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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457371/validation-of-a-blood-marker-for-plasma-volume-in-endurance-athletes-during-a-live-high-train-low-altitude-training-camp
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Louisa M Lobigs, Laura A Garvican-Lewis, Victor L Vuong, Nicolin Tee, Christopher J Gore, Peter Peeling, Brian Dawson, Yorck O Schumacher
Altitude is a confounding factor within the Athlete's Biological Passport (ABP) due, in part, to the plasma volume (PV) response to hypoxia. Here, a newly developed PV blood test is applied to assess the possible efficacy of reducing the influence of PV on the volumetric ABP markers; hemoglobin concentration ([Hb]) and the OFF-score. Endurance athletes (n=34) completed a 21 night simulated live high: train low protocol (14h.d-1 at 3000m). Bloods were collected twice pre-altitude, at days 3, 8 and 15 at altitude and 1, 7, 21 and 42 days post-altitude...
February 19, 2018: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449002/shoulder-joint-kinetics-and-dynamics-during-underwater-forward-arm-elevation
#2
Jessy Lauer, João Paulo Vilas-Boas, Annie Hélène Rouard
Aquatic exercises are widely implemented into rehabilitation programs. However, both evaluating their mechanical demands on the musculoskeletal system and designing protocols to provide progressive loading are difficult tasks. This study reports for the first time shoulder joint kinetics and dynamics during underwater forward arm elevation performed at speeds ranging from 22.5 to 90°/s. Net joint moments projected onto anatomical axes of rotation, joint power, and joint work were calculated in 18 participants through a novel approach coupling numerical fluid flow simulations and inverse dynamics...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444097/the-effects-of-intensified-training-on-resting-metabolic-rate-rmr-body-composition-and-performance-in-trained-cyclists
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Amy L Woods, Anthony J Rice, Laura A Garvican-Lewis, Alice M Wallett, Bronwen Lundy, Margot A Rogers, Marijke Welvaert, Shona Halson, Andrew McKune, Kevin G Thompson
BACKGROUND: Recent research has demonstrated decreases in resting metabolic rate (RMR), body composition and performance following a period of intensified training in elite athletes, however the underlying mechanisms of change remain unclear. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate how an intensified training period, designed to elicit overreaching, affects RMR, body composition, and performance in trained endurance athletes, and to elucidate underlying mechanisms. METHOD: Thirteen (n = 13) trained male cyclists completed a six-week training program consisting of a "Baseline" week (100% of regular training load), a "Build" week (~120% of Baseline load), two "Loading" weeks (~140, 150% of Baseline load, respectively) and two "Recovery" weeks (~80% of Baseline load)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443549/endurance-exercise-training-and-high-fat-diet-differentially-affect-composition-of-diacylglycerol-molecular-species-in-rat-skeletal-muscle
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Noriaki Kawanishi, Kana Takagi, Hyeon-Cheol Lee, Daiki Nakano, Toshiaki Okuno, Takehiko Yokomizo, Shuichi Machida
Insulin resistance of peripheral muscle is implicated in the aetiology of metabolic syndrome in obesity. Although accumulation of glycerolipids, such as triacylglycerol and diacylglycerol (DAG), in muscle contributes to insulin resistance in obese individuals, endurance-trained athletes also have higher glycerolipid levels but normal insulin sensitivity. We hypothesised that the difference in insulin sensitivity of skeletal muscle between athletes and obese individuals stems from changes in fatty acid composition of accumulated lipids...
February 14, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431548/impact-of-energy-availability-health-and-sex-on-hemoglobin-mass-responses-following-lhth-altitude-training-in-elite-female-and-male-distance-athletes
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Ida A Heikura, Louise M Burke, Dan Bergland, Arja L T Uusitalo, Antti A Mero, Trent Stellingwerff
BACKGROUND: We investigated the effects of sex, energy availability (EA), and health status on the change in hemoglobin mass (ΔHbmass) in elite endurance athletes over ~3 to 4 weeks of Live-High/Train-High altitude training (Flagstaff, AZ, 2135m; n=27 females; n=21 males; 27% 2016 Olympians). METHODS: Pre- and post-camp Hbmass (optimized CO re-breathing method) and iron status were measured, EA was estimated via food and training logs and Low Energy Availability in Females Questionnaire (LEAF-Q) and a general injury/illness questionnaire was completed...
