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Strength & Conditioning, Power and Hypertrophy
- Does training frequency affect changes in strength or size during a period of reduced training?
- Does rest-pause training produce greater gains in muscular strength, size, and endurance?
- Can heavy strength training increase strength and size in very old people?
- Does strength training under hypoxic conditions enhance gains in muscle size?
- How might metabolic stress be used to enhance hypertrophy?
- How fast can hypertrophy occur, in the absence of eccentric muscle damage?
- Does eccentric overload training produce greater improvements in strength, size, power, jumping, and sprinting ability compared with traditional strength training?
- Are post-workout hormone responses reduced after all types of long-term strength training?
- Do eccentric-only and concentric-only strength training produce similar effects on insulin sensitivity and blood lipids in older males?
- Can core training improve throwing velocity in handball players?
- How do the conventional deadlift and high-handle hex bar deadlift differ?
Biomechanics & Motor Control
- How different are joint angle movements in the back and front squat?
- Does ankle mobility affect trunk lean in the back squat?
- Can RPE be used to predict bar speed in the back squat across a range of loads?
- How does knee angle affect jump height in the squat jump?
- How do squat and countermovement jumps differ?
- What mechanisms underpin the difference between countermovement and squat jumps?
- What mechanism explains the stretch-shortening cycle?
- How does the block start differ between faster and slower high-level sprinters?
- How does joint power generation in the first stance phase after the block start differ between young and adult high-level sprinters?
- How does muscle activation differ between the kettlebell swing, snatch, and clean?
- Which suspension training exercise is best for the abdominal muscles?
- How does muscle activation in the squat differ between 70% and 90% of 1RM?
- How important is rate coding for muscle force?
- How does voluntary activation differ between eccentric, isometric, and concentric contractions?
- How does voluntary activation differ across different joint angles?
- Do different eccentric exercises involving the quadriceps cause muscle damage in different regions of the muscle group?
Anatomy, Physiology & Nutrition
- Are there genetic differences between strength athletes (weightlifters) and power athletes (sprinters)?
- What happens to former strength sports athletes who used AAS?
- How are fibroblasts involved in repairing muscle after eccentric training-induced damage?
- Do NSAIDs increase satellite cell content by increasing Notch signaling after eccentric training-induced damage?
- Can NSAIDs help speed up recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage?
- Does eating breakfast increase energy intake in non-habitual breakfast eaters?
- How common is food addiction, and does it happen more often in relation to sugary foods?
- Do measures of self‐regulation for eating and physical activity predict weight regain after weight loss?
- Are markers of increased dietary protein intake associated with successful weight loss?
- What is the daily protein requirement of young, male bodybuilders?
- Can a low-carbohydrate-high-fat diet enhance endurance exercise performance?
Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
- Can the FMS sum score predict a higher risk of musculoskeletal injury?
- How should exercise be prescribed for long-term musculoskeletal pain?
- Can exercise both increase and decrease pain?
- Is the deadlift as good as motor control exercises for treating low back pain?
- Can we represent pain using Bayesian computational modeling?
- Does cognitive self-regulation affect pain through a different mechanism from nociceptive input?
- Does physical therapy change the brain in patients with musculoskeletal pain?
- What criteria should be used to determine return to play after hamstring injuries in soccer?
- How does an active lumbopelvic control strategy during back extension affect lumbar lordosis and trunk muscle activation?
- What muscles are activated during standing anterior and posterior pelvic tilt?
- Does self-myofascial release increase local arterial blood flow in a muscle?
- Do individuals with femoroacetabular impingement display different squatting mechanics?
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