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Embedding transitional skills. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
BURGESS, K. 2023. Embedding transitional skills. Presented at the 2023 British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences heads of department virtual event (BASES HoD virtual event 2023), 8 November 2023, [virtual event].

This presentation covers the concepts of "student transitions" and "transitional skills". It describes some overarching approaches to transitional skill enhancement, before examining each transitional skill in more detail and providing examples.

Enhancing student experience through alumni engagement: building a lifelong community. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
BURGESS, K. 2023. Enhancing student experience through alumni engagement: building a lifelong community. Presented at the 2023 International higher education teaching and learning annual conference (HETL 2023): re-imagining education: collaboration and compassion, 12-14 June 2023, Aberdeen, UK.

During academic session 2022/23, a graduate engagement project was undertaken for the BSc(Hons) Applied Sport and Exercise Science course at Robert Gordon University. The aim of the project was to enhance students' knowledge of possible career pathwa... Read More about Enhancing student experience through alumni engagement: building a lifelong community..

The effects of strength and conditioning interventions on sprinting performance in team sport athletes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. (2023)
Journal Article
MURPHY, A., BURGESS, K., HALL, A.J., ASPE, R.R. and SWINTON, P.A. 2023. The effects of strength and conditioning interventions on sprinting performance in team sport athletes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of strength and conditioning research [online], 37(8), pages 1692-1702. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000004440

Linear sprinting is a key determinant of athletic performance within team sports. The aims of the review were to quantify and compare the effectiveness of popular strength and conditioning (S&C) training modes to improve sprint performance in team sp... Read More about The effects of strength and conditioning interventions on sprinting performance in team sport athletes: a systematic review and meta-analysis..

Interpreting magnitude of change in strength and conditioning: effect size selection, threshold values and Bayesian updating. (2022)
Journal Article
SWINTON, P.A., BURGESS, K., HALL, A., GREIG, L., PSYLLAS, J., ASPE, R., MAUGHAN, P. and MURPHY, A. 2022. Interpreting magnitude of change in strength and conditioning: effect size selection, threshold values and Bayesian updating. Journal of sports sciences [online], 40(18), pages 2047-2054. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2022.2128548

The magnitude of change following strength and conditioning (S&C) training can be evaluated comparing effect sizes to threshold values. This study conducted a series of meta-analyses and compiled results to identify thresholds specific to S&C, and cr... Read More about Interpreting magnitude of change in strength and conditioning: effect size selection, threshold values and Bayesian updating..

Interpreting magnitude of change in strength and conditioning: effect size selection, threshold values and Bayesian updating. [Dataset] (2022)
Dataset
SWINTON, P.A., BURGESS, K., HALL, A., GREIG, L., PSYLLAS, J., ASPE, R., MAUGHAN, P. and MURPHY, A. 2022. Interpreting magnitude of change in strength and conditioning: effect size selection, threshold values and Bayesian updating. [Dataset]. Journal of sports sciences [online], 40(18), pages 2047-2054. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2022.2128548

This is the supplementary data for the journal article: SWINTON, P.A., BURGESS, K., HALL, A., GREIG, L., PSYLLAS, J., ASPE, R., MAUGHAN, P. and MURPHY, A. 2022. Interpreting magnitude of change in strength and conditioning: effect size selection, thr... Read More about Interpreting magnitude of change in strength and conditioning: effect size selection, threshold values and Bayesian updating. [Dataset].

Time-course analysis following initial warm-up to inform pre-pitch entry preparations of soccer substitutes. (2022)
Journal Article
SWINTON, P.A., SYMON, K., MAUGHAN, P., BURGESS, K.E. and DOLAN, E. 2022. Time-course analysis following initial warm-up to inform pre-pitch entry preparations of soccer substitutes. International journal of sports science and coaching [online], 17(4), pages 860-867. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/17479541221095196

The purpose of this study was to investigate the time-course of decrements in physical performance following a pre-match warm-up in soccer players. Knowledge of this information could be used to inform re-warm-ups and pre-pitch entry practices of soc... Read More about Time-course analysis following initial warm-up to inform pre-pitch entry preparations of soccer substitutes..