February 12, 2018: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431536/multi-day-pomegranate-extract-supplementation-decreases-oxygen-uptake-during-submaximal-cycling-exercise-but-co-supplementation-with-n-acetylcysteine-negates-the-effect
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Emma M Crum, Matthew J Barnes, Stephen R Stannard
Pomegranate extract (POMx) has been suggested as an ergogenic aid, due to its rich concentration of polyphenols, which are proposed to enhance nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability, thereby improving the efficiency of oxygen usage and consequently, endurance exercise performance. Although acute POMx supplementation improves aerobic exercise performance in untrained individuals, trained athletes appear to require chronic supplementation for a similar effect. Further, the combination of POMx with a thiol antioxidant may prove more effective than POMx alone, due to the protective effects of thiols on NO...
February 12, 2018: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427982/exercise-and-asthma
#7
Andréanne Côté, Julie Turmel, Louis-Philippe Boulet
Transient airway narrowing can occur during or following exercise, a phenomenon called exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB). The main mechanism of EIB is considered to be airway dehydration, resulting from increased ventilation during exercise. In asthma, such water loss causes an increase in airway fluid osmolarity, inducing airway smooth muscle contraction following the release of mediators from airway inflammatory cells. Asthmatics frequently experience EIB, but it may also be observed in others not reporting asthma symptoms, particularly elite endurance athletes...
February 2018: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422868/relationship-between-aortic-compliance-and-impact-of-cerebral-blood-flow-fluctuation-to-dynamic-orthostatic-challenge-in-endurance-athletes
#8
Tsubasa Tomoto, Tomoko Imai, Shigehiko Ogoh, Seiji Maeda, Jun Sugawara
Aorta effectively buffers cardiac pulsatile fluctuation generated from the left ventricular (LV) which could be a mechanical force to high blood flow and low-resistance end-organs such as the brain. A dynamic orthostatic challenge may evoke substantial cardiac pulsatile fluctuation via the transient increases in venous return and stroke volume (SV). Particularly, this response may be greater in endurance-trained athletes (ET) who exhibit LV eccentric remodeling. The aim of this study was to determine the contribution of aortic compliance to the response of cerebral blood flow fluctuation to dynamic orthostatic challenge in ET and age-matched sedentary (SED) young healthy men...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420813/sport-psychology-for-the-soldier-athlete-a-paradigm-shift
#9
Vanessa M Meyer
Background: Competitive athletes train body and mind in preparation for competition with mental fortitude often providing the "winning edge." Similarly, the current-day warfighter faces significant physical and psychological challenges and must be prepared to respond to life-threatening danger with mental and physical agility. Sport Psychology for the Soldier Athlete recognizes the soldier as an elite athlete and provides training required to perform at the highest caliber. Through this curriculum, mental skills coaching in goal setting, imagery, positive self-talk, and heart rate control is integrated into routine physical fitness training...
February 6, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415895/intracellular-localization-of-diacylglycerols-and-sphingolipids-influences-insulin-sensitivity-and-mitochondrial-function-in-human-skeletal-muscle
#10
Leigh Perreault, Sean A Newsom, Allison Strauss, Anna Kerege, Darcy E Kahn, Kathleen A Harrison, Janet K Snell-Bergeon, Travis Nemkov, Angelo D'Alessandro, Matthew R Jackman, Paul S MacLean, Bryan C Bergman
BACKGROUND: Accumulation of diacylglycerol (DAG) and sphingolipids is thought to promote skeletal muscle insulin resistance by altering cellular signaling specific to their location. However,the subcellular localization of bioactive lipids in human skeletal muscle is largely unknown. METHODS: We evaluated subcellular localization of skeletal muscle DAGs and sphingolipids in lean individuals (n = 15), endurance-trained athletes (n = 16), and obese men and women with (n = 12) and without type 2 diabetes (n = 15)...
