Avery Faigenbaum

Avery Faigenbaum
The College of New Jersey | TCNJ · Department of Health and Exercise Science

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September 2004 - present
The College of New Jersey
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Background: Physical illiteracy is often referred as a lack of movement competence and is a serious concern, especially among children. Physical tests to evaluate physical literacy are understudied, especially potential sex effects. To evaluate selected tests of physical literacy in children and to compare the outcomes by sex. Methods: A cross-sect...
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By reading this feature article, readers will learn: • Insufficient physical activity is associated with ill-mental health in youth. • Physical activity is an acceptable, feasible, and non-stigmatizing intervention that can be helpful in improving mental health in children and adolescents. • Effective teaching strategies and physical activity pract...
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We imagine that you want to be healthy; nobody likes to be ill because that often prevents us from doing the things we like to do. However, we often do not do everything in our power to keep ourselves healthy because modern life is designed to be comfortable. Consequently, we are moving and exercising less than ever, and even young people are suffe...
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Context Neuromuscular training (NMT) facilitates the acquisition of new movement patterns that reduce ACL injury risk; however, the neural mechanisms underlying these changes are unknown. Objective Determine the relationship between brain activation and biomechanical changes following NMT with biofeedback. Study Design Controlled Laboratory Study...
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Background Improved survival rates for children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer call for novel strategies for reducing short- and long-term treatment-related side effects. These include the physical and metabolic sequelae that are exacerbated by sedentary behavior and treatment-induced toxicities. We aim to investigate the effect of an integr...
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Introduction: The identified domains of child physical literacy include knowledge/understanding, behavior, motivation/confidence, physical competency. Understanding physical literacy is critical to moving forward intervention efforts surrounding physical inactivity. Objectives: To investigate physical literacy domains by presenting responses to the...
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Highlights: School-based muscle and bone strengthening exercises performed at least 3 days per week may serve to support the development of muscular fitness in girls and boysIntegrative interventions that include a variety of strength and conditioning activities seem to be a promising strategy to promote muscular fitness in school environmentFutur...
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High-intensity functional training (HIFT) integrates different modes of exercise into training sessions performed at a relatively high intensity. Although HIFT is becoming more popular in youth strength and conditioning programs, research comparing the effects of HIFT with traditional forms of training, such as strength training (ST) or endurance t...
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Regular participation in youth resistance training (RT) programs has been shown to elicit favorable short-term influences on diverse health dimensions. However, traditional concerns and misconceptions persist, although a compelling body of research indicated that supervised resistance exercises can be a safe and effective protocol of training for c...
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The Pediatric Collections: Sports Medicine Playbook will increase pediatric providers’ understanding of the injuries that young athletes may incur – including their history, treatment, and prevention. Each section includes a unique expert introduction and they cover such topics as the benefits of physical activity, injuries, and concerns including...
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Time restricted feeding (TRF) as a form of intermittent fasting (IF) has gained popularity because its ability to reduce body mass (BM) without an emphasis on caloric restriction. However, how this dietary protocol may affect health, fitness, and performance in a relatively healthy cohort remains less clear. The purpose of this article was to syste...
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Low physical fitness is associated with reduced physical activity and increased cardiovascular diseases. To date, limited research has compared physical fitness levels between children with and without autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Therefore, the primary aim was to investigate if differences in fitness levels exist between children with ASD and a...
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Alonso-Aubin, DA, Picón-Martínez, M, Rebullido, TR, Faigenbaum, AD, Cortell-Tormo, JM, and Chulvi-Medrano, I. Integrative neuromuscular training enhances physical fitness in 6- to 14-year-old rugby players. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2021-The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of an 8-week integrative neuromuscular training (I...
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Purpose: A period of familiarization to exercise interventions is recommended for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Unknown, however, is how long this familiarization period should be to ensure optimal engagement in the exercise intervention. To address this gap in understanding, this study sought to define the required duration needed...
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Global health reports indicate that a vast majority of children and adolescents are not accumulating the recommended amount of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) daily. This decline in MVPA has coincided with troubling temporal trends in muscular fitness in modern day youth. Since a prerequisite level of muscular strength is needed to mo...
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Alonso-Aubin, DA, Chulvi-Medrano, I, Cortell-Tormo, JM, Picón-Martínez, M, Rial-Rebullido, T, and Faigenbaum, AD. Squat and bench press force-velocity profiling in male and female adolescent rugby players. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2019-Power development is critical for enhancing rugby performance because there is a close relationship bet...
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This review aimed to synthesize the most up-to-date evidence regarding the prevalence of urinary incontinence (UI) among adolescent female athletes. We conducted a systematic review of studies regarding UI in female athletes less than 19 years of age. This review was conducted in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews...
