It is packed with information.
As you know, I am a huge fan of research. I have mentioned to you that I try to take a look at what is new in the research on a weekly basis when it relates to injuries and exercises.
I find looking at the research, you can see what is new, rather than waiting until it gets into text books or reaches a conference. Which in many cases can take years.
Where I got my skills and knowledge when it relates to reviewing research was in university. I had to take a bunch of courses on the topic. The cool thing now is Mark has filtered down all that stuff that I learned in university in a quick reference format for you.
If you want to go to the source of new information and where the leaders in the field go in order to get what is cutting edge, How to Read Fitness Research gives you the tools to better understand and find the research.
Let me go through each of the parts and give you a bit of a background on what I thought of each part.
Seminar 1 – The Purpose and Process of Research (38 minutes)
In this seminar, Mark goes through the background of a research paper. It is important for you to understand why research is done, how research if funded, the costs of doing research, how research is approved, what happens with the results of research and how research gets published.
This is kind of like the anatomy, biomechanics and physiology of exercise. It is a key point to understand in order to maximize the benefits of the exercise. In this section he goes through all the foundation details you need in order to better understand research.
Seminar 2 – Acquiring and Reading Fitness Research (50 minutes)
During this seminar, Mark lets you know where to go to get research papers, and different ways to get a research paper.
Plus he goes through the components of a research paper so you know the what and why of each component of a research paper.
Seminar 3 – No Snooze Statistics & Research (50 minutes)
In this seminar, Mark goes through how to better understand the statics in a research paper, what all the stats stuff means and what are good or poor stats. This will help you better understand the results section of a research paper.
Seminar 4 – Interpreting and Implementing Research (26 minutes)
Now Mark puts it all together. He shows you have to understand the results of the paper and who you can use the results of the paper to better help you and your clients.
Bonus Seminar – PubMed Video Tutorial (13 minutes)
Get a tour of the tool that all fitness experts use in order to get the latest information in training and rehabilitation. Mark does a great job highlighting how to use it and even gave me a few new tips.
Who is Mark Young?
Mark Young has a lot of experience in the research, training and writing world. Mark is from back east – no, not Toronto, but Hamilton. He went to McMaster University and did his graduate studies in exercise physiology. After university he has been in the trenches training for about 10 years and sharing his thoughts on fitness in his blog, MarkYoungTrainingSystems.com .
Mark has be a great resource for me. I have been reading his blog and learning from him plus he has given me a lot of feedback on my blog and the products that I have put out so I know he is a quality guy.
Who is “How to Read Fitness Research” for?
- If you want to get better results for your clients
- If you want to learn how the leaders in the field learn
- If you are looking for a step-by-step guide to help you better understand research
- Those who want to know what journals to read for fat loss and muscle gain
- To understand the tool that all fitness leaders use, PubMed
- Fitness professionals that want to understand how research papers are put together
Well that is it.
Make sure to check out Mark Young’s How to Read Fitness Research.
Have a great day.
Rick Kaselj, MS