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AIM We applied near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to evaluate in resting conditions the effects of compression tights (CT) on calf muscle oxygenation and venous pooling compared with Lycra(R) elastic tights (ET) and shorts (no compression) according to the body posture (supine vs standing). METHODS Twelve sportsmen regularly involved in endurance training(More)
This study aimed to examine the effects of wearing compression compared to classic elastic tights and conventional shorts (control trial) on oxygen cost and sensation responses during submaximal running exercise. In part I, aerobic energy cost was evaluated in six trained runners at 10, 12, 14, and 16 km x h(-1). In part II, the increase in energy cost over(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the metabolic and physiological responses to a laboratory-based simulated 30-min individual time-trial (ITT 30 ) in cycling at a self-selected intensity. Twelve experienced triathletes (n = 4 women) performed a progressive incremental exercise test on a cycle ergometer to determine .VO2max (52 +/- 5 ml x min -1 x kg(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate whether (1) spinal modulation would change after non-exhausting eccentric exercise of the plantar flexor muscles that produced muscle soreness and (2) central modulation of the motor command would be linked to the development of muscle soreness. Ten healthy subjects volunteered to perform a single bout of backward(More)
Cardiovascular responses during resting apnoea include three phases: (1) a dynamic phase of rapid changes, lasting at most 30 s; (2) a subsequent steady phase; and (3) a further dynamic phase, with a continuous decrease in heart rate (HR) and an increase in blood pressure. The interpretation was that the end of the steady phase corresponds to the(More)
PURPOSE We hypothesized that the third dynamic phase (ϕ3) of the cardiovascular response to apnoea requires attainment of the physiological breaking point, so that the duration of the second steady phase (ϕ2) of the classical cardiovascular response to apnoea, though appearing in both air and oxygen, is longer in oxygen. METHODS Nineteen divers performed(More)
Muscle energetics has been largely and quantitatively investigated using (31)P MRS. Various methods have been used to estimate the corresponding rate of oxidative ATP synthesis (ATP(ox)); however, potential differences among methods have not been investigated. In this study, we aimed to compare the rates of ATP production and energy cost in two groups of(More)
To better understand the mechanisms underlying the pulmonary O(2) uptake (V(O(2P))) slow component during high-intensity exercise, we used (31)P magnetic resonance spectroscopy, gas exchange, surface electromyography and near-infrared spectroscopy measurements to examine the potential relationship between the slow components of V(O(2P)) and phosphocreatine(More)
During the reambulation procedure after 35-day head-down tilt bed rest (HDTBR) for 9 men, we recorded for the first time heart rate (HR; with electrocardiogram) and arterial pressure profiles (fingertip plethysmography) for 5 min in HDTBR and horizontal (SUP) positions, followed by 12 min in standing position, during which 4 subjects fainted (intolerant,(More)
This paper reports an analysis of the principles underlying human performances on the basis of the work initiated by Pietro Enrico di Prampero. Starting from the concept that the maximal speed that can be attained over a given distance with a given locomotion mode is directly proportional to the maximal sustainable power and inversely proportional to the(More)