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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212348/an-electromagnetic-sensor-for-the-autonomous-running-of-visually-impaired-and-blind-athletes-part-ii-the-wearable-device
#1
Marco Pieralisi, Valentina Di Mattia, Valerio Petrini, Alfredo De Leo, Giovanni Manfredi, Paola Russo, Lorenzo Scalise, Graziano Cerri
Currently, the availability of technology developed to increase the autonomy of visually impaired athletes during sports is limited. The research proposed in this paper (Part I and Part II) focuses on the realization of an electromagnetic system that can guide a blind runner along a race track without the need for a sighted guide. In general, the system is composed of a transmitting unit (widely described in Part I) and a receiving unit, whose components and main features are described in this paper. Special attention is paid to the definition of an electromagnetic model able to faithfully represent the physical mechanisms of interaction between the two units, as well as between the receiving magnetic sensor and the body of the user wearing the device...
February 16, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212265/variations-in-oxidative-stress-levels-in-3-days-follow-up-in-ultramarathon-mountain-race-athletes
#2
Ypatios Spanidis, Dimitrios Stagos, Marina Orfanou, Nikolaos Goutzourelas, David Bar-Or, Demetrios Spandidos, Demetrios Kouretas
Spanidis, Y, Stagos, D, Orfanou, M, Goutzourelas, N, Bar-or, D, Spandidos, D, and Kouretas, D. Variations in oxidative stress levels in 3 days follow-up in ultramarathon mountain race athletes. J Strength Cond Res 31(3): 582-594, 2017-The aim of the present study was the monitoring of the redox status of runners participating in a mountain ultramarathon race of 103 km. Blood samples from 12 runners were collected prerace and 24, 48, and 72 hours postrace. The samples were analyzed by using conventional oxidative stress markers, such as protein carbonyls (CARB), thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS), total antioxidant capacity (TAC) in plasma, as well as glutathione (GSH) levels and catalase (CAT) activity in erythrocytes...
March 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210643/perception-of-health-problems-among-competitive-runners-a-qualitative-study-of-cognitive-appraisals-and-behavioral-responses
#3
Sara Jelvegård, Toomas Timpka, Victor Bargoria, Håkan Gauffin, Jenny Jacobsson
BACKGROUND: Approximately 2 of every 3 competitive runners sustain at least 1 health problem each season. Most of these problems are nontraumatic injuries with gradual onset. The main known risk indicator for sustaining a new running-related injury episode is a history of a previous injury, suggesting that behavioral habits are part of the causal mechanisms. PURPOSE: Identification of elements associated with purposeful interpretations of body perceptions and balanced behavioral responses may supply vital information for prevention of health problems in runners...
December 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207961/muscle-stiffness-of-posterior-lower-leg-in-runners-with-a-history-of-medial-tibial-stress-syndrome
#4
Junya Saeki, Masatoshi Nakamura, Sayaka Nakao, Kosuke Fujita, Ko Yanase, Noriaki Ichihashi
Previous history of medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) is a risk factor for MTSS relapse, which suggests that there might be some physical factors that are related to MTSS development in runners with a history of MTSS. The relationship between MTSS and muscle stiffness can be assessed in a cross-sectional study that measures muscle stiffness in subjects with a history of MTSS, who do not have pain at the time of measurement, and in those without a history of MTSS. The purpose of this study was to compare the shear elastic modulus, which is an index of muscle stiffness, of all posterior lower leg muscles of subjects with a history of MTSS and those with no history and investigate which muscles could be related to MTSS...
