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High intensity intermittent training/exercise

Rosario Scarfone, Antonio Ammendolia
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the physiological demands and technical-tactical performances of field players in Italian elite beach soccer team. METHODS: Three official matches of the Italian First Division beach soccer tournament were analyzed to evaluate the heart rate (HR) and time-motion analysis considering: standing, walking, jogging, running and sprinting, and technical-tactical aspects. Repeated-measures ANOVAs were used to determine the effects of time on the physiological measures and time motion analysis...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
Taewoong Oh, Sakura Tanaka, Tatsuki Naka, Shoji Igawa
PURPOSE: This study was performed to assess the effects of high-intensity intermittent swimming training(HIT) on bone in ovariectomized rats. METHODS: Six-week-old female Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to either sham operation or bilateral ovariectomy. After surgery, they were divided into the following four groups: 1) sham-operated sedentary (S), 2) sham-operated exercise training (SE), 3) OVX sedentary (O), 4) OVX exercise training (OE) 5) OVX given 17β-estradiol (OE2) and 6) OVX exercise training and given 17β-estradiol (OEE)...
September 2016: Journal of Exercise Nutrition & Biochemistry
L Maïmoun, F Paris, O Coste, C Sultan
Participation in recreational physical activity is widely acknowledged to provide significant health benefits. Conversely, intense training imposes several constraints, such as intermittent or chronic metabolic and psychogenic training stressors and maintenance of very low body fat to maximize performance. Adolescent and adult athletic women are therefore at risk of overtraining and/or poor dietary intake, which may have several consequences for endocrine function particularly on hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis...
October 14, 2016: Gynécologie, Obstétrique & Fertilité
Yuri Kriel, Hugo A Kerhervé, Christopher D Askew, Colin Solomon
PURPOSE: High intensity interval training (HIIT) has been proposed as a time-efficient format of exercise to reduce the chronic disease burden associated with sedentary behaviour. Changes in oxygen utilisation at the local tissue level during an acute session of HIIT could be the primary stimulus for the health benefits associated with this format of exercise. The recovery periods of HIIT effect the physiological responses that occur during the session. It was hypothesised that in sedentary individuals, local and systemic oxygen utilisation would be higher during HIIT interspersed with active recovery periods, when compared to passive recovery periods...
2016: PloS One
Nicola Lamberti, Sofia Straudi, Anna M Malagoni, Matteo ARGIRò, Michele Felisatti, Eleonora Nardini, Christel Zambon, Nino Basaglia, Fabio Manfredini
BACKGROUND: Chronic stroke survivors are exposed to long-term disability and physical deconditioning, effects that may impact their independence and quality of life. Community-based programs optimizing the dose of exercise therapy that are simultaneously low risk and able to achieve high adherence should be identified. AIM: We tested the hypothesis that an 8-week, community-based, progressive mixed endurance- resistance exercise program at lower cardiovascular and muscular load yielded more mobility benefits than a higher-intensity program in chronic stroke survivors...
September 14, 2016: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Yann Le Meur, Martin Buchheit, Anaël Aubry, Aaron J Coutts, Christophe Hausswirth
PURPOSE: Faster heart rate recovery (HRR) following high-to-maximal exercise (≥90% HRmax) has been reported in athletes suspected of functional overreaching (f-OR). This study investigated whether this response would also occur at lower exercise intensity. METHODS AND RESULTS: HRR and rate of perceived exertion (RPE) responses were compared during an incremental intermittent running protocol to exhaustion in twenty experienced male triathletes (8 control and 13 overload subjects led to f-OR) before (Pre), immediately after an overload training period (Mid) and following a 1-week taper (Post)...
September 6, 2016: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
Nils Haller, Suzan Tug, Sarah Breitbach, Arne Jörgensen, Perikles Simon
PURPOSE: Increases in cfDNA concentrations have recently been demonstrated to occur in a variety of exhausting and vigorous exercise settings. Here we assessed the association of cfDNA with exercise duration and intensity in a controlled test-retest setting of a regenerative up to moderate aerobic run. METHODS: In a pre-test the lactate threshold (LT) was determined in 13 subjects (range: 10.8-13.4 km/h) by means of a step-wise incremental running test. Speed of the two endurance runs was set to 9...
