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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918666/quantification-of-training-and-competition-loads-in-endurance-sports-methods-and-applications
#1
Iñigo Mujika
Training quantification is basic to evaluate an endurance athlete's responses to the training loads, ensure adequate stress/recovery balance and determine the relationship between training and performance. Quantifying both external and internal workload is important, because the external workload does not measure the biological stress imposed by the exercise sessions. Generally used quantification methods include retrospective questionnaires, diaries, direct observation and physiological monitoring, often based on the measurement of oxygen uptake, heart rate and blood lactate concentration...
December 5, 2016: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916362/effectiveness-of-a-mental-skills-curriculum-to-reduce-novices-stress
#2
Nicholas E Anton, Lisa D Howley, Manuel Pimentel, Cameron K Davis, Charles Brown, Dimitrios Stefanidis
BACKGROUND: Stress has been shown to negatively impact surgical performance, and surgical novices are particularly susceptible to its effects. Mental skills are psychological strategies designed to enhance performance and reduce the impact of stress to consistently facilitate the ideal mental conditions that enable performers to perform their best. Mental skills have been used routinely in other high-stress domains (e.g., with Navy SEALs, military pilots, elite athletes, and so forth) to facilitate optimal performance in challenging situations...
November 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909408/reliability-validity-and-usefulness-of-30-15-intermittent-fitness-test-in-female-soccer-players
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Nedim Čović, Eldin Jelešković, Haris Alić, Izet Rađo, Erduan Kafedžić, Goran Sporiš, Daniel T McMaster, Zoran Milanović
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to examine the reliability, validity and usefulness of the 30-15IFT in competitive female soccer players. METHODS: Seventeen elite female soccer players participated in the study. A within subject test-retest study design was utilized to assess the reliability of the 30-15 intermittent fitness test (IFT). Seven days prior to 30-15IFT, subjects performed a continuous aerobic running test (CT) under laboratory conditions to assess the criterion validity of the 30-15IFT. End running velocity (VCT and VIFT), peak heart rate (HRpeak) and maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max) were collected and/or estimated for both tests...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895662/muscle-enriched-micrornas-isolated-from-whole-blood-are-regulated-by-exercise-and-are-potential-biomarkers-of-cardiorespiratory-fitness
#4
Joshua Denham, Priscilla R Prestes
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNA molecules that regulate gene expression post-transcriptionally. Evidence indicating miRNAs influence exercise-induced health and performance adaptations is mounting. Circulating miRNAs are responsible for intercellular communication and could serve as biomarkers for disease and exercise-related traits. Such biomarkers would contribute to exercise screening, monitoring, and the development of personalized exercise prescription. Accordingly, we investigated the impact of long-term strenuous aerobic exercise training and a single bout of maximal aerobic exercise on five muscle-enriched miRNAs implicated in exercise adaptations (miR-1, miR-133a, miR-181a, miR-486, and miR-494)...
2016: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889869/left-ventricular-speckle-tracking-derived-cardiac-strain-and-cardiac-twist-mechanics-in-athletes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-controlled-studies
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REVIEW
Alexander Beaumont, Fergal Grace, Joanna Richards, John Hough, David Oxborough, Nicholas Sculthorpe
BACKGROUND: The athlete's heart is associated with physiological remodeling as a consequence of repetitive cardiac loading. The effect of exercise training on left ventricular (LV) cardiac strain and twist mechanics are equivocal, and no meta-analysis has been conducted to date. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to review the literature pertaining to the effect of different forms of athletic training on cardiac strain and twist mechanics and determine the influence of traditional and contemporary sporting classifications on cardiac strain and twist mechanics...
November 26, 2016: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886704/position-of-the-academy-of-nutrition-and-dietetics-vegetarian-diets
#6
Vesanto Melina, Winston Craig, Susan Levin
It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that appropriately planned vegetarian, including vegan, diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits for the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. These diets are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, older adulthood, and for athletes. Plant-based diets are more environmentally sustainable than diets rich in animal products because they use fewer natural resources and are associated with much less environmental damage...
December 2016: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884253/the-quest-for-new-approaches-in%C3%A2-myocarditis-and-inflammatory%C3%A2-cardiomyopathy
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REVIEW
Stephane Heymans, Urs Eriksson, Jukka Lehtonen, Leslie T Cooper
Myocarditis is a diverse group of heart-specific immune processes classified by clinical and histopathological manifestations. Up to 40% of dilated cardiomyopathy is associated with inflammation or viral infection. Recent experimental studies revealed complex regulatory roles for several microribonucleic acids and T-cell and macrophage subtypes. Although the prevalence of myocarditis remained stable between 1990 and 2013 at about 22 per 100,000 people, overall mortality from cardiomyopathy and myocarditis has decreased since 2005...