February 16, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195978/lack-of-influence-of-muscular-performance-parameters-on-spatio-temporal-adaptations-with-increased-running-velocity
#5
Luis E Roche-Seruendo, Felipe García-Pinillos, Joana Haicaguerre, Ana V Bataller-Cervero, Víctor M Soto-Hermoso, Pedro Á Latorre-Román
This study aimed to analyse the influence of muscular performance parameters on spatio-temporal gait characteristics during running when gradually increasing speed. 51 recreationally trained male endurance runners (age: 28 ± 8 years) voluntarily participated in this study. Subjects performed a battery of jumping tests (squat jump, countermovement jump, and 20 cm drop jump), and after that, the subjects performed an incremental running test (10 to 20 km/h) on a motorized treadmill. Spatio-temporal parameters were measured using the OptoGait system...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187185/declines-in-marathon-performance-sex-differences-in-elite-and-recreational-athletes
#6
Gerald S Zavorsky, Kelly A Tomko, James M Smoliga
The first aim of this study was to determine the age group at which marathon performance declines in top male and female runners and to compare that to the runners of average ability. Another aim of this of this study was to examine the age-related yearly decline in marathon performance between age group winners and the average marathon finisher. Data from the New York (NYC), Boston, and Chicago marathons from 2001-2016 were analyzed. Age, sex, and location were used in multiple linear regression models to determine the rate of decline in marathon times...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184175/the-motivational-influence-of-milestone-times-on-10-km-running-performance
#7
Daniel M Cushman, Ashwin Babu, Benjamin Marshall, Monica Rho
To date, little research has been conducted to evaluate the potentially motivating effect of completing a race at a specific "milestone" finishing time. As this is difficult to perform in a laboratory setting, we examined 10-km runners from a large cohort to see if they were more likely to complete a race before rather than after a set milestone time (40:00, 45:00, and 50:00). Frequency distributions for finishers of each sex were created in 30-second time groups, with ideal normal distributions modeled based on this data...
August 2016: Int J Perform Anal Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182775/relationship-between-anaerobic-capacity-estimated-using-a-single-effort-and-30-s-tethered-running-outcomes
#8
Alessandro Moura Zagatto, Willian Eiji Miyagi, Filipe Antônio de Barros Sousa, Claudio Alexandre Gobatto
The purpose of the current study was to investigate the relationship between alternative anaerobic capacity method (MAODALT) and a 30-s all-out tethered running test. Fourteen male recreational endurance runners underwent a graded exercise test, a supramaximal exhaustive effort and a 30-s all-out test on different days, interspaced by 48h. After verification of data normality (Shapiro-Wilk test), the Pearson's correlation test was used to verify the association between the anaerobic estimates from the MAODALT and the 30-s all-out tethered running outputs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181836/volume-exercise-in-older-athletes-influences-inflammatory-and-redox-responses-to-acute-exercise
#9
Andre L Estrela, Aline Zaparte, Jefferson D da Silva, José C Moreira, James E Turner, Moisés E Bauer
To examine whether the volume of previous exercise training in older athletes influences inflammatory, redox and hormonal profiles, forty trained marathon runners were divided into higher-volume (HVG, ~480 min/week) and lower-volume groups (LVG, ~240 min/week). Plasma inflammatory proteins, redox biomarkers and salivary testosterone and cortisol, were assessed at rest and following two maximal acute exercise bouts. At rest, the LVG exhibited higher CRP, higher protein carbonyls and lower SOD activity compared to the HVG (p's<0...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177747/short-term-heat-acclimation-improves-the-determinants-of-endurance-performance-and-5-000-m-running-performance-in-the-heat
#10
Carl Alexander James, Alan J Richardson, Peter W Watt, Ashley G B Willmott, Oliver R Gibson, Neil S Maxwell
This study investigated the effect of 5 days controlled hyperthermia heat acclimation (STHA) on the determinants of endurance performance and 5 km performance in runners, relative to the impairment afforded by moderate heat stress. A control group (CON), matched for total work and power output (2.7 W.kg-1), differentiated thermal and exercise contributions of STHA on exercise performance. Seventeen participants (10 STHA, 7 CON) completed graded exercise tests (GXT) in cool (13°C, 50% RH, pre training) and hot conditions (32°C, 60% RH, pre and post training), as well as 5 km time trials (TT) in the heat, pre and post training...
