Exercise Links


  • Science Daily: Fitness research news.
  • Coaching Science Abstracts: Professor Brent S. Rushall's abstract archives of sports science.
  • NASA Train Like an Astronaut: Physical Education Adapted Physical Activity Strategies
  • Pocket: This Is What Happens to Your Body on a Thru-Hike.
  • Wiki.ezvid.com: Gym equipment recommendations.
  • SuppVersity: Nutrition and Exercise Science for Everyone. Articles based on scientific research.
  • Ask Dr Len Kravitz: Selected articles by exercise science professor at the University of New Mexico.
  • Shape Up America: exercises and fitness information.
  • HealthyNet: strength training articles by Gregory L. Welch, M.S. and Wayne L. Westcott, Ph.D.
  • Turnstep: search aerobics class patterns; body sculpting, cycling, box aerobics, step, abs, hi/lo floor, aqua, slide, etc.
  • Bal-A-Vis-X: balance/auditory/vision rhythmic exercises demands cooperation, promotes self-challenge, and fosters peer teaching.
  • Medline: exercise and physical fitness.
  • AnatomicallySpeaking.com Store: posters, books, software, and tools for exercise professionals.

Weight Training


  • BYU Biomechics: Kinesiology & Biomechanics of Sport & Exercise.
  • Exercise Analysis: using torque and center of gravity lines.
  • Center of Gravity Calculation / Calculator: Input weights, X and Y coordinates of each segments center of gravity then receive coordinates of combined COG.
  • Center of Mass Lab: Use body segment data (mass, length, center of gravity) to ascertain total torque and full body center of gravity.
  • Body Segment Parameters (PDF): A survey of measurement techniques.
  • Ergonomics: Information relavant designing machine and tasks to human factors.
  • MyoQuip: A biomechanical model for estimating moments of force at hip and knee joints in the barbell squat.
  • OpenSim: free software system to develop models of musculoskeletal structures and create dynamic simulations of movement.
  • Motion Analysis Tool: free windows (XP & Vista) software for taking measurements from digital video and bitmap images. Waiting on Direct X update compatible with Windows 7.
  • Kinovia: free and open source window solution for video analysis. Used by coaches, athletes, ergonomic engineers, and medical professionals.
  • Protractor: Image of protractor to measure angles.
    • For angles in an image or video, simple bend twist tie and place on screen to measure angle.
    • For actual joint positions in lieu of actual Goniometer bend semi-rigid wire according to joint angle and measure angle on screen
  • Tug of War: Role of Height Order in Tug of War.
  • Physics of Rowing: Anu Dudhia of Oxford University.
  • Physics of Baseball: Alan Nathan, University of Illinois.
  • Physics of Baseball & Softball: The University Of Sydney, School of Physics.
  • Physics of Tennis: The University Of Sydney, School of Physics.

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