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Strength & conditioning, power and hypertrophy
- Is resistance training to muscular failure necessary for increasing strength?
- Does training to failure take longer to recover from?
- Do high and low load training to failure lead to similar increases in strength?
- Which type of strength training periodization is best for recreational trainees?
- Does volume load increase more in low or high load strength training?
- Does blood flow restriction enhance strength gains with eccentric strength training?
- Can machine-based strength training lead to free-weights strength gains?
- Can internal cues selectively increase muscle activation in different muscles?
- Can low load, slow movement squat training increase muscle size and strength?
- What type of morning exercise is best to enhance afternoon performance?
- How do elite powerlifters taper?
- Does balance training add anything to strength training for improving balance?
- Does strength training improve running economy in highly trained runners?
Biomechanics & motor control
- Are the hamstrings the main source of horizontal force during sprinting?
- How can you optimize an athlete’s force-velocity profile?
- Which hip thrust variation is best for training the upper and lower gluteus maximus?
- How does hip abduction angle affect gluteus maximus activation during glute bridges?
- How do strength, size, and fiber type affect the size of the PAP effect?
- How does strength affect the size of the PAP effect after ballistic and non-ballistic exercise?
- How are the loss of peak torque and rate of torque development related to fatigue?
- What is the relationship between EMG amplitude and repetition number during sets to failure?
- How does repetition duration affect muscular activation and blood lactate response?
- What is the role of the ankle plantar flexors in vertical jumping?
- What factors influence the size of the PAP effect for vertical jump height?
- Can the Nordic hamstring curl improve knee flexion strength and hamstring activation?
Anatomy, physiology & nutrition
- How do mechanical tension and metabolic stress contribute to hypertrophy?
- How does intramuscular anabolic signaling produce muscle hypertrophy?
- Does concurrent training produce different signaling responses to strength training?
- Does the creatine loading phase lead to increased blood pressure?
- Can leucine supplementation protect against muscle loss during bed rest?
- Does low-energy sweetener consumption affect energy intake and bodyweight?
- How does exercise intensity affect appetite-regulating hormones?
- Does resistance training lead to increased spontaneous physical activity?
- What is the anatomy of the proximal hamstrings?
- Do caffeinated energy drinks increase strength through neural mechanisms?
- Is coffee beneficial for skeletal muscle?
- Does ammonia inhalation increase maximum strength?
Physical therapy & rehabilitation
- How do high-intensity-moderate-duration and low-intensity-long-duration stretches differ?
- Are increases in ROM associated with increases in stretch tolerance after stretching?
- How do different methods of stretching affect muscle architecture and strength?
- Are hamstring injuries increasing in professional soccer?
- Do hip flexion and knee extension hamstring stretches have different effects?
- Is short biceps femoris muscle fascicle length a risk factor for hamstring injury?
- Does hip flexor restriction reduce gluteus maximus muscle activation?
- Can exercise benefit the intervertebral disc?
- Which is best for spinal stability: expiration or abdominal bracing?
- Is loading rate higher in runners who suffer stress fractures compared to those who don’t?
- Do higher training loads always lead to increased risk of injury in athletes?
- Can massage aid performance recovery?
- Can long-term leg press training reduce patellofemoral pain?
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