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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095070/player-responses-to-match-and-training-demands-during-an-intensified-fixture-schedule-in-professional-rugby-league-a-case-study
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Craig Twist, Jamie Highton, Matthew Daniels, Nathan Mill, Graeme Close
Player loads and fatigue responses were reported in 15 professional rugby league players (24.3 ± 3.8 y) during a period of intensified fixtures. Repeated measures of internal and external loads, perceived wellbeing and jump flight time were recorded across 22 days, comprising nine training sessions and matches on days 5, 12, 15 and 21 (player exposure: 3.6 ± 0.6 matches). Mean training load (session RPE x duration) between matches was 1177, 1083, 103, and 650 AU, respectively. Relative distance in Match 1 (82 m/min) and Match 4 (79 m/min) was very likely lower in Match 2 (76 m/min) and likely higher in Match 3 (86 m/min)...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078451/slower-but-not-faster-unilateral-fatiguing-knee-extensions-alter-contralateral-limb-performance-without-impairment-of-maximal-torque-output
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Olaf Prieske, Saied J Aboodarda, José A Benitez Sierra, David G Behm, Urs Granacher
PURPOSE: The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of unilateral fatigue of the knee extensors at different movement velocities on neuromuscular performance in the fatigued and non-fatigued leg. METHODS: Unilateral fatigue of the knee extensors was induced in 11 healthy young men (23.7 ± 3.8 years) at slower (60°/s; FAT60) and faster movement velocities (240°/s; FAT240) using an isokinetic dynamometer. A resting control (CON) condition was included...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067943/gamma-aminobutyric-acid-gaba-modulators-for-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-motor-neuron-disease
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Andrea Diana, Rita Pillai, Paolo Bongioanni, Aidan G O'Keeffe, Robert G Miller, Dan H Moore
BACKGROUND: Imbalance of gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) and related modulators has been implicated as an important factor in the pathogenesis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which is also known as motor neuron disease (MND). In this context, the role and mechanism of action of gabapentin and baclofen have been extensively investigated, although with conflicting results. This is the first systematic review to assess clinical trials of GABA modulators for the treatment of ALS. OBJECTIVES: To examine the efficacy of gabapentin, baclofen, or other GABA modulators in delaying the progression of ALS, and to evaluate adverse effects of these interventions...
January 9, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064025/plantar-flexor-muscle-weakness-and-fatigue-in-spastic-cerebral-palsy-patients
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Daria Neyroud, Stéphane Armand, Geraldo De Coulon, Sarah R Dias Da Silva, Nicola A Maffiuletti, Bengt Kayser, Nicolas Place
BACKGROUND: Patients with cerebral palsy develop an important muscle weakness which might affect the aetiology and extent of exercise-induced neuromuscular fatigue. AIM: This study evaluated the aetiology and extent of plantar flexor neuromuscular fatigue in patients with cerebral palsy. METHODS: Ten patients with cerebral palsy and 10 age- and sex-matched healthy individuals (∼20 years old, 6 females) performed four 30-s maximal isometric plantar flexions interspaced by a resting period of 2-3s to elicit a resting twitch...
January 5, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060035/etiology-and-recovery-of-neuromuscular-fatigue-following-simulated-soccer-match-play
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Kevin Thomas, Jack Dent, Glyn Howatson, Stuart Goodall
PURPOSE: We profiled the etiology and recovery of neuromuscular fatigue post-simulated-soccer-match-play. METHODS: Fifteen semi-professional players completed a 90 min simulated soccer match. Pre-, immediately-post and at 24, 48 and 72 h participants completed a battery of neuromuscular, physical and perceptual tests. Perceived fatigue and muscle soreness were assessed via visual analogue scales. Maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) and twitch responses to electrical (femoral nerve) and magnetic (motor cortex) stimulation during isometric knee-extensor contractions and at rest were measured to assess central (voluntary activation, VA) and peripheral (quadriceps potentiated twitch force, Qtw,pot) fatigue, and responses to single and paired-magnetic stimuli were assessed to quantify corticospinal excitability and short-intracortical inhibition (SICI), respectively...