February 8, 2018: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411631/the-ambiguity-of-physical-activity-exercise-and-atrial-fibrillation
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Bente Morseth, Maja-Lisa Løchen, Inger Ariansen, Marius Myrstad, Dag S Thelle
Although commonly associated with cardiovascular disease or other medical conditions, atrial fibrillation may also occur in individuals without any known underlying conditions. This manifestation of atrial fibrillation has been linked to extensive and long-term exercise, as prolonged endurance exercise has shown to increase prevalence and risk of atrial fibrillation. In contrast, more modest physical activity is associated with a decreased risk of atrial fibrillation, and current research indicates a J-shaped association between atrial fibrillation and the broad range of physical activity and exercise...
January 1, 2018: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408567/influence-of-high-intensity-interval-training-on-ventilatory-efficiency-in-trained-athletes
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Eduardo Salazar-Martínez, Alfredo Santalla, José Naranjo Orellana, Jochen Strobl, Martin Burtscher, Verena Menz
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of 3 weeks high-intensity interval training (HIIT) on ventilatory efficiency (VE/VCO2 slope) in endurance athletes. Sixteen male well-trained (67.72 ml kg min-1) athletes participated in this study. Each participant performed an incremental exercise test with gas analysis (i.e. VE, VO2) and a 400 m running field test (T400m) before and after the 3 weeks intervention period. HIIT group (HIITG) performed 11 HIIT sessions consisting of four 4-min interval bouts at an exercise intensity of 90-95% of the VO2max, separated by 4-min active recovery periods (work/rest ratio = 1:1)...
January 30, 2018: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406417/is-%C3%AE-hydroxy-%C3%AE-methylbutyrate-an-effective-anabolic-agent-to-improve-outcome-in-older-diseased-populations
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Mariëlle P K J Engelen, Nicolaas E P Deutz
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: β-Hydroxy β-methylbutyrate (HMB) has been used for many years in athletes for muscle buildup and strength, and endurance enhancement. In recent years, its interest quickly expanded in older (diseased) populations and during (exercise) rehabilitation and recovery from hospitalization and surgery. We will discuss recent literature about HMB metabolism, its pharmacokinetics compared with the frequently used metabolite leucine, effectiveness of HMB to improve outcome in older diseased adults, and novel approaches for HMB use...
February 5, 2018: Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405793/within-day-energy-deficiency-and-metabolic-perturbation-in-male-endurance-athletes
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Monica K Torstveit, Ida Fahrenholtz, Thomas B Stenqvist, Øystein Sylta, Anna Melin
Endurance athletes are at increased risk of relative energy deficiency associated with metabolic perturbation and impaired health. We aimed to estimate and compare within-day energy balance (WDEB) in male athletes with suppressed and normal resting metabolic rate (RMR) and explore if within-day energy deficiency (WDED) is associated with endocrine markers of energy deficiency. Thirty-one male cyclists, triathletes, and long-distance runners recruited from regional competitive sports clubs were included. The protocol comprised measurements of RMR by ventilated hood, and energy intake and energy expenditure to predict RMRratio (measured RMR/predicted RMR), energy availability (EA), 24-hour energy balance (EB) and WDEB in 1-hour intervals, assessment of body-composition by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, and blood plasma analysis...
February 6, 2018: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394148/effects-of-intermittent-hypoxic-training-performed-at-high-hypoxia-level-on-exercise-performance-in-highly-trained-runners
#15
Anthony M J Sanchez, Fabio Borrani
This study exanimated the effects of intermittent hypoxic training (IHT) conducted at a high level of hypoxia with recovery at ambient air on aerobic/anaerobic capacities at sea level and hematological variations. According to a double-blind randomized design, fifteen highly endurance-trained runners completed a 6-weeks regimented training with 3 sessions per week consisting of intermittent runs (6x work-rest ratio of 5':5') on a treadmill at 80-85% of maximal aerobic speed ([Formula: see text]). Nine athletes (hypoxic group, HG) performed the exercise bouts at FI02 = 10...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393546/comparison-of-metabolic-adaptations-between-endurance-and-sprint-trained-athletes-after-an-exhaustive-exercise-in-two-different-calf-muscles-using-a-multi-slice-31-p-mr-spectroscopic-sequence
#16
Kevin Moll, Alexander Gussew, Maria Nisser, Steffen Derlien, Martin Krämer, Jürgen R Reichenbach
Measurements of exercise-induced metabolic changes, such as oxygen consumption, carbon dioxide exhalation or lactate concentration, are important indicators for assessing the current performance level of athletes in training science. With exercise-limiting metabolic processes occurring in loaded muscles, 31 P-MRS represents a particularly powerful modality to identify and analyze corresponding training-induced alterations. Against this background, the current study aimed to analyze metabolic adaptations after an exhaustive exercise in two calf muscles (m...
