Twitter Facts – March

I’d avoided doing the whole one-liner advice thing on Twitter for a while; I don’t like the whole soundbite culture we are surrounded by. I want to know why things happen and what modulates such occurrences. I want to know what agrees with a particular position or viewpoint and then also what contests it. Still, I do Tweet, so when in Rome…

I finally jumped on the bandwagon in the middle of last month and, to date, my Tweets seem to have gone down well. My aim for the little nuggets I post is to provide a snapshot of particular studies that I feel are particularly eminent and directly impact my practices as a coach.

Here’s a short and sweet little post recapping all the Twitter tit-bits I’ve posted in March. If you’re not following me on Twitter yet, this is what you’re missing out on!


14/03/12 – Jump training performed with elastic resistance does not appear to improve jump performance (Hrysomallis, 2012)

16/03/12 – A glute pre-activation warm-up improves power output in a vertical countermovement jump (Crow, 2012)

17/03/12 – Dark chocolate improves insulin sensitivity in healthy individuals (Grassi et al, 2005)

18/03/12 – During prone horizontal abduction, lower and mid trap activity is greatest at 90 degrees of shoulder abduction (Kinney et al, 2008)

19/03/12 – Longer Achilles tendons are associated with improved running economy (Hunter et al, 2011)

20/03/12 – A learning period may be required to exploit the potential benefits of complex training (Comyns et al, 2010)

22/03/12 – Limiting rest periods in-between exercises elevates post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC) (Da Silva et al, 2010)

23/03/12 – Loaded plyometrics may elicit superior gains in jump performance when compared to their unloaded counterparts (Khlifa et al, 2010)

24/03/12 – Restrictions in dorsiflexion ROM appear to impair the force attenuation capacity of the lower limb (Fong et al, 2011)

26/02/12 – Hip internal rotation moments are increased with hip flexion (Delp et al, 1999)

27/02/12 – Carnitine supplementation may result in glycogen sparing during low intensity exercise (Wall et al, 2011)

29/03/12 – The brachialis is preferentially recruited at slower tempos of elbow flexion (Kulig et al, 2001)

30/03/12 – Eccentric exercise increases the angle of optimum torque generation in the hamstrings (Brockett et al, 2001)

31/03/12 – The front squat elicits comparable muscular recruitment to the back squat despite marked reductions in the load lifted (Gullett et al, 2008)


So, let me know what you think. Are you a fan of the one-liners? Get enough likes and retweets on this post and I’ll elaborate on some of the research for you.

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  1. Stephanie

    Yes, definitely love the nuggets! I would love elaboration on 2/27 & 3/22. Thanks for putting them out there!

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