Gregory E. P. Pearcey

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CONTEXT After an intense bout of exercise, foam rolling is thought to alleviate muscle fatigue and soreness (ie, delayed-onset muscle soreness [DOMS]) and improve muscular performance. Potentially, foam rolling may be an effective therapeutic modality to reduce DOMS while enhancing the recovery of muscular performance. OBJECTIVE To examine the effects of(More)
The purpose of the study was to assess corticospinal excitability of the biceps brachii in the non-dominant arm of chronic resistance-trained (RT) and non-RT individuals. Seven chronic-RT and six non-RT male participants performed 4 sets of 5s pseudo-randomized contractions of the non-dominant elbow flexors at 25, 50, 75, 90, and 100% of maximum voluntary(More)
We examined the effects of arm-cycling sprints on maximal voluntary elbow flexion and corticospinal excitability of the biceps brachii. Recreationally trained athletes performed ten 10-s arm-cycling sprints interspersed with 150 s of rest in 2 separate experiments. In experiment A (n = 12), maximal voluntary contraction (MVC) force of the elbow flexors was(More)
Motor evoked potentials (MEP) and cervicomedullary evoked potentials (CMEP) may help determine the corticospinal adaptations underlying chronic resistance training-induced increases in voluntary force production. The purpose of the study was to determine the effect of chronic resistance training on corticospinal excitability (CE) of the biceps brachii(More)
The objective of this study was to determine how a high-intensity circuit-training (HICT) program affects key physiological health markers in sedentary obese men. Eight obese (body fat percentage >26%) males completed a four-week HICT program, consisting of three 30-minute exercise sessions per week, for a total of 6 hours of exercise. Participants' heart(More)
The authors report a case of exercise-induced (exertional) rhabdomyolysis in a male athlete/exercise physiology professor who started a high-intensity resistance training program after a period of detraining. The subject performed 1 high-intensity resistance training session that consisted of 48 total sets of push-ups (24) and chin-ups (24) with no rest(More)
INTRODUCTION We studied the time course of neuromuscular fatigue during maximal intensity intermittent-sprint cycling. METHODS Eight participants completed 10, 10-s sprints interspersed with 180 s of recovery. The power outputs were recorded for each sprint. Knee extensor maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) force, voluntary activation, and evoked(More)
The purpose of the current study was to assess the effects of 5 brief (2s), intermittent, submaximal elbow flexors voluntary contractions at 50% of maximal voluntary contraction (MVC) on measures of central (i.e. supraspinal and spinal) excitability. Supraspinal and spinal excitability of the biceps brachii were assessed via transcranial magnetic(More)
The objective of the study was to examine the effect of suspension training on muscle activation during performance of variations of the plank exercise. Twenty-one participants took part. All individuals completed 2 repetitions each of 4 different plank exercises that consisted of a floor based plank, or planks with arms suspended, feet suspended, or feet(More)
UNLABELLED The effects of long duration simulated motion on motor task and neuromuscular performance along with time frames required to recover from these effects are relatively unknown. This study aimed to determine (1) how simulated motion affects motor task and neuromuscular performance over one hour of motion and (2) the time course of recovery from any(More)
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