Hannu Kinnunen

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Purpose of this study was to test utility of heart rate variability (HRV) in daily endurance exercise prescriptions. Twenty-six healthy, moderately fit males were randomized into predefined training group (TRA, n = 8), HRV-guided training group (HRV, n = 9), and control group (n = 9). Four-week training period consisted of running sessions lasting 40 min(More)
PURPOSE Aging alters cardiac autonomic function, which may contribute to a higher risk of cardiac events. Spectral measures of HR variability (HRV) and fractal-like behavior of HR are considered as markers of a healthy heart. The present study examined the effects of combining endurance and strength training compared with endurance or strength training(More)
The study concentrates on tracking swimming exercises based on the data of 3D accelerometer and shows that human activities can be tracked accurately using low sampling rates. The tracking of swimming exercise is done in three phases: first the swimming style and turns are recognized, secondly the number of strokes are counted and thirdly the intensity of(More)
High intensity cycling training increases oxidative capacity in skeletal muscles and improves insulin sensitivity. The present study compared the effect of eight weeks of sprint interval running (SIT) and continuous running at moderate intensity (CT) on insulin sensitivity and cholesterol profile in young healthy subjects (age 25.2 ± 0.7; VO(2max) 49.3 ±(More)
The ambulatory electrocardiogram (ECG) is an important medical tool, not only for diagnosis of adverse cardiac events, but also to predict the risk of such events occurring. The 24-hour ambulatory ECG has certain problems and drawbacks because the signal is corrupted by noise from various sources and also several other conditions which may alter the ECG(More)
UNLABELLED We hypothesized that increased oxidative stress and disrupted redox balance may be predisposing factors and markers for overreaching (OR). PURPOSE The study's purpose was to examine whether oxidative stress markers and antioxidant status and physical fitness are related to OR during an 8-wk military basic training (BT) period. METHODS(More)
Automatic recognition of activities using time series data collected from exercise can facilitate development of applications that motivate people to exercise more frequently and actively. This article presents a method for recognizing nine different everyday sport activities, such as running, walking, aerobics and Nordic walking, using only two-dimensional(More)
The purpose was (a) to study the effect of an 8-week Finnish military basic training period (BT) on physical fitness, body composition, mood state, and serum biochemical parameters among new conscripts; (b) to determine the incidence of overreaching (OR); and (c) to evaluate whether initial levels or training responses differ between OR and noOR subjects.(More)
PURPOSE To test the utility of HR variability (HRV) in daily exercise prescription in moderately active (approximately two exercises per week) men and women. METHODS A total of 21 men and 32 women were divided into standard training (ST: males = 7 and females = 7), HRV-guided training (HRV-I: males = 7 and females = 7; HRV-II: females = 10), and control(More)
Large individual differences in the responsiveness of cardiorespiratory fitness (VO2peak) to endurance training have been observed in healthy subjects. We tested the hypothesis that subjects with a poor responsiveness to endurance training might benefit from resistance training in terms of aerobic fitness. The study population consisted of sedentary healthy(More)