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Monitoring Multidirectional Speed Training (2023)
Book Chapter
Quinn, M., & Atkins, S. (2023). Monitoring Multidirectional Speed Training. In P. Jones, & T. Dos’Santos (Eds.), Multidirectional Speed in Sport: Research to Application (306-319). Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003267881

Monitoring of multidirectional speed training is important not only for the development of the range of relevant qualities (speed, change-of-direction speed, agility, deceleration ability, etc.) but also for monitoring loading of high-intensity multi... Read More about Monitoring Multidirectional Speed Training.

The effects of sprint vs. resisted sled-based training; an 8-week in-season randomized control intervention in elite rugby league players (2021)
Journal Article
Sinclair, J., Edmundson, C., Metcalfe, J., Bottoms, L., Atkins, S., & Bentley, I. (2021). The effects of sprint vs. resisted sled-based training; an 8-week in-season randomized control intervention in elite rugby league players. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(17), e9241. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18179241

The aim of the current study was to examine the efficacy of resisted sled-based training compared to traditional unresisted sprint training in terms of mediating improvements in speed, agility, and power during an eight-week period of in-season train... Read More about The effects of sprint vs. resisted sled-based training; an 8-week in-season randomized control intervention in elite rugby league players.

The pacing of mixed martial arts sparring bouts : a secondary investigation with new analyses of previous data to support accelerometry as a potential method of monitoring pacing (2020)
Journal Article
Kirk, C., Atkins, S., & Hurst, H. (2020). The pacing of mixed martial arts sparring bouts : a secondary investigation with new analyses of previous data to support accelerometry as a potential method of monitoring pacing. Human Movement, 21(4), https://doi.org/10.5114/hm.2020.94194

Purpose. Body-worn accelerometry has been shown to be reliable and used to measure the external load of mixed martial arts (MMA) via the Playerload metric. These measurements were only reported on a round-by-round basis, offering little indication... Read More about The pacing of mixed martial arts sparring bouts : a secondary investigation with new analyses of previous data to support accelerometry as a potential method of monitoring pacing.

Reliability and validity of a method for the assessment of sport rock climbers' isometric finger strength (2020)
Journal Article
Torr, O., Randall, T., Knowles, R., Giles, D., & Atkins, S. (2020). Reliability and validity of a method for the assessment of sport rock climbers' isometric finger strength. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000003548

Isometric strength of the finger flexors is considered to be one of the main physical determinants of sport rock climbing performance. We set out to determine the test-retest reliability and criterion validity of a low resource maximal isometric fing... Read More about Reliability and validity of a method for the assessment of sport rock climbers' isometric finger strength.

Knowledge of and attitudes towards concussion in cycling : a preliminary study (2019)
Journal Article
Hurst, H., Novak, A., Chueng, S., & Atkins, S. (2019). Knowledge of and attitudes towards concussion in cycling : a preliminary study. Journal of science and cycling, 8(1), https://doi.org/10.28985/1906.jsc.03

The aim of this study was to investigate the knowledge of and attitudes towards concussion in cycling. An abbreviated Rosenbaum Concussion Knowledge and attitudes Survey (RoCKAS) was distributed online via social media and completed by 1990 responden... Read More about Knowledge of and attitudes towards concussion in cycling : a preliminary study.

Effect of Velocity-Based Loading on Acceleration Kinetics and Kinematics During Sled Towing (2018)
Journal Article
Bentley, I., Sinclair, J. K., Atkins, S. J., Metcalfe, J., & Edmundson, C. J. (2021). Effect of Velocity-Based Loading on Acceleration Kinetics and Kinematics During Sled Towing. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 35(4), 1030-1038. https://doi.org/10.1519/jsc.0000000000002850

Sled towing (ST) provides an external load in the form of a sled towed using a shoulder or waist harness and cord behind the athlete. Loading strategies have varied greatly between studies, and despite many investigations, there is little agreeme... Read More about Effect of Velocity-Based Loading on Acceleration Kinetics and Kinematics During Sled Towing.

