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Exercise, Sport & Movement Sciences

Influence of dynamic stretching on ankle joint stiffness, vertical stiffness and running economy during treadmill running
George M. Pamboris, Marika Noorkoiv, Vasilios Baltzopoulos, Douglas W. Powell, Tom Howes and Amir A. Mohagheghi

Greater Breast Support Alters Trunk and Knee Joint Biomechanics Commonly Associated With Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
Hailey B. Fong, Alexis K. Nelson, Julie E. Storey, Jay Hinton, Melissa Puppa, Deirdre McGhee, Daniel Greenwood and Douglas W. Powell

Selection of Noninvasive Features in Wrist-Based Wearable Sensors to Predict Blood Glucose Concentrations Using Machine Learning Algorithms
Brian Bogue-Jimenez, Xiaolei Huang, Douglas Powell and Ana Doblas

Detection of foot contact in treadmill running with inertial and optical measurement systems
Reenalda J, Zandberger MA, Harbers JD, Paquette MR, Milner CE

Monitoring gait complexity as an indicator for running-related injury risk in collegiate cross-country runners: A proof-of-concept study
Gruber AH, McDonnell J, Davis JJ, Vollmar JE, Harezlak J, Paquette MR

Changes in training, lifestyle, psychological and demographic factors, and associations with running-related injuries during COVID-19
Holmes HH, Monaghan PG, Strunk KK, Paquette MR, Roper JA

A high fat western diet attenuates phasic dopamine release
Mary K. Estes, Jasric J. Bland, Kenya K. Ector, Melissa J. Puppa, Douglas W. Powell, Deranda B. Lester

Effects of Feeding Time on Markers of Muscle Metabolic Flexibility Following Acute Aerobic Exercise in Trained Mice Undergoing Time Restricted Feeding
Aaron Persinger, Matthew Butawan, Martina Faietti, Ashley Pryke, Kyley Rose, Marie van der Merwe, Richard J. Bloomer, and Melissa J. Puppa

Potential predictors of vertical jump performance: Lower extremity dimensions and alignment, relative body fat, and kinetic variables.
Daugherty HJ, Weiss LW, Paquette MR, Powell DW, Allison LE

Impact of a Dynamic Ankle Orthosis on Acute Pain and Function in Patients with Mechanical Foot and Ankle Pain
Chung CL, Paquette MR, DiAngelo DJ

Influence of Prolonged Running and Training on Tibial Acceleration and Movement Quality in Novice Runners
Camelio K, Gruber AH, Powell DW, Paquette MR

Study protocol of a randomized intervention study to explore effects of a pure physical training and a mind–body exercise on cognitive executive function in independent living adults age 65–85
Gerhild Ullmann, Yuhua Li, Meredith A. Ray, Shirleatha T. Lee

Comparison of different measures to monitor week-to-week changes in training load in high school runners
Megan R. Ryan, Christopher Napier, Daniel Greenwood, Max R Paquette

Age and training volume influence joint kinetics during running
Max R Paquette, Douglas W Powell, Paul DeVita

Session Rating of Perceived Exertion Combined With Training Volume for Estimating Training Responses in Runners
Christopher Napier, Megan Ryan, Carlo Menon, Max R Paquette

Joint work is not shifted proximally after a long run in rearfoot strike runners
Jake A Melaro, Allison H Gruber, Max R Paquette

Baseline Postural Control and Lower Extremity Injury Incidence Among Those With a History of Concussion
Nicholas Murray, Emily Belson, Brian Szekely, Arthur Islas, Daniel Cipriani, Robert C. Lynall, Thomas A. Buckley, Douglas W. Powell and Barry Munkasy

Using Behavioral Skills Training With Video Feedback to Prevent Risk of Injury in Youth Female Soccer Athletes
Marrissa Harris, Laura Baylot Casey, James N. Meindl, Douglas Powell, William C. Hunter and Diana Delgado

