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Simulating association between training load and injury using the acute: chronic workload ratio and Bayesian methods in youth football. (2017)
Presentation / Conference
MAUGHAN, P., BURGESS, K.E. and SWINTON, P. 2017. Simulating association between training load and injury using the acute: chronic workload ratio and Bayesian methods in youth football. Presented at the 2017 UK Strength and Conditioning Association annual conference (UKSCA 2017), 4-6 August 2017, Leicester, UK.

Previous research has examined the relationship between relative workload and injury, where acute training load is expressed in relation to chronic training load using simple ratio scaling or non-linear models including the exponentially weighted mov... Read More about Simulating association between training load and injury using the acute: chronic workload ratio and Bayesian methods in youth football..

The effects of measurement error and testing frequency in applying the Fitness Fatigue Model to resistance training: a simulation study. [Poster] (2017)
Presentation / Conference
STEPHENS HEMINGWAY, B., BURGESS, K. and SWINTON, P. 2017. The effects of measurement error and testing frequency in applying the Fitness Fatigue Model to resistance training: a simulation study. Presented at the 2017 UK Strength and Conditioning Association annual conference (UKSCA 2017), 4-6 August 2017, Leicester, UK.

This research aims to assess the effects of measurement error (typical error) and testing frequency on the ability of the FFM to accurately model resistance training data. A simulation approach assuming correct model specification was used to identif... Read More about The effects of measurement error and testing frequency in applying the Fitness Fatigue Model to resistance training: a simulation study. [Poster].

Workplace interventions to improve sitting posture: a systematic review. (2017)
Journal Article
SWINTON, P.A., COOPER, K., HANCOCK, E. 2017. Workplace interventions to improve sitting posture: a systematic review. Preventive medicine [online], 101, pages 204-212. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.06.023

Evaluate the effectiveness of workplace interventions to improve sitting posture of workers that spend long periods of time seated at a visual display terminal. A systematic review of randomised controlled trials, non-randomised controlled trials and... Read More about Workplace interventions to improve sitting posture: a systematic review..

Consequences of sarcopenia among nursing home residents at long-term follow-up. (2017)
Journal Article
HENWOOD, T, HASSAN, B., SWINTON, P., SENIOR, H. and KEOGH, J. 2017. Consequences of sarcopenia among nursing home residents at long-term follow-up. Geriatric nursing [online], 38(5), pages 406-411. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gerinurse.2017.02.003

The consequences of and transition into sarcopenia with long-term survival was investigated in the nursing home setting. Eligible residents from 11 nursing homes were followed-up 18-months after their assessment for sarcopenia using the European Work... Read More about Consequences of sarcopenia among nursing home residents at long-term follow-up..

Reliability and validity of the running anaerobic sprint test (RAST) in soccer players. (2016)
Journal Article
BURGESS, K., HOLT, T., MUNRO, S. and SWINTON, P. 2016. Reliability and validity of the running anaerobic sprint test (RAST) in soccer players. Journal of trainology [online], 5(2), pages 24-29. Available from: https://doi.org/10.17338/trainology.5.2_24

To investigate the validity and relative and absolute reliability of the Running Anaerobic Sprint Test (RAST) in ama teur soccer players. Cross-sectional experimental design with an element of repeated measures. Twenty three males completed the RAST... Read More about Reliability and validity of the running anaerobic sprint test (RAST) in soccer players..

Effects of self-monitoring of heart rate and additional sprint running on exercise intensity and technical performance during small-sided games in soccer. (2016)
Journal Article
SWINTON, P.A., MUNRO, H., DOLAN, E. and BURGESS, K. 2016. Effects of self-monitoring of heart rate and additional sprint running on exercise intensity and technical performance during small-sided games in soccer. Journal of trainology [online], 5(2), pages 53-60. Available from: https://doi.org/10.17338/trainology.5.2_53

The purpose of this study was to assess whether relatively simple interventions including self monitoring of heart rate and the use of targeted sprints for those with the lowest relative HR values (%HRmax) could be used to increase exercise intensity... Read More about Effects of self-monitoring of heart rate and additional sprint running on exercise intensity and technical performance during small-sided games in soccer..

Investigation into the life span of the physiological and performance benefits of a soccer warm-up. (2016)
Thesis
SYMON, K.G. 2016. Investigation into the life span of the physiological and performance benefits of a soccer warm-up. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.

The purpose of this study was to determine the time course of the performance and physiological changes that occur in response to a pre-match soccer warm-up. Data was collected on twelve academy soccer players, over five consecutive days. Measures of... Read More about Investigation into the life span of the physiological and performance benefits of a soccer warm-up..

