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Publications of Michael Bird, PhD

   
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Stark L, Pickett K, Bird M, King AC. Influence of Knee-to-Feet Jump Training on Vertical Jump and Hang Clean Performance. J Strength Cond Res. 2016 Mar 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed.
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Bird M. (2012). Stretching for fitness & performance. Missouri J Health, Physical Ed, Rec, Dance, 22, 36‐45. Bird, M. was listed as the 2011 scholar address. Link

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Gains GL, Swedenhjelm AN, Mayhew JL, Bird HM, Houser JJ. Comparison of speed and agility performance of college football players on field turf and natural grass. J Strength Cond Res. 2010 Oct;24(10):2613-7. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e3181eccdf8. PubMed.
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Fryer G, Bird M, Robbins B, Fossum C, Johnson JC. Resting electromyographic activity of deep thoracic transversospinalis muscles identified as abnormal with palpation. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2010 Feb;110(2):61-8. PubMed
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Bird M, Fletcher KM, Koch AJ. Electromyographic comparison of the ab-slide and crunch exercises. J Strength Cond Res. 2006 May;20(2):436-40. PubMed
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Helle N, Matta D, Helle B, Carter A, Koch A, Bird M. (2006). Running: Which style is right for you? Missouri J Health, Physical Ed, Rec, Dance16, 7‐14.
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Mayhew JL, Bird M, Cole ML, Koch AJ, Jacques JA, Ware JS, Buford BN, Fletcher KM. Comparison of the backward overhead medicine ball throw to power production in college football players. J Strength Cond Res. 2005 Aug;19(3):514-8. PubMed.
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Welsch EA, Bird M, Mayhew JL. Electromyographic activity of the pectoralis major and anterior deltoid muscles during three upper-body lifts. J Strength Cond Res. 2005 May;19(2):449-52. PubMed
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Knudson D, Noffal G, Bauer J, McGinnis P, Bird M, Chow J, Bahamonde R, Blackwell J, Strohmeyer S, Abendroth-Smith J. Development and evaluation of a biomechanics concept inventory. Sports Biomech. 2003 Jul;2(2):267-77. PubMed
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Zivnuska N, Flickinger N, McCluhan E, Cain K, Bird M. (2003). Stretching impact on hamstring flexibility of dancers. Missouri J Health, Physical Ed, Rec, Dance, 13,47‐54.
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Bird M, Hudson J. Measurement of elastic-like behaviour in the power squat. J Sci Med Sport. 1998 Jun;1(2):89-99. PubMed

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Lantz C, Mayhew J, Boleach L, Bird M, Piper F. (1997). Research: A heuristic approach to undergraduate physical education. Missouri J Health, Physical Ed, Rec, Dance, 7,38‐44.

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Williams K, Bird M. The aging mover: a preliminary report on constraints to action. Int J Aging Hum Dev. 1992;34(3):241-55. PubMed

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Bird M. (1993). The relationship between load and elastic energy in the power squat. Doctoral Dissertation, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC.
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Bird M. (1988). Kinematic characteristics of the squat clean as a function of classification level. Master's Thesis, Purdue University.
 