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Although evidence indicates that muscular fitness is foundational for ongoing participation in active play, exercise and sport, current national and international youth physical activity guidelines underplay the critical importance of strength-building activities during this developmental phase of life. In view of troubling trends in muscular fitne...
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An equation that uses heart rate index (HRI) defined as HR/HRrest to predict oxygen uptake (VO2) in METs (e.g., METs = 6 × HRI - 5) has been developed retrospectively from aggregate data of 60 published studies. However, the prediction error of this model as used by an individual has not been established. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to...
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INTRODUCTION: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder defined by the presence of persistent deficits in social communication, interaction and repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities with severity classified as mild, moderate and severe (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). Exercise has shown to be beneficial...
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The aim was to systematically review and meta-analyze the current evidence for the effects of resistance training (RT) on blood pressure (BP) as the main outcome and body mass index (BMI) in children and adolescents. Two authors systematically searched the PubMed, SPORTDiscus, Web of Science Core Collection and EMBASE electronic databases. Inclusio...
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Background The purpose of the Smart Nutrition and Conditioning for Kids (SNACK) pilot study was to increase fitness levels and overall health of children aged 7 to 9 years in two elementary schools, one urban and one urban rim. Fundamental Integrative Training (FIT) was incorporated into physical education class and was considered a vital component...
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The aim of this study was to determine the minimum change in cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) required to reduce adiposity (percent body fat) in exercise programs for overweight and obese youth. Studies were identified through a systematic search of five databases. Studies were limited to randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of exercise training (e.g...
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Much of the evidence examining temporal trends in fitness among youth has found a decrease in measures of muscular strength and muscular power over recent decades. The aim of this study was to examine trends in lower body muscular power in Spanish boys over 47 years. In 1969 140 boys (10–11 years; body mass index = 19.24, SD = 2.91 kg/m2) and in 20...
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Menezes, GB, Alexandre, DR, Pinto, JC, Assis, TV, Faigenbaum, AD, and Mortatti, AL. Effects of integrative neuromuscular training on motor performance in prepubertal soccer players. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2020-The present study examined the effects of integrative neuromuscular training (INT) on motor performance in prepubertal soccer p...
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Apply It! • A majority of youth worldwide do not accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity daily. The pediatric inactivity triad is a novel construct that consists of three interrelated determinants, namely, exercise deficit disorder, pediatric dynapenia, and physical illiteracy, that drive physical inactivity in yout...
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Resistance training is becoming more important as an integral part of comprehensive sport training regimens, school physical education classes, and after-school fitness programs. The increasing number of youth who are involved in sport activities, coupled with the health problems of inactivity and being overweight, have resulted in increased intere...
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Ketogenic diets (KDs) have received increasing attention among athletes and physically active individuals. However, the question as to whether and how the diet could benefit this healthy cohort remains unclear. Purpose: This study was designed to systematically review the existing evidence concerning the effect of KDs on body composition, aerobic a...
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Background Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is a common symptom during and after cancer treatment that negatively affects the patient’s quality of life. Exercise is one of the most effective non-pharmacological treatments for CRF. Multimodal exercise therapy programs that include hypopressive exercises, relaxation and myofascial release may be benefici...
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Objective The impact, positive or negative, of youth sport specialisation (YSS) on short-term and long-term performance is not fully understood; however, the desire to maximise performance goals is generally considered the primary reason children and adolescents specialise at a young age. We performed a systematic review of original research to est...
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Temporal trends of youth muscular fitness (i.e., muscular strength, muscular power and local muscular endurance) indicate that contemporary children and adolescents are weaker and slower than previous generations. Consequently, this generation of millennials appear to be just as vulnerable as older adults to the inevitable consequences of muscle di...
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Objective: To investigate primary care physician clinical practice patterns, barriers, and education surrounding pediatric physical activity (PA), and to compare practice patterns by discipline. Study Design: cross-sectional study Methods: 4500 randomly selected pediatricians, family practice, and sports medicine physicians in the United States wer...
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Fitness results from a modified eurofit testing battery displaying the difference in fitness levels between children with ASD and their age matched typical developing peers. This was awarded the best poster at the FSEM Conference
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Nunes, ACCA, Cattuzzo, MT, Faigenbaum, AD, and Mortatti, AL. Effects of integrative neuromuscular training and detraining on countermovement jump performance in youth volleyball players. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2019-The purpose of this study was to analyze the effect of integrative neuromuscular training (INT) on countermovement vertica...
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This article describes a developmentally appropriate strength-building intervention for elementary-age children that is designed around fundamental integrative training (FIT) with an emphasis on creativity and fun.