Physical literacy: impact and cost effectiveness in primary school settings. (2021)
Thesis
KIDD, D.J. 2021. Physical literacy: impact and cost effectiveness in primary school settings. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1712827

Physical activity and academic attainment of children are internationally regarded as some of the most significant areas of public concern and interest (World Health Organisation, 2010; Scottish Government, 2018). There are a range of interventions d... Read More about Physical literacy: impact and cost effectiveness in primary school settings..

The utility of mathematical fitness-fatigue models for assisting with the planning of physical training for sport: from in silico experiments employing synthetic data, lower-bound operational conditions and model estimation, to the development of software resources for future research. (2021)
Thesis
STEPHENS HEMINGWAY, B.H. 2021. The utility of mathematical fitness-fatigue models for assisting with the planning of physical training for sport: from in silico experiments employing synthetic data, lower-bound operational conditions and model estimation, to the development of software resources for future research. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1603154

The greatest potential application of mathematical models in sport science is to predict future performance of individual athletes in response to training, with sufficient accuracy to assist with planning of training programs and short tapering perio... Read More about The utility of mathematical fitness-fatigue models for assisting with the planning of physical training for sport: from in silico experiments employing synthetic data, lower-bound operational conditions and model estimation, to the development of software resources for future research..

Coaches' naturalistic decision-making: injury prevention in youth elite soccer players. (2020)
Thesis
SOMERS, S. 2020. Coaches' naturalistic decision-making: injury prevention in youth elite soccer players. Robert Gordon University [online], MRes thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The purpose of this study is to uncover and understand the naturalistic decision-making process in youth academy soccer coaches, when making decisions for mitigating injury in youth soccer players. Data were collected on seven youth academy soccer co... Read More about Coaches' naturalistic decision-making: injury prevention in youth elite soccer players..

The effects of measurement error and testing frequency on the fitness-fatigue model applied to resistance training: a simulation approach. (2019)
Journal Article
STEPHENS HEMINGWAY, B.H., BURGESS, K.E., ELYAN, E. and SWINTON, P.A. 2020. The effects of measurement error and testing frequency on the fitness-fatigue model applied to resistance training: a simulation approach. International journal of sports science and coaching [online], 15(1), pages 60-71. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/1747954119887721

This study investigated the effects of measurement error and testing frequency on prediction accuracy of the standard fitness-fatigue model. A simulation-based approach was used to systematically assess measurement error and frequency inputs commonly... Read More about The effects of measurement error and testing frequency on the fitness-fatigue model applied to resistance training: a simulation approach..

The demands of vertical ladder ergometer climbing relating to the wind energy industry. (2019)
Thesis
BARRON, P.J. 2019. The demands of vertical ladder ergometer climbing relating to the wind energy industry. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The current medical fitness standard guidelines issued by Renewable UK for wind turbine technicians were adopted from the UK Fire and Rescue service. However, on the face of it, the two industries have different demands. This thesis aimed to ascertai... Read More about The demands of vertical ladder ergometer climbing relating to the wind energy industry..

Embedding vocational qualifications within a degree course: an example approach. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
BURGESS, K. and STEWART, L. 2018. Embedding vocational qualifications within a degree course: an example approach. Presented at the 2018 Department for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching and Access (DELTA) Learning and teaching conference (LTC 2018): future work, future graduates; forging the link, 3 May 2018, Aberdeen, UK.

There is growing impetus to 'add value' to student higher education learning experience through the integration of vocational training to better service employer’s needs. In order to enhance students employability in addition to aligning the undergra... Read More about Embedding vocational qualifications within a degree course: an example approach..

Culture, development mechanisms and characteristics: building the profile of the optimal youth football coach. (2017)
Presentation / Conference
CAMPBELL, C., BUCHANAN, N., BURGESS, K., COOPER, K. and MCCANN, B. 2017. Culture, development mechanisms and characteristics: building the profile of the optimal youth football coach. Presented at the 2017 British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of sport and exercise psychology conference (DSEP 2017), 11-12 December 2017, Glasgow, UK.

