Paul Comfort

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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

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Publications26

  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 Effect of Sampling Frequency on Isometric Midthigh-Pull Kinetics
    Thomas Dos'Santos
    Human Performance Laboratory, University of Salford, Greater Manchester, UK
    Int J Sports Physiol Perform 11:255-60. 2016
    ....
  12. 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...
  13. doi request reprint Psychological Strategies Included by Strength and Conditioning Coaches in Applied Strength and Conditioning
    Jon N Radcliffe
    1Sport, Health and Nutrition, Leeds Trinity University, Leeds, United Kingdom and 2Directorate of Sports, Exercise and Physiotherapy, School of Health Sciences, The University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom
    J Strength Cond Res 29:2641-54. 2015
    ..Such development should strive to develop coaches' awareness of strategies to develop confidence, regulate arousal, and facilitate skill and technique development...
  14. doi request reprint Reliability of the 30-15 Intermittent Fitness Test in Semiprofessional Soccer Players
    Christopher Thomas
    Directorate of Sport, Exercise and Physiotherapy, University of Salford, Salford, UK
    Int J Sports Physiol Perform 11:172-5. 2016
    ..The purpose of this investigation was to determine the reliability of the 30-15 Intermittent Fitness Test (30-15IFT) in semiprofessional soccer players...
  15. doi request reprint An Investigation Into the Relationship Between Maximum Isometric Strength and Vertical Jump Performance
    Christopher Thomas
    1Directorate of Sport, Exercise and Physiotherapy, University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom and 2Department of Exercise and Sport Science, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee
    J Strength Cond Res 29:2176-85. 2015
    ..Because stronger athletes did not jump higher than weaker athletes, dynamic strength tests may be more practical methods of assessing the relationships between relative strength levels and dynamic performance in collegiate athletes...
  16. doi request reprint The effect of load and sex on kinematic and kinetic variables during the mid-thigh clean pull
    Paul Comfort
    a Directorate of Sport, Exercise and Physiotherapy, University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester, UK
    Sports Biomech 14:139-56. 2015
    ..When training force production or impulse, higher loads (120-140% 1RM) are recommended, when using the mid-thigh clean pull...
  17. doi request reprint Effect of knee and trunk angle on kinetic variables during the isometric midthigh pull: test-retest reliability
    Paul Comfort
    Directorate of Sport, Exercise and Physiotherapy, University of Salford, Salford, UK
    Int J Sports Physiol Perform 10:58-63. 2015
    ..3% in peak isometric force, >10.3% in mRFD, >5.3% in impulse at 100 ms, >4.4% in impulse at 200 ms, and >7.1% in impulse at 300 ms should be considered meaningful, irrespective of posture. ..
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. doi request reprint Reliability of Maximal Back Squat and Power Clean Performances in Inexperienced Athletes
    Paul Comfort
    Human Performance Laboratory, Directorate of Sport, Exercise and Physiotherapy, University of Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Strength Cond Res 29:3089-96. 2015
    ....
  21. pmc Joint Kinetics and Kinematics During Common Lower Limb Rehabilitation Exercises
    Paul Comfort
    Directorate of Sport, Exercise and Physiotherapy, University of Salford, Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Athl Train 50:1011-8. 2015
    ..Unilateral body-weight exercises are commonly used to strengthen the lower limbs during rehabilitation after injury, but data comparing the loading of the limbs during these tasks are limited...
  22. doi request reprint Reliability of the Dynamic Strength Index in collegiate athletes
    Christopher Thomas
    Directorate of Sport, Exercise and Physiotherapy University of Salford, Salford, UK
    Int J Sports Physiol Perform 10:542-5. 2015
    ..To determine the reliability of the Dynamic Strength Index (DSI) in college athletes...
  23. doi 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...