Sex Differences in Ground Reaction Force Profiles of Ballet Dancers During Single- and Double-Leg Landing Tasks
Rachael A. Arnwine and Douglas W. Powell

Ankle kinetics and plantarflexor morphology in older runners with different lifetime running exposures
Ramzi M. Majaj, Douglas W. Powell, Lawrence W. Weiss, Max R. Paquette

The single-leg vertical hop provides unique asymmetry information in individuals after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
Jeffrey B. Taylora, Audrey E. Westbrooka, Penny L. Headb, Katie M. Gloverb, Max R. Paquette and Kevin R. Forda

The Influence of Normalization Technique on Between-Muscle Activation during a Back-Squat
J. Adam Korak, Brett D. Bruininks and Max Paquette

Moving Beyond Weekly “Distance”: Optimizing Quantification of Training Load in Runners
Max Paquette, Christopher Napier, Richard Willy, Trent Stellingwerff

Exercise prescription for weight management in obese adults at risk for osteoarthritis: synthesis from a systematic review
Dylan R. Barrow, Lauren M. Abbate, Max R. Paquette, Jeffrey B. Driban, Heather K. Vincent, Connie Newman, Stephen P. Messier, Kirsten R. Ambrose, Sarah P. Shultz

Biomechanical comparison of a new dynamic ankle orthosis to a standard ankle-foot orthosis during walking
Chloe Chung, Denis J. DiAngelo, Douglas W. Powell, Max R. Paquette

A joint power approach to identify phases of the countermovement vertical jump
John H. Harry, Leland A. Barker, Max R. Paquette

Lower limb joint kinetics during walking in middle-aged runners with low or high lifetime running exposure
Jake A. Melaro, Ramzi M. Majaj, Douglas W. Powell, Paul DeVita, Max R. Paquette

Running shoes, pronation, and injuries: do beliefs of injury risk factors among running shoe salespersons and physiotherapy students align with current aetiology frameworks?
Alexander Wolthon, Rasmus Oestergaard Nielsen, Richard W. Willy, Jeffery A. Taylor-Haas, Max R. Paquette

Footwear and Sex Differences in Performance and Joint Kinetics During Maximal Vertical Jumping
Ross Smith, Max R. Paquette, John R. Harry, Douglas W. Powell, Lawrence W. Weiss


Tart Cherry Juice Reduces Plasma Triglycerides and CVD Risk Factor, But Does not Affect Indirect Measures of Insulin Resistance, in Overweight and Obese Subjects: A Randomized, Crossover Pilot Study
Keith R Martin, Jennifer Bopp and Lacey Burrell

Senescent macrophages alter fibroblast fibrogenesis in response to SARS-CoV-2 infection
Brandt Pence, Yufeng Zhang, Ivy Antwi and Theodore James Cory

Plasma Nitrate and Nitrite as Biological Indicators of Health and Disease in Nutritional Studies
Keith R. Martin and Richard J. Bloomer 

Nitrate and human health: An overview. In: Nitrate Handbook: Environmental, Agricultural, and Health Effects, Advances in Trace Elements in the Environment
Martin, K.R. and Bloomer, RJ.

Impact of AmaTea® Max on physiological measures and gaming performance in active gamers: A placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomized study
Richard J. Bloomer, Keith R. Martin, Jacquelyn C. Pence

Astaxanthin Supplementation Increases Glutathione Concentrations but Does Not Impact Fat Oxidation During Exercise in Active Young Men
Matthew J. McAllister, Joni A. Mettler, Kyle Patek, Matthew Butawan, and Richard J. Bloomer

Working memory and hippocampal expression of BDNF, ARC, and P-STAT3 in rats: effects of diet and exercise
Helen J. Sable , John J. MacDonnchadh, Harold W. Lee, Matthew Butawan, Raven N. Simpson, Katie M. Krueger and Richard J. Bloomer

