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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078451/slower-but-not-faster-unilateral-fatiguing-knee-extensions-alter-contralateral-limb-performance-without-impairment-of-maximal-torque-output
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Olaf Prieske, Saied J Aboodarda, José A Benitez Sierra, David G Behm, Urs Granacher
PURPOSE: The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of unilateral fatigue of the knee extensors at different movement velocities on neuromuscular performance in the fatigued and non-fatigued leg. METHODS: Unilateral fatigue of the knee extensors was induced in 11 healthy young men (23.7 ± 3.8 years) at slower (60°/s; FAT60) and faster movement velocities (240°/s; FAT240) using an isokinetic dynamometer. A resting control (CON) condition was included...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074275/crossover-assessment-of-cardiolocomotor-synchronization-during-running
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Lucenildo Silva Cerqueira, Aluizio D'Affonsêca Netto, Roger Gomes Tavares Mello, Jurandir Nadal
PURPOSE: This study aimed at testing the hypothesis that positive cardiolocomotor coordination (CLC) measure occurs by chance during a running task where the heart rate (HR) is approximated to the step frequency (StepF). METHODS: The electrocardiogram and electromyogram from the right gastrocnemius lateralis muscle were continuously recorded from ten healthy young men running at a paced rhythm of 152 step/min, to monitor HR and StepF. CLC was evaluated by phase synchrograms and the index of conditional probability (iCP)...
January 10, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054144/aerobic-fitness-impacts-sympathoadrenal-axis-responses-to-concurrent-challenges
#3
Heather E Webb, Deena A Rosalky, Matthew J McAllister, Edmund O Acevedo, Gary H Kamimori
: The combination of mental and physical challenges can elicit exacerbated cardiorespiratory (CR) and catecholamine responses above that of a single challenge alone. PURPOSE: This study examined the effects of a combination of acute mental challenges and physical stress on cardiorespiratory and catecholamine responses. METHOD: Eight below-average fitness (LF VO2max = 36.58 ± 3.36 ml(-1) kg(-1) min(-1)) and eight above-average fitness (HF VO2max = 51...
January 4, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044199/muscle-fascicle-shortening-behaviour-of-vastus-lateralis-during-a-maximal-force-velocity-test
#4
Hugo Hauraix, Sylvain Dorel, Giuseppe Rabita, Gaël Guilhem, Antoine Nordez
PURPOSE: Muscle fascicles-tendon interactions are the main determinant in production of high joint velocity. Currently, no study has investigated the muscle fascicles behaviour of knee extensor muscles until the highest reachable velocity (e.g., unloaded knee extension). We aimed to track the changes in vastus lateralis fascicles length during knee extensions to quantify muscle fascicles and tendinous tissues contributions to muscle-tendon unit shortening and to determine maximal muscle fascicles shortening velocity...
January 3, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032253/effect-of-cadence-on-locomotor-respiratory-coupling-during-upper-body-exercise
#5
Nicholas B Tiller, Mike J Price, Ian G Campbell, Lee M Romer
INTRODUCTION: Asynchronous arm-cranking performed at high cadences elicits greater cardiorespiratory responses compared to low cadences. This has been attributed to increased postural demand and locomotor-respiratory coupling (LRC), and yet, this has not been empirically tested. This study aimed to assess the effects of cadence on cardiorespiratory responses and LRC during upper-body exercise. METHODS: Eight recreationally-active men performed arm-cranking exercise at moderate and severe intensities that were separated by 10 min of rest...
December 28, 2016: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028619/effects-of-protein-carbohydrate-supplementation-on-immunity-and-resistance-training-outcomes-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Fernando Naclerio, Eneko Larumbe-Zabala, Nadia Ashrafi, Marco Seijo, Birthe Nielsen, Judith Allgrove, Conrad P Earnest
PURPOSE: To examine the impact of ingesting hydrolyzed beef protein, whey protein, and carbohydrate on resistance training outcomes, body composition, muscle thickness, blood indices of health and salivary human neutrophil peptides (HNP1-3), as reference of humoral immunity followed an 8-week resistance training program in college athletes. METHODS: Twenty-seven recreationally physically active males and females (n = 9 per treatment) were randomly assigned to one of the three groups: hydrolyzed beef protein, whey protein, or non-protein isoenergetic carbohydrate...
December 27, 2016: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025662/the-effect-of-a-live-high-train-high-exercise-regimen-on-behavioural-temperature-regulation
#7
Shawnda A Morrison, Urša Ciuha, Daniela Zavec-Pavlinić, Ola Eiken, Igor B Mekjavic
PURPOSE: Acute hypoxia alters the threshold for sensation of cutaneous thermal stimuli. We hypothesised that hypoxia-induced alterations in cutaneous temperature sensation may lead to modulation of the perception of temperature, ultimately influencing behavioural thermoregulation and that the magnitude of this effect could be influenced by daily physical training. METHODS: Fourteen men were confined 10 days to a normobaric hypoxic environment (PIO2 = 88.2 ± 0...
