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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821900/erratum-to-sitting-position-affects-performance-in-cross-country-sit-skiing
#1
M Lund Ohlsson, M S Laaksonen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 19, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821962/influence-of-aerobic-fitness-on-vasoreactivity-in-young-men
#2
Preston L Bell, Edward T Kelley, Stephanie M McCoy, Daniel P Credeur
Previous work has demonstrated a direct relationship between aerobic fitness and vasodilatory function (i.e., flow-mediated dilation; FMD); however, the relation between aerobic fitness and vasoconstrictor responsiveness (i.e., low flow-mediated constriction; L-FMC), and the overall vasoactive range (FMD + L-FMC) is unclear. PURPOSE: To test the hypothesis that L-FMC and the overall vasoactive range (FMD + L-FMC) will be related to aerobic fitness in young, healthy men. METHODS: Twenty men (age: 23 ± 5 years) were recruited, and divided evenly into a higher (HF) vs...
August 18, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821950/the-effects-of-supramaximal-versus-submaximal-intensity-eccentric-training-when-performed-until-volitional-fatigue
#3
Joel R Krentz, Philip D Chilibeck, Jonathan P Farthing
PURPOSE: Our purpose was to compare supramaximal versus submaximal intensity eccentric training performed until volitional fatigue. METHODS: Thirty-two young adults (19 males) were randomized into one of three groups: (1) ECC110 performed eccentric (ECC) only contractions at 110% of concentric (CON) 1-repetition maximum (1RM); (2) ECC80 performed ECC only contractions at 80% of CON 1RM; (3) a control group. Training progressed from 3 to 6 sets of unilateral ECC training of the elbow flexors over 8 weeks, with each set performed until volitional fatigue...
August 18, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819691/hypoxia-affects-tissue-oxygenation-differently-in-the-thigh-and-calf-muscles-during-incremental-running
#4
Takuya Osawa, Takuma Arimitsu, Hideyuki Takahashi
PURPOSE: The present study was performed to determine the impact of hypoxia on working muscle oxygenation during incremental running, and to compare tissue oxygenation between the thigh and calf muscles. METHODS: Nine distance runners and triathletes performed incremental running tests to exhaustion under normoxic and hypoxic conditions (fraction of inspired oxygen = 0.15). Peak pulmonary oxygen uptake ([Formula: see text]) and tissue oxygen saturation (StO2) were measured simultaneously in both the vastus lateralis and medial gastrocnemius...
August 17, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803380/aerobic-interval-training-reduces-vascular-resistances-during-submaximal-exercise-in-obese-metabolic-syndrome-individuals
#5
Ricardo Mora-Rodriguez, V E Fernandez-Elias, F Morales-Palomo, J G Pallares, M Ramirez-Jimenez, J F Ortega
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the effects of high-intensity aerobic interval training (AIT) on exercise hemodynamics in metabolic syndrome (MetS) volunteers. METHODS: Thirty-eight, MetS participants were randomly assigned to a training (TRAIN) or to a non-training control (CONT) group. TRAIN consisted of stationary interval cycling alternating bouts at 70-90% of maximal heart rate during 45 min day(-1) for 6 months. RESULTS: CONT maintained baseline physical activity and no changes in cardiovascular function or MetS factors were detected...
August 12, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803367/the-role-of-agonist-and-antagonist-muscles-in-explaining-isometric-knee-extension-torque-variation-with-hip-joint-angle
#6
Theodoros M Bampouras, Neil D Reeves, Vasilios Baltzopoulos, Constantinos N Maganaris
PURPOSE: The biarticular rectus femoris (RF), operating on the ascending limb of the force-length curve, produces more force at longer lengths. However, experimental studies consistently report higher knee extension torque when supine (longer RF length) compared to seated (shorter RF length). Incomplete activation in the supine position has been proposed as the reason for this discrepancy, but differences in antagonistic co-activation could also be responsible due to altered hamstrings length...
August 12, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795225/unintended-activity-in-homologous-muscle-during-intended-unilateral-contractions-increases-with-greater-task-difficulty
#7
Hironori Watanabe, Hiroaki Kanehisa, Yasuhide Yoshitake
PURPOSE: The present study aimed to examine (1) the effect of task difficulty on unintended muscle activation (UIMA) levels in contralateral homologous muscle, (2) the difference between young and old adults in degree of UIMA with respect to task difficulty, and (3) temporal correlations between intended and contralateral unintended muscle activity at low frequency during unilateral intended force-matching tasks. METHODS: Twelve young (21.8 ± 2.4 years) and twelve old (69...
