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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745765/is-the-functional-threshold-power-ftp-a-valid-surrogate-of-the-lactate-threshold
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Pedro L Valenzuela, Javier S Morales, Carl Foster, Alejandro Lucia, Pedro de la Villa
PURPOSE: This study aimed to analyze the relationship between the Functional Threshold Power (FTP) and the Lactate Threshold (LT). METHODS: 20 male cyclists performed an incremental test in which the LT was determined. At least 48 h later, they performed a 20-minute time trial and 95% of the mean power output (P20) was defined as FTP. Participants were divided into recreational (Peak Power Output [PPO] < 4.5 W∙kg-1 , n=11) or trained cyclists (PPO > 4.5 W∙kg-1 , n=9) according to their fitness status...
May 10, 2018: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745739/training-performance-and-physiological-predictors-of-a-successful-elite-senior-career-in-junior-competitive-road-cyclists
#2
Ida S Svendsen, Espen Tønnesen, Leif Inge Tjelta, Stein Ørn
PURPOSE: to determine whether training, performance or physiological variables at age 18 can predict which athletes become World Tour (WT) riders at senior level. METHODS: Based on performance level age 23, 80 competitive male cyclists were retrospectively categorised into four groups: Retired (n=21), Club (n=26), Continental (n=24), or WT (n=9). Data collected at age 18 were analysed to determine whether training, performance or physiological variables differed significantly between groups...
May 10, 2018: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743827/the-effect-of-carbohydrate-mouth-rinse-on-performance-biochemical-and-psychophysiological-variables-during-a-cycling-time-trial-a-crossover-randomized-trial
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Amanda M J Ferreira, Luiz F Farias-Junior, Thaynan A A Mota, Hassan M Elsangedy, Aline Marcadenti, Telma M A M Lemos, Alexandre H Okano, Ana P T Fayh
Background: The hypothesis of the central effect of carbohydrate mouth rinse (CMR) on performance improvement in a fed state has not been established, and its psychophysiological responses have not yet been described. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of CMR in athletes fed state on performance, biochemical and psychophysiological responses compared to ad libitum water intake. Methods: Eleven trained male cyclists completed a randomized, crossover trial, which consisted of a 30 km cycle ergometer at self-selected intensity and in a fed state...
2018: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708859/bioimpedance-patterns-and-bioelectrical-impedance-vector-analysis-biva-of-road-cyclists
#4
Andrea Giorgi, Maurizio Vicini, Luca Pollastri, Erica Lombardi, Emilio Magni, Andrea Andreazzoli, Marco Orsini, Marco Bonifazi, Henry Lukaski, Hannes Gatterer
Bioelectrical impedance vector-analysis (BIVA) describes cell-mass, cell function and hydration status of an individual or a group. The goal of the present investigation was to provide bioelectrical impedance data for 525 male road cyclists (155 professionals, 79 elite, 59 elite-youth, and 232 amateurs) at the time of their optimal performance level. Data were plotted on the resistance-reactance (R-Xc) graph to characterize cyclists group vectors using BIVA. Compared to the general male population, the mean vector position of the road cyclists indicates a higher body cell mass (BCM) and phase angle (p<0...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707541/personalized-hydration-strategy-attenuates-the-rise-in-heart-rate-and-in-skin-temperature-without-altering-cycling-capacity-in-the-heat
#5
Denise de Melo-Marins, Ana Angélica Souza-Silva, Gabriel Lucas Leite da Silva-Santos, Francisco de Assis Freire-Júnior, Jason Kai Wei Lee, Orlando Laitano
The optimal hydration plan [i.e., drink to thirst, ad libitum (ADL), or personalized plan] to be adopted during exercise in recreational athletes has recently been a matter of debate and, due to conflicting results, consensus does not exist. In the present investigation, we tested whether a personalized hydration strategy based on sweat rate would affect cardiovascular and thermoregulatory responses and exercise capacity in the heat. Eleven recreational male cyclists underwent two familiarization cycling sessions in the heat (34°C, 40% RH) where sweat rate was also determined...
2018: Frontiers in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29570580/effects-of-exercise-induced-muscle-damage-in-well-trained-cyclists-aerobic-and-anaerobic-performance
#6
Fábio C Karasiak, Luiz Guilherme A Guglielmo
This study purpose was to analyze the effect of EIMD in gross efficiency and in aerobic and anaerobic cycling performance. Nine well-trained cyclists (30.8 ± 6.4 years, cycling experience 8.4 ± 5.6 years) visited the laboratory 5 times. During the first visit, they performed a maximal incremental test on a cycle ergometer, to identify VO2max (55.2 ± 4.9 mL.kg.min) and maximum aerobic power (Pmax; 327.0 ± 28.5 watts). During the second visit (control), they cycled 5 minutes at 60% of Pmax, 5 minutes at 70% of Pmax, 5 minutes time-trial, and Wingate test...
