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Acute effects of teacher-implemented physical activity breaks on preschooler’s physical activity participation and academic time on-task 

Webster, Elizabeth (2013-07-19)
Physical activity participation is a crucial component to a child’s healthy development. Although various benefits and positive correlations exist from adequate amounts of physical activity participation, a majority of ...

Acute Effects of Whole Body Vibration on Central and Peripheral Hemodynamics and Oxygen Consumption in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury 

Yarar, Ceren (2011-08-08)
A substantial body of evidence suggests spinal cord injury (SCI) increases cardiovascular disease and mortality risk in aging individuals with SCI. Based on retrospective assessments, excess mortality after SCI has been ...

Adipokine Responses to Exercise Repeated on Successive Days in Men with Metabolic Syndrome 

Araya-Ramirez, Felipe (2010-07-21)
Leptin and adiponectin are two insulin-sensitizing adipokines that may be influenced transiently by exercise and contribute to the post-exercise improvement in insulin-mediated glucose uptake. The influence of exercise on ...

Adipose tissue and liver adaptations in exercised versus non-exercised rats fed a ketogenic diet, western diet, or standard rodent chow 

Holland, Angelia Maleah (2016-03-31)
BACKGROUND: We investigated the effects of a low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet (KD), versus other diets, on adipose tissue, liver and serum biomarkers in exercise-trained versus sedentary rodents. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley ...

Biomechanical Implications of Performance Garments During the Overhead Throw Among Female Athletes 

Gascon, Sarah (2019-07-18)  ETD File Embargoed
The overhead throw is a dynamic motion that requires sequential movements of segments throughout the kinetic chain to efficiently deliver a ball to a specified target. Alterations throughout the kinetic chain often result ...

Biomechanical Responses to Synthetic and Natural Turf during Locomotion 

Decoux, Brandi (2019-07-23)  ETD File Embargoed
The ability of athletes to adapt their movement patterns appropriately to varying constraints imposed by the playing environment is crucial for performance as well as musculoskeletal health. For outdoor athletes, playing ...

Biomechanics of the Lower Extremity Dynamic Balance Tests: Kinematics and Electromyography Analysis of the Y-Balance Test and the Star Excursion Balance Test 

Abu Alim, Mariam (2016-08-03)
Lower extremity dynamic balance is maintained through a sequence of segmental motions within a kinetic chain. Reaching dynamic balance tests measure the distance in which one can extend his/her center of gravity over the ...

Capabilities of Primary Students Participating in a Sport Education Physical Education Unit 

Layne, Todd (2012-04-30)
Research has supported the use of Sport Education in physical education. The majority of studies have focused on its use in elementary, secondary, and higher education. Little research has been completed in regards to the ...

Cardiovascular autonomic modulation following maximal exercise: Its relationship to race, VO2max, and resting heart rate variability 

Esco, Michael (2009-04-13)
The purpose of this dissertation was to provide a better understanding of post maximal exercise cardiovascular autonomic function and its relationship to race, VO2max and resting heart rate variability. Heart rate variability ...

Changes in Cardiotrophin-1 and Fibroblast Growth Factor-21 with Weight Loss 

Bowers, Robert (2009-11-18)
The purpose of this investigation was to examine the effects of modest weight loss on circulating concentrations of cardiotrophin-1 (CT-1) and fibroblast growth factor-21 (FGF-21) in obese men. Nine obese men (age = 41.5 ...

Children's Responses to a Mastery Motivation Climate in an Inclusive Physical Education Setting: A Multiple Baseline Study 

Miedema, Benjamin J (2018-07-18)
This study examines the use of mastery motivational climate in an inclusive physical education setting. Mastery motivational climates (MMC) are grounded in achievement goal theory and the TARGET principles. Research has ...

Chronic Dietary Quercetin Enrichment and Cardiac Pathology in Mdx and Mdx-Utrn +/-Mice 

Ballmann, Christopher (2015-05-08)
BACKGROUND: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy causes declines in cardiac health resulting in mortality in up to 40% patients due to fibrosis and cardiopathology. Quercetin is a polyphenol possessing inherent anti-inflammatory ...

Clinical Tests of Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Complex Function in Individuals with and without Scapular Dyskinesis: Implications for Identifying Individuals at Risk for Upper Extremity Injury 

Henning, Lisa (2016-12-09)
Scapular dyskinesis reflects suboptimal scapular function that may have damaging effects on surrounding structures. Due to its association with nearly all shoulder injuries, it has been recommended that the dynamic scapular ...

Closed-Loop Feedback Control in Skilled Overarm Throwers 

Urbin, Michael (2012-07-31)
Purpose: This investigation sought to determine whether skilled throwers can control the trajectory of overarm throws online following stride-foot contact. If online control is possible, the secondary purpose was to identify ...

The Contributions of Psychosocial, Environmental, and Policy Variables on Meeting Physical Activity Recommendations in Working Women 

Gell, Nancy (2012-08-29)
The purpose of this dissertation was to identify psychosocial, worksite policy, and environmental factors that facilitate adherence to physical activity among employed women. One hundred three employed women (age 23-65 ...

Design Implementation, Fabric Analysis, and Physiological and Subjective Testing of a Sportswear Garment Prototype 

Lee, Khalil (2014-12-10)
The present study focused on the objective and subjective evaluation of a sportswear shirt prototype designed for hot environments in its ability to regulate heat transfers, moisture transport, and provide overall wearer ...

Differences between linear volume resistance training versus variable resistance training in skeletal muscle molecular adaptations 

Fox, Carlton (2021-07-07)
Although several studies have examined the strength and hypertrophy adaptations in response to lower versus higher volume resistance training, examining the metabolic and morphological adaptations that occur to both forms ...

Distinguishing the effects of verbalizing a skill on performance and learning in novice and skilled populations 

Rhoads, Jence (2019-07-02)
This dissertation is a synthesis of two interdependent studies examining the impact of verbalization on motor learning and performance. In the first study, Rhoads et al. (in press) investigated the effects of expecting to ...

Does force enhancement occur during the stretch-shorten cycle? 

Fox, John (2014-12-17)
Recently, research into mechanisms for muscle force enhancement has gained popularity. Force enhancement is a term used for the increase in force output of muscle above that predicted by the muscle tension-length relationship, ...

Effect of 8 weeks of high-intensity interval training versus traditional endurance training on the blood lipid profile in humans 

Elmer, David (2013-07-18)
INTRODUCTION: High-density lipoprotein (HDL) plays an important role in the prevention of atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease (CHD), which is the leading cause of death in the United States. While the importance of ...