Books, Book Chapters, Reviews Return to top
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David E, Bird M. (2014). Muscle activation comparison of leg press and back squat between men and women. In eProceedings of the 32nd International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports (K. Sato, W. Sands, and S. Mizuguchi, eds). East Tennessee State University. Link
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Stark L, Pickett K, King A, Bird, M. (2014). An exploration of the effect of knee‐to-feet jumps on performance. . In eProceedings of the 32nd International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports (K. Sato, W. Sands, and S. Mizuguchi, eds). East Tennessee State University. Link
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Bird M, Hurst J, Strohmeyer S, Mayhew J. (2010). Reliability of acute static stretch impact on vertical jump height. In Proceedings of the 28th International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports, (pp. 704‐707; R. Jensen, W. Ebben, E. Petushek, C. Richter, & K. Roemer, eds). Northern Michigan University. Link
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Walter C, Bird, M. (2009). Acute static stretch effects on multiple bouts of vertical jump. In Proceedings of the 27th International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports (pp. 752‐755; D. Harrison, R. Anderson, and I. Kenny, eds). Limerick: University of Limerick. Link
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Crenshaw J, Johnson A, Bird, M. (2004). Gender differences in change of direction maneuvers with long‐axis rotation: A preliminary investigation. In Proceedings of the XXII International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports (M. Lamontagne, D. Gordon, E Robertson, and H. Sveistrup, eds). Ottawa: University of Ottawa.
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Decker A, Bird M. (2004). Predicting potential jump height in the pole vault from four variables. In. Proceedings of the XXII International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports (M. Lamontagne, D. Gordon, E Robertson, and H. Sveistrup, eds). Ottawa: University of Ottawa.
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Spomer S, Conley C, Bird M. (2001). A comparison of high and low velocity pitchers in fastpitch softball. In Proceedings of the Oral Sessions XIX International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports (J. Blackwell, ed). San Francisco: University of San Francisco. Link
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McGee J, Fletcher K, Bird M. (2001). The influence of technology on learning biomechanics. In Proceedings of the Fifth National Symposium on Teaching Biomechanics (J. Blackwell and D. Knudson, eds). San Francisco: University of San Francisco.
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Benson L, Schroeder P, Lantz C, Bird M. (2001). Student perceptions of effective professors. In Proceedings of the Fifth National Symposium on Teaching Biomechanics (J. Blackwell and D. Knudson, eds). San Francisco: University of San Francisco.
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Bird M, Steinhauser R. (1999). Segmental contributions to ball velocity in the overarm throw. In Biomechanics in Sports XV (J. D. Wilkerson, W. Zimmerman, and K. Ludwig, eds). Denton, Texas: Texas Woman’s University.
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Bird M, Lantz C, Balas C. (1998). Using pre‐post assessment in biomechanics courses. In Proceedings of the Fourth National Symposium on Teaching Biomechanics (pp. 145-153; J. D. Wilkerson, K. Ludwig, M. Butcher, and S. Chinworth, eds). Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas.
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Bird M, Smith D, Satern M, Strohmeyer S. (1998). Clinically based application of biomechanical knowledge: Discussion Results. In Proceedings of the Fourth National Symposium on Teaching Biomechanics (J. D. Wilkerson, K. Ludwig, M. Butcher, and S. Chinworth, eds). Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas.
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Bird M, Hudson JL. (1991). Movement observation: An introductory experience. In Teaching Kinesiology and Biomechanics in Sports, (pp. 27‐30; J. D. Wilkerson, E. Kreighbaum, and C. L. Tant, eds). Ames, Iowa: Iowa State University.

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Bird M, Hills L, Hudson J. L. (1991). Intersegmental coordination: An exploration of context. In Biomechanics in Sports IX, (pp. 233‐237; C. L. Tant, P. E. Patterson, and S. L. York, eds). Ames, Iowa: Iowa State University. Link
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Bird M. Hudson JL. (1990). Biomechanical observation: Visually accessible variables. In Biomechanics in Sports VIII, (pp. 321‐326; M. Nosek, D. Sojka, W. E. Morrison, and P. Susank, eds). Prague: Conex. Link
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Walters M, Hudson JL, Bird M. (1990). Kinematic adjustments in basketball shooting at three distances. In Biomechanics in Sports VIII, (pp. 219‐223; M. Nosek, D. Sojka, W. E. Morrison, and P. Susank, eds). Prague: Conex. Link
   
Poster Presentations/Published Abstracts Return to top

2013

Fryer G, Bird M, Robbins B, Johnson JC. Electromyographic Responses of Deep Thoracic Transversospinalis Muscles to Osteopathic Manipulative Interventions. Int J Osteopath Med. 2013;16(1):e3-e4.

2013

Houser JJ*, Degenhardt BF, Bird M, Valovich McLeod TC, Hodges C, Shurtz N, Kvam V, Kirsch J. Comparing EMG in Women with Chronic Low Back Pain to Healthy Controls During Selected Functional Activities. Presented at the 8th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back & Pelvic Pain; October 27-31, 2013; Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

2012

Fryer G*, Bird M, Robbins B, Johnson JC. Electromyographic responses of deep thoracic transversospinalis muscles to osteopathic manipulative interventions. Presented at: 9th International Conference on Advances in Osteopathic Research; September 14-16, 2012; London, England.

2011

Swaters L, Houser JJ, Degenhardt BF, Bird M. Comparison of Isometric Contractions of Transverse Abdominis EMG Activity. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

2008

Fryer G, Bird M, Robbins B, Johnson JC; Investigation of an electromyographic normalization task for the deep thoracic paraspinal muscles; 7th International Conference for the Advancement of Osteopathic Research (ICAOR); Bradenton, FL; Sept. 5 - 7, 2008. Abstract published in: Int J Osteopath Med. 2008;11(4):163.

2008

Fryer G, Bird M, Robbins B, Johnson JC; Resting electromyographic activity of deep thoracic transversospinalis muscles identified as abnormal with palpation; 5th International Symposium on Advances in Osteopathic Research Akademie fur Osteopathie; Schlangenbad, Germany; Oct. 10, 2008.