The Fine Print 1, Santana et. al.
Fitness for Consumption ep. 7
Research, research everywhere, but no one stops to think!
We’re intent on applying evidence-based methods, as we should, but does the evidence in a research study, or an interpretation of a study, always stand up to scrutiny?
Will you simply accept what you read without question, or will you join us on a journey of wisdom through The Fine Print? Join our study club!
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Topics discussed in this episode:
A kinetic and electromyographic comparison of the standing cable press and bench press (citation below)
Dr. J describes the different sections of a research study
The purpose of methodology; providing a means of objectively answering a research question, without directly determining the outcome
“Ideal mechanical position”
What is an MVIC and why is it used?
EMG data relevance Thoughts on results between the two conditions
Future directions this type of study could take
Abstract - A summary of a research paper that explains the hypothesis, methods, results and conclusions of the study
Hypothesis - A statement by the investigators of the study of what the study will demonstrate at the conclusion
Methods - A detailed explanation about the subjects, the tasks they performed, specific laboratory equipment used to collect data, investigative procedures and statistical analyses
Results - A tabular, and sometimes graphical, presentation of the research findings
Conclusion/Discussion - The investigators’ interpretation of their data, often editorialized, providing insights into how the data relate to their research question
Torque - A force whose tendency is to cause rotation
Axis of rotation - A point around which an object rotates
Predictive Biomechanical Model - An applied model used to predict the forces acting on a structure
References Duffey, M. and Challis, J. (2011). Vertical and lateral forces applied to the bar during the bench press in novice lifters.
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 25(9): 2442-2447.
Santana, J.C, Vera-Garcia, F.J., McGill, S. (2007).
A kinetic and electromyographic comparison of the standing cable press and the bench press. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.
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