The magnitude of translational and rotational head accelerations experienced by riders during downhill mountain biking (2018)
Journal Article
Hurst, H., Atkins, S., & Dickinson, B. (2018). The magnitude of translational and rotational head accelerations experienced by riders during downhill mountain biking. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 21(12), 1256-1261. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2018.03.007

Objectives To determine the magnitude of translational and rotational head accelerations during downhill mountain biking. Design Observational study. Methods Sixteen male downhill cyclists (age 26.4 ± 8.4 years; stature 179.4 ± 7.2 cm; mas... Read More about The magnitude of translational and rotational head accelerations experienced by riders during downhill mountain biking.

The effects of ankle protectors on lower limb kinematics in male football players : a comparison to braced and unbraced ankles (2017)
Journal Article
Graydon, R., Fewtrell, D., Atkins, S., & Sinclair, J. (2017). The effects of ankle protectors on lower limb kinematics in male football players : a comparison to braced and unbraced ankles. Comparative Exercise Physiology, 13(4), 251-258. https://doi.org/10.3920/CEP160031

Football (Soccer) players have a high risk of injuring the lower extremities. To reduce the risk of ankle inversion injuries ankle braces can be worn. To reduce the risk of ankle contusion injuries ankle protectors can be utilized. However, athletes... Read More about The effects of ankle protectors on lower limb kinematics in male football players : a comparison to braced and unbraced ankles.

A comparison of GPS workload demands in match play and small-sided games by the positional role in youth soccer (2017)
Journal Article
Beenham, M., Barron, D., Fry, J., Hurst, H., Figueiredo, A., & Atkins, S. (2017). A comparison of GPS workload demands in match play and small-sided games by the positional role in youth soccer. Journal of Human Kinetics, 57(1), 129-137. https://doi.org/10.1515/hukin-2017-0054

The external demands of small-sided games (SSG’s) according to positional role are currently unknown. Using Catapult Minimax X3 5Hz GPS, with a 100 Hz tri-axial accelerometer, we compared accumulated tri-axial player load per min (PLacc.min-1) during... Read More about A comparison of GPS workload demands in match play and small-sided games by the positional role in youth soccer.

Profiling of translational and rotational head accelerations in youth BMX with and without neck brace (2017)
Journal Article
accelerations in youth BMX with and without neck brace. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 21(3), 263-267. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2017.05.018

Objectives: To investigate the influence of BMX helmets and neck braces on translational and rotational accelerations in youth riders. Design: Mixed model, repeated measure and correlation. Methods: Twenty three competitive youth BMX riders cl... Read More about Profiling of translational and rotational head accelerations in youth BMX with and without neck brace.

Influence of wheel size on muscle activity and tri-axial accelerations during cross-country mountain biking (2016)
Journal Article
Hurst, H., Atkins, S., Metcalfe, J., Rylands, L., & Sinclair, J. (2016). Influence of wheel size on muscle activity and tri-axial accelerations during cross-country mountain biking. Journal of Sports Sciences, 35(14), 1342-1348. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2016.1215497

This study aimed to investigate the influence of different mountain bike wheel diameters on muscle activity and whether larger diameter wheels attenuate muscle vibrations during cross-country riding. Nine male competitive mountain bikers (age 34.7 ±... Read More about Influence of wheel size on muscle activity and tri-axial accelerations during cross-country mountain biking.

The effect of mountain bike wheel size on cross-country performance (2016)
Journal Article
Hurst, H., Atkins, S., Metcalfe, J., Rylands, L., & Sinclair, J. (2016). The effect of mountain bike wheel size on cross-country performance. Journal of Sports Sciences, 35(14), 1349-1354. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2016.1215498

The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of different wheel size diameters on indicators of cross-country mountain bike time trial performance. Nine competitive male mountain bikers (age 34.7 ± 10.7 years; stature 177.7 ± 5.6 cm; body... Read More about The effect of mountain bike wheel size on cross-country performance.

The lower body muscle activation of intermediate to experienced kayakers when navigating white water (2016)
Journal Article
Murtagh, M., Brooks, D., Sinclair, J., & Atkins, S. (2016). The lower body muscle activation of intermediate to experienced kayakers when navigating white water. European Journal of Sport Science, 16(8), 1130-1136. https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2016.1188993

In white-water kayaking, the legs play a vital part in turning, stabilising and bracing actions. To date, there has been no reported information on neuromuscular activation of the legs in an authentic white-water environment. The aim of the current... Read More about The lower body muscle activation of intermediate to experienced kayakers when navigating white water.

