Knowledge Translation

Summarized versions of published research on a variety of topics of interest to qualified exercise professionals and exercise physiologists.

The need for speed: Quadriceps muscle fatigue is linked to walking and balance ability in older adults

2021-11-15T12:21:58-05:00

November 15, 2021 Phuong “Lisa” Ha, Ph.D. Student The University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, SPIN Lab The KT committee is introducing a new format for Knowledge Translation articles with an emphasis on how current research may impact practitioners. This month's article is written by Phuong "Lisa" Ha. [...]

The need for speed: Quadriceps muscle fatigue is linked to walking and balance ability in older adults2021-11-15T12:21:58-05:00

Fighting declining brain function through exercise

2021-09-13T10:06:28-04:00

Exercise may be an effective intervention for improving brain function in older adults September 13, 2021 Author: Nick Bray Ph.D., CSEP-CEP Department of Kinesiology, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada Background Many studies provide evidence of exercise improving cognitive outcomes; however, the physiological mechanisms that lead to such changes remain undetermined. [...]

Fighting declining brain function through exercise2021-09-13T10:06:28-04:00

Tinkering After Tokyo 2020: Heat acclimation can improve performance in the sweltering Summer Games, but does it take women longer to adapt to the heat compared to men?

2021-08-11T12:04:18-04:00

Although the benefits of heat acclimation are the same for males and females, males may achieve these adaptations at a faster rate than females. August 11, 2021 Author: Kate Wickham Ph.D. Candidate, Environmental Ergonomics Lab, Brock University Background The 2020 Olympic Games were the hottest in Olympic history. The weather [...]

Tinkering After Tokyo 2020: Heat acclimation can improve performance in the sweltering Summer Games, but does it take women longer to adapt to the heat compared to men?2021-08-11T12:04:18-04:00

Use of a Surgical or Cloth Face Mask Does Not Impede High Intensity Cycling Performance

2021-07-15T13:29:39-04:00

Wearing either a cloth or surgical face mask does not impair cycling performance. July 15, 2021 Author: Conan Shing Cardiopulmonary Lab For Experimental and Applied Physiology (CPLEAP), School of Health and Exercise Sciences, University of British Columbia Okanagan Background Wearing a face covering is an effective method to limit the [...]

Use of a Surgical or Cloth Face Mask Does Not Impede High Intensity Cycling Performance2021-07-15T13:29:39-04:00

Is Performing Eccentric Exercise Optimal for Strength and Function in Older Adults?

2021-06-28T11:49:12-04:00

Utilizing heavy loads is important when designing resistance training programs for older adults. Although eccentric (i.e. lengthening under tension) contractions were not necessary to build strength in older adults, they were more effective than traditional resistance training June 18, 2021 Dr. Ashley Gluchowski, PhD, CSEP-CEP Healthy Ageing Research Group, The University [...]

Is Performing Eccentric Exercise Optimal for Strength and Function in Older Adults?2021-06-28T11:49:12-04:00

Elite Paracyclists show resilience regarding diet, training, and fitness during COVID-19

2021-09-08T09:47:34-04:00

Over the short term (3 months), the COVID-19 pandemic had no impact on training or dietary intake in elite paracyclists, demonstrating the resilience of this group. May 14, 2021 Keely Shaw, PhD Candidate, CSEP-CEP College of Kinesiology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada Background Five months before the opening [...]

Elite Paracyclists show resilience regarding diet, training, and fitness during COVID-192021-09-08T09:47:34-04:00

The Get Active Questionnaire for Pregnancy: Breaking down barriers to prenatal exercise

2021-06-28T11:43:20-04:00

The Get Active Questionnaire for Pregnancy (GAQ-P) and associated Health Care Provider Consultation Form for Physical Activity during Pregnancy have been designed to identify individuals who may not benefit from prenatal exercise, while reducing barriers to physical activity for the majority of pregnant individuals. April 18, 2021 Brittany Ward, CSEP-CEP Program [...]

The Get Active Questionnaire for Pregnancy: Breaking down barriers to prenatal exercise2021-06-28T11:43:20-04:00

Snacking on sprints to boost fitness and improve exercise performance

2021-06-28T11:42:24-04:00

Isolated bouts of brief intense exercise over the course of the day – known as “sprint exercise snacks” – can improve cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) in sedentary young adults. March 16, 2021 Hashim Islam, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow School of Health and Exercise Sciences, UBC Okanagan Background Low CRF is an independent [...]

Snacking on sprints to boost fitness and improve exercise performance2021-06-28T11:42:24-04:00

Cold temperatures can reduce muscle strength and speed but increase muscle activity

2021-06-28T11:41:32-04:00

During everyday life, humans experience fluctuations in temperature which can influence muscle performance. For example, cooling the muscle has been shown to slow muscle contractile speed and decrease strength. February 17, 2021 Mathew Debenham, PhD Candidate School of Health and Exercise Sciences, The University of British Columbia Okanagan Background [...]

Cold temperatures can reduce muscle strength and speed but increase muscle activity2021-06-28T11:41:32-04:00

Wearing a face mask does not limit exercise performance

2021-06-28T11:40:16-04:00

Public health officials have suggested the use of masks to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Our results suggest wearing a mask during exercise will have no impact on performance. December 15, 2020 Keely Shaw, PhD Student University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada Take home message Wearing [...]

Wearing a face mask does not limit exercise performance2021-06-28T11:40:16-04:00

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