March 22, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
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/29543135/one-week-cf-intake-increases-prefrontal-cortex-oxygenation-at-rest-and-during-moderate-intensity-exercise-in-normoxia-and-hypoxia
#8
Lieselot Decroix, Cajsa Tonoli, Elodie Lespagnol, Constantino Balestra, Amandine Descat, Marie Jose Drittij-Reijnders, Jamie R Blackwell, Wilhelm Stahl, Andrew M Jones, Antje R Weseler, Aalt Bast, Romain Meeusen, Elsa Heyman
INTRODUCTION: During exercise in hypoxia, O2 delivery to brain and muscle is compromised and oxidative stress is elicited. Cocoa flavanols (CF) have antioxidant capacities and can increase blood flow by stimulating endothelial function. We aimed to examine the effects of 7-day CF intake on oxidative stress, nitric oxide production and tissue oxygenation in response to exercise in hypoxia (14.3% O2 ). METHODS: In a randomized, double blind, cross-over study, 14 well-trained male cyclists completed 4 trials: exercise in normoxia or hypoxia, after 7-day CF or placebo intake...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29535585/effect-of-endurance-training-on-the-lactate-and-glucose-minimum-intensities
#9
Pedro B Junior, Vitor L de Andrade, Eduardo Z Campos, Carlos A Kalva-Filho, Alessandro M Zagatto, Gustavo G de Araújo, Marcelo Papoti
Due to the controversy about the sensitive of lactate minimum intensity (LMI) to training and the need to develop other tool for aerobic fitness evaluation, the purpose of this study was to analyze the sensitivity of glucose minimum intensity (GMI) and LMI to endurance training. Eight trained male cyclists (21.4 ± 1.9 years, 67.6 ± 7.5 kg and 1.72 ± 0.10 m) were evaluated twice, before and after 12 weeks of training. GMI and LMI were calculated, respectively, by the lowest blood glucose and lactate values attained during an incremental test performed after a hyperlactemia induction, and VO2 max was determined during standard incremental effort...
March 2018: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29507831/bilateral-asymmetry-of-skin-temperature-is-not-related-to-bilateral-asymmetry-of-crank-torque-during-an-incremental-cycling-exercise-to-exhaustion
#10
Athos Trecroci, Damiano Formenti, Nicola Ludwig, Marco Gargano, Andrea Bosio, Ermanno Rampinini, Giampietro Alberti
Although moderate relationships (| r | ∼ 0.5) were reported between skin temperature and performance-related variables (e.g., kinetic), it remains unclear whether skin temperature asymmetry reflects muscle force imbalance in cycling. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess whether a relationship exists between kinetic and thermal asymmetry during a fatiguing exercise. Ten elite cyclists were enrolled and tested on a maximal incremental cycling test. Peak crank torques of both legs were obtained at the initial and final workload...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29496007/the-effect-of-ice-slurry-ingestion-on-body-temperature-and-cycling-performance-in-competitive-athletes
#11
Gaizka Mejuto, Samuel Chalmers, Stephanie Gilbert, David Bentley
The effects of pre cooling on endurance performance are widely known. In contrast, the approach of cooling during endurance exercise in combination with pre-exercise cooling has been poorly understood. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether the effects of precooling and cooling during exercise enhance exercise performance compared to the ingestion of a thermo-neutral beverage (20 °C) or precooling alone in cycling performance. This was an experimental study using a randomised crossover design in which 7 cyclists underwent three trials comprising of 45 min steady state cycling (SS) at 70% VO2 max and a subsequent 10 km time trial (TT) in hot conditions (32 °C, 50% relative humidity)...
February 2018: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29489721/post-exercise-ingestion-of-low-or-high-molecular-weight-glucose-polymer-solution-does-not-improve-cycle-performance-in-female-athletes
#12
Meredith G Mock, Katie R Hirsch, Malia N M Blue, Eric T Trexler, Erica J Roelofs, Abbie E Smith-Ryan
The current study sought to evaluate the effects of post-exercise ingestion of a high molecular weight glucose polymer solution (HMW) compared to an isocaloric low molecular weight solution (LMW) or placebo (PLA) on subsequent cycling performance in female athletes. In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over design, 10 competitive female cyclists (Mean ± SD; Age = 25.7 ± 5.0 yrs; VO2peak = 49.7 ± 4.3 ml[BULLET OPERATOR]kg[BULLET OPERATOR]min) completed three testing sessions separated by 7-10 days...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444412/heart-rate-variability-responses-to-acute-and-repeated-post-exercise-sauna-in-trained-cyclists
#13
Anthony S Leicht, Aaron Halliday, Wade H Sinclair, Shaun D'Auria, Martin Buchheit, Glen P Kenny, Jamie Stanley
Short- to medium-term (i.e. 4-14 days) heating protocols induce physiological adaptations including improved cardiac autonomic modulations, as assessed using heart rate variability, which may contribute to greater exercise performance. Whether similar cardiac autonomic changes occur during an intense heating protocol (sauna) reported to increase plasma volume in athletes remains to be confirmed. This study examined the changes in heart rate and its variability during a single, extreme heat (sauna) exposure and repeated exposures in athletes...