January 3, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045063/profile-of-upregulated-inflammatory-proteins-in-sera-of-myasthenia-gravis-patients
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Carl Johan Molin, Elisabet Westerberg, Anna Rostedt Punga
This study describes specific patterns of elevated inflammatory proteins in clinical subtypes of myasthenia gravis (MG) patients. MG is a chronic, autoimmune neuromuscular disease with antibodies most commonly targeting the acetylcholine receptors (AChRab), which causes fluctuating skeletal muscle fatigue. MG pathophysiology includes a strong component of inflammation, and a large proportion of patients with early onset MG additionally present thymus hyperplasia. Due to the fluctuating nature and heterogeneity of the disease, there is a great need for objective biomarkers as well as novel potential inflammatory targets...
January 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008101/muscle-metabolic-and-neuromuscular-determinants-of-fatigue-during-cycling-in-different-exercise-intensity-domains
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Matthew I Black, Andrew M Jones, Jamie R Blackwell, Stephen J Bailey, Lee J Wylie, Sinead T J McDonagh, Christopher Thompson, James Kelly, Paul Sumners, Katya J Mileva, Joanna L Bowtell, Anni Vanhatalo
The lactate or gas exchange threshold (GET) and the critical power (CP) are closely associated with human exercise performance. We tested the hypothesis that the limit of tolerance (Tlim) during cycle exercise performed within the exercise intensity domains demarcated by GET and CP is linked to discrete muscle metabolic and neuromuscular responses. Eleven males performed a ramp incremental exercise test, 4-5 severe-intensity (SEV; >CP) constant-work-rate (CWR) tests until Tlim, a heavy-intensity (HVY; <CP but >GET) CWR test until Tlim, and a moderate-intensity (MOD; <GET) CWR test until Tlim Muscle biopsies revealed that a similar (P>0...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990123/brief-rewarming-blunts-hypothermia-induced-alterations-in-sensation-motor-drive-and-cognition
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Marius Brazaitis, Henrikas Paulauskas, Albertas Skurvydas, Henning Budde, Laura Daniuseviciute, Nerijus Eimantas
Background: It is well known that cold exposure experienced during occupational or recreational activities may adversely affect motor, cognitive performance, and health. Most research has used prolonged passive external rewarming modalities and focused on the direct effects on the kinetics of physiological and psychological responses in hypothermic subjects. However, the brief whole body rewarming effects on physiological and psychological responses in parallel with functional consequences on cognitive and neurophysiological functions have not been investigated...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990107/a-novel-striated-muscle-specific-myosin-blocking-drug-for-the-study-of-neuromuscular-physiology
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Dante J Heredia, Douglas Schubert, Siddhardha Maligireddy, Grant W Hennig, Thomas W Gould
The failure to transmit neural action potentials (APs) into muscle APs is referred to as neuromuscular transmission failure (NTF). Although synaptic dysfunction occurs in a variety of neuromuscular diseases and impaired neurotransmission contributes to muscle fatigue, direct evaluation of neurotransmission by measurement of successfully transduced muscle APs is difficult due to the subsequent movements produced by muscle. Moreover, the voltage-gated sodium channel inhibitor used to study neurotransmitter release at the adult neuromuscular junction is ineffective in embryonic tissue, making it nearly impossible to precisely measure any aspect of neurotransmission in embryonic lethal mouse mutants...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981782/neuromuscular-changes-and-the-rapid-adaptation-following-a-bout-of-damaging-eccentric-exercise
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Stuart Goodall, Kevin Thomas, Martin Barwood, Karen Keane, Javier T Gonzalez, Alan St Clair Gibson, Glyn Howatson
To determine if neuromuscular disturbances are modulated following a repeated bout of eccentric exercise METHODS: Following eccentric exercise performed with the elbow-flexors, we measured maximal voluntary force, resting twitch force, muscle soreness, creatine kinase and voluntary activation using motor point and motor cortex stimulation at baseline, immediately post and at 1, 2, 3, 4 and 7 days post-exercise on two occasions, separated by 3 weeks RESULTS: Significant muscle damage and fatigue was evident following the first exercise bout; maximal voluntary contraction was reduced immediately by 32% and remained depressed at 7 days post-exercise...
