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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777386/substrate-metabolism-during-ironman-triathlon-different-horses-on-the-same-courses
#1
Ed Maunder, Andrew E Kilding, Daniel J Plews
Ironman triathlons are ultra-endurance events of extreme duration. The performance level of those competing varies dramatically, with elite competitors finishing in ~ 8:00:00, and lower performing amateurs finishing in ~ 14-15:00:00. When applying appropriate values for swimming, cycling and running economies to these performance times, it is demonstrated that the absolute energy cost of these events is high, and the rate of energy expenditure increases in proportion with the athlete's competitive level...
May 18, 2018: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769832/validity-and-reliability-of-the-powertap-p1-pedals-power-meter
#2
Jesús G Pallarés, José Ramón Lillo-Bevia
To validate the new PowerTap P1® pedals power meter (PP1), thirty-three cyclists performed 12 randomized and counterbalanced graded exercise tests (100-500 W), at 70, 85 and 100 rev·min-1 cadences, in seated and standing positions. A scientific SRM system and a pair of PP1 pedals continuously recorded cadence and power output data. Significantly lower power output values were detected for the PP1 compared to the SRM for all workloads, cadences, and pedalling conditions (2-10 W, p < 0.05), except for the workloads ranged between 150 W to 350 W at 70 rev·min-1 in seated position (p > 0...
June 2018: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757047/development-and-implementation-of-a-nutrition-knowledge-questionnaire-for-ultra-endurance-athletes
#3
Claire Blennerhassett, Lars R McNaughton, Lorcan Cronin, S Andy Sparks
The nutritional intake of ultra-endurance athletes is often poorly matched with the requirements of the sport. Nutrition knowledge is a mediating factor to food choice that could correct such imbalances. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to develop and validate a questionnaire to assess the nutrition knowledge of ultra-endurance athletes. Nutritional knowledge was assessed using a modified sports nutrition questionnaire (ULTRA-Q). Four independent assessors with specialist sports nutrition knowledge confirmed the content validity of the ULTRA-Q...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725756/lactate-kinetics-in-handcycling-under-various-exercise-modalities-and-their-relationship-to-performance-measures-in-able-bodied-participants
#4
Oliver J Quittmann, Thomas Abel, Sebastian Zeller, Tina Foitschik, Heiko K Strüder
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to expand exercise testing in handcycling by (1) examining different approaches to determine lactate kinetics in handcycling under various exercise modalities and (2) identifying relationships between parameters of lactate kinetics and selected performance measures. METHODS: Twelve able-bodied nationally competitive triathletes performed a familiarisation, a sprint test, an incremental step test, and a continuous load trial at a power output corresponding to a lactate concentration (La) of 4 mmol l-1 (PO4 ) in a racing handcycle that was mounted on an ergometer...
May 3, 2018: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720479/scientific-rationale-for-changing-lower-water-temperature-limits-for-triathlon-racing-to-12%C3%A2-c-with-wetsuits-and-16%C3%A2-c-without-wetsuits
#5
Jane Saycell, Mitch Lomax, Heather Massey, Mike Tipton
OBJECTIVES: To provide a scientific rationale for lower water temperature and wetsuit rules for elite and subelite triathletes. METHODS: 11 lean, competitive triathletes completed a 20 min flume swim, technical transition including bike control and psychomotor testing and a cycle across five different wetsuit and water temperature conditions: with wetsuit: 10°C, 12°C and 14°C; without wetsuit (skins): 14°C and 16°C. Deep body (rectal) temperature (Tre ), psychomotor performance and the ability to complete a technical bike course after the swim were measured, as well as swimming and cycling performance...
May 2, 2018: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719946/bilateral-patellar-cyst-a-case-report-with-an-ironman-triathlete
#6
Beat Knechtle, Eckhard Wengler, Pantelis T Nikolaidis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685828/influence-of-cold-water-immersion-on-recovery-of-elite-triathletes-following-the-ironman-world-championship
#7
Rebecca L Stearns, Julie K Nolan, Robert A Huggins, Carl M Maresh, Colleen X Munõz, Kelly D Pagnotta, Brittanie M Volk, Douglas J Casa
OBJECTIVES: Cold water immersion (CWI) has been widely used for enhancing athlete recovery though its use following an Ironman triathlon has never been examined. The purpose of this paper is to determine the influence of CWI immediately following an Ironman triathlon on markers of muscle damage, inflammation and muscle soreness. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: Thirty three (22 male, 11 female), triathletes participating in the Ironman World Championships volunteered to participate (mean±SD: age=40±11years; height=174...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666584/differences-in-muscle-metabolism-between-triathletes-and-normally-active-volunteers-investigated-using-multinuclear-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-at-7t
#8
Radka Klepochová, Ladislav Valkovič, Thomas Hochwartner, Christoph Triska, Norbert Bachl, Harald Tschan, Siegfried Trattnig, Michael Krebs, Martin Krššák
Purpose: The influence of endurance training on skeletal muscle metabolism can currently be studied only by invasive sampling or through a few related parameters that are investigated by either proton (1 H) or phosphorus (31 P) magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS). The aim of this study was to compare the metabolic differences between endurance-trained triathletes and healthy volunteers using multi-parametric data acquired by both, 31 P- and 1 H-MRS, at ultra-high field (7T) in a single experimental protocol...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663075/comparison-of-running-and-cycling-economy-in-runners-cyclists-and-triathletes
#9
Wannes Swinnen, Shalaya Kipp, Rodger Kram
PURPOSE: Exercise economy is one of the main physiological factors determining performance in endurance sports. Running economy (RE) can be improved with running-specific training, while the improvement of cycling economy (CE) with cycling-specific training is controversial. We investigated whether exercise economy reflects sport-specific skills/adaptations or is determined by overall physiological factors. METHODS: We compared RE and CE in 10 runners, 9 cyclists and 9 triathletes for running at 12 km/h and cycling at 200 W...