December 26, 2016: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013387/cardiovascular-function-during-supine-rest-in-endurance-trained-males-with-new-zealand-blackcurrant-a-dose-response-study
#8
Matthew David Cook, Stephen David Myers, Mandy Lucinda Gault, Victoria Charlotte Edwards, Mark Elisabeth Theodorus Willems
PURPOSE: Blackcurrant contains anthocyanins that could alter cardiovascular function and reduce cardiovascular disease risk. We examined dose responses of New Zealand blackcurrant (NZBC) extract on cardiovascular function during supine rest. METHODS: Fifteen endurance-trained male cyclists (age: 38 ± 12 years, height: 178 ± 5 cm, body mass: 76 ± 10 kg, [Formula: see text]: 56 ± 8 mL kg(-1) min(-1), mean ± SD) were randomly assigned using a counterbalanced Latin square design to complete four conditions, a control of no NZBC, or one of three doses (300, 600 or 900 mg day(-1)) of NZBC extract (CurraNZ™) for 7-days with a 14-day washout...
December 24, 2016: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013386/potentiation-of-the-no-cgmp-pathway-and-blood-flow-responses-during-dynamic-exercise-in-healthy-humans
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Jacqueline K Limberg, Katherine R Malterer, J Mikhail Kellawan, William G Schrage, Brad W Wilkins, Wayne T Nicholson, John H Eisenach, Michael J Joyner, Timothy B Curry
PURPOSE: Previous work has shown nitric oxide (NO) contributes to ~15% of the hyperemic response to dynamic exercise in healthy humans. This NO-mediated vasodilation occurs, in part, via increases in intracellular cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP), which is catabolized by phosphodiesterase. We sought to examine the effect of phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) inhibition on forearm blood flow (FBF) responses to dynamic handgrip exercise in healthy humans and the role of NO. We hypothesized exercise hyperemia would be augmented by sildenafil citrate (SDF, PDE-5 inhibitor)...
December 24, 2016: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012037/differentiating-swelling-and-hypertrophy-through-indirect-assessment-of-muscle-damage-in-untrained-men-following-repeated-bouts-of-resistance-exercise
#10
Samuel L Buckner, Scott J Dankel, Kevin T Mattocks, Matthew B Jessee, J Grant Mouser, Brittany R Counts, Gilberto C Laurentino, Jeremy P Loenneke
PURPOSE: To examine the swelling response and other markers of muscle damage throughout the early portions of a training program (Experiment 1). We also determined if a "swollen" muscle could swell further following additional exercise (Experiment 2). METHODS: Nine males performed four sets of biceps curls (or time-matched rest on control arm) at 70% of their one-repetition maximum three times over 8 days. Muscle thickness and torque were measured before and after exercise as well as on the days in between...
December 24, 2016: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012036/no-influence-of-ischemic-preconditioning-on-running-economy
#11
Gungeet Kaur, Megan Binger, Claire Evans, Tiffany Trachte, Gary P Van Guilder
PURPOSE: Many of the potential performance-enhancing properties of ischemic preconditioning suggest that the oxygen cost for a given endurance exercise workload will be reduced, thereby improving the economy of locomotion. The aim of this study was to identify whether ischemic preconditioning improves exercise economy in recreational runners. METHODS: A randomized sham-controlled crossover study was employed in which 18 adults (age 27 ± 7 years; BMI 24.6 ± 3 kg/m(2)) completed two, incremental submaximal (65-85% VO2max) treadmill running protocols (3 × 5 min stages from 7...
December 23, 2016: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004203/aging-effect-on-muscle-synergies-in-stepping-forth-during-a-forward-perturbation
#12
Yun Wang, Kazuhiko Watanabe, Tadayoshi Asaka
PURPOSE: We explored changes in muscle interactions during healthy aging as a window into neural control strategies of postural preparation to action/perturbation. In particular, we quantified the strength of multi-muscle synergies stabilizing the center of pressure (COP) displacement during the preparation for making a step associated with support surface translations. METHODS: Young and elderly subjects were required to make a step in response to support surface perturbations...
December 21, 2016: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942980/age-differences-in-physiological-responses-to-self-paced-and-incremental-formula-see-text-testing
#13
Lauren A Jenkins, Alexis R Mauger, James G Hopker
PURPOSE: A self-paced maximal exercise protocol has demonstrated higher [Formula: see text] values when compared against traditional tests. The aim was to compare physiological responses to this self-paced [Formula: see text] protocol (SPV) in comparison to a traditional ramp [Formula: see text] (RAMP) protocol in young (18-30 years) and old (50-75 years) participants. METHODS: Forty-four participants (22 young; 22 old) completed both protocols in a randomised, counter-balanced, crossover design...
December 10, 2016: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942954/assessment-of-gas-compression-and-lung-volume-during-air-stacking-maneuver
#14
A Sarmento, V R Resqueti, G A F Fregonezi, A Aliverti
PURPOSE: We reasoned that the application of positive pressure through air stacking (AS) technique could cause gas compression and the absolute lung volumes could be estimated. The aim of this study was to estimate the amount of gas compression (ΔV comp) during AS in healthy subjects positioned at 45° trunk inclination and verify if the simultaneous measurements of chest wall volume changes (ΔV CW), by optoelectronic plethysmography, and changes in lung volume (ΔV ao), by pneumotachograph, combined with pressure variation at the airways opening (ΔP ao) during AS are able to provide reliable data on absolute lung volumes...