December 16, 2016: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973384/effects-of-fatiguing-constant-versus-alternating-intensity-intermittent-isometric-muscle-actions-on-maximal-torque-and-neuromuscular-responses
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C M Smith, T J Housh, E C Hill, K C Cochrane, N Dm Jenkins, R J Schmidt, G O Johnson
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of constant versus alternating applications of torque during fatiguing, intermittent isometric muscle actions of the leg extensors on maximal voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC) torque and neuromuscular responses. METHODS: Sixteen subjects performed two protocols, each consisting of 50 intermittent isometric muscle actions of the leg extensors with equal average load at a constant 60% MVIC or alternating 40 then 80% (40/80%) MVIC with a work-to-rest ratio of 6-s on and 2-s off...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Musculoskeletal & Neuronal Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27967281/cho-mouth-rinsing-improves-neuromuscular-performance-during-isokinetic-fatiguing-exercise
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Ilenia Bazzucchi, Federica Patrizio, Francesco Felici, Andrea Nicolò, Massimo Sacchetti
PURPOSE: To determine whether repeated CHO mouth rinsing would improve neuromuscular performance during high intensity fatiguing contractions. METHODS: 18 young men (26.1±5.0 yr; 22.9±1,9 BMI) performed 3 maximal voluntary isometric contractions (MVICPRE). Immediately after, they completed 10 s mouth rinse with either 6.4% maltodextrine solution [MAL] or 7.1% glucose solution [GLU] or water [W] or artificially sweetened solution [PLA] or a control trial with no rinse [CON] in a cross over protocol...
December 14, 2016: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966620/reduced-activation-in-isometric-muscle-action-after-lengthening-contractions-is-not-accompanied-by-reduced-performance-fatigability
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W Seiberl, D Hahn, F K Paternoster
After active lengthening contractions, a given amount of force can be maintained with less muscle activation compared to pure isometric contractions at the same muscle length and intensity. This increase in neuromuscular efficiency is associated with mechanisms of stretch-induced residual force enhancement. We hypothesized that stretch-related increase in neuromuscular efficiency reduces fatigability of a muscle during submaximal contractions. 13 subjects performed 60 s isometric knee extensions at 60% of maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) with and without prior stretch (60°/s, 20°)...
December 14, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932676/recovery-of-central-and-peripheral-neuromuscular-fatigue-after-exercise
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Timothy John Carroll, Janet L Taylor, Simon C Gandevia
Sustained physical exercise leads to a reduced capacity to produce voluntary force that typically outlasts the exercise bout. This "fatigue" can be due both to impaired muscle function, termed "peripheral fatigue", and a reduction in the capacity of the central nervous system to activate muscles, termed "central fatigue". In this mini-review we consider the factors that determine the recovery of voluntary force generating capacity after various types of exercise. After brief, high-intensity exercise there is typically a rapid restitution of force that is due to recovery of central fatigue (typically within 2min) and aspects of peripheral fatigue associated with excitation-contraction coupling and re-perfusion of muscles (typically within 3-5 min)...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923448/fit-with-good-fat-the-role-of-n-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-on-exercise-performance
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REVIEW
Mariasole Da Boit, Angus M Hunter, Stuart R Gray
N-3 PUFA (n-3) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) are a family of fatty acids mainly found in oily fish and fish oil supplements. The effects of n-3 PUFA on health are mainly derived from its anti-inflammatory proprieties and its influence on immune function. Lately an increased interest in n-3 PUFA supplementation has reached the world of sport nutrition, where the majority of athletes rely on nutrition strategies to improve their training and performance. A vast amount of attention is paid in increasing metabolic capacity, delaying the onset of fatigue, and improving muscle hypertrophy and neuromuscular function...
