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See detailEffect of the Lengthening of the Protocol on the Reliability of Muscle Fatigue Indicators
Bosquet, Laurent; Maquet, Didier ULg; Forthomme, Bénédicte ULg et al

in International Journal of Sports Medicine (2010), 31(2), 82-88

The aim of this study was to examine absolute and relative reliability of fatigue measures calculated from peak torque or total work during 20, 30, 40 and 50 reciprocal maximal concentric contractions ... [more ▼]

The aim of this study was to examine absolute and relative reliability of fatigue measures calculated from peak torque or total work during 20, 30, 40 and 50 reciprocal maximal concentric contractions performed on an isokinetic dynamometer at 180 ° · s " 1 . Eighteen moderately active men performed 50 reciprocal maximal concentric contractions on three occasions with one 7 – 10 days recovery between each session. Peak torque and total work were computed for each contraction and subsequently summed to compute cumulated performance after respectively 20, 30, 40 and 50 repetitions. Muscle fatigue was determined after 20, 30, 40 and 50 repetitions by the fatigue index, the percent decrease in performance and the slope. Reliability of average peak torque or average total work was similar and was not a! ected by the lengthening of the protocol, although a learning e! ect was evident for knee flexors. Reliability of fatigue measures calculated from peak torque or total work was similar, improved with the lengthening of the protocol and was better for knee extensors. Measuring average peak torque or average total work and the slope during a protocol involving 30 maximal reciprocal concentric contractions appear to represent a better compromise between reliability and physiological interpretability of the data. [less ▲]

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See detailEndurance training versus combined strength and endurance training in leisure-time cyclists
Weiler, B.; Urhausen, A.; Dahm, C. et al

in International Journal of Sports Medicine (1999, October), 20

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See detailHuman Muscle Energetics During Voluntary and Electrically Induced Isometric Contractions as Measured by 31p Nmr Spectroscopy
Vanderthommen, Marc ULg; Gilles, R.; Carlier, Pierre ULg et al

in International Journal of Sports Medicine (1999), 20(5), 279-83

Electrical stimulation (ES) and voluntary contraction (VC) were compared in the quadriceps muscle of ten male volunteers. In both modes, a workload corresponding to 20% of maximal voluntary contraction ... [more ▼]

Electrical stimulation (ES) and voluntary contraction (VC) were compared in the quadriceps muscle of ten male volunteers. In both modes, a workload corresponding to 20% of maximal voluntary contraction was applied during 64 isometric contraction (5.5 s)-relaxation (5.5 s) cycles. The protocols were performed in a 1.5 T whole-body magnet. The Pi/PCr ratio and the intracellular pH (pHi) were monitored by 31P NMR spectroscopy during baseline, exercise and recovery periods, in a superficial region of the vastus medialis. During baseline, the Pi/PCr ratio (0.12 vs. 0.10) and the pHi (7.01 vs. 7.00) were comparable in both conditions. During exercise, the Pi/PCr ratio was higher (0.36 vs. 0.14) and the pHi was lower (6.85 vs. 7.07) during ES than during VC. For the same external work production, these results reflect a different metabolic solicitation in the ES quadriceps than in the VC ones. [less ▲]

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See detailImmunological Status of Competitive Football Players During the Training Season
Bury, Thierry ULg; Marechal, R.; Mahieu, P. et al

in International Journal of Sports Medicine (1998), 19(5), 364-8

We investigated possible immunological changes in 15 professional football players before, during and after the sports season. We studied the leucocyte count as well as different functions such as T ... [more ▼]

We investigated possible immunological changes in 15 professional football players before, during and after the sports season. We studied the leucocyte count as well as different functions such as T-lymphocyte proliferation, NK activity, chemotaxis and phagocytosis of neutrophils. Training and competitions did not produce any change in the total number of leucocytes but increased neutrophil counts and decreased T4 lymphocyte counts. We also observed a slight decrease of T-lymphocyte proliferation and a significant decrease of neutrophil functions. On the other hand, training and competitions did not induce significant changes in the number of NK cells nor in the total NK cytotoxic activity. The different change observed tended to normalize after the sports season. Our results suggest a predominant neutrophil function depression in football players during a training season which could partly explain the susceptibility of elite athletes to infections. [less ▲]

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See detailMeasurement of the power output during the acceleration phase of all-put arm cranking exercise
Vanderthommen, Marc ULg; Francaux, Marc; Johnson, D. et al

in International Journal of Sports Medicine (1997), 18

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See detailBlood Mononuclear Cells Mobilization and Cytokines Secretion During Prolonged Exercises
Bury, Thierry ULg; Louis, Renaud ULg; Radermecker, Maurice ULg et al

in International Journal of Sports Medicine (1996), 17(2), 156-60

This study was designed to compare the effects of three prolonged exercises varying in their intensity and duration, on blood mononuclear cell mobilization and cytokine secretion (IL1(1)-IL(2)). Seven ... [more ▼]

This study was designed to compare the effects of three prolonged exercises varying in their intensity and duration, on blood mononuclear cell mobilization and cytokine secretion (IL1(1)-IL(2)). Seven healthy subjects underwent three effort trials (45 % VO(2)max during 4 h - 60% VO(2)max during 3 h - 75 % VO(2)max during 2 h) at one-month intervals. Blood samples were drawn before, different times during exercise and also after exercise. Prolonged exercises induced a transient increase in blood mononuclear cells which occurred across all intensity levels. We also observed a significant increase in plasma IL(1) level during exercise which correlates with the exercise intensity. The mean IL(1) level increased up to 2.5 times after the three proposed exercises (p <0.05). Plasma IL(2) level decreased at the end of prolonged exercises irrespective of the exercise intensity. No correlation was observed between blood mononuclear count and cytokine determination. Our data suggest that blood mononuclear cells mobilization is associated but not correlated with alterations of cytokine levels. [less ▲]

