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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771966/the-effect-of-chronic-progressive-dose-sodium-bicarbonate-ingestion-on-crossfit-like-performance-a-double-blind-randomized-cross-over-trial
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Krzysztof Durkalec-Michalski, Emilia E Zawieja, Tomasz Podgórski, Igor Łoniewski, Bogna E Zawieja, Marta Warzybok, Jan Jeszka
BACKGROUND: Sodium bicarbonate (SB) has been proposed as an ergogenic aid, as it improves high-intensity and resistance exercise performance. However, no studies have yet investigated SB application in CrossFit. This study examined the effects of chronic, progressive-dose SB ingestion on CrossFit-like performance and aerobic capacity. METHODS: In a randomized, double-blind, cross-over trial, 21 CrossFit-trained participants were randomly allocated to 2 groups and underwent 2 trials separated by a 14-day washout period...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745735/time-trial-performance-in-elite-speed-skaters-after-remote-ischemic-preconditioning
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Philippe Richard, François Billaut
PURPOSE: Speed skating leads to blood-flow restriction and deoxygenation in the lower limbs (especially the right leg) that may affect performance. Although the acute influence of such deoxygenation is not clearly understood, we tested whether remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) could modify muscular oxygenation and improve time-trial performance in that sport. METHODS: Using a randomized, single-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover design, 9 elite speed skaters performed 1000-m on-ice time-trials preceded by either RIPC of the upper limbs (3x5-min compression/5-min reperfusion cycles at 30 mmHg > arterial systolic pressure) or SHAM (10 mmHg)...
May 10, 2018: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743825/creatine-electrolyte-supplementation-improves-repeated-sprint-cycling-performance-a-double-blind-randomized-control-study
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Daniel L Crisafulli, Harsh H Buddhadev, Lorrie R Brilla, Gordon R Chalmers, David N Suprak, Jun G San Juan
Background: Creatine supplementation is recommended as an ergogenic aid to improve repeated sprint cycling performance. Furthermore, creatine uptake is increased in the presence of electrolytes. Prior research examining the effect of a creatine-electrolyte (CE) supplement on repeated sprint cycling performance, however, did not show post-supplementation improvement. The purpose of this double blind randomized control study was to investigate the effect of a six-week CE supplementation intervention on overall and repeated peak and mean power output during repeated cycling sprints with recovery periods of 2 min between sprints...
2018: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722576/is-by-passing-the-stomach-a-means-to-optimise-sodium-bicarbonate-supplementation-a-case-study-with-a-post-bariatric-surgery-individual
#4
Luana Farias de Oliveira, Bryan Saunders, Guilherme Giannini Artioli
Sodium bicarbonate (SB) is an ergogenic supplement shown to improve high-intensity exercise via increased blood bicarbonate buffering. Substantial amounts of the ingested bicarbonate are neutralised in the stomach. Bariatric surgery results in a small gastric pouch which dramatically reduces exposure time of any ingested food in the stomach. The aim of this study was to examine the pharmacokinetics of orally ingested SB in a post-gastric bypass individual to determine the magnitude of changes in blood bicarbonate and associated side-effects...
May 3, 2018: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719466/effect-of-high-dose-ginsenoside-complex-ug0712-supplementation-on-physical-performance-of-healthy-adults-during-a-12-week-supervised-exercise-program-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
#5
Eon Sook Lee, Yun Jun Yang, Jun Hyung Lee, Yeong Sook Yoon
Background: Ginseng has been used as an ergogenic agent, although evidence for its effectiveness is weak. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial was conducted to evaluate the effect of a ginsenoside complex (UG0712) on changes in exercise performance. Methods: Sedentary individuals ( n   =  117) were randomly assigned into one of three groups: low-dose ginsenoside supplementation (100 mg/d, n   =  39), high-dose ginsenoside supplementation (500 mg/d, n   =  39), or a placebo group (500 mg/d, n   =  39)...