Effects of footwear variations on three-dimensional kinematics and tibial accelerations of specific movements in American football (2016)
Journal Article
Sinclair, J., Rooney, E., Naemi, R., Atkins, S., & Chockalingam, N. (2016). Effects of footwear variations on three-dimensional kinematics and tibial accelerations of specific movements in American football. Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, 17(2), https://doi.org/10.1142/S0219519417500269

American football is associated with a high rate of non-contact chronic injuries. Players are able to select from both high and low cut footwear. The aim of the current investigation was to examine the influence of high and low cut American footbal... Read More about Effects of footwear variations on three-dimensional kinematics and tibial accelerations of specific movements in American football.

Sex differences in limb and joint stiffness in recreational runners (2016)
Journal Article
in recreational runners. Human Movement, 16(3), 137-141. https://doi.org/10.1515/humo-2015-0039

Purpose. Female runners are known to be at greater risk from chronic running injuries than age-matched males, although the exact mechanisms are often poorly understood. The aim of the current investigation was to determine if female recreational run... Read More about Sex differences in limb and joint stiffness in recreational runners.

Impact of harness attachment point on kinetics and kinematics during sled towing (2016)
Journal Article
Bentley, I., Atkins, S., Edmundson, C., Metcalfe, J., & Sinclair, J. (2016). Impact of harness attachment point on kinetics and kinematics during sled towing. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 30(3), 768-776. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000001155

Resisted sprint training is performed in a horizontal direction, and involves similar muscles, velocities and ranges of motion (ROM) to those of normal sprinting. Generally, sleds are attached to the athletes via a lead (3m) and harness; the most... Read More about Impact of harness attachment point on kinetics and kinematics during sled towing.

Effects of front and back squat techniques on patellofemoral joint kinetics in males (2015)
Journal Article
patellofemoral joint kinetics in males. Journal of biomedical engineering and informatics, 2(1), 76-81. https://doi.org/10.5430/jbei.v2n1p76

Purpose: The barbell squat is fundamental in strength and conditioning, with two principal variants; the back and front squat. Unfortunately, the propensity for injury is high particularly at the knee. The aim of the current investigation was exami... Read More about Effects of front and back squat techniques on patellofemoral joint kinetics in males.

Effect of front and back squat techniques on peak loads experienced by the Achilles tendon (2015)
Journal Article
Sinclair, J., Edmundson, C., Atkins, S., Taylor, P., & Vincent, H. (2015). Effect of front and back squat techniques on peak loads experienced by the Achilles tendon. Baltic Journal of Health and Physical Activity, 7(3),

Background A primary technique in the discipline of strength and conditioning the squat has two principal ‘back and front’ variants. Despite the physiological and strength benefits of the squat, the propensity for musculoskeletal injury is high. Th... Read More about Effect of front and back squat techniques on peak loads experienced by the Achilles tendon.

Agreement between the Stages Cycling and SRM powermeter systems during field-based off-road climbing (2015)
Journal Article
SRM powermeter systems during field-based off-road climbing. Journal of science and cycling, 4(1), 21-27

The aim of this study was to determine the agreement between two portable cycling powermeters for use during field based mountain biking. A single participant performed 15 timed ascents of an off-road climb. The participants’ bicycle was instrument... Read More about Agreement between the Stages Cycling and SRM powermeter systems during field-based off-road climbing.

The effects of barefoot and shod running on limb and joint stiffness characteristics in recreational runners (2015)
Journal Article
Sinclair, J., Atkins, S., & Taylor, P. (2015). The effects of barefoot and shod running on limb and joint stiffness characteristics in recreational runners. Journal of Motor Behavior, 48(1), 79-85. https://doi.org/10.1080/00222895.2015.1044493

The authors aimed to determine the effects of barefoot (BF) and several commercially available barefoot-inspired (BFIS) footwear models on limb and joint stiffness characteristics compared with conventional footwear (CF). Fifteen male participants... Read More about The effects of barefoot and shod running on limb and joint stiffness characteristics in recreational runners.