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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630571/predictive-variables-of-half-marathon-performance-for-male-runners
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Josué Gómez-Molina, Ana Ogueta-Alday, Jesus Camara, Christoper Stickley, José A Rodríguez-Marroyo, Juan García-López
The aims of this study were to establish and validate various predictive equations of half-marathon performance. Seventy-eight half-marathon male runners participated in two different phases. Phase 1 (n = 48) was used to establish the equations for estimating half-marathon performance, and Phase 2 (n = 30) to validate these equations. Apart from half-marathon performance, training-related and anthropometric variables were recorded, and an incremental test on a treadmill was performed, in which physiological (VO2max, speed at the anaerobic threshold, peak speed) and biomechanical variables (contact and flight times, step length and step rate) were registered...
June 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628396/differential-in-maximal-aerobic-capacity-by-sex-in-collegiate-endurance-athletes-consuming-a-marginally-low-carbohydrate-diet
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Marissa N Baranauskas, Brian Miller, Jordan T Olson, Michelle Boltz, Laura Richardson, Matthew Juravich, Ronald Otterstetter
PURPOSE: Although current sports nutrition recommendations advocate for a high carbohydrate (CHO) intake among endurance athletes, recent research has suggested that training with low CHO availability may augment adaptations to aerobic training. The purpose of this study was to observe the dietary habits of collegiate distance runners and to investigate the effects of habitual CHO intake on aerobic performance [VO2max(post)] during a competitive season. METHODS: During an 8-week trial period, 12 (N = 12) collegiate track athletes recorded their self-selected dietary intake via 24-hour recall...
June 19, 2017: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574286/changes-of-intima-media-thickness-in-marathon-runners-a-mid-term-follow-up
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Jan Müller, Valeria Dahm, Elke S Lorenz, Axel Pressler, Bernhard Haller, Viola Grabs, Martin Halle, Johannes Scherr
Objective Carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) is used to assess cardiovascular risk and progression of atherosclerosis. It is known that regular physical activity of moderate intensity has beneficial effects on the vasculature. However, it is still discussed controversially whether prolonged exercise, including participation in exhaustive competitive sports such as long-distance races, has also beneficial effects or might even be harmful regarding the cardiovascular system. Patients and methods Thirty-eight male marathon runners (45...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544858/effects-of-resistance-training-on-performance-in-previously-trained-endurance-runners-a-systematic-review
#4
Manuel Alcaraz-Ibañez, Manuel Rodríguez-Pérez
The aim of this work was to identify, synthesize and evaluate the results of randomized controlled trials examining the effects of resistance training on performance indicators in previously trained endurance runners. A database search was carried out in PubMed, Science Direct, OvidSPMedLine, Wiley, Web of Science, ProQuest and Google Scholar. In accordance with the PRISMA checklist, 18 published articles dated prior to May 2016 involving 321 endurance runners were reviewed using the PEDro scale. Resistance training led to general improvements in muscular strength, running economy, muscle power factors, and direct performance in distances between 1,500 and 10,000 m...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542091/normative-data-for-critical-speed-and-d-for-high-level-male-rugby-players
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Mark Kramer, Ida E Clark, Nick Jamnick, Cody Strom, Robert W Pettitt
The critical speed (CS) concept helps characterize the aerobic and anaerobic fitness of an athlete. Rugby players should hypothetically have modest CS values but extremely high curvature constant (D') values, yet, normative data are currently unavailable. To develop normative data of CS and D' for high-level male rugby players, a total of 30 male rugby players, were recruited from the Eastern Cape of South Africa. All subjects performed the running 3-min all-out exercise test (3 MT) using global positioning system (GPS) technology to determine CS and D'...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515696/the-reliability-and-validity-of-a-four-minute-running-time-trial-in-assessing-formula-see-text-max-and-performance
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Kerry McGawley
Introduction: Traditional graded-exercise tests to volitional exhaustion (GXTs) are limited by the need to establish starting workloads, stage durations, and step increments. Short-duration time-trials (TTs) may be easier to implement and more ecologically valid in terms of real-world athletic events. The purpose of the current study was to assess the reliability and validity of maximal oxygen uptake ([Formula: see text]max) and performance measured during a traditional GXT (STEP) and a four-minute running time-trial (RunTT)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508559/two-weeks-of-repetitive-gut-challenge-reduces-exercise-associated-gastrointestinal-symptoms-and-malabsorption
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Atlanta Miall, Anthony Khoo, Christopher Rauch, Rhiannon Snipe, Vera Camões-Costa, Peter R Gibson, Ricardo J S Costa
Debilitating gastrointestinal symptoms are a common feature of endurance running, and may be exacerbated by and (or) limit the ability to tolerate carbohydrate intake during exercise. The study aimed to determine whether two weeks of repetitive gut-challenge during running can reduce exercise associated gastrointestinal symptoms and carbohydrate malabsorption. Endurance runners (n= 18) performed an initial gut-challenge trial (GC1) comprising 2 h running exercise at 60% VO2max (steady state) whilst consuming a formulated gel-disc containing 30 g carbohydrates (2:1 glucose-fructose, 10% w/v) every 20 min, followed by a 1 h running effort bout...