November 29, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877137/an-extreme-mountain-ultra-marathon-decreases-the-cost-of-uphill-walking-and-running
#8
Gianluca Vernillo, Aldo Savoldelli, Spyros Skafidas, Andrea Zignoli, Antonio La Torre, Barbara Pellegrini, Guido Giardini, Pietro Trabucchi, Grégoire P Millet, Federico Schena
Purpose: To examine the effects of the world's most challenging mountain ultramarathon (MUM, 330 km, cumulative elevation gain of +24,000 m) on the energy cost and kinematics of different uphill gaits. Methods: Before (PRE) and immediately after (POST) the competition, 19 male athletes performed three submaximal 5-min treadmill exercise trials in a randomized order: walking at 5 km·h(-1), +20%; running at 6 km·h(-1), +15%; and running at 8 km·h(-1), +10%. During the three trials, energy cost was assessed using an indirect calorimetry system and spatiotemporal gait parameters were acquired with a floor-level high-density photoelectric cells system...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873019/arterial-stiffness-in-young-adult-swimmers
#9
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/27872598/futsal-match-related-fatigue-affects-running-performance-and-neuromuscular-parameters-but-not-finishing-kick-speed-or-accuracy
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Fabio Milioni, Luiz H P Vieira, Ricardo A Barbieri, Alessandro M Zagatto, Nikolai B Nordsborg, Fabio A Barbieri, Júlio W Dos-Santos, Paulo R P Santiago, Marcelo Papoti
Purpose: The aim of the present study was to investigate the influence of futsal match-related fatigue on running performance, neuromuscular variables, and finishing kick speed and accuracy. Methods: Ten professional futsal players participated in the study (age: 22.2 ± 2.5 years) and initially performed an incremental protocol to determine maximum oxygen uptake ([Formula: see text]: 50.6 ± 4.9 mL.kg(-1).min(-1)). Next, simulated games were performed, in four periods of 10 min during which heart rate and blood lactate concentration were monitored...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865720/the-female-side-of-the-heart-sex-differences-in-athlete-s-heart
#11
EDITORIAL
Antonio Pelliccia, Paolo Emilio Adami
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 10, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861911/metabolism-of-ketone-bodies-during-exercise-and-training-physiological-basis-for-exogenous-supplementation
#12
Mark Evans, Karl E Cogan, Brendan Egan
Optimising training and performance through nutrition strategies is central to supporting elite sportspeople, much of which has focussed on manipulating the relative intake of carbohydrate and fat and their contributions as fuels for energy provision. The ketone bodies, namely acetoacetate, acetone, and β-hydroxybutyrate (βHB), are produced in the liver during conditions of reduced carbohydrate availability and serve as an alternative fuel source for peripheral tissues including brain, heart and skeletal muscle...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855701/left-ventricular-remodeling-and-the-athlete-s-heart-irrespective-of-quality-load-training
#13
Giorgio Galanti, Laura Stefani, Gabriele Mascherini, Valentina Di Tante, Loira Toncelli
BACKGROUND: Regular physical exercise determines a progressive increase of the cardiac mass known as adaptive hypertrophy. Up to now, two morphological echocardiographic heart patterns of athletes have been described by Morganroth in 1975: predominant augmentation of wall thickness, and major cavity size in chamber dimensions in the case of prevalent static or dynamic components. The aim of the study was to follow up the impact of physical training on heart morphology and function in a group of elite soccer and rugby players for at least five years...
November 17, 2016: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848162/characterizing-the-spectrum-of-right-ventricular-remodelling-in-response-to-chronic-training
#14
Marta Sitges, Beatriz Merino, Constatine Butakoff, Maria Sanz de la Garza, Carles Paré, Silvia Montserrat, Barbara Vidal, Manel Azqueta, Georgia Sarquella, Josep Antoni Gutierrez, Ramon Canal, Josep Brugada, Bart H Bijnens
The significance and spectrum of reduced right ventricular (RV) deformation, reported in endurance athletes, is unclear. To comprehensively analyze the cardiac performance at rest of athletes, especially focusing on integrating RV size and deformation to unravel the underlying triggers of this ventricular remodelling. Hundred professional male athletes and 50 sedentary healthy males of similar age were prospectively studied. Conventional echocardiographic parameters of all four chambers were obtained, as well as 2D echo-derived strain (2DSE) in the left (LV) and in the RV free wall with separate additional analysis of the RV basal and apical segments...