Social interaction and relationships lie at the heart of the coaching process. Coaches are no longer limited to developing relationships between themselves and the players (coach-athlete relationship) but are instead exposed to connections within a m... Read More about Culture, development mechanisms and characteristics: building the profile of the optimal youth football coach..

The effect of pitched and vertical ladder ergometer climbing on cardiorespiratory and psychophysical variables. (2017)
Journal Article
BARRON, P.-J., BURGESS, K., COOPER, K. and STEWART, A.D. 2018. The effect of pitched and vertical ladder ergometer climbing on cardiorespiratory and psychophysical variables. Applied ergonomics [online], 66, pages 172-176. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2017.09.001

This study aimed to assess whether modifying the pitch of a 75° ladder ergometer to vertical had a cardiorespiratory or psychophysical effect on climbing. Nine male participants climbed a ladder ergometer at 75° and subsequently at 90°, adjusted for... Read More about The effect of pitched and vertical ladder ergometer climbing on cardiorespiratory and psychophysical variables..

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].

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..

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..

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..

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..

The physiological effect of a 'climb assist' device on vertical ladder climbing. (2016)
Journal Article
BARRON, P.J., BURGESS, K., COOPER, K. and STEWART, A.D. 2017. The physiological effect of a 'climb assist' device on vertical ladder climbing. Ergonomics [online], 60(7), pages 1008-1013. Available from: http://doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2016.1244290

Climb assist systems claim to reduce strain when climbing ladders; however, no research has yet substantiated this. The purpose of this study was to assess the physiological and psychophysical effects of climb assist on 30 m ladder climbing at a mini... Read More about The physiological effect of a 'climb assist' device on vertical ladder climbing..

Efficacy of the Ionic Balance band to improve selected health and fitness parameters following a two week exposure intervention: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. (2016)
Thesis
MACDONALD, F.R. 2016. Efficacy of the Ionic Balance band to improve selected health and fitness parameters following a two week exposure intervention: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.

A recent trend has seen products marketed towards the health and fitness industry that proclaim beneficial effects through properties and mechanisms more commonly associated with complementary and alternative medicine. These claims are largely unsubs... Read More about Efficacy of the Ionic Balance band to improve selected health and fitness parameters following a two week exposure intervention: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study..

Student transitions. (2015)
Presentation / Conference
BURGESS, K. and WALDRON, L. 2015. Student transitions. Presented at 2015 RGU learning and teaching conference, 5 May 2015, Aberdeen, UK.

This work was aimed to enhance student satisfaction at Stage 3. Quantitative and qualitative analysis of the Student Experience Questionnaire carried out, identifying areas of high and low satisfaction. Course leaders in high performing areas intervi... Read More about Student transitions..

Can selenium supplementation modify oxidative stress in-vitro? (2015)
Journal Article
LEIGHTON, D., GOUA, M., DOLAN, E., BURGESS, K. and BERMANO, G. 2015. Can selenium supplementation modify oxidative stress in-vitro? A role for selenium supplementation in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Journal of inflammation [online], 12(Supplement 1): abstracts from the 1st Annual meeting of the Scottish Society of Cytomics (SCC), 25 September 2014, Aberdeen, UK, article P7. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/1476-9255-12-S1-P7

Two thirds of the UK population are either overweight or obese (body mass index (BMI) 25-29.9 and >30 kg/m2 respectively) and are typically characterised by systemic oxidative stress (OS); deemed to play a key role in cardiovascular disease (CVD) dev... Read More about Can selenium supplementation modify oxidative stress in-vitro?.

The role of selenium supplementation in cardiovascular disease prevention: an in vitro study to identify the molecular mechanism(s). (2015)
Presentation / Conference
LEIGHTON, D., GOUA, M., DOLAN, E., BURGESS, K. and BERMANO, G. 2015. The role of selenium supplementation in cardiovascular disease prevention: an in vitro study to identify the molecular mechanism(s). Presented at the 2015 Nutrition Society Scottish section meeting: diet, gene regulation and metabolic disease, 25-26 March 2015, Aberdeen, UK.