February 14, 2018: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444097/the-effects-of-intensified-training-on-resting-metabolic-rate-rmr-body-composition-and-performance-in-trained-cyclists
#14
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/29431536/multi-day-pomegranate-extract-supplementation-decreases-oxygen-uptake-during-submaximal-cycling-exercise-but-co-supplementation-with-n-acetylcysteine-negates-the-effect
#15
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/29427565/intensified-training-increases-salivary-free-light-chains-in-trained-cyclists-indication-that-training-volume-increases-oral-inflammation
#16
Jennifer L J Heaney, Sophie C Killer, Ida S Svendsen, Michael Gleeson, John P Campbell
Periods of short-term intensified training (IT) are often used by athletes during training cycles over the season and undergoing phases of increased physical stress may impact upon the immune system. This study investigated the effects of a period of IT on free light chains (FLCs) in saliva - an emerging immune biomarker of oral inflammation - and matched serum samples in well-trained athletes. It also examined if IT influences basal FLC levels and FLC flux during acute exercise. Highly trained male cyclists (n = 10) underwent a 9-day period of IT; before and after IT participants performed a 1 h time trial (TT) on a cycle ergometer, with blood and saliva samples collected pre- and post-exercise...
May 1, 2018: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412076/repeated-sprint-performance-and-plasma-responses-following-beetroot-juice-supplementation-do-not-differ-between-recreational-competitive-and-elite-sprint-athletes
#17
K L Jonvik, J Nyakayiru, J W van Dijk, K Maase, S B Ballak, J M G Senden, L J C van Loon, L B Verdijk
PURPOSE: There is an ongoing debate whether highly trained athletes are less responsive to the ergogenic properties of nitrate. We assessed the effects of nitrate supplementation on plasma nitrate and nitrite concentrations and repeated-sprint performance in recreational, competitive and elite sprint athletes. METHODS: In a randomized double-blinded cross-over design, recreational cyclists (n = 20), national talent speed-skaters (n = 22) and Olympic-level track cyclists (n = 10) underwent two 6-day supplementation periods; 140 mL/d nitrate-rich (BR; ∼800 mg/d) and nitrate-depleted (PLA; ∼0...
February 7, 2018: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395633/the-reproducibility-of-10-and-20km-time-trial-cycling-performance-in-recreational-cyclists-runners-and-team-sport-athletes
#18
David N Borg, John O Osborne, Ian B Stewart, Joseph T Costello, Jesse N L Sims, Geoffrey M Minett
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine the reliability of 10 and 20km cycling time trial (TT) performance on the Velotron Pro in recreational cyclists, runners and intermittent-sprint based team sport athletes, with and without a familiarisation. DESIGN: Thirty-one male, recreationally active athletes completed four 10 or 20km cycling TTs on different days. METHODS: During cycling, power output, speed and cadence were recorded at 23Hz, and heart rate and rating of perceived exertion (RPE) were recorded every km...
January 26, 2018: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284243/lower-extremity-and-spine-pain-in-cyclists
#19
Sylwia Ewa Piotrowska, Marian Majchrzycki, Piotr Rogala, Martyna Mazurek-Sitarz
INTRODUCTION: The number of cyclists increases each year. Some people treat cycling as a passion and practice it at every possible occasion, while for others it is a mean of transport or a form of relaxation at the weekend. However, very few people realize that cycling can also have a negative impact on their health. OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of lower extremity and spine pain in cyclists, and evaluate the influence of various factors causing it. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was performed on 167 subjects during amateur cycling competitions in the Greater Poland and Kuyavian-Pomeranian Provinces...
December 23, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206785/three-weeks-of-overload-training-increases-resting-muscle-sympathetic-activity
#20
Alexandra M Coates, Anthony V Incognito, Jeremy D Seed, Connor J Doherty, Philip J Millar, Jamie F Burr
PURPOSE: Overload training is hypothesized to alter autonomic regulation, though interpretations using indirect measures of heart rate variability are conflicting. The aim of the present study was to examine the effects of overload training on muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA), a direct measure of central sympathetic outflow, in recreational endurance athletes. METHODS: Measurements of heart rate variability, cardiac baroreflex sensitivity (BRS), MSNA (microneurography), and sympathetic BRS were obtained in seventeen healthy triathletes and cyclists after 1-week of reduced training (baseline) and following 3-weeks of either regular (CON, n=7) or overload (OL, n=10) training...
December 2, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
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