/manager/Index ${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 Improving health-related fitness in adolescents: the CrossFit TeensTM randomised controlled trial /manager/Repository/uon:23939 TM resistance training programme for improving health-related fitness and resistance training skill competency in adolescents. This assessor-blinded randomised controlled trial was conducted in one secondary school in the Hunter Region, Australia, from July to September 2013. Ninety-six (96) students (age = 15.4 (.5) years, 51.5% female) were randomised into intervention (n = 51) or control (n = 45) conditions for 8-weeks (60 min twice per week). Waist circumference, body mass index (BMI), BMI-Z score (primary outcomes), cardiorespiratory fitness (shuttle run test), muscular fitness (standing jump, push-up, handgrip, curl-up test), flexibility (sit and reach) and resistance training skill competency were measured at baseline and immediate post-intervention. Feasibility measures of recruitment, retention, adherence and satisfaction were assessed. Significant group-by-time intervention effects were found for waist circumference [-3.1 cm, P < 0.001], BMI [-1.38 kg · m-2, P < 0.001], BMI-Z [-0.5 z-scores, P < 0.001], sit and reach [+3.0 cm, P < 0.001], standing jump [+0.1 m, P = 0.021] and shuttle run [+10.3 laps, P = 0.019]. Retention rate was 82.3%. All programme sessions were delivered and participants' mean satisfaction scores ranged from 4.2 to 4.6 out of 5. The findings demonstrate that CrossFit TeensTM is a feasible and efficacious programme for improving health-related fitness in adolescents.]]> Wed 11 Apr 2018 13:26:55 AEST ]]> Adolescent pedometer protocols: examining reactivity, tampering and participants' perceptions /manager/Repository/uon:18600 Sat 24 Mar 2018 08:01:04 AEDT ]]> Development and evaluation of social cognitive measures related to adolescent physical activity /manager/Repository/uon:19198 Sat 24 Mar 2018 07:55:00 AEDT ]]>