Alun G Williams

Summary

Affiliation: Manchester Metropolitan University
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi Training diagnosis for a load carriage task
    Alun G Williams
    Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, Alsager, UK
    J Strength Cond Res 18:30-4. 2004
  2. ncbi Can simple anthropometric and physical performance tests track training-induced changes in load-carriage ability?
    Alun G Williams
    Institute for Biophysical and Clinical Research into Human Movement, Manchester Metropolitan University, Alsager, UK
    Mil Med 171:742-8. 2006
  3. doi Inter-individual variability in adaptation of the leg muscles following a standardised endurance training programme in young women
    Jamie S McPhee
    Institute for Biomedical Research into Human Movement and Health IRM, Manchester Metropolitan University, John Dalton Building room 310, Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 5GD, UK
    Eur J Appl Physiol 109:1111-8. 2010
  4. ncbi Materials handling ability of regular and reserve British Army soldiers
    Alun G Williams
    Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, Alsager, United Kingdom
    Mil Med 172:220-3. 2007
  5. doi The training stimulus experienced by the leg muscles during cycling in humans
    Jamie S McPhee
    Institute for Biomedical Research into Human Movement and Health, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK
    Exp Physiol 94:684-94. 2009
  6. ncbi Circulating angiotensin converting enzyme activity is correlated with muscle strength
    Alun G Williams
    Institute for Biophysical and Clinical Research into Human Movement, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 37:944-8. 2005
  7. doi Do PTK2 gene polymorphisms contribute to the interindividual variability in muscle strength and the response to resistance training? A preliminary report
    Robert M Erskine
    Institute for Performance Research, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, Crewe, United Kingdom
    J Appl Physiol 112:1329-34. 2012
  8. ncbi Simple anthropometric and physical performance tests to predict maximal box-lifting ability
    Alun G Williams
    Institue for Biophysical and Clinical Research into Human Movement, Manchester Metropolitan University, Alsager, United Kingdom
    J Strength Cond Res 21:638-42. 2007
  9. doi Genetics of muscle strength and power: polygenic profile similarity limits skeletal muscle performance
    David C Hughes
    Institute for Performance Research, Manchester Metropolitan University, Crewe, UK
    J Sports Sci 29:1425-34. 2011
  10. ncbi Influence of continuous and interval training on oxygen uptake on-kinetics
    Nicolas J A Berger
    Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, Hassall Road, Alsager, United Kingdom
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 38:504-12. 2006