May 16, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481126/increased-levels-of-alveolar-and-airway-exhaled-nitric-oxide-in-runners
#8
Alexandra Thornadtsson, Nikola Drca, Fabio Ricciardolo, Marieann Högman
AIM: The objective of this study was to apply extended NO analysis for measurements of NO dynamics in the lung, divided into alveolar and airway contribution, in amateur runners and marathoners. METHODS: The athletes participated in either a marathon or a half marathon. The athletes self-reported their age, weight, height, training distance per week, competing distance, cardio-pulmonary health, atopic status, and use of tobacco. Measurements of exhaled NO (FENO) with estimation of alveolar NO (CANO) and airway flux (JawNO), ventilation, pulse oximetry, and peak flow were performed before, immediately after, and 1 hour after completing the race...
June 2017: Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470410/the-presence-of-symptoms-of-testosterone-deficiency-in-the-exercise-hypogonadal-male-condition-and-the-role-of-nutrition
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David R Hooper, William J Kraemer, Catherine Saenz, Kevin E Schill, Brian C Focht, Jeff S Volek, Carl M Maresh
PURPOSE: High volumes of aerobic exercise have been associated with reduced testosterone (T), known as the exercise-hypogonadal male condition (EHMC). Although the presence of low T has been identified, few studies have assessed the presence of androgen-deficient symptoms. The purpose of this investigation is to assess men exhibiting EHMC and evaluate their hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis, the presence of hypogonadal symptoms, and also investigate a possible contribution of inadequate nutrition to the condition...
May 3, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469761/lower-leg-length-is-associated-with-running-economy-in-high-level-caucasian-distance-runners
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Rauno Laumets, Karel Viigipuu, Kerli Mooses, Jarek Mäestu, Priit Purge, Ando Pehme, Priit Kaasik, Martin Mooses
The aim of the present study was to investigate lower limb anthropometric and composition variables related to running economy (RE) and running performance in a homogeneous group of high level European distance runners. RE at the speeds of 14, 16 and 18 km·h(-1) (189 ± 12; 188 ± 11; 187 ± 11 O2 ml·kg(-1)·km(-1)) and maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) (67.3 ± 2.9 ml·kg(-1)·min(-1)) of 13 high level distance runners were determined on a motorised treadmill. Anthropometric variables and body composition were measured...
February 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469488/ultrasound-diagnosed-tibia-stress-fracture-a-case-report
#11
Adae Amoako, Ayesha Abid, Anthony Shadiack, Robert Monaco
Stress fractures are a frequent cause of lower extremity pain in athletes, and especially in runners. Plain imaging has a low sensitivity. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or bone scan scintigraphy is the criterion standard, but expensive. We present the case of a young female distance runner with left shin pain. Plain radiography was unremarkable. Ultrasound showed focal hyperechoic elevation of the periosteum with irregularity over the distal tibia and increased flow on Doppler. These findings were consistent with a distal tibia stress fracture and confirmed by MRI...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465660/the-effect-of-body-mass-on-the-shoe-athlete-interaction
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A Tsouknidas, M Pantazopoulos, D Sagris, D Fasnakis, S Maropoulos, F Arabatzi, N Michailidis
Long-distance running is known to induce joint overloading and elevate cytokine levels, which are the hallmarks for a variety of running-related injuries. To address this, footwear systems incorporate cushioning midsoles to mitigate injurious mechanical loading. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of athlete body mass on the cushioning capacity of technical footwear. An artificial heel was prototyped to fit the impact pattern of a heel-strike runner and used to measure shock attenuation by an automated drop test...
2017: Applied Bionics and Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459350/positive-effects-of-augmented-feedback-to-reduce-time-on-ground-in-well-trained-runners
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Rahel Gilgen-Ammann, Thomas Wyss, Severin Troesch, Louis Heyer, Wolfgang Taube
PURPOSE: Successful elite sprint to long-distance runners are known to have shorter ground contact times (GCT) than their less successful counterparts. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether augmented feedback (aF) about GCT can reduce the time on ground (TOG) per minute in long-distance runners and if so, whether this reduction improves running performance. METHODS: Thirty well-trained runners were allocated to three groups. The intervention group (IG) received visual aF about their GCT during eight high-intensity interval sessions in the 4-week training period and were instructed to minimize GCT...
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454790/the-impact-of-hepatitis-b-carrier-on-cardiac-troponin-i-in-100-km-ultramarathon-runners
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Li-Hua Li, Chorng-Kuang How, Wei-Fong Kao, Yu-Hui Chiu, Chen Meng, Cheng-Chin Hsu, Yeou-Guang Tsay
BACKGROUND: Prolonged endurance exercise is known to cause elevation of cardiac troponin I (cTnI). Previous studies have reported the correlation of several factors with exercise-induced cTnI release. However, the investigation of the predictors for elevated cTnI and postrace kinetics of cTnI after ultramarathon running is lacking, especially in an Oriental population. METHODS: Twenty-six participants, including eight hepatitis B virus carrier (HBVc) runners, who finished a 100-km ultramarathon in Taiwan were enrolled...