August 9, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28785797/changing-relative-crank-angle-increases-the-metabolic-cost-of-leg-cycling
#8
Asher H Straw, Wouter Hoogkamer, Rodger Kram
PURPOSE: Historically, the efficiency of leg cycling has been difficult to change. However, arm cycling research indicates that relative crank angle changes can improve efficiency. Therefore, we investigated if leg cycling with different relative crank angles affects efficiency. METHODS: Ten healthy, male, recreational bicycle riders (27.8 ± 8.2 years, mean ± SD, mass 69.8 ± 3.2 kg) pedaled a pan-loaded cycle ergometer at a fixed power output of 150 watts at a cadence of 90 RPM...
August 7, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780603/early-detection-of-exercise-induced-muscle-damage-using-elastography
#9
Lilian Lacourpaille, Antoine Nordez, François Hug, Valentin Doguet, Ricardo Andrade, Gaël Guilhem
PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine whether an increase in muscle shear modulus measured 30 min after eccentric exercise (30 min) reflects the magnitude of force deficit measured 48-h post-exercise (48 H). METHODS: A total of 53 healthy participants were distributed in five groups. Four groups performed either repeated eccentric elbow flexions or knee extensions at either a low or high load. A fifth group performed repeated concentric elbow flexions (control load)...
August 5, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780602/executive-function-after-exhaustive-exercise
#10
Mizuki Sudo, Takaaki Komiyama, Ryo Aoyagi, Toshiya Nagamatsu, Yasuki Higaki, Soichi Ando
PURPOSE: Findings concerning the effects of exhaustive exercise on cognitive function are somewhat equivocal. The purpose of this study was to identify physiological factors that determine executive function after exhaustive exercise. METHODS: Thirty-two participants completed the cognitive tasks before and after an incremental exercise until exhaustion (exercise group: N = 18) or resting period (control group N = 14). The cognitive task was a combination of a Spatial Delayed-Response (Spatial DR) task and a Go/No-Go task, which requires executive function...
August 5, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776271/do-metabolites-that-are-produced-during-resistance-exercise-enhance-muscle-hypertrophy
#11
REVIEW
Scott J Dankel, Kevin T Mattocks, Matthew B Jessee, Samuel L Buckner, J Grant Mouser, Jeremy P Loenneke
Many reviews conclude that metabolites play an important role with respect to muscle hypertrophy during resistance exercise, but their actual physiologic contribution remains unknown. Some have suggested that metabolites may work independently of muscle contraction, while others have suggested that metabolites may play a secondary role in their ability to augment muscle activation via inducing fatigue. Interestingly, the studies used as support for an anabolic role of metabolites use protocols that are not actually designed to test the importance of metabolites independent of muscle contraction...
August 3, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766150/acute-and-chronic-neuromuscular-adaptations-to-local-vibration-training
#12
REVIEW
Robin Souron, Thibault Besson, Guillaume Y Millet, Thomas Lapole
Vibratory stimuli are thought to have the potential to promote neural and/or muscular (re)conditioning. This has been well described for whole-body vibration (WBV), which is commonly used as a training method to improve strength and/or functional abilities. Yet, this technique may present some limitations, especially in clinical settings where patients are unable to maintain an active position during the vibration exposure. Thus, a local vibration (LV) technique, which consists of applying portable vibrators directly over the tendon or muscle belly without active contribution from the participant, may present an alternative to WBV...
August 1, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755131/increase-in-echo-intensity-and-extracellular-to-intracellular-water-ratio-is-independently-associated-with-muscle-weakness-in-elderly-women
#13
Masashi Taniguchi, Yosuke Yamada, Yoshihiro Fukumoto, Shinichiro Sawano, Seigo Minami, Tome Ikezoe, Yuya Watanabe, Misaka Kimura, Noriaki Ichihashi
PURPOSE: The changes in muscle composition and its heterogeneity during aging are associated with muscle weakness in elderly persons independent of decreases in muscle mass or muscle thickness (MT). Both the assessment of echo intensity (EI) with ultrasound imaging and the evaluation of the extracellular water/intracellular water (ECW/ICW) ratio with segmental bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy (BIS) are non-invasive and convenient methods and seem valuable for muscle quality determination...
July 28, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748372/training-and-acute-exercise-modulates-mitochondrial-dynamics-in-football-players-blood-mononuclear-cells
#14
Carla Busquets-Cortés, Xavier Capó, Miquel Martorell, Josep A Tur, Antoni Sureda, Antoni Pons
PURPOSE: Regular physical activity induces oxidative stress but also causes adaptations in antioxidant defences including the nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) pathway, which activates target genes related to antioxidant defences such as uncoupling proteins (UCPs), and mitochondrial biogenesis mediated by peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator 1-alpha (PGC-1α). The aim of the study was to determine the effect of long-term training and acute exercise on oxidant/antioxidant status and the expression of mitochondrial biogenesis genes in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs)...