β-alanine supplementation to improve exercise capacity and performance: a systematic review and meta-analysis. (2016)
Journal Article
SAUNDERS, B., ELLIOTT-SALE, K., ARTIOLI, G.G., SWINTON, P.A., DOLAN, E., ROSCHEL, H., SALE, C. and GUALANO, B. 2017. ß-alanine supplementation to improve exercise capacity and performance: a systematic review and meta-analysis. British journal of sports medicine [online], 51(8), pages 658-669. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2016-096396

Objective To conduct a systematic review and meta-Analysis of the evidence on the effects of β-Alanine supplementation on exercise capacity and performance. Design This study was designed in accordance with PRISMA guidelines. A 3-level mixed effects... Read More about β-alanine supplementation to improve exercise capacity and performance: a systematic review and meta-analysis..

Nutritional considerations during prolonged exposure to a confined, hyperbaric, hyperoxic environment: recommendations for saturation divers. (2016)
Journal Article
DEB, S.K., SWINTON, P.A. and DOLAN, E. 2016. Nutritional considerations during prolonged exposure to a confined, hyperbaric, hyperoxic environment: recommendations for saturation divers. Extreme physiology and medicine [online], 5, article number 1. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13728-015-0042-9

Saturation diving is an occupation that involves prolonged exposure to a confined, hyperoxic, hyperbaric environment. The unique and extreme environment is thought to result in disruption to physiological and metabolic homeostasis, which may impact h... Read More about Nutritional considerations during prolonged exposure to a confined, hyperbaric, hyperoxic environment: recommendations for saturation divers..

The impact of a self-regulated pneumatic resistance intervention on variables related to balance, gait and lower extremity muscle function in community dwelling older adults. (2015)
Journal Article
DOLAN, E., SWINTON, P., MCCOY, S. and CARVER, P. 2015. The impact of a self-regulated pneumatic resistance intervention on variables related to balance, gait and lower extremity muscle function in community dwelling older adults. Progress in health sciences [online], 5(1), pages 120-129. Available from: https://progress.umb.edu.pl/node/172

To evaluate the impact of self-regulated pneumatic resistance exercise on variables related to balance, gait and lower extremity muscle function in community dwelling older adults. Materials and methods: Thirty-six older adults, aged ?65 years comple... Read More about The impact of a self-regulated pneumatic resistance intervention on variables related to balance, gait and lower extremity muscle function in community dwelling older adults..

Kinetic and kinematic changes during a 30-repetition bout of the barbell clean. (2014)
Journal Article
SWINTON, P.A., SHITANSHI, D., DOLAN, E., BURGESS, K., SINGH, B. and ASPE, R. 2016. Kinetic and kinematic changes during a 30-repetition bout of the barbell clean. Journal of athletic enhancement [online], 5(1). Available from: https://doi.org/10.4172/2324-9080.1000220

The purpose of this stduy was to investigate the biomechanical effects of performing a large number of repetitions with a technically demanding exercise, as is recommended in many extreme conditioning programs. Sixteen trained male participants (age:... Read More about Kinetic and kinematic changes during a 30-repetition bout of the barbell clean..

An investigation into potential methods of improving the fitness stimulus associated with small-sided games in soccer. (2014)
Thesis
MUNRO, H. 2014. An investigation into potential methods of improving the fitness stimulus associated with small-sided games in soccer. Robert Gordon University, MRes Thesis.

Background: Methods that simultaneously target physical, technical and tactical components of soccer could be an efficient use of training time. Small-sided games (SSGs) have previously been investigated demonstrating that variables, such as player n... Read More about An investigation into potential methods of improving the fitness stimulus associated with small-sided games in soccer..

A biomechanical investigation of contemporary powerlifting training practices and their potential application to athletic development. (2013)
Thesis
SWINTON, P.A. 2013. A biomechanical investigation of contemporary powerlifting training practices and their potential application to athletic development. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The contemporary training practices of powerlifters are presently being adopted by athletes from a variety of sports, seeking to improve their performance. The aims of this PhD were to: 1) identify the contemporary training practices of powerlifters;... Read More about A biomechanical investigation of contemporary powerlifting training practices and their potential application to athletic development..