November 15, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847560/left-ventricular-false-tendons-and-electrocardiogram-repolarization-abnormalities-in-healthy-young-subjects
#15
Zlatan Lazarevic, Emanuela Ciminelli, Federico Quaranta, Fabio Sperandii, Emanuele Guerra, Fabio Pigozzi, Paolo Borrione
AIM: To describe echocardiographically left ventricular false tendon characteristics and the correlation with ventricular repolarization abnormalities in young athletes. METHODS: Three hundred and sixteen healthy young athletes from different sport disciplines were evaluated from 2009 to 2011 during routine screening for agonistic sports eligibility. All subjects, as part of standard pre-participation screening medical evaluation, underwent a basal and post step test 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG)...
October 26, 2016: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847152/endurance-exercise-induced-changes-in-bnp-concentrations-in-cardiovascular-patients-versus-healthy-controls
#16
Vincent L Aengevaeren, Maria T E Hopman, Dick H J Thijssen, Roland R van Kimmenade, Menko-Jan de Boer, Thijs M H Eijsvogels
BACKGROUND: Healthy athletes demonstrated increased B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) concentrations following exercise, but it is unknown whether these responses are exaggerated in individuals with cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF) or disease (CVD). We compared exercise-induced increases in BNP between healthy controls (CON) and individuals with CVRF or CVD. Furthermore, we aimed to identify predictors for BNP responses. METHODS: Serum BNP concentrations were measured in 191 participants (60±12yrs) of the Nijmegen Marches before (baseline) and immediately after 4 consecutive days of walking exercise (30-50km/day)...
November 8, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834554/subjective-fatigue-and-readiness-to-train-may-predict-functional-overreaching-after-only-3-days-of-cycling
#17
Twan Ten Haaf, Selma van Staveren, Erik Oudenhoven, Maria F Piacentini, Romain Meeusen, Bart Roelands, Leo Koenderman, Hein A M Daanen, Carl Foster, Jos J de Koning
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate whether monitoring of easily measurable stressors and symptoms can be used to early distinguish between acute fatigue (AF) and functional overreaching (FOR). METHODS: The study included 30 subjects (11 female/ 19 male, age: 40.8±10.8 y, VO2max: 51.8±6.3 ml/kg/min) who participated in an 8-day cycling event over 1,300 km with 18,500 climbing meters. Performance was measured before and after the event using a maximal incremental test...
November 11, 2016: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826398/four-weeks-of-supplementation-with-isolated-soy-protein-attenuates-exercise-induced-muscle-damage-and-enhances-muscle-recovery-in-well-trained-athletes-a-randomized-trial
#18
Shweta Shenoy, Mrinal Dhawan, Jaspal Singh Sandhu
BACKGROUND: The effects of consumption of isolated soy protein (ISP) for a chronic period (4 weeks) on exercise induced muscle damage (EIMD) in athletic population have never been explored. OBJECTIVES: To examine the effects of ISP on muscle damage indices elicited via a bout of damaging exercise. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty males (20 boxers, 20 cyclists) aged 18 - 28 years were randomly assigned to two groups (ISP and Placebo) (n = 20). All participants who engaged themselves in specific, regular training of 30 hours a week during the competitive season were included in the study...
September 2016: Asian Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813393/the-effect-of-a-short-term-training-period-on-physiological-parameters-and-running-performance-intensity-distribution-versus-constant-intensity-exercise
#19
Vicente J Clemente-Suárez, Athanasios A Dalamitros, Pantelis T Nikolaidis
BACKGROUND: This study compared the effect of two training strategies differing on the weekly intensity distribution on physiological parameters and running performance in moderately trained endurance athletes. METHODS: Thirty male athletes were equally divided into three groups, one following an increasing weekly aerobic intensity distribution (EXP1), one with constant weekly aerobic intensitydistribution (EXP2) and a control one, following a freely chosen program (CON)...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811196/diagnosis-of-arrhythmias-in-athletes-wearing-heart-rate-monitors
#20
David Hunt, P Tanto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 3, 2016: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
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