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If geeking out on exercise science research articles is your thing, then you'll enjoy this curated list of research articles all on movement patterns.

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Research on functional movement training has been booming over the past decade. Here are just a few of our favorite articles on functional movement training. ground-based movement, and the functional movement patterns. The research in these articles has influenced the concepts surrounding CounterFlow Yoga, all the classes you take on GXunited.TV and the articles we write.

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Buxton, J. D., Prins, P. J., Miller, M. G., Moreno, A., Welton, G. L., Atwell, A. D., Talampas, T. R., & Elsey, G. E. (2020). The Effects of a Novel Quadrupedal Movement Training Program on Functional Movement, Range of Motion, Muscular Strength, and Endurance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. https://doi.org/10.1519/jsc.0000000000003818

Byrne, J. M., Bishop, N. S., Caines, A. M., Crane, K. A., Feaver, A. M., & Pearcey, G. E. P. (2014). Effect of Using a Suspension Training System on Muscle Activation During the Performance of a Front Plank Exercise. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 11, 3049–3055. https://doi.org/10.1519/jsc.0000000000000510

Casas, E., Justes, A., & Calvo, C. (2019). Exercises in Motor Development Positions. What Happens With the Activity of Antagonist Muscle Pairs? Pilot Study. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 1. https://doi.org/10.1123/jsr.2017-0389

Cotter, J. A., Chaudhari, A. M., Jamison, S. T., & Devor, S. T. (2013a). Knee Joint Kinetics in Relation to Commonly Prescribed Squat Loads and Depths. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 7, 1765–1774. https://doi.org/10.1519/jsc.0b013e3182773319

Czaprowski, D., Biernat, R., & Kędra, A. (2012). Squat – Rules of Performing and Most Common Mistakes. Polish Journal of Sport and Tourism, 1, 3–7. https://doi.org/10.2478/v10197-012-0001-6

de Brito, L. B. B., Ricardo, D. R., de Araújo, D. S. M. S., Ramos, P. S., Myers, J., & de Araújo, C. G. S. (2012). Ability to sit and rise from the floor as a predictor of all-cause mortality. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, 7, 892–898. https://doi.org/10.1177/2047487312471759

Duncan, M., Gibbard, R., Raymond, L., & Mundy, P. (2015). The Effect of Kettlebell Swing Load and Cadence on Physiological, Perceptual and Mechanical Variables. Sports, 3, 202–208. https://doi.org/10.3390/sports3030202

Ghigiarelli, J. J. (2013). Advanced Loading Variations in the Push-up Exercise. Strength & Conditioning Journal, 4, 107–110. https://doi.org/10.1519/ssc.0b013e318297c1c4

Hartigan, E. H., Lawrence, M., Bisson, B. M., Torgerson, E., & Knight, R. C. (2014). Relationship of the Functional Movement Screen In-Line Lunge to Power, Speed, and Balance Measures. Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach, 3, 197–202. https://doi.org/10.1177/1941738114522412

Hoogenboom, B. J., & Kiesel, K. (2018). Core Stabilization Training. In Clinical Orthopaedic Rehabilitation: a Team Approach (pp. 498-513.e1). Elsevier. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-323-39370-6.00074-3

Hoogkamer, W., Meyns, P., & Duysens, J. (2014). Steps Forward in Understanding Backward Gait. Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews, 1, 23–29. https://doi.org/10.1249/jes.0000000000000000

Kim, D. H., Lee, J. J., & You, S. (Joshua) H. (2018). Best core stabilization exercise to facilitate subcortical neuroplasticity: A functional MRI neuroimaging study. Technology and Health Care, 3, 401–407. https://doi.org/10.3233/thc-171051

Kobayashi, Y., Watanabe, H., & Taga, G. (2016). Movement patterns of limb coordination in infant rolling. Experimental Brain Research, 12, 3433–3445. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-016-4741-2

Kobesova, A., Davidek, P., Morris, C. E., Andel, R., Maxwell, M., Oplatkova, L., Safarova, M., Kumagai, K., & Kolar, P. (2020). Functional postural-stabilization tests according to Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization approach: Proposal of novel examination protocol. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 3, 84–95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbmt.2020.01.009

Kobesova, A., & Kolar, P. (2014). Developmental kinesiology: Three levels of motor control in the assessment and treatment of the motor system. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 1, 23–33. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbmt.2013.04.002

Mahdieh, L., Zolaktaf, V., & Karimi, M. T. (2020). Effects of dynamic neuromuscular stabilization (DNS) training on functional movements. Human Movement Science, 102568. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.humov.2019.102568

Matthews, M., & Cohen, D. (2013). The Modified Kettlebell Swing. Strength & Conditioning Journal, 1, 79–81. https://doi.org/10.1519/ssc.0b013e31826993c5

Matthews, M. J., Yusuf, M., Doyle, C., & Thompson, C. (2016). Quadrupedal movement training improves markers of cognition and joint repositioning. Human Movement Science, 70–80. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.humov.2016.02.002

Maulit, M. R., Archer, D. C., Leyva, W. D., Munger, C. N., Wong, M. A., Brown, L. E., Coburn, J. W., & Galpin, A. J. (2017). Effects of Kettlebell Swing vs. Explosive Deadlift Training on Strength and Power. International Journal of Kinesiology and Sports Science, 1, 1. https://doi.org/10.7575//aiac.ijkss.v.5n.1p.1

Mokha, G. M., Sprague, P. A., Rodriguez, R., & Gatens, D. R. (2015). Functional Movement Pattern Training Improves Mechanics in a Female Runner With External Snapping Hip Syndrome. International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training, 1, 25–33. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijatt.2014-0095

PANSE, R., YEOLE, U., PAWAR, P., & GAWALI, B. R. (2020). Effect of Dynamic Neuromusclar Stabilization Therapy vs. Parachute Resistance Training on Performance Level in Race Walkers: Comparative Study. International Journal of Physiotherapy, 3. https://doi.org/10.15621/ijphy/2020/v7i3/701

T. Pyka, D., B. Costa, P., W. Coburn, J., & Brown, L. E. (2017). Effects of Static, Stationary, and Traveling Trunk Exercises on Muscle Activation. International Journal of Kinesiology and Sports Science, 4, 26. https://doi.org/10.7575/aiac.ijkss.v.5n.4p.26

Zebis, M. K., Skotte, J., Andersen, C. H., Mortensen, P., Petersen, H. H., Viskær, T. C., Jensen, T. L., Bencke, J., & Andersen, L. L. (2012). Kettlebell swing targets semitendinosus and supine leg curl targets biceps femoris: an EMG study with rehabilitation implications. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 18, 1192–1198. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2011-090281

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