Growth Differentiation Factor-15 in Immunity and Aging
Brandt Pence

Early Time‐Restricted Feeding Amends Circadian Clock Function and Improves Metabolic Health in Male and Female Nile Grass Rats
Chidambaram Ramanathan, Hayden Johnson, Suman Sharma, Wangkuk Son, Melissa Puppa, Saba Neyson Rohani, Aaryani Tipirneni‐Sajja, Richard J. Bloomer and Marie van der Merwe

The Impact of a Dried Fruit and Vegetable Supplement and Fiber Rich Shake on Gut and Health Parameters in Female Healthcare Workers: A Placebo‐Controlled, Double‐Blind, Randomized Clinical Trial
Marie van der Merwe, Damien Moore, Jessica L. Hill, Faith H. Keating, Randal K. Buddington, Richard J. Bloomer, Anyou Wang and Dale D. Bowman

Oral Administration of Nicotinamide Mononucleotide Increases Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide Level in an Animal Brain
Chidambaram Ramanathan, Thomas Lackie, Drake H. Williams, Paul S. Simone, Yufeng Zhang and Richard J. Bloomer

Metformin Suppresses Monocyte Immunometabolic Activation by SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Subunit 1
Theodore J. Cory, Russell S. Emmons, Johnathan R. Yarbro, Kierstin L. Davis and Brandt Pence

Ad Libitum Western Diet Feeding Does Not Alter Basal Skeletal Muscle Heat Shock Protein Expression in Sedentary or Aerobically Trained Young Rats
Alex T. Von Schulze, Marie van der Merwe, Chad D. Touchberry, Richard J. Bloomer

Revisiting the question of nucleated versus enucleated erythrocytes in birds and mammals
Kang Nian Yap and Yufeng Zhang

The high-energy aerial insectivore lifestyle of swallows does not produce clear thermogenic side effects
Yufeng Zhang, Kang Nian Yap, Kyle T David, David L Swanson

Are mitochondria the main contributor of reactive oxygen species in cells?
Yufeng Zhang and Hoi Shan Wong

Effects of a Bacterial Infection on Mitochondrial Function and Oxidative Stress in a Songbird
Yufeng Zhang, Geoffrey E. Hill, Zhiyuan Ge, Noel R. Park, Halie A. Taylor, Victoria Andreasen, Luc Tardy, Andreas N. Kavazis, Camille Bonneaud, and Wendy R. Hood

Recent developments and future perspectives in aging and macrophage immunometabolism
Brandt Pence

Targeting Mononuclear Phagocytes to Treat COVID-19
Brandt Pence and Theodore J. Cory

Assessment of Delphinol® on Measures of Vascular Function in Men and Women
Jacquelyn Pence, Roddy Morris, Ivo Pischel, Richard J Bloomer

Impact of diet and exercise training on physical performance and body composition in male rats: influence of ad libitum feeding and mild caloric restriction
Richard J Bloomer, Trint Gunnels, JohnHenry M. Schriefer

Effects of Feeding Time on Markers of Muscle Metabolic Flexibility Following Acute Aerobic Exercise in Trained Mice Undergoing Time Restricted Feeding
Aaron Persinger, Matthew Butawan, Martina Faietti, Ashley Pryke, Kyley Rose, Marie van der Merwe, Richard J. Bloomer and Melissa J. Puppa

The Impact of a Dried Fruit and Vegetable Supplement and Fiber Rich Shake on Gut and Health Parameters in Female Healthcare Workers: A Placebo‐Controlled, Double‐Blind, Randomized Clinical Trial
Marie van der Merwe, Damien Moore, Jessica L. Hill, Faith H. Keating, Randal K. Buddington, Richard J. Bloomer, Anyou Wang and Dale D. Bowman

Beyond Nutrition Recommendations: What Healthcare Professionals Should Know about Dietary Supplements to Best Serve Their Patients
Jacquelyn Pence, Keith R Martin, Richard Bloomer