April 25, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447185/maximum-rate-of-sweat-ions-reabsorption-during-exercise-with-regional-differences-sex-and-exercise-training
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Tatsuro Amano, Megumi Hirose, Kana Konishi, Nicola Gerrett, Hiroyuki Ueda, Narihiko Kondo, Yoshimitsu Inoue
PURPOSE: It is recently reported that determining sweat rate (SR) threshold for increasing galvanic skin conductance (GSC) would represent a maximum rate of sweat ion reabsorption in sweat glands. We evaluate the maximum rate of sweat ion reabsorption over skin regions, sex, and long-term exercise training by using the threshold analysis in the present study. METHODS: Ten males (2 untrained, 4 sprinters, and 4 distance runners) and 12 females (5 untrained, 4 sprinters, and 3 distance runners) conducted graded cycling exercise for 45 min at low, middle, and high exercise intensities (heart rate 100-110, 120-130, and 140-150 beats/min, respectively) for 10, 15, and 20 min, respectively, at 30 °C and 50% relative humidity...
April 26, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446388/medial-shoe-ground-pressure-and-specific-running-injuries-a-1-year-prospective-cohort-study
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René B K Brund, Sten Rasmussen, Rasmus O Nielsen, Uwe G Kersting, Uffe Laessoe, Michael Voigt
OBJECTIVES: Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciopathy and medial tibial stress syndrome injuries (APM-injuries) account for approximately 25% of the total number of running injuries amongst recreational runners. Reports on the association between static foot pronation and APM-injuries are contradictory. Possibly, dynamic measures of pronation may display a stronger relationship with the risk of APM-injuries. Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to investigate if running distance until the first APM-injury was dependent on the foot balance during stance phase in recreational male runners...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439058/-calcium-and-bone-metabolism-across-women-s-life-stages-stress-fracture-in-female-athletes
#17
Kazuyoshi Yagishita
Stress fractures are common overuse injuries in athletes, especially in long-distance runner, jumping sports and gymnastics in female athletes. The pathology of stress fracture mainly includes repeated biomechanical loading, which leads to bone micro-damage and failure of bone structure. Female athlete triad(FAT), which includes low energy availability with or without an eating disorder, functional hypothalamic amenorrhea, and osteoporosis, is a serious healthcare concern in female athletes. For prevention and treatment of stress fracture, management of biomechanical factors modifying the load applied to a bone is important, and especially in female athletes, management for FAT is one of the important factors...
2017: Clinical Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424267/using-a-novel-data-resource-to-explore-heart-rate-during-mountain-and-road-running
#18
Andrew Best, Barry Braun
Online, accessible performance and heart rate data from running competitions are posted publicly or semi-publicly to social media. We tested the efficacy of one such data resource- Strava- as a tool in exercise physiology investigations by exploring heart rate differences in mountain racing and road racing running events. Heart rate and GPS pace data were gathered from Strava activities posted by 111 males aged 21-49, from two mountain races (Mt. Washington Road Race and Pike's Peak Ascent) and two road race distances (half marathon and marathon)...
April 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348529/sport-specific-capacity-to-use-elastic-energy-in-the-patellar-and-achilles-tendons-of-elite-athletes
#19
Hans-Peter Wiesinger, Florian Rieder, Alexander Kösters, Erich Müller, Olivier R Seynnes
Introduction: During running and jumping activities, elastic energy is utilized to enhance muscle mechanical output and efficiency. However, training-induced variations in tendon spring-like properties remain under-investigated. The present work extends earlier findings on sport-specific profiles of tendon stiffness and cross-sectional area to examine whether years of distinct loading patterns are reflected by tendons' ability to store and return energy. Methods:Ultrasound scans were performed to examine the morphological features of knee extensor and plantar flexor muscle-tendon units in elite ski jumpers, distance runners, water polo players, and sedentary controls...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338358/a-mismatch-between-athlete-practice-and-current-sports-nutrition-guidelines-among-elite-female-and-male-middle-and-long-distance-athletes
#20
Ida Aliisa Heikura, Trent Stellingwerff, Antti A Mero, Arja Leena Tuulia Uusitalo, Louise Mary Burke
Contemporary nutrition guidelines promote a variety of periodized and time-sensitive recommendations, but current information regarding the knowledge and practice of these strategies among world-class athletes is limited. The aim of this study was to investigate this theme by implementing a questionnaire on dietary periodization practices in national/international level female (n=27) and male (n=21) middle- and long-distance runners/race-walkers. The questionnaire aimed to gain information on between and within-day dietary choices, as well as timing of pre- and post-training meals and practices of training with low or high carbohydrate (CHO) availability...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
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