Daniel C. Funk

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Position stands from the American College of Sports Medicine and the Surgeon General site a need for strategies capable of enhancing the effectiveness of stretching on flexibility and joint range of motion. One strategy for enhancing flexibility that has received anecdotal support but lacks substantial experimental evidence is the impact of prior exercise.(More)
Anomalies of the coronary arteries occur infrequently, but can have major clinical consequences. Many reports have described an association between sudden death and origin of the left coronary artery from the right sinus of Valsalva, but origin of the right coronary artery from the left sinus of Valsalva is thought to be benign. Herein, we describe a(More)
Stretching exercise is effective for increasing joint range of motion (ROM). However, the Surgeon General's Report and the American College of Sports Medicine cite a lack of studies identifying strategies capable of increasing the effectiveness of stretching exercise. This investigation evaluated adding modest weight (0.45-1.35 kg) to a stretching exercise(More)
The central focus of this study was to examine how individual difference factors cou ld be used to explain various levels of consumer support for a specific sport property. The present study extends the Sport Interest Inventory (S Ii ) in order to enhance current understanding of consumer motives in relation to sport in general and women's competitive sport(More)
The vast majority of research on sport consumers fails to utilize a theoretical understanding of motivation to examine behaviour. Self-Determination Theory was used to develop a new understanding of sport consumer motivation. Sport consumer motivation is conceptualized as representing autonomy and control orientations that energize a desire to engage in(More)
The hallmark characteristic of chronic heart failure (CHF) is exercise intolerance. This study evaluated a combined exercise program that would be consistent with current cardiac rehabilitation guidelines. The program consisted of progressive resistance training (intensity progressing from 50 to 80% maximum) and aerobic conditioning (70% of heart rate(More)
We have reported an instance of fracture of a temporary bipolar electrode catheter with embolization of the distal fragment to the lung. The patient had no untoward effects for 45 days before death. Autopsy revealed no thrombosis proximal or distal to the catheter fragment. The inability of the catheter to withstand the stress of usage questions the(More)
The branding of sport leagues represents an emergent area of scholarship. The current research capitalised on an opportunity to explore the strategies sport leagues can implement to develop their brand and consequently better satisfy their consumers. The Psychological Continuum Model (PCM) was used to guide the examination of sport brand development(More)