November 18, 2016: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177719/impact-of-polyphenols-on-physiological-stress-and-cardiac-burden-in-marathon-runners-results-from-a-substudy-of-the-bemagic-study
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Sebastian Clauss, Johannes Scherr, Alan Hanley, Jens Schneider, Ina Klier, Korbinian Lackermair, Eva Hoster, Michael Vogeser, David C Nieman, Martin Halle, Thomas Nickel
Introduction Both physiologic stress and chronic heart disease are associated with increased systemic levels of chromogranin A (CGA) and NT-proBNP. Marathon running causes physiological stress and imposes a significant cardiac burden. Polyphenol-rich Mediterranean and Asian diets have been demonstrated to exert beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system. In this study we investigated whether pretreatment with a polyphenol beverage could attenuate the physiological and cardiac stress associated with a marathon...
January 16, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177715/gut-training-the-impact-of-two-weeks-repetitive-gut-challenge-during-exercise-on-gastrointestinal-status-glucose-availability-fuel-kinetics-and-running-performance
#12
Ricardo J S Costa, Atlanta Miall, Anthony Khoo, Christopher Rauch, Rhiannon Snipe, Vera Camões-Costa, Peter Gibson
BACKGROUND: Due to gastrointestinal tract adaptability, the study aimed to determine the impact of two weeks gut-training protocol over two weeks on gastrointestinal status, blood glucose availability, fuel kinetics, and running performance. METHODS: Endurance runners (n= 25) performed a gut-challenge trial (GC1), comprising of 2 h running exercise at 60% VO2max whilst consuming gel-discs containing 30 g carbohydrates (2:1 glucose-fructose, 10% w/v) every 20 min, and a 1 h distance test...
January 19, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165768/minimal-muscle-damage-after-a-marathon-and-no-influence-of-beetroot-juice-on-inflammation-and-recovery
#13
Tom Clifford, Dean M Allerton, Meghan A Brown, Liam Harper, Steven Horsburgh, Karen M Keane, Emma J Stevenson, Glyn Howatson
This study examined whether beetroot juice (BTJ) would attenuate inflammation and muscle damage following a marathon. Using a double blind, independent group design, 34 runners (each having completed ca. ∼16 previous marathons) consumed either BTJ or an isocaloric placebo (PLA) for 3 days following a marathon. Maximal isometric voluntary contractions (MIVC), countermovement jumps (CMJ), muscle soreness, serum cytokines, leucocytosis, creatine kinase (CK), high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) were measured pre, post, and 2 days after the marathon...
November 9, 2016: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161898/the-relationship-between-loading-history-and-proximal-femoral-diaphysis-cross-sectional-geometry
#14
Sirpa Niinimäki, Nathaniel Narra, Laura Härkönen, Shinya Abe, Riku Nikander, Jari Hyttinen, Christopher Knüsel, Harri Sievänen
OBJECTIVES: We investigated the relationship between loading history and bone biomechanical properties used in physical activity reconstructions. These bone properties included bone bending and torsional strength (J), cortical area (CA), the direction of the major axis (theta angle), and element shape ratios determined from cross sections of standardized bone length. In addition, we explored the applicability of anatomically determined cross sections. METHODS: Our material consisted of hip and proximal thigh magnetic resonance images of Finnish female athletes (N = 91) engaged in high-jump, triple-jump, endurance running, swimming, power-lifting, soccer and squash; along with a group of active non-athlete individuals (N = 20)...
February 5, 2017: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154975/actn3-genotype-influences-exercise-induced-muscle-damage-during-a-marathon-competition
#15
Juan Del Coso, Marjorie Valero, Juan José Salinero, Beatriz Lara, Germán Díaz, César Gallo-Salazar, Diana Ruiz-Vicente, Francisco Areces, Carlos Puente, Juan Carlos Carril, Ramón Cacabelos
PURPOSE: Exercise-induced muscle damage has been identified as one of the main causes of the progressive decrease in running and muscular performance in marathoners. The aim of this investigation was to determine the influence of the ACTN3 genotype on exercise-induced muscle damage produced during a marathon. METHODS: Seventy-one experienced runners competed in a marathon race. Before and after the race, a sample of venous blood was obtained and maximal voluntary leg muscle power was measured during a countermovement jump...
