Paul Comfort

Summary

Affiliation: University of Salford
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Strength and power characteristics in English elite rugby league players
    Paul Comfort
    Directorate of Sports, Exercise and Physiotherapy, University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom
    J Strength Cond Res 25:1374-84. 2011
  2. doi request reprint Determination of optimal loading during the power clean, in collegiate athletes
    Paul Comfort
    Human Performance Laboratory, University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Strength Cond Res 26:2970-4. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Within- and between-session reliability of power, force, and rate of force development during the power clean
    Paul Comfort
    Human Performance Laboratory, University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester, UK
    J Strength Cond Res 27:1210-4. 2013
  4. doi request reprint No kinetic differences during variations of the power clean in inexperienced female collegiate athletes
    Paul Comfort
    Human Performance Laboratory, University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Strength Cond Res 27:363-8. 2013
  5. doi request reprint A comparison of maximal squat strength and 5-, 10-, and 20-meter sprint times, in athletes and recreationally trained men
    Paul Comfort
    Directorate of Sport, Exercise and Physiotherapy, University of Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Strength Cond Res 26:937-40. 2012
  6. doi request reprint The effect of loading on kinematic and kinetic variables during the midthigh clean pull
    Paul Comfort
    Directorate of Sport, Exercise, and Physiotherapy, University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Strength Cond Res 26:1208-14. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Kinetic comparisons during variations of the power clean
    Paul Comfort
    Directorate of Sport, Exercise and Physiotherapy, University of Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Strength Cond Res 25:3269-73. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Are changes in maximal squat strength during preseason training reflected in changes in sprint performance in rugby league players?
    Paul Comfort
    Human Performance Laboratory, Directorate of Sport, Exercise, and Physiotherapy, University of Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Strength Cond Res 26:772-6. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Comparisons of peak ground reaction force and rate of force development during variations of the power clean
    Paul Comfort
    Directorate of Sport, Exercise and Physiotherapy, University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Strength Cond Res 25:1235-9. 2011
  10. doi request reprint An electromyographical comparison of trunk muscle activity during isometric trunk and dynamic strengthening exercises
    Paul Comfort
    Center for Health, Sport and Rehabilitation Sciences Research, University of Salford, Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Strength Cond Res 25:149-54. 2011

