Christiana Raymond-Pope, PhD, a post-doctoral student in the School of Kinesiology, is the lead author of the article “Association of compartmental leg lean mass measured by dual X-ray absorptiometry with force production” in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.
This study examined the association of a new method of measuring upper leg anterior/posterior compartmental composition using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) that was developed in the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology. The study observed an association between upper leg compartmental muscle mass measured using the newly developed DXA scanning method with measures of muscle-specific and explosive strength.
The results of the study indicate that this method of measuring leg muscle mass may provide a way to monitor injured athletes’ safe return to their sport after rehabilitation.
Co-authors of the article include: Don Dengel, PhD, professor of kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology, as well as School of Kinesiology graduates Tyler Bosch, PhD and John Fitzgerald, PhD.
Donald R. Dengel, PhD, exercise physiology professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology (LIHP), is the lead author of an article, “Body composition and bone mineral density of division 1 collegiate track and field athletes, a consortium of college athlete research (C-CAR) study,” in the Journal of Clinical Densitometry.
The publication examines body composition using dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) in 590 male and female NCAA Division I collegiate track and field athletes, making it the largest study of its kind. The number of athlete participants allowed researchers to analyze data by position. The study found that there were both sex- and event-specific total and regional body composition measurements differences in these collegiate athletes, which can be used by coaches and sports performance staff to determine collegiate track and field athletes’ positional suitability. Additionally, it informs more effective training and nutritional programs.
Co-authors include Tyler Bosch, PhD, and Kat Keller, BS, kinesiology alumni.