Alun G Williams
Affiliation: Manchester Metropolitan University
- Training diagnosis for a load carriage taskAlun 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...
- Inter-individual variability in adaptation of the leg muscles following a standardised endurance training programme in young womenJamie 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....
- 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...
- Materials handling ability of regular and reserve British Army soldiersAlun G Williams
Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, Alsager, United Kingdom
Mil Med 172:220-3. 2007....
- The training stimulus experienced by the leg muscles during cycling in humansJamie 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...
- Circulating angiotensin converting enzyme activity is correlated with muscle strengthAlun 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...
- The human patellar tendon moment arm assessed in vivo using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometryRobert M Erskine
Institute for Performance Research, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, Crewe, United Kingdom Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences, School of Sport and Exercise Science, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, United Kingdom Electronic address
J Biomech 47:1294-8. 2014..In conclusion, highly reproducible dPT measurements can be determined from DXA imaging with the knee fully extended at rest. This has implications for the calculation of patellar tendon forces in vivo where MR equipment is not available...
- Do PTK2 gene polymorphisms contribute to the interindividual variability in muscle strength and the response to resistance training? A preliminary reportRobert M Erskine
Institute for Performance Research, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, Crewe, United Kingdom
J Appl Physiol (1985) 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...
- Simple anthropometric and physical performance tests to predict maximal box-lifting abilityAlun 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...
- Genetics of muscle strength and power: polygenic profile similarity limits skeletal muscle performanceDavid 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...
- Muscle size, activation, and coactivation in adults with cerebral palsyAyser W Hussain
Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Institute for Performance Research, Manchester Metropolitan University Cheshire, Crewe Green Road, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 5DU, UK
Muscle Nerve 49:76-83. 2014..Muscle weakness is present in the paretic limbs of individuals with cerebral palsy (CP). We aimed to determine what neuromuscular factors contribute to weakness in adults with CP during isometric maximal voluntary contractions (iMVCs)...
- Similarity of polygenic profiles limits the potential for elite human physical performanceAlun 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...
- Influence of continuous and interval training on oxygen uptake on-kineticsNicolas 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....
- Genetic testing of athletesAlun 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...
- The adaptations to strength training : morphological and neurological contributions to increased strengthJonathan 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...
- No correlation between circulating ACE activity and VO2max or mechanical efficiency in womenStephen 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...
- Bradykinin receptor gene variant and human physical performanceAlun G Williams
Centre for Cardiovascular Genetics, British Heart Foundation Laboratories, Royal Free and University College London Medical School, UK
J Appl Physiol (1985) 96:938-42. 2004....
- Effects of differential stretching protocols during warm-ups on high-speed motor capacities in professional soccer playersThomas 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...
- Methodological issues with the interpolated twitch techniqueJonathan P Folland
School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK
J Electromyogr Kinesiol 17:317-27. 2007....
- Measures of exercise intensity during soccer training drills with professional soccer playersThomas 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...
- Calculation of muscle activation using neuromuscular electrical stimulationJonathan P Folland
Med Sci Sports Exerc 39:745; author reply 746. 2007
- Suitability of soccer training drills for endurance trainingThomas 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...
- Effects of resistance exercise volume and nutritional supplementation on anabolic and catabolic hormonesAlun 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...