Do Fitflops™ increase lower limb muscle activity? (2012)
Journal Article
BURGESS, K.E. and SWINTON, P.A. 2012. Do Fitflops™ increase lower limb muscle activity? Clinical biomechanics [online], 27(10), pages 1078-1082. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2012.08.011

Fitness toning shoes are becoming increasingly popular, they aim to increase muscle activity, raise energy expenditure and improve overall health while wearing them. Yet there is a lack of consensus in the literature regarding their effectiveness. On... Read More about Do Fitflops™ increase lower limb muscle activity?.

A biomechanical comparison of the traditional squat, powerlifting squat and box squat. (2012)
Journal Article
SWINTON, P.A., LLOYD, R., KEOGH, J.W.L., AGOURIS, I. and STEWART, A. 2012. A biomechanical comparison of the traditional squat, powerlifting squat and box squat. Journal of strength and conditioning research [online], 26(7), pages 1805-1816. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0b013e3182577067

The purpose of this study was to compare the biomechanics of the traditional squat with two popular exercise variations, commonly referred to as the powerlifting squat and box squat. Twelve male powerlifters performed the exercises with 30, 50 and 70... Read More about A biomechanical comparison of the traditional squat, powerlifting squat and box squat..

Effect of load positioning on the kinematics and kinetics of weighted vertical jumps. (2012)
Journal Article
SWINTON, P.A., STEWART, A., LLOYD, R., AGOURIS, I. and KEOGH, J.W.L. 2012. Effect of load positioning on the kinematics and kinetics of weighted vertical jumps. Journal of strength and conditioning research [online], 26(4), pages 906-913. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0b013e31822e589e

One of the most popular exercises for developing lower-body muscular power is the weighted vertical jump. The present study sought to examine the effect of altering the position of the external load on the kinematics and kinetics of the movement. Twe... Read More about Effect of load positioning on the kinematics and kinetics of weighted vertical jumps..

Do Fit FlopsTM increase muscle activity in the lower extremity whilst walking? (2011)
Journal Article
BURGESS, K.E., BAZAZI, Y., THOMSON, N. and SWINTON, P. 2011. Do Fit FlopsTM increase muscle activity in the lower extremity whilst walking? Journal of sports science [online], 29(supplement 2): abstracts of 2011 BASES (British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences) conference, 5-8 September 2011, Colchester, UK, pages s119-s120. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2011.609363

Fit FlopTM shoes are widely available commercial products which are advertised with the strap line 'get a work out while you walkTM' (Fit FlopTM, from http://www.fitflop.com/). The basis for this product is the inbuilt Microwobbleboard technologyTM... Read More about Do Fit FlopsTM increase muscle activity in the lower extremity whilst walking?.

Kinematic and kinetic analysis of maximal velocity deadlifts performed with and without the inclusion of chain resistance. (2011)
Journal Article
SWINTON, P.A., STEWART, A.D., KEOGH, J.W.L., AGOURIS, I. and LLOYD, R. 2011. Kinematic and kinetic analysis of maximal velocity deadlifts performed with and without the inclusion of chain resistance. Journal of strength and conditioning research [online], 25(11), pages 3163-3174. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0b013e318212e389

The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the deadlift could be effectively incorporated with explosive resistance training (ERT) and to investigate whether the inclusion of chains enhanced the suitability of the deadlift for ERT. Twenty-t... Read More about Kinematic and kinetic analysis of maximal velocity deadlifts performed with and without the inclusion of chain resistance..

A biomechanical analysis of straight and hexagonal barbell deadlifts using submaximal loads. (2011)
Journal Article
SWINTON, P.A., STEWART, A., AGOURIS, I., KEOGH, J.W.L. and LLOYD, R. 2011. A biomechanical analysis of straight and hexagonal barbell deadlifts using submaximal loads. Journal of strength and conditioning research [online], 25(7), pages 2000-2009. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0b013e3181e73f87

The purpose of the investigation was to compare the kinematics and kinetics of the deadlift performed with 2 distinct barbells across a range of submaximal loads. Nineteen male powerlifters performed the deadlift with a conventional straight barbell... Read More about A biomechanical analysis of straight and hexagonal barbell deadlifts using submaximal loads..

Contemporary training practices in elite British powerlifters: survey results from an international competition. (2009)
Journal Article
SWINTON, P.A., LLOYD, R., AGOURIS, I. and STEWART, A., 2009. Contemporary training practices in elite British powerlifters: survey results from an international competition. Journal of strength and conditioning research [online], 23(2), pages 380-384. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0b013e31819424bd

Training practices in elite British powerlifters: Survey results from an international competition. - The primary objective of this study was to investigate current powerlifting training methods in light of anecdotal evidence purporting increased sim... Read More about Contemporary training practices in elite British powerlifters: survey results from an international competition..