April 16, 2018: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655762/amateur-endurance-triathletes-performance-is-improved-independently-of-volume-or-intensity-based-training
#10
Vicente Javier Clemente-Suárez, Rosa Delgado-Moreno, Beatriz González, Javier Ortega, Domingo Jesús Ramos-Campo
The aim of the present research was to compare the effects in swimming and running performance, horizontal jump test, autonomic modulation, and body composition of four training weeks with emphasis on volume versus intensity in moderate trained triathletes. Thirty-two amateur triathletes (20 males and 12 females) were randomly divided in three different groups that performed 6 training session per week: Intensity (INT): training focused on performs intensity training Volume (VOL): training focused on performs volume training; and Control (CON): physical active group with no periodized training...
April 12, 2018: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599864/urinary-steroid-profile-in-ironman-triathletes
#11
Marta Marcos-Serrano, Guillermo Olcina, Carmen Crespo, Darrell Brooks, Rafael Timon
The aim of this study was to determine variations in the urinary steroid profile of triathletes following an Ironman event. A total of 10 male participants (age = 36.0 ± 1.27 years; body height = 179.29 ± 10.77 cm; body mass = 74.50 ± 1.04 kg) completed an Ironman Championship. Urine samples were collected before, immediately after, and 24 hours following the race. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS) was used to detect and quantify catabolic and anabolic hormones: Androsterone, Dehydroepiandrosteone (DHEA), Androstenedione and Testosterone (T), Betaestradiol, Estrone, Progesterone, Cortisol (C), Cortisone, Tetrahydrocortisol (THE) and Tetrahydrocortisone (THF)...
March 2018: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29566549/mid-term-development-of-the-right-ventricle-in-competitive-athletes
#12
Patrick Krumm, Stefan Krauß, Stefanie Mangold, Tanja Zitzelsberger, Bernhard D Klumpp, Konstantin Nikolaou, Andreas M Nieß, Ulrich Kramer, Christof Burgstahler
Background Long-term intensive training induces physiological, morphological, and functional adaption of the athlete's heart. Purpose To evaluate the development of athlete's heart during a mid-term follow-up of competitive athletes using cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR). Material and Methods Eighteen competitive long-distance runners and triathletes (age 43 ± 13 years, 3 women) were prospectively examined in a longitudinal follow-up study 5.05 ± 0.6 years after baseline. CMR at 1.5-T was performed for functional and late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) imaging...
January 1, 2018: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29522363/mri-to-investigate-iliac-artery-wall-thickness-in-triathletes
#13
Susanne Regus, Veronika Almási-Sperling, Rolf Janka, Ulrich Rother, Michael Lell, Alexander Meyer, Werner Lang
OBJECTIVES: Endofibrosis was first described in endurance athletes. This rare disease is characterized by intimal hyperplasia of iliac arteries. Due to non-specific symptoms diagnosing could be very challenging and delayed. This represents a serious problem not only for affected athletes but also for consulting physicians. The aim of this study was to analyze intimal thickness of iliac arteries using non-contrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in competitive triathletes suffering from exercise induced leg pain consistent with symptoms caused by endofibrosis...
March 20, 2018: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29504836/changes-in-physiological-and-performance-variables-in-non-professional-triathletes-after-taking-part-in-an-olympic-distance-triathlon
#14
Guillermo Olcina, Rafael Timón, Javier Brazo-Sayavera, Ismael Martínez-Guardado, Marta Marcos-Serrano, Carmen Crespo
Given increasing popularity of triathlon, the objective of this study was to evaluate the acute effects upon the health of triathletes. To do so, with a sample of 23 male athletes (34.4 ± 7.9 years old), an assessment was carried out both before and after an Olympic distance triathlon, of the bodily composition, the jumping ability and the BORG and VAS scales, as well as a blood analysis of the following: Lactate (mmol/L), Hematrocrit (%), Glucose (mg/dL), Total proteins (mg/dL), Triglycerides (mg/dL), Bilirubin (mg/dL), GOT (IU/L), GPT (IU/L), LDH (IU/L), CPK (IU/L)...