April 2018: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718795/dietary-flavanols-a-review-of-select-effects-on-vascular-function-blood-pressure-and-exercise-performance
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Yousef A Al-Dashti, Roberta R Holt, Charles L Stebbins, Carl L Keen, Robert M Hackman
An individual's diet affects numerous physiological functions and can play an important role in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Epidemiological and clinical studies suggest that dietary flavanols can be an important modulator of vascular risk. Diets and plant extracts rich in flavanols have been reported to lower blood pressure, especially in prehypertensive and hypertensive individuals. Flavanols may act in part through signaling pathways that affect vascular function, nitric oxide availability, and the release of endothelial-derived relaxing and constricting factors...
May 2, 2018: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714638/mechanisms-behind-pyrroloquinoline-quinone-supplementation-on-skeletal-muscle-mitochondrial-biogenesis-possible-synergistic-effects-with-exercise
#7
Paul Hwang, Darryn S Willoughby
There is clear evidence that endurance exercise training elicits intramuscular adaptations that can lead to elevations in mitochondrial biogenesis, oxidative capacity, mitochondrial density, and mitochondrial function. Mitochondrial biogenesis is regulated by the activation of the transcriptional coactivator peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator 1-alpha. This master regulator of mitochondrial biogenesis activates nuclear respiratory factors (NRF-1, NRF-2) and mitochondrial transcription factor A, which enables the expansion of mitochondrial size and transcription of mitochondrial DNA...
May 1, 2018: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29693429/ergogenic-effects-of-beetroot-juice-supplementation-during-severe-intensity-exercise-in-obese-adolescents
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Letizia Rasica, Simone Porcelli, Mauro Marzorati, Desy Salvadego, Alessandra Vezzoli, Fiorenza Agosti, Alessandra De Col, Gabriella Tringali, Andrew M Jones, Alessandro Sartorio, Bruno Grassi
Previous studies showed a higher O2 cost of exercise, and therefore a reduced exercise tolerance, in obese patients during constant work rate (CWR) exercise compared to healthy subjects. Among the ergogenic effects of dietary nitrate (NO3 -) supplementation in sedentary healthy subjects, a reduced O2 cost and enhanced exercise tolerance have often been demonstrated. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of beetroot juice supplementation, rich in NO3 -, on physiological variables associated with exercise tolerance in obese adolescents...
April 25, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668752/the-cyp1a2-163c-a-polymorphism-does-not-alter-the-effects-of-caffeine-on-basketball-performance
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Carlos Puente, Javier Abián-Vicén, Juan Del Coso, Beatriz Lara, Juan José Salinero
PURPOSE: The aim of this investigation was to analyze the influence of the genetic variations of the -163C>A polymorphism of the CYP1A2 gene on the ergogenic effects of caffeine in elite basketball players. METHODS: Nineteen elite basketball players (10 men and 9 women) ingested 3 mg⋅kg-1 of caffeine or a placebo 60 min before performing 10 repetitions of the following series: the Abalakov jump test followed by the Change-of-Direction and Acceleration Test (CODAT)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619804/effect-of-voluntary-teeth-clenching-and-sitting-posture-on-maximal-static-force-of-limb-muscles
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Ahmad H Alghadir, Hamayun Zafar, Zaheen A Iqbal, Einas S Al-Eisa
BACKGROUND: People clench their teeth to activate facial, neck and abdominal muscles when they need to generate heavy muscle force against large resistance like lifting heavy objects, in order to gain possible ergogenic advantage. These are termed as remote voluntary contractions. Aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of voluntary teeth clenching on maximal voluntary contraction of extensors and flexors of the knee, shoulder and elbow joints of the dominant side during slouch and unsupported upright sitting...
