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Strength & Conditioning, Power and Hypertrophy

  1. Does eccentric training produce greater hypertrophy than concentric training?
  2. Does regular 1RM testing produce greater gains than high volume strength training?
  3. Does drop set training cause greater hypertrophy than multiple set training?
  4. Does blood-flow restricted training cause muscle damage?
  5. Does metabolite accumulation caused by post-exercise blood flow restriction enhance hypertrophy from strength training?
  6. Do periodized programs produce greater gains in maximum strength compared to non-periodized programs?
  7. What factors determine the degree to which unilateral strength training transfers to the untrained limb?
  8. Can handheld loading increase horizontal jump distance in female athletes?
  9. Do single-leg jumps in different directions measure different athletic qualities?
  10. Do the Nordic curl and Russian belt exercises produce similar increases in hamstrings strength?

Biomechanics & Motor Control

  1. Does the stretch reflex activate different parts of a muscle, depending on where it is triggered?
  2. Does eccentric training alter stretch-shortening cycle function?
  3. Does hops producing a PAP effect alter stretch-shortening cycle function in drop jumps?
  4. Does joint angle affect the amount of residual force enhancement observed?
  5. Which muscles are most important in the bench press?
  6. Can an internal focus of attention increase pectoralis and triceps activation in the push up?
  7. Is intra‐abdominal pressure associated with maximum isometric hip extension torque?
  8. How does back extension exercise variation affect joint moments and muscle activation?
  9. Does calcium release explain the residual force depression effect?
  10. Can uphill-downhill sprinting improve speed more than horizontal sprinting?
  11. How is hamstring flexibility related to peak hamstring muscle strain during sprinting?
  12. How do the hip and knee contributions alter over a maximal effort 60m sprint?
  13. How is step width related to sprint running ability in athletes?
  14. Can trunk muscle endurance explain the difference between back squat 1RM and front squat 1RM?
  15. How does anterior knee displacement affect patellofemoral joint stress during squats?
  16. Do adaptations to strength training differ between Caucasians and South Asian males?

Anatomy, Physiology & Nutrition

  1. Is the RDA for dietary protein sufficient for optimal health?
  2. How does dietary protein intake affect body composition?
  3. Can casein supplementation improve body composition during strength training?
  4. How do the different components of whey protein affect satiety?
  5. How does protein intake affect fat-free mass retention during a diet?
  6. Does the type of protein matter for weight loss and fat-free mass retention during a diet?
  7. Is the rebound in bodyweight after a physique competition made up of fat or fat-free mass?
  8. Is alternate-day fasting better than standard calorie restriction for weight loss in obese adults?
  9. Could habits hold the key to weight loss maintenance?
  10. What is new in hypertrophy research?
  11. What is the role of myokines in chronic disease?
  12. Are sleep quality and duration associated with exercise test performance?
  13. How are testosterone and cortisol responses affected by home and away venues?

Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation

  1. Do negative affective responses to injury reduce return to play in competitive athletes?
  2. Can hamstrings training at long muscle lengths prevent recurrent hamstring strain injury?
  3. How does muscle regenerate after an eccentric strain injury?
  4. Is the foam roller better than the roller massager for increasing flexibility?
  5. Does passive stretching to the point of pain produce greater increases in flexibility than just stretching to the point of discomfort?
  6. What mechanisms underpin the nocebo effect?
  7. What are diffuse noxious inhibitory controls, and how do they help us understand pain?
  8. When does physical activity increase pain, and when does it decrease pain?
  9. Is resilience associated with reduced relative pain unpleasantness?
  10. How does pain catastrophizing affect dynamic stability in a spine flexion-extension task?
  11. Which hip musculoskeletal conditions affect performance of the squat?

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