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Todd Miller, Stephanie Mull, Alan Albert Aragon, James Krieger and Brad Jon Schoenfeld

cohort of obese postmenopausal women. Significant fat loss occurred in CR and CR + RT, but not RT alone. The maintenance of high levels of muscle mass has implications on physical function, and plays a role in the prevention of common pathologic conditions and chronic diseases ( Wolfe, 2006 ). In this

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William Abbott, Adam Brett, Emma Cockburn and Tom Clifford

A number of studies report that soccer players often suffer from prolonged decrements in physical function following matches. 1 – 3 Not only is strength, power, and sprint performance affected, but complaints of muscle soreness (MS) and psychometric disturbances are also prevalent. 2 Although the

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Sarah J. Willis, Grégoire P. Millet and Fabio Borrani

Med . 2010 ; 9 ( 3 ): 452 – 458 . PubMed ID: 24149640 24149640 12. Clarkson MJ , Conway L , Warmington SA . Blood flow restriction walking and physical function in older adults: a randomized control trial . J Sci Med Sport . 2017 ; 20 ( 12 ): 1041 – 1046 . PubMed ID: 28483555 doi:10.1016/j

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Nick Dobbin, Jamie Highton, Samantha L. Moss and Craig Twist

functional movement screening and in-season changes in physical function and performance among elite rugby league players . J Strength Cond Res . 2016 ; 30 ( 4 ): 910 – 918 . PubMed ID: 27003450 doi:10.1519/JSC.0000000000000270 27003450 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000270

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Anna K. Melin, Ida A. Heikura, Adam Tenforde and Margo Mountjoy

; Nattiv et al., 2007 ; Rickenlund et al., 2005 ; Thompson et al., 1993 ; Tornberg et al., 2017 ; Turton et al., 2017 ). Low substrate and nutrient availability negatively affect cognitive and physical function and health as well as performance both directly and indirectly. LEA causes endocrine changes

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James H. Rimmer

During the last 15 years a growing number of persons with mental retardation (MR) have been relocated from large congregate facilities to residences in the community. With this trend comes the realization that exercise specialists employed in community based fitness centers will have to address the needs of a growing number of adults with MR who are beginning to access these facilities. Since adults with MR present themselves as a unique group in terms of their cognitive and physical function, this paper will address specific exercise guidelines that must be considered when developing cardiovascular fitness programs for this population.

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Kelly P. Arbour-Nicitopoulos, Celina Shirazipour and Krystn Orr

physical activity interventions (both lifestyle physical activity and exercise) for improving physical functioning, psychological well-being, and/or physical activity participation in persons with disabilities. One of the strengths highlighted in this line of research is its diverse use of intervention

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Melissa Bittner

/severe disabilities and students with limited mobility (e.g., Motor Activity Training Program, [ Special Olympics International, 1989 ], CTAPE and LaMAP Assessment Supplement [ Louisiana Department of Education, 2015 ]). In Chapter 7, the authors progress to discussing the topic of physical function (e

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Sonsoles Hernández-Sánchez, Pedro L. Valenzuela, Javier S. Morales, Juan J. Carrero, Alejandro Lucia and Jonatan R. Ruiz

and medical monitoring—as a complementary tool to improve physical function and quality of life among kidney transplant patients. Acknowledgments Hernández-Sánchez and Valenzuela contributed equally to this work. This work was supported by the University of Alcalá (grant number FPI2016 to P

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Joseph Peters, Ian Rice and Tyson Bull

’s functional level, ranging from Class 1.0 (minimum physical function) to Class 4.5 (maximum physical function), where higher class players tend to be more active close to the rim compared with lower class players who score more frequently from the perimeter ( Doi, Mutsuzaki, Tachibana, Wadano, & Iwai, 2018