April 4, 2018: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574606/effectiveness-of-psycho-physiological-portable-devices-to-analyse-effect-of-ergogenic-aids-in-military-population
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Montaña Diaz-Manzano, José Juan Robles-Pérez, Ketty Herrera-Mendoza, Beliña Herrera-Tapias, Jesús Fernández-Lucas, Susana Aznar-Lain, Vicente Javier Clemente-Suárez
Caffeine is one of the ergogenic substances most used by warfighters in current operation areas, but the effect on the organic response and operational performed is already poor knowledge. This research aimed to study the acute effect of 400 mg of caffeine monohydrate on the psycho-physiological response and rifle marksmanship of warfighters during a close quarter combat simulation. We analysed parameter of heart rate, blood lactate, cortical arousal, state anxiety and marksmanship of 20 Spanish Army veteran warfighters before and after a close quarter combat simulation in a double-blind procedure, also a correlation analysis was conducted between all the study variables...
March 24, 2018: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29568244/herbal-medicine-for-sports-a-review
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REVIEW
Maha Sellami, Olfa Slimeni, Andrzej Pokrywka, Goran Kuvačić, Lawrence D Hayes, Mirjana Milic, Johnny Padulo
The use of herbal medicinal products and supplements has increased during last decades. At present, some herbs are used to enhance muscle strength and body mass. Emergent evidence suggests that the health benefits from plants are attributed to their bioactive compounds such as Polyphenols, Terpenoids, and Alkaloids which have several physiological effects on the human body. At times, manufacturers launch numerous products with banned ingredient inside with inappropriate amounts or fake supplement inducing harmful side effect...
2018: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29566543/beetroot-based-gel-supplementation-improves-handgrip-strength-forearm-muscle-o2-saturation-but-not-exercise-tolerance-and-blood-volume-in-jiu-jitsu-athletes
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Gustavo Vieira de Oliveira, Luiz Nascimento, Mônica Volino-Souza, Jacilene Mesquita, Thiago Alvares
The ergogenic effect of beetroot on the exercise performance of trained cyclists, runners, kayakers, and swimmers has been demonstrated. However, whether or not beetroot supplementation presents a beneficial effect on the exercise performance of jiu-jitsu athletes (JJA) remains inconclusive. Therefore, present study assessed the effect of beetroot-based gel (BG) supplementation on maximal voluntary contraction (MVC), exercise time until fatigue (ETF), muscle O2 saturation (SmO2), blood volume (tHb), and plasma nitrate and lactate in response to handgrip isotonic exercise (HIE) in JJA...
March 22, 2018: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29565185/making-decisions-about-supplement-use
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Ronald J Maughan, Susan M Shirreffs, Alan Vernec
The use of dietary supplements is widespread among athletes in all sports and at all levels of competition, as it is in the general population. For the athlete training at the limits of what is sustainable, or for those seeking a shortcut to achieving their aims, supplements offer the prospect of bridging the gap between success and failure. Surveys show, however, that this is often not an informed choice and that the knowledge level among consumers is often low and that they are often influenced in their decisions by individuals with an equally inadequate understanding of the issues at stake...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559721/increasing-vegetable-intake-to-obtain-the-health-promoting-and-ergogenic-effects-of-dietary-nitrate
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REVIEW
Cindy M T Van der Avoort, Luc J C Van Loon, Maria T E Hopman, Lex B Verdijk
Increased consumption of dietary nitrate increases plasma nitrate and nitrite concentrations, and has been shown to elicit cardio-protective effects and improve exercise performance. Nitrate consumption in the habitual diet is mainly dependent on nitrate-rich vegetables, such as green leafy and root vegetables, with total vegetable consumption accounting for approximately 50-85% of our daily nitrate intake. Whereas 'supplementation' with dietary nitrate in research studies has mainly been accomplished through the use of (concentrated) nitrate-rich beetroot juice, dietary strategies focusing on increased intake of nitrate-rich vegetables may represent a similarly effective alternative for increasing dietary nitrate intake and, as such, obtaining the associated cardiovascular health and ergogenic benefits...