February 2, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154491/first-report-of-dieback-caused-by-lasiodiplodia-theobromae-in-strawberry-plants-in-korea
#16
Myeong Hyeon Nam, Myung Soo Park, Hyun Sook Kim, Tae Il Kim, Eun Mo Lee, Jong Dae Park, Hong Gi Kim
Dieback in strawberry (Seolhyang cultivar) was first observed during the nursery season (June to September) in the Nonsan area of Korea in the years 2012 and 2013. Initial disease symptoms included dieback on runners, as well as black rot on roots, followed by wilting and eventually blackened, necrotic discoloration in the crowns of daughter plants. A fungus isolated from the diseased roots, runners, and crowns is close to Lasiodiplodia theobromae based on morphological characteristics. Analysis of a combined dataset assembled from sequences of the internal transcribed spacer and translation elongation factor 1-alpha genes grouped nine fungal isolates with the type strain of L...
December 2016: Mycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150476/nitrate-containing-beetroot-juice-reduces-oxygen-consumption-during-submaximal-exercise-in-low-but-not-high-aerobically-fit-male-runners
#17
Colin R Carriker, Roger A Vaughan, VanDusseldorp Trisha A, Johnson Kelly E, James J McCormick, Nathan H Cole, Ann L Gibson
Purpose: to examine the effect of a 4-day NO3- loading protocol on the submaximal oxygen cost of both low fit and high fit participants at five different exercise intensities. Methods: participants were initially assigned to a placebo (PL; negligible NO3-) or inorganic nitrate-rich (NR; 6.2 mmol nitrate/day) group; double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover. Participants completed three trials (T1, T2 and T3). T1 included a maximal aerobic capacity (VO2max) treadmill test...
31, 2016: Journal of Exercise Nutrition & Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149523/differences-in-life-expectancy-between-olympic-high-jumpers-discus-throwers-marathon-and-100-meter-runners
#18
Jeffrey Lee-Heidenreich, David Lee-Heidenreich, Jonathan Myers
BACKGROUND: Several studies have demonstrated that body habitus is associated with survival (life expectancy) time. We sought to determine if survival differed between elite athletes with a range of body types. We hypothesized that the survival would differ between athlete types and that ectomorph athletes would have longer survival than heavier athletes. METHODS: For each Olympics between 1928 and 1948 we identified the top (up to 20) Olympic male and female finishers in the high jump (HJ), discus throw, marathon, and 100-m run...
2017: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149382/10-km-running-performance-predicted-by-a-multiple-linear-regression-model-with-allometrically-adjusted-variables
#19
Cesar C C Abad, Ronaldo V Barros, Romulo Bertuzzi, João F L Gagliardi, Adriano E Lima-Silva, Mike I Lambert, Flavio O Pires
The aim of this study was to verify the power of VO2max, peak treadmill running velocity (PTV), and running economy (RE), unadjusted or allometrically adjusted, in predicting 10 km running performance. Eighteen male endurance runners performed: 1) an incremental test to exhaustion to determine VO2max and PTV; 2) a constant submaximal run at 12 km·h(-1) on an outdoor track for RE determination; and 3) a 10 km running race. Unadjusted (VO2max, PTV and RE) and adjusted variables (VO2max(0.72), PTV(0.72) and RE(0...
June 1, 2016: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149347/application-of-a-physiological-strain-index-in-evaluating-responses-to-exercise-stress-a-comparison-between-endurance-and-high-intensity-intermittent-trained-athletes
#20
Ilona Pokora, Aleksandra Żebrowska
The study evaluated differences in response to exercise stress between endurance and high-intensity intermittent trained athletes in a thermoneutral environment using a physiological strain index (PSI). Thirty-two subjects participated in a running exercise under normal (23°C, 50% RH) conditions. The group included nine endurance trained athletes (middle-distance runners - MD), twelve high-intensity intermittent trained athletes (soccer players - HIIT) and eleven students who constituted a control group. The exercise started at a speed of 4 km·h(-1) which was increased every 3 min by 2 km·h(-1) to volitional exhaustion...
April 1, 2016: Journal of Human Kinetics
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