December 9, 2016: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921165/left-ventricular-twist-mechanics-during-incremental-cycling-and-knee-extension-exercise-in-healthy-men
#15
Alexander Beaumont, John Hough, Nicholas Sculthorpe, Joanna Richards
PURPOSE: The objective of the present study was to investigate left ventricular (LV) twist mechanics in response to incremental cycling and isometric knee extension exercises. METHODS: Twenty-six healthy male participants (age = 30.42 ± 6.17 years) were used to study peak twist mechanics at rest and during incremental semi-supine cycling at 30 and 60% work rate maximum (W max) and during short duration (15 s contractions) isometric knee extension at 40 and 75% maximum voluntary contraction (MVC), using two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography...
December 5, 2016: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913925/changes-in-stiffness-of-the-dorsal-scapular-muscles-before-and-after-computer-work-a-comparison-between-individuals-with-and-without-neck-and-shoulder-complaints
#16
Hiroaki Ishikawa, Takayuki Muraki, Shuhei Morise, Yusuke Sekiguchi, Nobuyuki Yamamoto, Eiji Itoi, Shin-Ichi Izumi
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the stiffness of the dorsal scapular muscles before and after computer work between individuals with and without neck and shoulder complaints. METHODS: Thirty subjects were divided into patient (n = 18) and control (n = 12) groups. The stiffness of the upper trapezius, levator scapulae, and rhomboid major was measured using ultrasound elastography before and after a 30-min typing task. The strain ratio of the muscle to an acoustic coupler was calculated (a lower strain ratio value indicates greater muscle stiffness)...
December 2, 2016: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913924/shear-wave-elastography-reveals-different-degrees-of-passive-and-active-stiffness-of-the-neck-extensor-muscles
#17
Angela V Dieterich, Ricardo J Andrade, Guillaume Le Sant, Deborah Falla, Frank Petzke, François Hug, Antoine Nordez
PURPOSE: The neck extensor muscles contribute to spinal support and posture while performing head and neck motion. Muscle stiffness relates to passive elasticity (support) and active tensioning (posture and movement) of muscle. It was hypothesized that support and motion requirements are reflected in the distribution of stiffness between superficial and deep neck extensor muscles. METHODS: In ten healthy participants, shear modulus (stiffness) of five neck extensor muscles was determined in prone at rest and during isometric head lift at three intensities using shear wave elastography...
December 2, 2016: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913923/actn3-x-allele-carriers-had-greater-levels-of-muscle-damage-during-a-half-ironman
#18
Juan Del Coso, Juan José Salinero, Beatriz Lara, César Gallo-Salazar, Francisco Areces, Carlos Puente, David Herrero
PURPOSE: Alpha-actinin-3, encoded by the ACTN3 gene, is an actin-binding protein with an important role in myofibril contraction and muscle force output. In humans, there is a relatively common deficiency of the α-actinin-3 due to homozygosity in a polymorphism of the ACTN3 gene (R577X, rs1815739), that has been related to decreased resistance to strain during voluntary muscle contractions. The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of the ACTN3 genotype on the level of exercise-induced muscle damage attained by 23 experienced triathletes during an official half-ironman competition...
December 2, 2016: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873019/arterial-stiffness-in-young-adult-swimmers
#19
Masato Nishiwaki, Keisuke Takahara, Naoyuki Matsumoto
PURPOSE: Habitual Aerobic exercise reduces arterial stiffness, but effects of habitual swimming on arterial stiffness are not yet fully understood. Swimming can also increase systolic blood pressure (BP) in normotensive individuals. Accordingly, this cross-sectional study aimed to investigate arterial stiffness in young adult swimmers after considering the influence of BP. METHODS: Participants comprised 41 men (18-21 years), including 15 untrained controls (C), 11 competitive cyclists (aerobic-trained athletes; A), and 15 competitive swimmers (S)...
November 21, 2016: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864638/effects-of-caffeine-on-neuromuscular-fatigue-and-performance-during-high-intensity-cycling%C3%A2-exercise-in-moderate-hypoxia
#20
Bruno P C Smirmaul, Antonio Carlos de Moraes, Luca Angius, Samuele M Marcora
PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of caffeine on performance, neuromuscular fatigue and perception of effort during high-intensity cycling exercise in moderate hypoxia. METHODS: Seven adult male participants firstly underwent an incremental exercise test on a cycle ergometer in conditions of acute normobaric hypoxia (fraction inspired oxygen = 0.15) to establish peak power output (PPO). In the following two visits, they performed a time to exhaustion test (78 ± 3% PPO) in the same hypoxic conditions after caffeine ingestion (4 mg kg(-1)) and one after placebo ingestion in a double-blind, randomized, counterbalanced cross-over design...
November 18, 2016: European Journal of Applied Physiology
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