March 5, 2018: Research in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466090/enhanced-external-counterpulsation-and-short-term-recovery-from-high-intensity-interval-training
#15
Pedro L Valenzuela, Guillermo Sánchez-Martínez, Elaia Torrentegi, Zigor Montalvo, Alejandro Lucia, Pedro de la Villa
PURPOSE: The use of enhanced external counter-pulsation (EECP) as a recovery strategy has increased in recent years owing to its benefits in the clinical setting. However, its claimed effectiveness for the enhancement of exercise recovery has not been analyzed in athletes. The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of EECP on short-term recovery after a fatiguing exercise bout. METHODS: 12 elite junior triathletes (16 ± 2 years) participated in this cross-over counterbalanced study...
February 21, 2018: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405793/within-day-energy-deficiency-and-metabolic-perturbation-in-male-endurance-athletes
#16
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/29345161/caffeine-improves-triathlon-performance-a-field-study-in-males-and-females
#17
Sunita Potgieter, Hattie H Wright, Carine Smith
The ergogenic effect of caffeine on endurance exercise is commonly accepted. We aimed to elucidate realistically the effect of caffeine on triathlon event performance using a field study design, while allowing investigation into potential mechanisms at play. A double-blind, randomized, crossover, field trial was conducted. Twenty-six triathletes (14 males, 12 females) participated (age: 37.8±10.6 years, habitual caffeine intake: 413±505 mg/day, percentage body fat: 14.5±7.2%, training/week: 12.8±4.5 hours)...
January 18, 2018: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334328/different-durations-within-the-method-of-best-practice-affect-the-parameters-of-the-speed-duration-relationship
#18
Christoph Triska, Bettina Karsten, Chris Beedie, Bernhard Koller-Zeisler, Alfred Nimmerichter, Harald Tschan
The aim of the study was to determine whether estimates of the speed-duration relationship are affected using different time-trial (TT) field-based testing protocols, where exhaustive times were located within the generally recommended durations of 2-15 min. Ten triathletes (mean ± SD age: 31.0 ± 5.7 years; height: 1.81 ± 0.05 m; body mass: 76.5 ± 6.8 kg) performed two randomly assigned field tests to determine critical speed (CS) and the total distance covered above CS (D́). CS and D́ were obtained using two different protocols comprising three TT that were interspersed by 60 min passive rest...
April 2018: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248656/myocardial-fibrosis-in-competitive-triathletes-detected-by-contrast-enhanced-cmr-correlates-with-exercise-induced-hypertension-and-competition-history
#19
Enver Tahir, Jitka Starekova, Kai Muellerleile, Alexandra von Stritzky, Julia Münch, Maxim Avanesov, Julius M Weinrich, Christian Stehning, Sebastian Bohnen, Ulf K Radunski, Eric Freiwald, Stefan Blankenberg, Gerhard Adam, Axel Pressler, Monica Patten, Gunnar K Lund
OBJECTIVES: This study analyzed the presence of myocardial fibrosis detected by late gadolinium-enhancement (LGE) cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) in correlation with the performance of competitive triathletes objectified by an exercise test and individual competition history. BACKGROUND: Myocardial fibrosis detected by LGE CMR has been reported to occur in 0% to 50% of asymptomatic athletes. However, the cause and mechanisms of myocardial fibrosis are unclear. METHODS: Eighty-three asymptomatic triathletes undergoing >10 training h per week (43 ± 10 years of age; 65% male) and 36 sedentary controls were studied by using LGE and extracellular volume (ECV) CMR...
December 8, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244861/reliability-of-the-parameters-of-the-power-duration-relationship-using-maximal-effort-time-trials-under-laboratory-conditions
#20
Christoph Triska, Bettina Karsten, Bernd Heidegger, Bernhard Koller-Zeisler, Bernhard Prinz, Alfred Nimmerichter, Harald Tschan
The purpose of this study was to assess the reliability of critical power (CP) and the total amount of work accomplished above CP (W´) across repeated tests using ecologically valid maximal effort time-trials (TT) under laboratory conditions. After an initial incremental exercise test, ten well-trained male triathletes (age: 28.5 ± 4.7 years; body mass: 73.3 ± 7.9 kg; height: 1.80 ± 0.07 m; maximal aerobic power [MAP]: 329 ± 41 W) performed three testing sessions (Familiarization, Test I and Test II) each comprising three TT (12, 7, and 3 min with a passive recovery of 60 min between trials)...
2017: PloS One
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