Dietary Nitrates, Nitrites, and Food Safety: Risks Versus Benefits
Keith R Martin

Aging and monocyte immunometabolism in COVID-19
Brandt D. Pence

Tart cherry juice consumed daily for 4 weeks does not impair or exacerbate biomarkers of metabolic function in at‑risk overweight and obese subjects: A randomized, crossover pilot study
Keith R Martin, Lacey Burrell, Jennifer Bopp

Dietary Supplementation with L-Arginine, Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms of Arginase 1 and 2, and Plasma L-Arginine
Keith R Martin

Effectively Managing the Co-ingestion of Dietary Supplements and Prescription Drugs
Jacquelyn C Pence, Keith R Martin and Richard J Bloomer

CRAFT for NMR lipidomics: Targeting lipid metabolism in leucine-supplemented tumor-bearing mice
Hayden Johnson, Melissa Puppa, Marie van der Merwe, Aaryani Tipirneni-Sajja

Gut microbiome changes induced by a diet rich in fruits and vegetables
Marie van der Merwe

Impact of Nuun Electrolyte Tablets on Fluid Balance in Active Men and Women
Jacquelyn Pence, Richard Bloomer

Growth differentiation factor‐15 is associated with age‐related monocyte dysfunction
Brandt D. Pence, Johnathan R. Yarbro, Russell S. Emmons

Atypical monocytes in COVID‐19: Lighting the fire of cytokine storm?
Brandt D. Pence

Acute coffee ingestion with and without medium-chain triglycerides decreases blood oxidative stress markers and increases ketone levels
Matthew J. McAllister, Hunter S. Waldman, Liliana I. Rentería, Andrew E. Gonzalez, Matthew B. Butawan and Richard J. Bloomer

Development of a liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC–MS/MS) method for characterizing caffeine, methylliberine, and theacrine pharmacokinetics in humans
Yan-Hong Wang, Goutam Mondal, Matthew Butawan, Richard J. Bloomer, Charles R. Yates

A 28-Day Carbohydrate-Restricted Diet Improves Markers of Cardiovascular Disease in Professional Firefighters
Hunter S. Waldman, JohnEric W. Smith, John Lamberth, Brent J. Fountain, Richard J. Bloomer, Matthew B. Butawan and Matthew J. McAllister

Acute impact of a single dose of Dynamine®, TeaCrine®, caffeine, and their combination on systemic hemodynamics and associated measures in men and women
Richard J. Bloomer, Matthew Butawan, Jacquelyn Pence

Acute Ingestion of a Novel Nitrate-Rich Dietary Supplement Significantly Increases Plasma Nitrate/Nitrite in Physically Active Men and Women
Richard J. Bloomer, Matthew Butawan, Brandon Pigg and Keith R. Martin

Manuka Honey Reduces NETosis on an Electrospun Template Within a Therapeutic Window
Benjamin A. Minden-Birkenmaier, Richard A. Smith, Marko Z. Radic, Marie van der Merwe and Gary L. Bowlin

Dietary Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reduce Adiposity and Alter Glucocorticoid-Associated Transcripts in Epididymal White Adipose Tissue of C57BL/6 Male Mice Raised on a High Fat Diet
Jessica L. Hill, Jacqueline M. Wyman, Simone M. Godwin, Leeanna A. Beech, Randal K. Buddington, Thomas R. Sutter, Karen Ringwald-Smith and Marie van der Merwe

Vitamin D2-enhanced Mushrooms as Dietary Supplements and Nutraceuticals: A Nutritionally Sensible Trade-off for the Consumer
Keith R. Martin, Jacquelyn C. Pence, Richard J. Bloomer

An Assessment of the Glyconutrient Ambrotose™ on Immunity, Gut Health, and Safety in Men and Women: A Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind, Randomized Clinical Trial
Richard J. Bloomer, Matthew Butawan, Marie van der Merwe and Faith H. Keating