July 26, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748371/acute-effects-of-heated-resistance-exercise-in-female-and-male-power-athletes
#15
Julia R Casadio, Adam G Storey, Fabrice Merien, Andrew E Kilding, James D Cotter, Paul B Laursen
PURPOSE: To determine the effects of heated resistance exercise on thermal strain, neuromuscular function and hormonal responses in power athletes. METHODS: Sixteen (n = 8 female; 8 male) highly trained power athletes completed a combined strength and power resistance exercise session in hot (HOT ~30 °C) and temperate (CON ~20 °C) conditions. Human growth hormone (hGH), cortisol and testosterone concentrations in plasma, peak power (counter-movement jump, CMJ) and peak force (isometric mid-thigh pull) were measured before and after each training session; thermoregulatory responses were monitored during training...
July 26, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748370/high-intensity-aerobic-interval-training-improves-aerobic-fitness-and-hba1c-among-persons-diagnosed-with-type-2-diabetes-considerations-regarding-hba1c-starting-levels-and-intervention-design
#16
LETTER
Lucas Helal, Daniel Umpierre, Ruy Silveira Moraes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 26, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748369/classical-experiments-in-whole-body-metabolism-closed-circuit-respirometry
#17
REVIEW
Bruno Archiza, Joseph F Welch, A William Sheel
As part of a series of reviews aimed at providing historical context to the study of whole-body metabolism, this article focuses on the technique of closed-circuit respirometry. Developed by nineteenth century physiologists Henri-Victor Regnault and Jules de Reiset, a constant-pressure closed-circuit calorimeter capable of measuring oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production in small animals became the framework for future experiments on whole-body metabolism in humans. The volume-loss and volume-replenishment techniques can be used to indirectly assess energy expenditure using an oxygen reservoir; spirometers are simplistic in design but difficult to operate...
July 26, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741038/changes-in-appetite-energy-intake-body-composition-and-circulating-ghrelin-constituents-during-an-incremental-trekking-ascent-to-high-altitude
#18
Jamie Matu, John O'Hara, Neil Hill, Sarah Clarke, Christopher Boos, Caroline Newman, David Holdsworth, Theocharis Ispoglou, Lauren Duckworth, David Woods, Adrian Mellor, Kevin Deighton
PURPOSE: Circulating acylated ghrelin concentrations are associated with altitude-induced anorexia in laboratory environments, but have never been measured at terrestrial altitude. This study examined time course changes in appetite, energy intake, body composition, and ghrelin constituents during a high-altitude trek. METHODS: Twelve participants [age: 28(4) years, BMI 23.0(2.1) kg m(-2)] completed a 14-day trek in the Himalayas. Energy intake, appetite perceptions, body composition, and circulating acylated, des-acylated, and total ghrelin concentrations were assessed at baseline (113 m, 12 days prior to departure) and at three fixed research camps during the trek (3619 m, day 7; 4600 m, day 10; 5140 m, day 12)...
July 24, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702809/beta2-adrenergic-stimulation-increases-energy-expenditure-at-rest-but-not-during-submaximal-exercise-in-active-overweight-men
#19
Johan Onslev, Glenn Jacobson, Christian Narkowicz, Vibeke Backer, Anders Kalsen, Michael Kreiberg, Søren Jessen, Jens Bangsbo, Morten Hostrup
PURPOSE: β2-Agonists have been proposed as weight-loss treatment, because they elevate energy expenditure. However, it is unknown what effect β2-agonists have on energy expenditure in overweight individuals. Furthermore, the influence of β2-agonist R- and S-enantiomer ratio for the increased energy expenditure is insufficiently explored. METHODS: Nineteen males were included in the study of which 14 completed. Subjects were 31.6 (±3.5) years [mean (±95% CI)] and had a fat percentage of 22...
July 12, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702808/longer-exercise-duration-delays-post-exercise-recovery-of-cardiac-parasympathetic-but-not-sympathetic-indices
#20
Scott Michael, Ollie Jay, Kenneth S Graham, Glen M Davis
PURPOSE: This study investigated non-invasive indices of post-exercise parasympathetic reactivation (using heart rate variability, HRV) and sympathetic withdrawal (using systolic time intervals, STI) following different exercise durations. METHODS: 13 healthy males (age 26.4 ± 4.7 years) cycled at 70% heart rate (HR) reserve for two durations-8 min (SHORT) and 32 min (LONG)-on separate occasions: HRV (including natural logarithm of root mean square of successive differences, Ln-RMSSD) and STI (including pre-ejection period, PEP) were assessed throughout 10 min seated recovery...
July 12, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
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