Dylan Thompson

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The aim of this study was to examine the impact of prolonged intermittent high-intensity shuttle running on soreness and markers of muscle damage. Sixteen males took part in the study, half of whom were assigned to a running group and half to a resting control group. The exercise protocol involved 90 min of intermittent shuttle running and walking(More)
The purpose of these experiments is to test the hypothesis that exercise-induced hypoxemia at sea level in highly trained athletes might be exacerbated during acute hypoxia and therefore result in correspondingly larger decrements in maximal O2 uptake (VO2max) compared with less trained individuals. Thirteen healthy male volunteers were divided into two(More)
Exercise-induced free-radical production may be partly responsible for muscle soreness and damage following demanding exercise. A number of studies have investigated the effect of antioxidant supplementation although there is a paucity of information regarding vitamin C. Therefore the aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of vitamin C(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate whether 2 weeks of vitamin C supplementation affects recovery from an unaccustomed bout of exercise. Sixteen male subjects were allocated to either a placebo (P; n = 8) or vitamin C group (VC; n = 8). The VC group consumed 200 mg of ascorbic acid twice a day, whereas the P group consumed identical capsules(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate whether post-exercise vitamin C supplementation influences recovery from an unaccustomed bout of exercise. Sixteen male subjects were allocated to either a placebo (P; n=8) or vitamin C (VC) group (n=8). Subjects performed a prolonged (90-min) intermittent shuttle-running test, and supplementation began after the(More)
In this study, we investigated the effect of ingesting carbohydrate alone or with caffeine on performance of a rugby union-specific shuttle running protocol. On three occasions, at least one week apart in a counterbalanced trial order, eight male rugby union forwards ingested either placebo or carbohydrate (1.2 g x kg(-1) body mass x h(-1)) before and(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to compare and contrast the effects of acute versus chronic sodium bicarbonate ingestion. METHODS PARTICIPANTS Eight male, (mean+/-SE): age, 20.8+/-0.4 yrs; height, 179.6+/-0.6 cm; body mass, 79.4+/-0.85 kg, Sigma7skf, 48.6+/-4.8 mm, VO2max=55.9+/-0.8 ml x kg(-1) x min(-1)) volunteer subjects, ingested NaHCO3 in(More)
Low-to-moderate intensity physical activity thermogenesis is a highly variable and quantitatively important component of total energy expenditure that is difficult to assess outside the laboratory. Greater precision and accuracy in the measurement of this key contributor to energy balance is a research priority. We developed a laboratory-based protocol that(More)
Regular exercise may improve systemic markers of chronic inflammation, but direct evidence and dose-response information is lacking. The objective of this study was to examine the effect and time course of changes in markers of chronic inflammation in response to progressive exercise training (and subsequent detraining). Forty-one sedentary men 45-64 yr of(More)
The aim of the present investigation was to determine whether an acute bout of exercise increases heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) mRNA accumulation in human lymphocytes. Eight male subjects performed separate exercise and rest trials in a randomised order at least 10 days apart. In the exercise trial subjects ran for 75-min at a speed corresponding to 70% maximal(More)