Time of Feeding Alters Obesity-Associated Parameters and Gut Bacterial Communities, but Not Fungal Populations, in C57BL/6 Male Mice
Marie van der Merwe, Sunita Sharma, Jade L Caldwell, Nicholas J Smith, Charles K Gomes, Richard J Bloomer, Randal K Buddington and Joseph F Pierre

Fanning the Flames of Inflammaging: Impact of Monocyte Metabolic Reprogramming
Brandt D. Pence

Macrophage Immunometabolism and Inflammaging: Roles of Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Cellular Senescence, CD38, and NAD
Johnathan R. Yarbro, Russell S. Emmons, Brandt D. Pence

Exercise immunology: Future directions
David C. Nieman, Brandt D. Pence

Severe COVID-19 and aging: are monocytes the key?
Brandt D. Pence

Metabolic Health Outcomes Following Nine Months of Mild Caloric Restriction in Male Rats Adhering To a Western or Vegan Diet
Richard J Bloomer, John Henry M Schriefer, Trint A Gunnels and Matthew Butawan

Elimination of Routine Gastric Residual Volume Monitoring Improves Patient Outcomes in Adult Critically Ill Patients in a Community Hospital Setting
Tracy Bruen, DCN, RDN, LDN; Shristi Rawal, PhD; Jennifer Tomesko, DCN, RDN, CNSC; and Laura Byham-Gray, PhD, RDN, FNKF

Time of feeding alters obesity-associated parameters and gut bacterial communities, but not fungal populations, in C57BL/6 male mice 
Marie van der Merwe, Sunita Sharma, Jade L Calwell, Nicholas J Smith, Charles K Gomes, Richard J Bloomer, Randal K Buddington, Joseph F Pierre

Physical Education Teacher Education

Motivating students through content and curriculum models: Building a Sport Education Tactical Games Model (SETGM) unit on Spikeball.
Threatt, A., Simonton, K., & Layne, T.

Effects of a sport education instructional model and heart rate monitor system on the physical activity and jump rope performance of fourth grade students.
Layne, T., Simonton, K., & Irwin, C.

“My Methods Courses Feel Like Walmart”: Influence of Secondary Organizational Socialization on Early Career Faculty Members’ Implementation of PETE
Jamie Jacob Brunsdon and Matthew D. Curtner-Smith

‘We’re trying to produce serious educators’: impact of secondary organizational socialization on mid-career faculty members’ delivery of PETE
Jamie Jacob Brunsdon & Matthew D. Curtner-Smith

Physical Education Teacher Experiences Through the Lens of a Pandemic: Putting a Spotlight on Teacher Beliefs, Practices, Emotional Fragility, and Well-Being
Kelly L. Simonton, Todd E. Layne, Boone Brown, and Keith Loupe

Physical activity break program to improve elementary students’ executive function and mathematics performance.
Todd E. Layne, Yli-Piipari, S., & Knox, T

Parents shape their children’s physical activity during unstructured recess through intrinsic value the children possess.
Deng, Y., Hwang, Y., Todd E. Layne

Project-based learning and its potential in physical education: an instructional model inquiry
Kelly L. Simonton, Todd E. Layne & Carol C. Irwin

Gender differences with anxiety, perceived competence, and grit in collegiate track and field throwers. Journal of Physical Education and Sport, 20(5), p. 2751-2759.
Criticos, M., Layne, T., Simonton, K., & Irwin, C.

Effectiveness of a 4-week classroom-based physical activity break program on elementary students’ executive function and mathematics performance. Education 3-13.
Layne, T., Yli-Piipari, S., & Knox, T.

Adapting: A study of implementing adaptive personalized instruction, innovation, and technology from an instructor’s perspective. Physical Educator, 78(1), p. 11-30.
Duren, D., Layne, T., Bray, N., & Irwin, C.

Factors impacting swimming participation and competence: Qualitative report
Layne, T., Irwin, C., Pharr, J., & Irwin, R.