September 6, 2016: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
Y N Boutcher, S H Boutcher
One bout of aerobic exercise and regular participation in aerobic exercise has been shown to result in a lowering of office and ambulatory blood pressure of hypertensive individuals. Higher-intensity aerobic exercise, up to 70% of maximal oxygen consumption, does not produce a greater hypotensive effect, compared with moderate-intensity aerobic exercise. Intermittent aerobic and anaerobic exercise, however, performed at an intensity >70% of maximal oxygen uptake has been shown to significantly reduce office and ambulatory blood pressure of hypertensive individuals...
September 8, 2016: Journal of Human Hypertension
Nigel Harris, Deborah Dulson, Greig Logan, Isaac Warbrick, Fabrice Merien, David Lubans
The purpose of this study was to compare the acute physiological responses within and between resistance training (RT) and high intensity interval training (HIIT) matched for time and with comparable effort, in a school setting. Seventeen early adolescents (12.9 ± 0.3 y) performed both RT (2-5 repetitions perceived short of failure at the end of each set) and HIIT (90% of age predicted maximum heart rate), equated for total work set and recovery period durations comprising of 12 'sets' of 30 s work followed by 30 s recovery (total session time 12 min)...
August 16, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
M Schrader, B Treff, T Sandholtet, N Maassen, V Shushakov, J Kaesebieter, M Maassen
BACKGROUND: Investigations of the effect of beverages containing carbohydrates, only, on the sodium and fluid balance during intermittent exercise of high intensity are rare. Therefore, we compared the effects of water and carbohydrate supplementation on plasma, blood volume, and electrolyte shifts during intermittent exercise. METHODS: Ten male subjects performed an intermittent exercise test twice. In one trial, tap water (4 ml/kg/15 min) was consumed (Plac trial)...
September 2016: European Journal of Applied Physiology
Emerson Franchini, Ursula F Julio, Valéria L G Panissa, Fábio S Lira, José Gerosa-Neto, Braulio H M Branco
PURPOSE: The present study investigated the effects of high-intensity intermittent training (HIIT) on lower- and upper-body graded exercise and high-intensity intermittent exercise (HIIE, four Wingate bouts) performance, and on physiological and muscle damage markers responses in judo athletes. METHODS: Thirty-five subjects were randomly allocated to a control group (n = 8) or to one of the following HIIT groups (n = 9 for each) and tested pre- and post-four weeks (2 training d·wk(-1)): (1) lower-body cycle-ergometer; (2) upper-body cycle-ergometer; (3) uchi-komi (judo technique entrance)...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
Liljan Av Fløtum, Laila S Ottesen, Peter Krustrup, Magni Mohr
The present study evaluated a nationwide exercise intervention with Football Fitness in a small-scale society. In all, 741 adult participants (20-72 yrs) were successfully recruited for Football Fitness training in local football clubs, corresponding to 2.1% of the adult population. A preintervention test battery including resting heart rate (RHR), blood pressure, and body mass measurements along with performance tests (Yo-Yo Intermittent Endurance level 1 (Yo-Yo IE1), the Arrowhead Agility Test, and the Flamingo Balance Test) were performed (n = 502)...
2016: BioMed Research International
Greg Doncaster, Simon Marwood, John Iga, Viswanath Unnithan
PURPOSE: To examine the relationship between oxygen uptake kinetics (VO2 kinetics) and physical measures associated with soccer match play, within a group of highly trained youth soccer players. METHODS: Seventeen highly trained youth soccer players (age: 13.3 ± 0.4 year, self-assessed Tanner stage: 3 ± 1) volunteered for the study. Players initially completed an incremental treadmill protocol to exhaustion, to establish gaseous exchange threshold (GET) and VO2max (59...
September 2016: European Journal of Applied Physiology
I-Fan Chen, Huey-June Wu, Chung-Yu Chen, Kuei-Ming Chou, Chen-Kang Chang
BACKGROUND: The decline in cognitive performance has been shown after fatiguing exercise. Branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) have been suggested to alleviate exercise-induced central fatigue. Arginine and citrulline could remove the excess NH3 accumulation accompanied with BCAA supplementation by increasing nitric oxide biosynthesis and/or urea cycle. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of the combined supplementation of BCAA, arginine, and citrulline on central fatigue after three simulated matches in well-trained taekwondo athletes...