Detail Information

Publications17

  1. doi request reprint Strength and power characteristics in English elite rugby league players
    Paul Comfort
    Directorate of Sports, Exercise and Physiotherapy, University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom
    J Strength Cond Res 25:1374-84. 2011
    ..The results demonstrate that absolute strength and power measures are generally higher in forwards compared to in backs; however, when body mass is taken into account and relative measures compared, the backs outperform the forwards...
  2. doi request reprint Determination of optimal loading during the power clean, in collegiate athletes
    Paul Comfort
    Human Performance Laboratory, University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Strength Cond Res 26:2970-4. 2012
    ..05) in rate of force development across loads. When training to maximize force and power, it may be advantageous to use loads equivalent to 60-80% of the 1RM, in collegiate level athletes...
  3. doi request reprint Within- and between-session reliability of power, force, and rate of force development during the power clean
    Paul Comfort
    Human Performance Laboratory, University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester, UK
    J Strength Cond Res 27:1210-4. 2013
    ..54 N·s, and a change in peak power ≥68.01 W to signify an adaptive response to training, which is greater than the variance between sessions, in trained athletes proficient at performing the power clean...
  4. doi request reprint No kinetic differences during variations of the power clean in inexperienced female collegiate athletes
    Paul Comfort
    Human Performance Laboratory, University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Strength Cond Res 27:363-8. 2013
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  5. doi request reprint A comparison of maximal squat strength and 5-, 10-, and 20-meter sprint times, in athletes and recreationally trained men
    Paul Comfort
    Directorate of Sport, Exercise and Physiotherapy, University of Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Strength Cond Res 26:937-40. 2012
    ..These results, indicating that relative strength, are important for initial sprint acceleration in all athletes but more strongly related to sprint performance over greater distances in recreationally trained individuals...
  6. doi request reprint The effect of loading on kinematic and kinetic variables during the midthigh clean pull
    Paul Comfort
    Directorate of Sport, Exercise, and Physiotherapy, University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Strength Cond Res 26:1208-14. 2012
    ..001) decreases in peak power and peak velocity during the midthigh clean pull. Moreover, if maximizing force production is the goal, then training at a higher load may be advantageous, with peak Fz occurring at 140% 1RM...
  7. doi request reprint Kinetic comparisons during variations of the power clean
    Paul Comfort
    Directorate of Sport, Exercise and Physiotherapy, University of Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Strength Cond Res 25:3269-73. 2011
    ..4 ± 4,238.2 N·s). From the findings of this study, when training to maximize power, Fz, and RFD, the midthigh power clean and midthigh clean pull appear to be the most advantageous variations of the power clean to perform...
  8. doi request reprint Are changes in maximal squat strength during preseason training reflected in changes in sprint performance in rugby league players?
    Paul Comfort
    Human Performance Laboratory, Directorate of Sport, Exercise, and Physiotherapy, University of Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Strength Cond Res 26:772-6. 2012
    ..To increase short sprint performance, athletes should, therefore, consider increasing maximal strength via the back squat...
  9. doi request reprint Comparisons of peak ground reaction force and rate of force development during variations of the power clean
    Paul Comfort
    Directorate of Sport, Exercise and Physiotherapy, University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Strength Cond Res 25:1235-9. 2011
    ..9 ± 4,012.4 N·s⁻¹). From the findings of this study, when training to maximize peak F(z) and RFD the midthigh power clean and midthigh clean pull appear to be the most advantageous variations of the power clean to perform...
  10. doi request reprint An electromyographical comparison of trunk muscle activity during isometric trunk and dynamic strengthening exercises
    Paul Comfort
    Center for Health, Sport and Rehabilitation Sciences Research, University of Salford, Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Strength Cond Res 25:149-54. 2011
    ..Because of the dynamic nature of the FS, this may also be more beneficial in transferring to activities of daily living and sporting environments...
  11. doi request reprint The acute effects of heavy and light resistances on the flight time of a basketball push-pass during upper body complex training
    Martyn Matthews
    University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Strength Cond Res 23:1988-95. 2009
    ..Because there appears to be an individual potentiation response to lighter loads, we recommend that, when equipment is limited, athletes and coaches experiment with a range of loads when performing contrast training...
  12. doi request reprint An investigation into the acute effects of depth jumps on maximal strength performance
    Nathan Bullock
    Manchester City Football Club, Platt Lane, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Strength Cond Res 25:3137-41. 2011
    ..No significant differences were found between interventions (p > 0.05). The findings of this investigation demonstrate that the inclusion of 2, 4, or 6 DJs, 4 minutes before a maximal squat, enhances subsequent strength performance...
  13. doi request reprint Occurrence of fatigue during sets of static squat jumps performed at a variety of loads
    Michael L Thomasson
    Human Performance Laboratory, Directorate of Sport, Exercise, and Physiotherapy, University of Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Strength Cond Res 26:677-83. 2012
    ..When performing squat jumps (with no countermovement) with a load equal to the 60% 1RM only, 5 repetitions should be performed to minimize fatigue and ensure maintenance of velocity and power...
  14. ncbi request reprint Scaling--which methods best predict performance?
    Paul Comfort
    Directorate of Sport, Exercise and Physiotherapy, University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom
    J Strength Cond Res 28:1565-72. 2014
    ..02). Where differences in absolute strength are apparent between individuals of different BM, then the use of scaling is required. Because of the similarity between ratio and allometric methods, simple ratio scaling is recommended...
  15. doi request reprint The perception of psychology and the frequency of psychological strategies used by strength and conditioning practitioners
    Jon N Radcliffe
    Directorate of Sport, Exercise, and Physiotherapy, The University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom
    J Strength Cond Res 27:1136-46. 2013
    ..Participants accredited by the ASCA had a greater psychological skill use than those accredited by other bodies...
  16. doi request reprint Comparison of landing knee valgus angle between female basketball and football athletes: possible implications for anterior cruciate ligament and patellofemoral joint injury rates
    Allan Munro
    School of Health Sciences, University of Salford, UK
    Phys Ther Sport 13:259-64. 2012
    ..To evaluate landing strategies of female football and basketball athletes with relation to possible injury mechanisms and disparity in injury...
  17. doi request reprint Complex training in ice hockey: the effects of a heavy resisted sprint on subsequent ice-hockey sprint performance
    Martyn J Matthews
    Directorate of Sport, Exercise, and Physiotherapy, School of Health Care Professions, University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Strength Cond Res 24:2883-7. 2010
    ..For those athletes wishing to improve skating speed, heavy resisted sprints on ice may provide a biomechanically suitable exercise for inducing potentiation before speed training drills...