The International Journal of Strength and Conditioning is thrilled to announce "Partial Vs Full Range of Motion Resistance Training: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis" as its Article of the Year for 2023. Authored by Milo Wolf, Patroklos Androulakis-Korakakis, James Fisher, Brad Schoenfeld, and James Steele, this landmark study has already garnered over 10,000 views, reflecting its significant impact in the field.
The article presents a detailed examination of how different ranges of motion in resistance training affect muscle hypertrophy, strength, and body composition. It employs a systematic review and a Bayesian multi-level meta-analysis to compare the outcomes of full versus partial range of motion. The findings suggest that while full range of motion may generally enhance most outcomes, the differences are often minimal, positioning partial range of motion as a viable option under certain conditions.
For a full exploration of this influential research, the article is available here.
This year has been the IJSC's most productive to date, publishing 45 'Diamond' Open Access articles, and receiving over 77,000 downloads, making it one of the most accessed journals in the exercise science discipline.
We must also thank our academic sponsors at prestigious universities around the world, including: Iowa State University, KU Leuven, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, Ohio State University, Swarthmore College, University of Arkansas, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of Rhode Island, University of Washington,
VIVA Virginia's Academic Library Consortium, Yale University, University of Bath, Manchester Metropolitan University, University College Birmingham, Imperial College London, and the University of Southern Queensland.
We would like to wish everyone a fantastic New Year, and look forward to sharing more high-quality scientific research with the entire sports science community in January.
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