Obesity is a worldwide epidemic, with two thirds of the UK population either overweight or obese (body mass index (BMI) 25–29·9 and >30 kg/m2 respectively). Obesity is characterised by systemic oxidative stress (OS), which itself results from chronic... Read More about The role of selenium supplementation in cardiovascular disease prevention: an in vitro study to identify the molecular mechanism(s)..

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..

Influence of exercise intensity on training-induced tendon mechanical properties changes in older individuals. (2014)
Journal Article
GROSSET, J.-F., BREEN, L., STEWART, C.E., BURGESS, K.E. and ONAMBÉLÉ, G.L. 2014. Influence of exercise intensity on training-induced tendon mechanical properties changes in older individuals. AGE [online], 36(3), article number 9657. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11357-014-9657-9

This study compared the effects of low vs. high intensity training on tendon properties in an elderly population. Participants were pair-matched (gender, habitual physical activity, anthropometrics, and baseline knee extension strength) and then rand... Read More about Influence of exercise intensity on training-induced tendon mechanical properties changes in older individuals..

Impact of high intensity interval training (HIIT) and/or selenium (Se) supplementation on oxidative stress and antioxidant status in active females. (2014)
Thesis
KEANE, K. 2014. Impact of high intensity interval training (HIIT) and/or selenium (Se) supplementation on oxidative stress and antioxidant status in active females. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.

Background: Cells continuously produce free radicals (FR) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) as part of metabolic processes. These free radicals are neutralized by an elaborate antioxidant defence system consisting of enzymes. An imbalance between ROS... Read More about Impact of high intensity interval training (HIIT) and/or selenium (Se) supplementation on oxidative stress and antioxidant status in active females..

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?.

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?.

Influence of exercise intensity on the tendon mechanical properties of older individuals. (2011)
Journal Article
BURGESS, K.E., BREEN, L., STEWART, C.E. and ONAMBELE, G.I. 2011. Influence of exercise intensity on the tendon mechanical properties of older individuals. 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 s98-s99. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2011.609363

Approximately one-third of people aged over 65 fall at least once a year and about half of these do so recurrently. The ability to maintain balance or stability has previously been associated with lower limb tendon structural and mechanical propertie... Read More about Influence of exercise intensity on the tendon mechanical properties of older individuals..

Serum relaxin levels affect the in vivo properties of some but not all tendons in normally menstruating young women: female tendons and hormone levels. (2011)
Journal Article
PEARSON, S.J., BURGESS, K.E. and ONAMBÉLÉ, G.L. 2011. Serum relaxin levels affect the in vivo properties of some but not all tendons in normally menstruating young women. Experimental physiology [online], 96(7), pages 681-688. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1113/expphysiol.2011.057877

Relaxin (hRLX) is a hormone reported to affect collagen synthesis. Its effects are also thought to be modulated by other sex hormones, including oestrogen, which has previously been found to be associated with alterations of in vivo tendon properties... Read More about Serum relaxin levels affect the in vivo properties of some but not all tendons in normally menstruating young women: female tendons and hormone levels..

Patellar tendon properties with fluctuating menstrual cycle hormones. (2010)
Journal Article
BURGESS, K.E., PEARSON, S.J. and ONAMBÉLÉ, G.L. 2010. Patellar tendon properties with fluctuating menstrual cycle hormones. Journal of strength and conditioning research [online], 24(8), pages 2088-2095. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0b013e3181aeb12b

Debate continues over whether skeletal muscle performance and injury risk vary over the course of the menstrual cycle. Alterations in tendon properties may play a role in the potential fluctuations of both of these variables. The aim of the current s... Read More about Patellar tendon properties with fluctuating menstrual cycle hormones..