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See detailExogenous glucose oxidation during exercise in relation to the power output.
Pirnay, Freddy ULg; Scheen, André ULg; Gautier, J. F. et al

in International Journal of Sports Medicine (1995), 16(7), 456-60

In order to study the influence of the power output on the oxidation rate of exogenous glucose and on the contribution of the various substrates to the energy demand, we combined the use of artificially ... [more ▼]

In order to study the influence of the power output on the oxidation rate of exogenous glucose and on the contribution of the various substrates to the energy demand, we combined the use of artificially enriched 13C-glucose with classical indirect calorimetry during uphill treadmill exercise. Six young male healthy subjects underwent three exercise bouts, in a randomized order and at least two weeks apart, at a low (45% VO2max, 1822 +/- 194 ml O2/min for 4 hours), moderate (60% VO2max, 2582 +/- 226 ml O2/min for 3 hours), and high intensity (75% VO2max, 3036 +/- 287 ml O2/min for 2 hours). After 10 min of exercise, each subject ingested 100 g of artificially 13C-labelled glucose dissolved in 400 ml of water. Over the four hours of the exercise at 45% VO2max, the amount of exogenous glucose oxidized was 89.5 +/- 5.9 g from the 100 g ingested. In all exercise bouts, the oxidation of exogenous glucose already began during the first 30 min after ingestion and peaked at 120 min. The maximum oxidation rates averaged 0.64 +/- 0.07, 0.75 +/- 0.04, and 0.63 +/- 0.08 g/min, and the mean amounts of exogenous glucose oxidized over the first two hours averaged 51.7 +/- 8.0, 61.5 +/- 6.6 and 50.9 +/- 8.45 g, at 45, 60 and 75% VO2max respectively. The contribution of the oxidation of exogenous glucose to the total energy supply progressively decreased when the power output increased, from 19.6 to 12.2%. In the meantime, the contribution of total carbohydrates (exogenous+endogenous) progressively increased from 55.1 to 77.8% while the contribution of lipids decreased from 35.5 to 16.6%. In conclusion, exogenous glucose ingested during exercise is largely oxidized and strongly contributes to the energy supply. The oxidation rate first increases with the power output, but levels off or even decreases at high intensity exercise. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of prolonged exercise on neutrophil myeloperoxidase secretion
Bury, Thierry ULg; PIRNAY, Freddy ULg

in International Journal of Sports Medicine (1995)

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See detailAnaphylatoxin C5a Production During Short-Term Submaximal Dynamic Exercise in Man
Camus, G.; Duchateau, J.; Deby, Ginette ULg et al

in International Journal of Sports Medicine (1994), 15(1), 32-5

We studied the effects of short-term submaximal exercise on the plasma levels of myeloperoxidase ([MPO]) and C5a anaphylatoxin ([C5a]), taken as specific markers of polymorphonuclear neutrophil (PMN) and ... [more ▼]

We studied the effects of short-term submaximal exercise on the plasma levels of myeloperoxidase ([MPO]) and C5a anaphylatoxin ([C5a]), taken as specific markers of polymorphonuclear neutrophil (PMN) and complement activation, respectively. Eleven young, healthy male volunteers were subjected to a constant-load concentric exercise on a cycle ergometer (20 min at 80% maximal oxygen uptake). Mean resting MPO and C5a concentrations were 437 +/- 113 and 0.47 +/- 0.21 ng/ml, respectively. During exercise, [MPO] and [C5a] increased significantly (p < 0.001) towards respective peak values of 649 +/- 131 and 1.3 +/- 0.6 ng/ml. A rapid decrease of both [MPO] and [C5a] was observed during recovery. The similar time course of [MPO] and [C5a] changes and the highly significant relationship between these two variables (r = 0.651; p < 0.001) argues for the possible involvement of the complement anaphylatoxin C5a in the process of PMN degranulation. During exercise, the number of circulating PMN increased (+80%; p < 0.001) and remained practically unchanged up to 20 minutes of recovery. As [MPO] and PMN count were not significantly related (r = 0.2; p < 0.1), we concluded that the activation of PMN was independent of their mobilization. [less ▲]

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See detailBone Mineral Content and Physical Activity
Pirnay, Freddy ULg; Bodeux, M.; Crielaard, Jean-Michel ULg et al

in International Journal of Sports Medicine (1987), 8(5), 331-5

The purpose of this study was to estimate the effects of intense and regular physical activity on locomotor system modifications. Tennis, with its unilateral solicitations, allows a more precise ... [more ▼]

The purpose of this study was to estimate the effects of intense and regular physical activity on locomotor system modifications. Tennis, with its unilateral solicitations, allows a more precise examination of specific localized development. Ten professional tennis players were compared with sedentary age-matched students. Muscular modifications were observed, mainly in the forearm circumference. The dominant side forearm circumference was 13% larger than the opposite side. Asymmetry was less in the upper arm and insignificant in the thorax and vertebra. Deep modifications in bone mineral content (BMC) were investigated by isotopic techniques, based on differential photon attenuation in bone and soft tissue of the forearm. Bone density was markedly increased in professional tennis players. Even in the nondominant side, radius BMC was 1.18 g HA/cm, 15% higher than in sedentary control students. The difference was yet larger in the dominant mid-radius, reaching 1.47 g HA/cm. The same differences were observed for the ulna and involved both cortical and trabecular bone. In the control group of sedentary students, no significant difference was noted between the two upper limbs. This study clearly demonstrates the positive correlation between exercise and bone mineralization. The precise mechanical constraints optimizing the favorable effect in the most efficient way should be studied. [less ▲]

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