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Integrative neuromuscular training (INT) has emerged as an effective strategy for improving health- and skill-related components of physical fitness, yet few studies have explored the cardiometabolic demands of this type of training in children. The aim of this study was to examine the acute cardiometabolic responses to a multi-modal INT protocol a...
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The purpose of this poster was to examine the effects of a school-based exercise program on the fitness level of 35 elementary school children who attend an autism class.
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This poster displays results from the effects of an 8-week structured physical activity intervention programme on 50 children with a moderate level autism who attend primary school. The 8-week exercise programme consisted of upper and lower limb push pull exercises through the use of games. The programme was altered and adapted to the child’s speci...
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Objective: The present study aimed to examine the interactive effect of exercise and energy balance on energy expenditure and substrate utilization. Method: Seven men and 7 women underwent three 2-day experimental protocols in a random order. Each protocol consisted of no exercise (NE), exercise only (EO), or exercise with a matched energy replacem...
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This investigation examined the interactive effect of bodyweight (BW) exercises and vibration on cardiometabolic responses. Fourteen subjects performed a BW exercise protocol with (BW+V) and without (BW-V) vibration in a randomized order. The BW exercise protocol consisted of three circuits of eight calisthenics-based exercises including prisoner s...
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This commentary highlights 23 noteworthy publications from 2018, selected by leading scientists in pediatric exercise science. These publications have been deemed as significant or exciting in the field as they (a) reveal a new mechanism, (b) highlight a new measurement tool, (c) discuss a new concept or interpretation/application of an existing co...
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The Presentation answers if children with ASD will participate in a group exercise class, what fitness levels are like in children with ASD, and if an 8 week group exercise class can increase fitness levels. This presentation was displayed at the World Autism Congress Conference in Houston Texas in November 2018.
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The aim of this project is to develop an appropriate, evidence-based exercise programme, for Irish primary school children within autism units, which can be delivered in a primary school setting which will improve their behaviour.
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Effects of a 10-week pediatric integrative neuromuscular training program on tennis players under 6 years of age
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The aim of the present investigation was to describe profiles of adolescents’ fitness level, identify latent classes of fitness-related risk behaviours, and describe their sociodemographic and environmental predictors. In total, 883 adolescents (16.4 ± 1.4 years; 167.3 ± 10.4 cm; 62.8 ± 13.5 kg; 62.2% males) were assessed for personal and lifestyle...
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The troubling consequences of physical inactivity during childhood and adolescence are a constellation of cardiometabolic, musculoskeletal and psychosocial risk factors and diseases that are difficult to treat, challenging to manage and costly to individuals and society. Worldwide, 81% of youth (11‐17 years) do not meet the recommended 60 minutes o...
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The journey of physical literacy can be viewed along a continuum that may be influenced both positively and negatively by life experiences and interactions with the physical world. the proposed model highlights the interrelated components of physical literacy that are dependent on the quantity and quality of individual moderate to vigorous physical...
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Los esfuerzos por erradicar el analfabetismo en España a través de la educación escolar obligatoria produjeron un cambio radical en la alfabetización de la población española. Datos recientes recogidos por UNESCO indican una tasa casi absoluta del 98,25% de alfabetización en España (UNESCO, 2013). Históricamente, el concepto de alfabetización y su...
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Medicine ball interval training (MBIT) has been found to be an effective exercise modality in fitness programs, yet the acute physiological responses to this type of this exercise in youth are unknown. The purpose of this study was to examine the acute cardiometabolic responses to MBIT in children. Fourteen children (mean age 10.1 ± 1.3 yr) were te...
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The presentation was displayed at the EdTech Conference 2018, in Carlow Ireland. The purpose of the presentation was to show how technology can be a positive tool in teaching exercise for children who have Autism, especially in the early stage of an exercise intervention programme and the introduction of new exercises.
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Faigenbaum, AD, Kang, J, Ratamess, NA, Farrell, A, Golda, S, Stranieri, A, Coe, J, and Bush, JA. Acute cardiometabolic responses to a novel training rope protocol in children. J Strength Cond Res 32(5): 1197-1206, 2018-The purpose of this study was to quantify the acute cardiometabolic responses to a novel training rope (TR) protocol in children. F...
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This presentation displayed at the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) in the University of Limerick, Ireland. The presentation was a pilot study highlighting fitness levels at baseline of children with Autism.
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The good news is that a growing body of evidence recognizes resistance training as foundational to long-term physical development. Original research and reviews published in 2017 conclude that early exposure to developmentally appropriate resistance training can improve markers of health, increase muscular fitness, enhance physical literacy, and re...