Menstrual cycle variations in oestradiol and progesterone have no impact on in vivo medial gastrocnemius tendon mechanical properties. (2009)
Journal Article
BURGESS, K.E., PEARSON, S.J. and ONAMBÉLÉ, G.L. 2009. Menstrual cycle variations in oestradiol and progesterone have no impact on in vivo medial gastrocnemius tendon mechanical properties. Clinical biomechanics [online], 24(6), pages 504-509. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2009.03.011

Tendon tissue contains oestrogen receptors and is therefore likely to be responsive to female sex hormones. Here we examine any effect of levels of female sex hormones associated with the menstrual cycle phase on corresponding tendon mechanical prope... Read More about Menstrual cycle variations in oestradiol and progesterone have no impact on in vivo medial gastrocnemius tendon mechanical properties..

Tendon structural and mechanical properties do not differ between genders in a healthy community-dwelling elderly population. (2008)
Journal Article
BURGESS, K.E., PEARSON, S.J., BREEN, L. and ONAMBÉLÉ, G.N.L. 2009. Tendon structural and mechanical properties do not differ between genders in a healthy community-dwelling elderly population. Journal of orthopaedic research [online], 27(6), pages 820-825. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/jor.20811

Elderly women are reportedly at higher risk of falling than their male counterparts. Postural balance is highly associated with fall risk and is also correlated with tendon structural and mechanical properties. Gender differences in tendon properties... Read More about Tendon structural and mechanical properties do not differ between genders in a healthy community-dwelling elderly population..

Effect of acute tensile loading on gender-specific tendon structural and mechanical properties. (2008)
Journal Article
BURGESS, K.E., GRAHAM-SMITH, P. and PEARSON, S.J. 2009. Effect of acute tensile loading on gender-specific tendon structural and mechanical properties. Journal of orthopaedic research [online], 27(4), pages 510-516. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/jor.20768

Stretching is commonly used prior to exercise, as it is thought to reduce the risk of injury, and it is also used in the preconditioning of tendon grafts. As tendon properties have been shown to be different between genders, it is proposed that stret... Read More about Effect of acute tensile loading on gender-specific tendon structural and mechanical properties..

Plyometric vs. isometric training influences on tendon properties and muscle output. (2007)
Journal Article
BURGESS, K.E., CONNICK, M.J., GRAHAM-SMITH, P. and PEARSON, S.J. 2007. Plyometric vs isometric training influences on tendon properties and muscle output. Journal of strength and conditioning research [online], 21(3), pages 986-989. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1519/R-20235.1

The purpose of this study was to concurrently determine the effect that plyometric and isometric training has on tendon stiffness (K) and muscle output characteristics to compare any subsequent changes. Thirteen men trained the lower limbs either ply... Read More about Plyometric vs. isometric training influences on tendon properties and muscle output..

Gender-specific in vivo measurement of the structural and mechanical properties of the human patellar tendon. (2007)
Journal Article
ONAMBÉLÉ, G.N.L., BURGESS, K. and PEARSON, S.J. 2007. Gender-specific in vivo measurement of the structural and mechanical properties of the human patellar tendon. Journal of orthopaedic research [online], 25(12), page 1635-1642. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/jor.20404

Human patellar tendon stress (σ), strain (ε), stiffness (K), and tensile or Young's modulus (E), are determined in vivo through voluntary isometric contractions monitored with B-mode ultrasonography. The limitations in previous studies are: (1) they... Read More about Gender-specific in vivo measurement of the structural and mechanical properties of the human patellar tendon..

Creep and the in vivo assessment of human patellar tendon mechanical properties. (2007)
Journal Article
PEARSON, S.J., BURGESS, K. and ONAMBELE, G.N.L. 2007. Creep and the in vivo assessment of human patellar tendon mechanical properties. Clinical biomechanics [online], 22(6), pages 712-717. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2007.02.006

Owing to the viscoelastic nature of tendons it may be that the total excursion and hence strain experienced by the tendon under load may be affected by the duration of contraction. Here we examine the effect of contraction duration on the measured in... Read More about Creep and the in vivo assessment of human patellar tendon mechanical properties..