James E McFarland

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The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of a six week training period of combined plyometric and resistance training (PRT, n = 13) or resistance training alone (RT, n = 14) on fitness performance in boys (12-15 yr). The RT group performed static stretching exercises followed by resistance training whereas the PRT group performed plyometric(More)
CONTEXT Recent authors have not found substantial evidence to support the use of static stretching for improving performance, so interest in dynamic warm-up procedures has risen. Our findings may improve the understanding of the acute effects of different types of pre-exercise protocols on performance and may help clinicians develop effective warm-up(More)
Three cases of long-standing intranasal cocaine abuse were associated with orbitopathy or optic neuropathy. All three cases were characterized by chronic sinusitis. Histopathologic examination of involved sinus and orbital tissues revealed chronic and acute nonspecific inflammation, with no evidence of unusual infections or of idiopathic midline destructive(More)
Adipose tissue is a material successfully utilized in the past for soft tissue augmentation. A comparison of insulin-treated free autogenous fat "pearl" grafts to insulin-treated injected fat "micrografts" was made in a rabbit animal model. Gross and microscopic examinations of free autogenous fat grafts were performed at 2, 6, and 12, weeks. With present(More)
Floppy eyelid syndrome and blepharochalasis may represent a spectrum of one underlying disease. Two patients with floppy eyelid syndrome and one with blepharochalasis shared important clinical similarities. All three patients displayed eyelid laxity associated with papillary conjunctivitis and ocular surface abnormalities. Histopathologic findings were(More)
Although the power clean test is routinely used to assess strength and power performance in adult athletes, the reliability of this measure in younger populations has not been examined. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the reliability of the 1-repetition maximum (1RM) power clean in adolescent athletes. Thirty-six male athletes (age(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of recovery time following a dynamic warm-up (DY) and a static stretch warm-up (SS) on power performance in adolescent athletes. Following baseline measures, 19 males (16.5 +/- 1.1 yrs) performed the vertical jump (VJ) and seated medicine ball toss (MB) at the following time points after DY and SS: 2,(More)
Physical education (PE) provides a unique opportunity for school-age youth to establish health habits, although some young athletes are exempt from PE and others do not participate because of a concern regarding the lingering effects of fatigue on after-school fitness performance. The purpose of this study was to examine the acute effects of different PE(More)