March 20, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29555069/effects-of-%C3%AE-alanine-supplementation-on-carnosine-elevation-and-physiological-performance
#16
Jay R Hoffman, Alyssa Varanoske, Jeffrey R Stout
β-Alanine is one of the more popular sport supplements used by strength/power athletes today. The popularity of β-alanine stems from its ability to enhance intracellular muscle-buffering capacity thereby delaying fatigue during high-intensity exercise by increasing muscle carnosine content. Recent evidence also suggests that elevated carnosine levels may enhance cognitive performance and increase resiliency to stress. These benefits are thought to result from carnosine's potential role as an antioxidant. This review will discuss these new findings including recent investigations examining β-alanine supplementation and increased resiliency to posttraumatic stress and mild traumatic brain injury...
2018: Advances in Food and Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29553034/nitrate-supplementation-improves-physical-performance-specifically-in-non-athletes-during-prolonged-open-ended-tests-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Helton O Campos, Lucas R Drummond, Quezia T Rodrigues, Frederico S M Machado, Washington Pires, Samuel P Wanner, Cândido C Coimbra
Nitrate (NO3 -) is an ergogenic nutritional supplement that is widely used to improve physical performance. However, the effectiveness of NO3 - supplementation has not been systematically investigated in individuals with different physical fitness levels. The present study analysed whether different fitness levels (non-athletes v. athletes or classification of performance levels), duration of the test used to measure performance (short v. long duration) and the test protocol (time trials v. open-ended tests v...
March 2018: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29546641/the-effects-of-an-oral-taurine-dose-and-supplementation-period-on-endurance-exercise-performance-in-humans-a-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
Mark Waldron, Stephen David Patterson, Jamie Tallent, Owen Jeffries
BACKGROUND: Taurine is central to many physiological processes, some of which are augmented by exogenous supply and have the potential to facilitate endurance performance; however, its independent effects on performance have not been systematically analysed. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of isolated oral taurine ingestion on endurance performance and to assess the contribution of (1) the dose and (2) the supplementation period to the ergogenic effect. METHODS: A search was performed using various databases in September 2017...
May 2018: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544062/ingestion-of-carbohydrate-or-carbohydrate-plus-protein-does-not-enhance-performance-during-endurance-exercise-a-randomized-cross-over-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Débora Finger, Fábio Juner Lanferdini, Juliano Boufleur Farinha, Clarissa Müller Brusco, Lucas Helal, Francesco Pinto Boeno, Eduardo Lusa Cadore, Ronei Silveira Pinto
INTRODUCTION: Protein (PRO) combined with a carbohydrate (CHO) beverage may have an ergogenic effect on endurance performance. However, evidence regarding its efficacy on similar conditions to athletes' race day is still lacking. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of three different nutritional supplementation strategies on performance and muscle recovery in a duathlon protocol. METHODS: , 13 male athletes (29.7 ± 7.7 years) participated in three simulated Olympic-distance duathlons under three different, randomly assigned, supplementation regimens: carbohydrate drink (CHO, 75 g); isocaloric CHO plus protein drink (CHO+PRO, 60...
March 15, 2018: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29535588/carbohydrate-mouth-rinse-improves-cycling-time-trial-performance-without-altering-plasma-insulin-concentration
#20
Kevin O Murray, Hunter L Paris, Alyce D Fly, Robert F Chapman, Timothy D Mickleborough
Rinsing the mouth with a carbohydrate solution has been shown to improve exercise performance in a manner similar to carbohydrate ingestion. However, the underlying mechanisms behind these ergogenic benefits remain unclear. This study evaluated whether rinsing the mouth with a carbohydrate solution alters plasma insulin and glucose concentration during the initial stages of a 40 km cycling time-trial. Eight trained, competitive cyclists [age (mean ± SEM) = 24 ± 2 y; V̇O2 max = 64.5 ± 2.2 ml·kg-1 ·min-1 ] completed three simulated 40 km time-trials comprised of a familiarization trial, a carbohydrate condition (CHO) and a placebo mouth rinse condition (PLA)...
March 2018: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
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