January 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918667/neuromuscular-fatigue-aetiology-after-repeated-sprints-depends-on-exercise-modality
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Katja Tomazin, Jean-Benoit Morin, Guillaume Y Millet
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to compare neuromuscular fatigue induced by repeated sprint running vs cycling. METHODS: Eleven active male participants performed two repeated maximal sprint protocol (5×6 s, 24-s rest periods, 4 sets, 3-min between sets), one in running (treadmill) and one in cycling (cycle ergometer). Neuromuscular function, evaluated before (PRE), 30 s after the first (S1), the second (S2), and the last set (LAST), and 5 min after the last set (POST5), consisted in determining knee extensors maximal voluntary torque (MVC), voluntary activation (VA), single twitch (Tw), high- (Db100) and low- (Db10) frequency torque, and maximal muscle compound action potential (M-wave) amplitude and duration of vastus lateralis...
December 5, 2016: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905901/presynaptic-neuromuscular-transmission-defect-in-the-stiff-person-syndrome
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Y L Lo, Y E Tan
BACKGROUND: The stiff person syndrome (SPS) is a rare disorder characterized by muscular rigidity and stiffness. CASE PRESENTATIONS: We describe an SPS patient presenting with longstanding fatigue and electrophysiological evidence of presynaptic neuromuscular transmission defect, who responded to administration of pyridostigmine. In contrast, no electrophysiolgical evidence of neuromuscular transmission defect was demonstrated in 2 other SPS patients without fatigue symptoms...
December 1, 2016: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895569/influence-of-lumbar-muscle-fatigue-on-trunk-adaptations-during-sudden-external-perturbations
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Jacques Abboud, François Nougarou, Arnaud Lardon, Claude Dugas, Martin Descarreaux
Introduction: When the spine is subjected to perturbations, neuromuscular responses such as reflex muscle contractions contribute to the overall balance control and spinal stabilization mechanisms. These responses are influenced by muscle fatigue, which has been shown to trigger changes in muscle recruitment patterns. Neuromuscular adaptations, e.g., attenuation of reflex activation and/or postural oscillations following repeated unexpected external perturbations, have also been described. However, the characterization of these adaptations still remains unclear...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894796/cognitive-challenges-aging-and-neuromuscular-fatigue
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Ashley E Shortz, Ranjana K Mehta
Cognitive challenges, such as concurrent cognitive demands or prior cognitive fatigue, have shown to adversely impact neuromuscular fatigue, specifically in younger adults. Whether these relationships are similar for the aging population remains unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of different cognitive challenges on handgrip fatigue with aging. Ten younger (24.10 (1.79) years) and ten older (75.90 (7.80) years) females attended three experimental conditions (control, i.e., exercise only, cognitive fatigue prior to exercise, and concurrent mental arithmetic during exercise) on different days...
November 26, 2016: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893475/leg-stiffness-in-female-soccer-players-inter-session-reliability-and-the-fatiguing-effects-of-soccer-specific-exercise
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Mark De Ste Croix, Jonathan Hughes, Rhodri S Lloyd, Jon L Oliver, Paul Read
Low levels of leg stiffness and reduced leg stiffness when fatigue is present compromise physical performance and increase injury risk. The purpose of this study was to (a) determine the reliability of leg stiffness measures obtained from contact mat data and (b) explore age-related differences in leg stiffness following exposure to a soccer-specific fatigue protocol in young female soccer players. 37 uninjured female youth soccer players divided into 3 sub-groups based on chronological age (U13, U15 and U17 year olds) volunteered to participate in the study...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
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