February 2, 2018: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29389693/validity-of-combination-use-of-activity-record-and-accelerometry-to-measure-free-living-total-energy-expenditure-in-female-endurance-runners
#17
Asumi Yoshida, Kazuko Ishikawa-Takata, Shigeho Tanaka, Naoto Suzuki, Satoshi Nakae, Hiroko Murata, Motoko Taguchi, Mitsuru Higuchi
Herein, we attempted to prove the validity of a new approach to assessing total energy expenditure (TEE) that combines activity recording and accelerometry in athletes. Eight female endurance runners participated in this study. We measured TEE over 8 days in the regular training season by using the doubly labeled water (DLW) method. In the combined method, an activity record of the rating of perceived exertion (RPE) was used to estimate energy expenditure (EE) during the training period, while a tri-axial accelerometer was used to evaluate EE during the non-training time over the TEE measurement period using the DLW method...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29389692/optimal-reactive-strength-index-is-it-an-accurate-variable-to-optimize-plyometric-training-effects-on-measures-of-physical-fitness-in-young-soccer-players
#18
Rodrigo Ramirez-Campillo, Cristian Alvarez, Felipe García-Pinillos, Javier Sanchez-Sanchez, Javier Yanci, Daniel Castillo, Irineu Loturco, Helmi Chaabene, Jason Moran, Mikel Izquierdo
This study aimed to compare the effects of drop-jump training using a fixed drop-box height (i.e., 30-cm [FIXED]) versus an optimal drop-box height (i.e, 10-cm to 40-cm: generating an optimal [OPT] reactive strength index [RSI]) in youth soccer players' physical fitness. Athletes were randomly allocated to a control-group (CG: n=24; age=13.7 years), a fixed drop-box height group (FIXED, n=25; age=13.9 years) or an optimal drop-box height group (OPT, n=24; age=13.1 years). Before and after 7 weeks of training, tests for the assessment of jumping (countermovement jump [CMJ], five multiple bounds [MB]), speed (20-m sprint time), change of direction (Illinois change of direction test [CODT]), strength (RSI and 5 maximal squat repetition test [5RM]), endurance (2...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387449/-recover-quicker-train-harder-and-increase-flexibility-massage-therapy-for-elite-paracyclists-a-mixed-methods-study
#19
Ann Blair Kennedy, Nirav Patil, Jennifer L Trilk
Objectives: Massage therapy (MT) enhances recovery by reducing pain and fatigue in able-bodied endurance athletes. In athletes with disabilities, no studies have examined similar MT outcomes, yet participation in sport has increased by >1000 athletes from 1996 to 2016 Olympic games. We examined the effect of MT on pain, sleep, stress, function and performance goals on the bike, as well as quality of life off the bike, in elite paracycling athletes. Methods: This is a quasi-experimental, convergent, parallel, mixed-methods design study of one team, with nine paracycling participants, in years 2015 and 2016...
2018: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380429/the-strength-of-weight-bearing-bones-is-similar-in-amenorrheic-and-eumenorrheic-elite-long-distance-runners
#20
J Piasecki, A Ireland, M Piasecki, J Cameron, J S McPhee, H Degens
BACKGROUND: Regular intense endurance exercise can lead to amenorrhea with possible adverse consequences for bone health. OBJECTIVE: We compared whole-body and regional bone strength and skeletal muscle characteristics between amenorrheic (AA: n=14) and eumenorrheic (EA: n=15) elite adult female long distance runners and non-athletic controls (C: n=15). STUDY DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS: Participants completed three-day food diaries, dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) and isometric maximal voluntary knee extension contraction (MVC)...
January 30, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
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