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. ncbi Training diagnosis for a load carriage task
    Alun G Williams
    Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, Alsager, UK
    J Strength Cond Res 18:30-4. 2004
    ..Stronger subjects with lower endurance responded better to Circuits. Resistance tended to show the opposite effect (p < 0.2). These are the first objective data on which to prescribe training for load carriage on an individual basis...
  2. ncbi Can simple anthropometric and physical performance tests track training-induced changes in load-carriage ability?
    Alun G Williams
    Institute for Biophysical and Clinical Research into Human Movement, Manchester Metropolitan University, Alsager, UK
    Mil Med 171:742-8. 2006
    ..Training-induced changes in load-carriage performance appear to be highly specific, which suggests that both training and testing procedures should also be specific to load-carriage performance...
  3. doi Inter-individual variability in adaptation of the leg muscles following a standardised endurance training programme in young women
    Jamie S McPhee
    Institute for Biomedical Research into Human Movement and Health IRM, Manchester Metropolitan University, John Dalton Building room 310, Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 5GD, UK
    Eur J Appl Physiol 109:1111-8. 2010
    ....
  4. ncbi Materials handling ability of regular and reserve British Army soldiers
    Alun G Williams
    Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, Alsager, United Kingdom
    Mil Med 172:220-3. 2007
    ....
  5. doi The training stimulus experienced by the leg muscles during cycling in humans
    Jamie S McPhee
    Institute for Biomedical Research into Human Movement and Health, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK
    Exp Physiol 94:684-94. 2009
    ..These conclusions have implications for the prescription of exercise to improve health and for investigations into the genetic basis of muscle adaptations...
  6. ncbi Circulating angiotensin converting enzyme activity is correlated with muscle strength
    Alun G Williams
    Institute for Biophysical and Clinical Research into Human Movement, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 37:944-8. 2005
    ..This study has assessed the relationship between circulating ACE activity, strength, and the response to training...
  7. doi Do PTK2 gene polymorphisms contribute to the interindividual variability in muscle strength and the response to resistance training? A preliminary report
    Robert M Erskine
    Institute for Performance Research, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, Crewe, United Kingdom
    J Appl Physiol 112:1329-34. 2012
    ..Therefore, our results demonstrate for the first time the impact of genetic variation on the intrinsic strength of human skeletal muscle...
  8. ncbi Simple anthropometric and physical performance tests to predict maximal box-lifting ability
    Alun G Williams
    Institue for Biophysical and Clinical Research into Human Movement, Manchester Metropolitan University, Alsager, United Kingdom
    J Strength Cond Res 21:638-42. 2007
    ..Military or other organizations could use the data reported here to substitute simple anthropometry and a 1RM test of strength and for the direct assessment of 1.4-m box-lifting performance...
  9. doi Genetics of muscle strength and power: polygenic profile similarity limits skeletal muscle performance
    David C Hughes
    Institute for Performance Research, Manchester Metropolitan University, Crewe, UK
    J Sports Sci 29:1425-34. 2011
    ..Future research should aim to replicate more genotype-phenotype associations for muscular strength, because only five common genetic polymorphisms identified to date have positive replicated findings...
  10. ncbi Influence of continuous and interval training on oxygen uptake on-kinetics
    Nicolas J A Berger
    Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, Hassall Road, Alsager, United Kingdom
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 38:504-12. 2006
    ....
  11. pmc Similarity of polygenic profiles limits the potential for elite human physical performance
    Alun G Williams
    Institute for Biophysical and Clinical Research into Human Movement, Manchester Metropolitan University, Hassall Road, Alsager, Cheshire, UK
    J Physiol 586:113-21. 2008
    ..More broadly, human potential appears limited by the similarity of polygenic profiles at both the 'elite sport' and 'chronic disorder' ends of the performance continuum...
  12. doi Genetic testing of athletes
    Alun G Williams
    Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, Alsager, Aberdeen, UK
    Med Sport Sci 54:176-86. 2009
    ..There should be considerable further debate regarding these issues so that the tests already available, and the more powerful ones that are likely to emerge as knowledge and genetic technology improve, are only used in acceptable ways...
  13. ncbi The adaptations to strength training : morphological and neurological contributions to increased strength
    Jonathan P Folland
    School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK
    Sports Med 37:145-68. 2007
    ..Whilst the neurological factors may make their greatest contribution during the early stages of a training programme, hypertrophic processes also commence at the onset of training...
  14. ncbi No correlation between circulating ACE activity and VO2max or mechanical efficiency in women
    Stephen H Day
    School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure, University of Wolverhampton, Walsall Campus, Gorway Road, Walsall, WS1 3BD, UK
    Eur J Appl Physiol 99:11-8. 2007
    ..9 ml kg(-2/3) min(-1)) and circulating ACE activity. The data do not support a role for systemic ACE activity in the regulation of endurance performance in sedentary individuals, extending this observation to a large female cohort...
  15. ncbi Calculation of muscle activation using neuromuscular electrical stimulation
    Jonathan P Folland
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 39:745; author reply 746. 2007
  16. ncbi Measures of exercise intensity during soccer training drills with professional soccer players
    Thomas Little
    Sport, Health, and Exercise, Staffordshire University, UK
    J Strength Cond Res 21:367-71. 2007
    ..A combination of both HR- and RPE-based training load calculations appears optimal for use in soccer training...
  17. ncbi Methodological issues with the interpolated twitch technique
    Jonathan P Folland
    School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 17:317-27. 2007
    ....
  18. ncbi Suitability of soccer training drills for endurance training
    Thomas Little
    Sport, Health and Exercise, Staffordshire University, Staffordshire, UK
    J Strength Cond Res 20:316-9. 2006
    ..The increase in training time spent developing technical ability and/or a reduction in total training time required may be useful for soccer teams...
  19. ncbi Effects of differential stretching protocols during warm-ups on high-speed motor capacities in professional soccer players
    Thomas Little
    Sport, Health, and Exercise, Staffordshire University, Staffordshire, UK
    J Strength Cond Res 20:203-7. 2006
    ..However, dynamic stretching during the warm-up was most effective as preparation for subsequent high-speed performance...
  20. ncbi Bradykinin receptor gene variant and human physical performance
    Alun G Williams
    Centre for Cardiovascular Genetics, British Heart Foundation Laboratories, Royal Free and University College London Medical School, UK
    J Appl Physiol 96:938-42. 2004
    ....
  21. ncbi Effects of resistance exercise volume and nutritional supplementation on anabolic and catabolic hormones
    Alun G Williams
    Human Physiology Research Group, School of Health, Staffordshire University, Stoke on Trent, UK
    Eur J Appl Physiol 86:315-21. 2002
    ..However, cortisol levels remain high after a high volume of resistance exercise, irrespective of whether a post-exercise carbohydrate-protein supplement is used...