COUGARS Scientific Research & Publications

Cougars also specialise in doing research under our Cougars' President, Dr. Bala. His training workouts are specifically and intricately designed from research studies that he has successfully accomplished. Cougars under him will train at a safe intensity, incorporating proper running techniques through running drills, and having adequate rest for recovery. All these are taken into consideration during his training workouts so that Cougars athletes train at their optimum, achieve fast timings, and simultaneously prevent injuries.

Cougars Research is constantly on-going to improve the standards of competitive running, develop the fitness in our Cougars Cubs and athletes, grooming them into all-rounded athletes. Furthermore, to promote athletics in Singapore and to bring glory to the nation.

You can get these peer reviewed full journal papers online. They are published in reputed international journals.

You may also refer to the following link(s) for some of the online publications:

1. Do Compression Tights Help with Performance?

Govindasamy BALASEKARAN, Jolene Z. LIM, Peggy BOEY, NG Yew Cheo, Visvasuresh V. GOVINDASWAMY. AQUATITAN™ lower body compression garment results in lower 200-m run timings.

2. Effects of Foam Rolling. Does it help?

Govindasamy BALASEKARAN, Jolene LIM, Visvasuresh V. GOVINDASWAMY, Wayne FOO, NG Yew Cheo. Acute foam rolling on quadriceps performance and short-term recovery from fatigue.

3. Soy Milk May Help With Performance (JEPOnline April 2021)

Govindasamy Balasekaran, Pan Shi Yu, Ng Yew Cheo. Effects of Soy Milk Ingestion on Anaerobic Performance and Physiological measures. (American Society of Exercise Physiologists, Journal of Exercise Physiology (JEPOnline)).

4. Know the individual energy requirements for proper training and monitoring for successful performance

Govindasamy Balasekaran, Loh Mun Keong, Viknesh Veeramuthu, Yong Tze Woon, Visvasuresh Victor Govindaswamy, and Ng Yew Cheo. Energy System Contribution during 1500M Running in Untrained and Endurance-Trained Asian Male College Students

(The Asian Journal of Kinesiology)

5. Interesting findings: Large Exercise induced weight loss has metabolic protective mechanism against cardiovascular risk factors when one stops exercise for awhile. Translation sports medicine paper for Cougars' latest research

6. Have frequent exercise breaks during studies! Just like Brain Breaks® as it may have positive effect on your physical activity behaviour. Read more here: Using Brain-Breaks®as a Technology Tool to Increase Attitude towards Physical Activity among Students in Singapore. Brain Sciences.

7. Read on mental health during COVID-19 lockdown among 11 countries including Singapore. Mental Health among Adults during the COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown: A Cross-Sectional Multi-Country Comparison. IJERPH.

8. Physical activity levels during circuit breaker or lockdown in Singapore. How was it compared to other countries' physical activity levels during their lockdown? Read more... Physical Activity among Adults Residing in 11 Countries during the COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown. IJERPH

Fitness Index on Physical Fitness

Fitness Index on Physical Fitness

Obesity Prevention

Obesity Prevention

Body Composition

Body Composition

Maximal Oxygen Consumption

Maximal Oxygen Consumption

Children OMNI RPE Scale

Children OMNI RPE Scale

Exercise-Induced Weight Loss

Exercise-Induced Weight Loss

Interleukin-15 Protein

Interleukin-15 Protein

OMNI RPE @ Ventilatory Breakpoint

OMNI RPE @ Ventilatory Breakpoint

Physical Education Story

Physical Education Story

OMNI RPE: Cycling

OMNI RPE: Cycling

OMNI RPE: Primary Schools

OMNI RPE: Primary Schools

COUGARS CD/ Video Publications

OMNI RPE
OMNI RPE

Optimal Exercise Intensity for Children

Running Drills 1
Running Drills 1

CD Publication: Running Drills for Better Running Economy Level 1

Running Drills 2
Running Drills 2

CD Publication: Running Drills for Better Running Economy Level 2

* Cougars CD publications are only distributed to our Cougar members.