2016: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
Lars R McNaughton, Lewis Gough, Sanjoy Deb, David Bentley, S Andy Sparks
This review examines the current status of sodium bicarbonate as an ergogenic aid. It builds on previous reviews in the area. Current research would suggest that as an ergogenic aid, a 300 mg·kg dose of NaHCO3 can improve high-intensity exercise, within a range of exercise modalities, such as a single bout of supramaximal exercise, high-intensity intermittent activity, and skill-based sports. In particular, these benefits seem to be present to a greater extent within trained individuals. Despite this, there appears to exist a high intraindividual variability in response to NaHCO3, and therefore, the ergogenic benefits may not be induced during every exercise bout...
July 2016: Current Sports Medicine Reports
A D Ruddock, S W Thompson, S A Hudson, C A James, O R Gibson, J A Mee
INTRODUCTION: The 2014 FIFA World Cup was held in Brazil, where the climatic conditions presented a significant thermoregulatory and perceptual challenge to those unfamiliar with the heat and humidity. CASE PRESENTATION: This case report documents the adaptation induced by a novel mixed methods (isothermic and passive) heat acclimation (HA) regime for a northern European professional soccer match official prior to the tournament. The intervention involved 13 HA sessions over an 18 day period comprising five isothermic HA sessions whereby intermittent running was used to target and maintain tympanic temperature (Tytemp) at 38 °C for 90 min, and seven passive HA sessions of 48 °C water bathing for 30 min...
2016: SpringerPlus
Thimo Wiewelhove, Jaime Fernandez-Fernandez, Christian Raeder, Jennifer Kappenstein, Tim Meyer, Michael Kellmann, Mark Pfeiffer, Alexander Ferrauti
BACKGROUND: Our study aimed to evaluate the acute responses and exercise-induced muscle damage of five different high-intensity interval training (HIIT) protocols adjusted by the maximum velocity obtained in the 30-15 Intermittent Fitness Test (VIFT). METHODS: Sixteen well-trained intermittent sport players (mean ± SD; age, 24.6±2.7 years; V̇O2max, 58.3±5.9 mL/kg/min) participated in five different HIIT protocols separated by six days in between (P240: 4×4 min at 80% VIFT; P120: 7×2 min at 85%; P30: 2×10×30 s at 90%; P15: 3×9×15 s at 95%; P5: 4×6×5 s sprints)...
May 2016: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
Pavel Frýbort, Jakub Kokštejn, Martin Musálek, Vladimír Süss
A soccer player's capability to control and manage his behaviour in a game situation is a prerequisite, reflecting not only swift and accurate tactical decision-making, but also prompt implementation of a motor task during intermittent exercise conditions. The purpose of this study was to analyse the relationship between varying exercise intensity and the visual-motor response time and the accuracy of motor response in an offensive game situation in soccer. The participants (n = 42) were male, semi-professional, soccer players (M age 18...
June 2016: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
Jacob Vorup, Jonas Tybirk, Thomas P Gunnarsson, Tanja Ravnholt, Sarah Dalsgaard, Jens Bangsbo
PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of combined strength and speed endurance (SE) training along with a reduced training volume on performance, running economy and muscular adaptations in endurance-trained runners. METHODS: Sixteen male endurance runners (VO2-max: ~60 ml kg(-1) min(-1)) were randomly assigned to either a combined strength and SE training (CSS; n = 9) or a control (CON; n = 7) group. For 8 weeks, CSS replaced their normal moderate-intensity training (~63 km week(-1)) with SE (2 × week(-1)) and strength training (2 × week(-1)) as well as aerobic high (1 × week(-1)) and moderate (1 × week(-1)) intensity training with a reduction in total volume of ~58 %, whereas CON continued their training (~45 km week(-1))...
July 2016: European Journal of Applied Physiology
Paula Aver Bretanha Ribeiro, Eve Normandin, Philippe Meyer, Martin Juneau, Anil Nigam, Mathieu Gayda
Substrate oxidation was compared during different high-intensity intermittent exercise (HIIE) protocols in patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (HFREF). Eighteen males with HFREF (58.8 ± 9 years) were randomly assigned to 4 different HIIEs: 30 seconds (A and B) or 90 seconds (C and D) at 100% peak power output, with passive (A and C) or active recovery (50% of peak power output; B and D). Each HIIE protocol was separated by 1 week. Substrate oxidation (carbohydrate [CHO] and lipid: in g/min and in %) was calculated with gas exchange analysis...
May 12, 2016: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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