Publications in Professional Journals
Hales, ME., Johnson, BF., and Johnson, JT. Kinematic analysis of the powerlifting style squat and the conventional deadlift during competition: Is there a cross-over effect between lifts? Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 23(9), 2574 – 2580, 2009.
Hales, ME. Improving the deadlift: Understanding biomechanical constraints and physiological adaptations to resistance exercise. Strength & Conditioning Journal, 32(4): 44 – 51.
Hales, ME. Part I – Evaluating common weight training concepts associated with developing muscular strength: Truths or myths? Strength and Conditioning Journal, 33(1): 91-95.
Johnson, JD & Hales, ME. The power of Sport. [In review]
Hales, ME & Johnson, JD. The efficacy of incorporating video feedback for enhancing skill acquisition. [In review]
Hales, ME. (2006). Chapter 3: Instrumentation. In. BF Johnson & ME Hales (eds.) Dynamic Biomechanics: A dynamic approach (p. 18 – 43). Atlanta, GA:Dartfish USA, Inc.
Hales, ME. (2006). Chapter 8: Angular Kinetics. In. BF Johnson & ME Hales (eds.) Dynamic Biomechanics: A dynamic approach (p. 130 – 156). Atlanta, GA:Dartfish USA, Inc.
Collins, M. & Hales, ME. (2011). Chapter 16: Biomechanical Basis for Movement. Funamental Orthopedic Management for the Physical Therapist Assistant, 3nd. Ed. (p. 213 – 230). St. Louis, MO: Mosby, Inc.
Hales, ME. (2011). Chapter 3: Muscular Strength and Endurance Training. Fitness for Living (p. 51 – 63). Dubuque, IA:Kendall Hunt Publishing.
Hales, ME. (November, 2009). “Strength Development: Program Design”.Paper presented at the Annual BlazeSports Sports Conference, Kennesaw, GA.
Hales, ME. (November, 2009). “Powerlifting Training”. Paper presented at the Annual BlazeSports Sports Conference, Kennesaw, GA.
Hales, ME. (April, 2009). “The Power of Sport”. Paper presented at the Arab-American Dialogue on Disability Issues: Access to the Workplace, Kennesaw State University, GA.
Hales, ME. (November, 2008). “Strength Training Principles for Disability Sport”. Paper presented at the Annual Georgia Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Reacreation and Dance, Savanna, GA.
Hales, ME & Hodge, M. (June, 2008). “Strength Training Principles for TBI and CP”. Paper presented at the Paralympic Military Sport Camp Traumatic Brain Injury / Cerebral Palsy, Tampa, FL.
Hales, ME.(March, 2007). “Strength Training Principles and Powerlifting”. Paper presented at the National Disability Sports Conference, Athens, GA.
Hales, ME & Johnson, JD. (April, 2008). “Efficacy of Incorporating Video Feedback to Enhance Skill Acquisition”. Paper presented at the Annual American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Ft. Worth, TX.
Hales, ME. (April, 2004). “Disability Sport Development: Sport Science Perspective”. Paper presented at the US Department of State International Sport Development Workshop, Rabat, Morocco.
Current Grant Funded Projects
Hales, ME, Evans, N, & Johnson, JD “The Effects of Exercise Training on Wheelchair Propulsion Economy and Imposed Upper Extremity Joint Forces”. Awarded by the Shepherd Spinal Center - $6525 (2011)
Hales, ME & Johnson, JD. “Walking on their hands: A wheelchair users perspective”. Awarded by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Kennesaw State University - $7733 (2010)
Johnson, BF, Johnson, CA, and Hales, ME. “Inclusive Recreation, Physical Activity and Sport Programming Targeting Youth with Physical Disability in Select Georgia Communities: A Cooperative Project to Impact on Leadership Skills, Educational Opportunities and Employability”. Awarded by the U.S. Department of Education - Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services - The Rehabilitation Services Administration Service Programs - Recreational Program – CFDA #84.128J - $391,788 (2007-2010)