Lieven Vergauwen

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The effect of carbohydrate supplementation on stroke quality during prolonged simulated tennis match-play was investigated. Well-trained tennis palyers reported to the test center three times. At each occasion they performed a pretest, consisting of the leuven Tennis Performance Test (LTPT) and a shuttle run (SHR), which they repeated (posttest) after a 2-h(More)
In the present studies, the Leuven Tennis Performance Test (LTPT), a newly developed test procedure to measure stroke performance in match-like conditions in elite tennis players, was evaluated as to its value for research purposes. The LTPT is enacted on a regular tennis court. It consists of first and second services, and of returning balls projected by a(More)
PURPOSE In the present study the ForeGround test, a new procedure to assess forehand groundstroke performance in rally patterns authentic to low- and intermediate-level tennis play, was evaluated as to its value for research purposes. METHODS The ForeGround protocol was enacted on a midi tennis court. It consists of 18 programmed rallies, reproducing(More)
The role of adenosine receptors in the regulation of muscle glucose uptake by insulin and contractions was studied in isolated rat hindquarters that were perfused with a standard medium containing no insulin or a submaximal concentration of 100 microU/ml. Adenosine receptor antagonism was induced by caffeine or 8-cyclopentyl-1,3-dipropylxantine (CPDPX).(More)
The relative role of contractions, insulin, and increased supply of glucose and insulin, via an increase in blood flow, in stimulating glucose uptake in skeletal muscle during contractions was studied in isolated perfused rat hindlimbs. Hindlimbs were perfused with a standard perfusate medium containing 6 mmol/l glucose and four different insulin(More)
The effect of acute creatine supplementation on stroke quality was investigated during simulated match play. Well-trained tennis players reported to the test center on two occasions. On each occasion they performed the Leuven Tennis Performance Test (LTPT) and a 70 m shuttle run (SHR). During 5 days prior to each test session they received in random order(More)
Glucose uptake rate in active skeletal muscles is markedly increased during exercise. This increase reflects a multifactorial process involving both local and systemic mechanisms that cooperate to stimulate glucose extraction and glucose delivery to the muscle cells. Increased glucose extraction is effected primarily via mechanisms exerted within the muscle(More)
The role of adenosine in regulating glycogen breakdown during electrically induced muscle contractions was investigated in isolated rat hindquarters perfused with a standard medium either lacking or containing 100 microU/ml insulin and/or 1.67 nM isoprenaline. Nonselective A1/A2-adenosine receptor antagonism via caffeine enhanced (P < 0.05) glycogen(More)
The purpose of this research was to examine and compare physical educators'value profiles. The Value Orientation Inventory was used to collect data from 528 elementary and 637 secondary physical education teachers in Flanders. Teacher characteristics, including gender and years of teaching experience revealed only minor differences in value orientations.(More)
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