Leading the way to active, healthy living Kinesiology is the study of human movement, but it is so much more. It’s about finding new ways to improve performance, health and wellness. It’s about working to prevent injuries, and reversing unhealthy trends by helping people return to the activities they love the most after an injury or disease. The Faculty of Kinesiology is nationally and internationally recognized for research and academic excellence. We are committed to creating a healthier, active society through our research.

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  • Lower-limb joint kinetics in jump rope skills performed by competitive athletes 

    Bruce, Olivia L; Ramsay, Mollee; Kennedy, Geneva; Edwards, W Brent (Routledge, Graduate Studies, Kinesiology, Human Performance Lab, University of Calgary, https://authorservices.taylorandfrancis.com/research-impact/sharing-versions-of-journal-articles/, acceptedVersion, 2020-08-28)
    The purpose of this study was to characterise lower-limb joint kinetics during consecutive double unders and speed step sprints performed by competitive jump rope athletes, and to compare these measurements to running. ...
  • Annual Report 2018 - Highlights 

    Human Performance Laboratory (Kinesiology, Human Performance Lab, University of Calgary, 2018)
  • Annual Report 2018 

    Human Performance Laboratory (Kinesiology, Human Performance Lab, University of Calgary, 2018)
  • Social Support and Physical Activity in Older Adults: Identifying Predictors Using Data From the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging 

    Zimmer, Chantelle; McDonough, Meghan H. (Human Kinetics, Inc., Kinesiology, University of Calgary, https://journals.humankinetics.com/page/openaccess/open-access, acceptedVersion, 2021-08-04)
    This study examined which of nine forms of social support were the strongest predictors of physical activity in older adults, and to what degree these associations were moderated by eight demographic indicators of groups ...
  • Sarcomere length measurement reliability in single myofibrils 

    Schmidt, Jonas; Jinha, Azim; Herzog, Walter (Elsevier, Kinesiology, Human Performance Lab, University of Calgary, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, SC, Brazil, https://www.elsevier.com/about/policies/sharing, acceptedVersion, 2021-07-12)
    Sarcomere length non-uniformities occur at all structural levels of skeletal muscles and have been associated with important mechanical properties. Changes in sarcomere length non-uniformities in the nano- and sub-nanometer ...
  • Experiences With Social Participation in Group Physical Activity Programs for Older Adults 

    Zimmer, Chantelle; McDonough, Meghan H.; Hewson, Jennifer; Toohey, Ann; Din, Cari; Crocker, Peter R.E.; Bennett, Erica V. (Human Kinetics, Inc., Cumming School of Medicine, Kinesiology, Social Work, University of Calgary, University of British Columbia, https://journals.humankinetics.com/page/copyright/copyright-and-permissions, acceptedVersion, 2021-06-24)
    Little is known about how social participation can be facilitated among older adults in group physical activity and its psychosocial benefits that contribute to successful aging. This study aimed to understand older adults’ ...
  • Familial resemblance of bone health in maternal lineage pairs and triads: A scoping review protocol 

    Boisvert, Nicole M.J.; Hayden, K. Alix; Doyle-Baker, Patricia K. (Environmental Design, Graduate Studies, Kinesiology, Libraries and Cultural Resources, Community Health Sciences, Human Performance Lab, University of Calgary, 2021-05-03)
    Population: Maternal Pairs or Triads. Concept: Familial Resemblance. Context: Bone Health. Primary Question: What is the familial resemblance of bone health in pairs or triads within maternal biological lineage? Secondary ...
  • Stressed volume around vascular canals explains compressive fatigue life variation of secondary osteonal bone but not plexiform bone 

    Loundagin, Lindsay L.; Edwards, William Brent (Elsevier : Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, Kinesiology, University of Calgary, 2020-01)
    The fatigue life of bone illustrates a large degree of scatter that is likely related to underlying differences in composition and microarchitecture. Vascular canals act as stress concentrations, the magnitude and volume ...
  • Stressed volume estimated by finite element analysis predicts the fatigue life of human cortical bone: The role of vascular canals as stress concentrators 

    Loundagin, Lindsay L.; Pohl, Andrew J.; Edwards, William Brent (Kinesiology, University of Calgary, 2021-02)
    The fatigue life of cortical bone can vary several orders of magnitude, even in identical loading conditions. A portion of this variability is likely related to intracortical microarchitecture and the role of vascular ...
  • The effects of inorganic phosphate on contractile function of slow skeletal muscle fibres are length-dependent 

    Smith, Ian Curtis; Collao, Nicolás; Herzog, Walter (Elsevier : Biochemical & Biophysical Research Communications, Kinesiology, University of Calgary, acceptedVersion, 2020-09-26)
    Muscle operates across a wide range of sarcomere lengths. Inorganic phosphate (Pi) diminishes force output of striated muscle, with greater influence at short relative to long sarcomere lengths in fast skeletal and cardiac ...

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