new sports drink?

Since the ancient Greeks there has been an understanding that good nutrition promotes good performance. Protein has always been pivotal in this concept with athletes such as body builders consuming more than double the recommended amount of protein normally required by humans.


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